STEM for Her invites you to apply for the 2021 SFH Scholarship Program!

STEM for Her accepts applications for the following awards of $5,000 each:

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship – As the first woman partner at a Tyson’s
Corner accounting firm, Louise was committed to her community through her work with Women in Technology where she served as Treasurer and Special Interest Group Chair. Louise then served STEM for Her as Treasurer and, more recently she was devoted to building STEM for Her programs and mentoring young women to develop skills and a love for tech and education.

Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship – With a 25 year career in technology, Dede was recognized as an influential businesswoman in the D.C. area. She was president of Women in Technology, and also a founding member and board chair of STEM for Her where she focused on bridging the gender gap to create a more diverse and productive workforce.

Winners of these awards will demonstrate a passion for pursuing a career in STEM and clearly articulate their future goals.  Specific requirements include:

  • Must be entering a four-year college in fall of 2021 or spring of 2022 and able to provide an acceptance letter from the institution  
  • Must have finished high school in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area (60-mile radius of DC) 
  • Must be interested in pursuing a career in STEM 
  • Must complete the application  
  • Must have a parent or guardian sign the application  
  • Must include GPA  
  • Must include two non-parent reference statements (their name, email address and phone number must be included)  
  • Must answer six short essay questions   

Applications Now Open

Open Date – June 1, 2021
Close Date – June 30, 2021
Award Date – No later than August 16, 2021

To apply, you will need to:
  • Complete and sign the application
  • Have parent or guardian sign the application
  • Include your GPA
  • List name and email address of two non-parent references
  • Answer six short essay questions

Questions about the program? Please submit them to

Learn More About our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship Recipient:

Name: Sarah Gu
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
High School: Thomas Jefferson High School
College Name and Expected Graduation Year: Columbia University ’24
Major/Field of Study: Computer Science

What STEM means to you: “To me, STEM represents endless discovery and endless enjoyment. There’s always another question to be answered, another piece of the puzzle to put into place, and I can’t wait to tie that into my future – whether it be through advancing computer science research, or passing along my passion for STEM to the next generation!”

Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship Recipient:

Name: Sydney Payne
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
High School: Hayfield Secondary School
College Name and Expected Graduation Year: Spelman College ’24
Major/Field of Study: Pre-Med

What STEM means to you: “My goal is to become a pediatrician and focus on treating young children in need of healthcare.  I’ll be a role model for young women of color and for all girls who want to use their interest in science, math and technology, to pursue medical degrees.”

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