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ABC Humane Wildlife Academic Scholarship – Women in STEM

At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math.

Essay Prompt: Why are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math, and how will your pursuit of these fields help preserve biodiversity, improve the health of our planet, or alleviate human suffering?

To apply: Please send your essay response in 1000 words or fewer to grants@abcwildlife.com. The subject line of your submission must include “Women in STEM Scholarship.” You do not need to be a United States citizen to apply. This scholarship is open to persons who identify as female. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolling or continuing in STEM fields of study at accredited universities in the 2019-20 academic year are welcome to apply by the July 1, 2019 deadline.

One (1) award of $1,000 will be granted to the top essay submitted, and up to nine other students may receive awards for their submissions. Funds may be used for tuition, academic projects, medical expenses, housing, living expenses, transportation, or other education-related costs. In addition to your essay, please send proof of enrollment and one letter to serve as an academic reference. Both proof of enrollment and the letter of reference are due by July 1, 2019.

This scholarship was created by Urban Wildlife Manager Rebecca Fyffe, an entrepreneur who is unique in her industry as a female business owner, as only 3% of pest control & management firms are owned by women. Fyffe credits her business acumen and cutting edge research-based methods to her STEM background and wishes for more women to have the opportunity to engage STEM programs and science-based education.

Eligibility:

To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the United States.

  • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
  • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by ABC Wildlife, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
  • Applicant must include “Women in STEM Scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email.

Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected first-prize winner will receive a one-time $1000 educational scholarship. Funds are provided by ABC Wildlife, Inc. Payments issued by ABC Wildlife, Inc. are made payable to the student. Additional prizes, up to nine (9), may be issued at the discretion of ABC Wildlife, Inc.

Selection and Announcement of Winners

Winners will be selected by the ABC Wildlife team after the deadline of 7/1/2019. Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries. The winners will be announced on or before 7/15/2019.

The Pond Guy Entrepreneurship and Biology Scholarship

The Pond Guy is proud to help support the next wave of entrepreneurs and biologists through this scholarship. Offered bi-annually, a $1,500 grant will be awarded to qualified students in accredited entrepreneurship or biology programs.

The scholarship will be awarded twice each year, in the Fall and Spring.

If your program qualifies you for this opportunity, continue reading for more information about the scholarship and application process.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Future or current entrepreneurship or biology students are eligible to apply. This includes:

  • High school seniors intending to pursue a degree in entrepreneurship or biology.
  • All students currently enrolled in an entrepreneurship or biology program at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

THE ESSAY:

Help us get to know you! Submit an essay (roughly 500 words) explaining why you have a passion for this field. What do you hope to accomplish once you graduate, and how will you make a difference in your community?

THE APPLICATION:

The Pond Guy will award a $1,500 scholarship once per semester to a qualified student. Please submit your application for the Fall semester no later than May 1, 2019, or for the Spring semester no later than November 1, 2019. The winning student for the Fall semester award will be alerted on May 31, 2019, and the winning student for the Spring semester award will be notified on November 30, 2019. Payment will be made out to the winner’s college or university to help support expenses for the 2019-20 academic year. If you would like to be considered, fill out the following form and attach a copy of your essay in either a Word or PDF format.

Gionandrea Pugi Scholarship Program

The Gionandrea Pugi Scholarship Fund has established a scholarship program to assist student’s of Italian descent who are currently enrolled in college or vocational school programs in the field of medicine or biology.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be of self-declared Italian descent.
  • Be currently enrolled college undergraduates planning to continue full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-20 academic year.
  • Be enrolled in studies in the field of medicine or biology (such as taking courses in preparation for Medical or Nursing school).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher.

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Up to five (5) awards will be granted based on overall merit.

Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic information, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will not be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer of the Gionandrea Pugi Scholarship Fund play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.