Each year about 25 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are presented to women majoring in one of the ‘STEM’ fields: science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. On occasional, Citations of Merit are also presented, in the amount of $500 each. Students attending community colleges may apply in preparation for their sophomore year, as long as they have solid plans for transfer to a 4-year program to obtain their bachelor’s degree. Applicant must have an outstanding academic record and be applying for this scholarship for the first time. They must also be U.S. citizens, and be planning a science-based career in research, or teaching at the college or university level. Application should be accompanied by two transcripts and 2-3 letters of recommendation. For further details, go to the website at: www.awis.org.