Graduate Funding Information Service

June 17, 2020

Women in STEM Excel Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 24, 2020, 5pm PST

The Women in STEM Excel (WISE) Scholarship was created by Dr. Alexander Sobel to support, empower, and encourage women in Washington pursuing education in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Washingtonian women interested in a career in a STEM field are welcome to apply for the $1,500 scholarship.

The scholarship award is to be used toward tuition and educational expenses, including but not limited to: textbooks, supplies (paper, pens, notebooks, etc.), required technology, on-campus dining, housing, and transportation costs.


The WISE Scholarship is open to female Washington residents pursuing education in a STEM field. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be a female Washington resident;
  • Student must be pursuing a degree/career path in a STEM-related field* at an institution of higher learning;
  • Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation with valid contact information;
  • Student must complete application form and provide original essay answers.

*Eligible STEM subjects include: Chemistry, Computer & Information Technology Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Social Sciences, and STEM Education and Learning Research. For the full list of eligible majors click here.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.