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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Women in STEM Scholarship
Deadline to apply: January 13, 2023 3:00 pm CT

SNC and Ozmen Foundation at CFNN have established a scholarship program to assist those who identify as female and plan to or are currently pursuing a degree and career in a non-medical, STEM-related field in college or graduate school.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the SNC Women in STEM Scholarship must:

  • Identify as female
  • Be current high school seniors, college undergraduates, or graduate level students pursuing a degree and career in a non-medical, STEM-related field (Non-STEM majors are not eligible)
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

SNC employees and their family members who meet the eligibility requirements above are eligible to apply but will not be given preferential treatment.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $7,500 award. Up to five (5) awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late March.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the SNC and Ozmen Foundation at CFNN. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Finalists will be selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Scholarship America will choose 10 finalists and SNC will choose recipients.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.  Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 19, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

SNC has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!