The mission of the Scholarship Program is to annually award scholarships to female students pursuing their degrees, conducting research projects, or assisting with additional educational expenses, with an emphasis on STEM fields, where women are underrepresented.
Every year, the San Diego Chapter of AWIS awards around $7,000 in scholarships, to women in STEM fields, which allows for about 7 scholarships for ambitious and talented students with exceptional achievements in academics and research, in addition to community service and outreach activities. The AWIS-SD Scholarship recipients are recognized at the annual meeting, either at the AWIS-SD WIST conference, or at Scholarship Gala, which happen in alternating years some time in the spring. The fields of study of the scholarship winners in the past have included: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Experimental Psychology.
For more information about the Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Program page.
Purpose of the Committee
The Scholarship Program strives to encourage and reward aspiring women scientists pursuing their degrees in San Diego colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Scholarship Committee welcomes new volunteers. Activities include: updating contact list of science faculty and financial aid offices for distributing scholarship information, advertising the scholarship program in the fall, selecting scholarship recipients in the winter, presenting scholarship recipients at the annual AWIS event (WIST or Scholarship celebration), and introducing scholarship winners to AWIS San Diego activities and events.
For information on corporate or personal donations to the AWIS San Diego scholarship fund, please contact the Corporate Sponsorship Committee.
Shirley Ahn, PhD
Monica Gonzalez, PhD
Joe Powers, PhD
Yuan Mei, PhD
Andrea Chbeir, PharmD