The AWIS-San Diego Scholarship Program strives to encourage and reward outstanding women pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at San Diego colleges and universities.

The Scholarship Program, now in its 18th year, annually supports community college, undergraduate, and graduate student women in San Diego County who are pursuing degrees in STEM fields where women are underrepresented.  Scholarship funds help support their research projects and/or assist with additional educational expenses. The fields of study of previous AWIS-SD Scholars include biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and experimental psychology. Each AWIS-SD Scholar receives a $1000 Scholarship Award and 1-year complimentary AWIS-SD Chapter-only membership. 

Eligibility: Female students actively engaged in a degree program in the 2017-2018 academic year may apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be enrolled (or accepted by) an accredited college or university  in San Diego County. 

Deadline: All the application materials must be submitted by Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.

Applicants will receive an e-mail confirming submission of a completed application approximately 2-3 weeks following the application deadline. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 28th, 2018.

Scholarship recipients will be honored at the 2018 AWIS-SD Scholars Celebration in May of 2018.

Download the application here and instructions here. Please ensure that you provide a current e-mail address on your application.

Applications should be emailed as a PDF attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For information on corporate or personal donations to support the AWIS San Diego Scholarship Fund, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Did you know...

AWIS National also offers scholarships through its Educational Foundation? You may apply for both AWIS-San Diego and AWIS Educational Foundation Scholarship Programs.

The AWIS San Diego and AWIS Educational Foundation Scholarship Programs are not associated with each other.

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