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We are excited to announce the establishment of the oSTEM Scholarship Program! For the 2021 scholarship cycle, we have 11 Scholarships that members of the LGBTQ+ STEM community can apply for.

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.
  • The institution must be based in the USA
  • 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

Important Dates & Deadlines

Application Submissions Open: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Application Submissions Close: Friday, June 11th, 2021

Scholarships Available

  • Two $2,500 Community College Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 Graduate Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 Scholarships Funded by Chevron
  • Two $5,000 Scholarships Funded by the BHE Foundation
  • One $5,000 Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) Scholarship Funded by Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)