We are excited to announce the continuation of the oSTEM Scholarship Program!  For the 2022 scholarship cycle, we have 15 Scholarships that members of the LGBTQ+ STEM community can apply for. Please check out the available scholarships below, along with our application questions and guidance document for your personal statement.  We look forward to  your applications!

How does it work?

Our general application can be used to apply to any (and multiple) of the scholarships that we offer. Additionally, you can opt into the community funded scholarships through this same form. We've included a downloadable PDF of the criteria which will be used to score the applications as well as a PDF of the questions on the application form.

What are the requirements to apply for the scholarships?

Below you can find the requirements for the scholarships available. While being an oSTEM member isn't required, we would obviously love anyone who applies to join our organization. You can register for free here.

  • Students attending community college, undergraduate, or graduate institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a STEM field.
  • Applicants must have completed at least one semester of higher education.
  • Applicants must be attending an institution based in a country where oSTEM has active chapters: USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico
  • Applicants must identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Applicants must be able to be recognized as an awardee at the annual oSTEM Conference.

Please note that GPA is not a requirement or a criteria.

To help you prepare for your application, you can preview the application questions and read through prompts to help jump start your personal statement. You can also view the criteria that we will be using to score the applications.

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, the criteria, or anything else please email scholarships@ostem.org.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Application Submissions Open: April 15, 2022
Application Submissions Close: June 10, 2022 11:59 pm PDT

Scholarships Available

  • Two $2,500 oSTEM Community College Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 oSTEM Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 oSTEM Graduate Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 Scholarships funded by Chevron
  • Five $5,000 Scholarships funded by the BHE Foundation
  • Two $5,000 Scholarships funded by Ansys