Scholarship Program

Open to women (any persons who identify as women) who will be juniors or seniors at a four-year college or university in the state of Washington in the Fall of each year.  Applicants must have a declared major in the sciences, engineering or mathematics, and must have a United States issued social security number. Winners generally have exemplary grades, outstanding letters of recommendation, financial need, a record of community service, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in the sciences, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships range from $1000 – $5000+

Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2023 Scholarship program are open, and the deadline has been extended to March 8

Simply download the application below, complete and return it before March 8 to

Finalists will be selected in late March and early April 2023, and interviewed in April 2023.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in early May 2023 and the award presented at our Annual banquet on June 14, 2023.

More About the Scholarship Program

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The Seattle AWIS Scholarship program began in 1991, and has been awarding scholarships annually to undergraduate Women majoring in STEM at Washington Universities or Colleges. Since then, and with thanks to the support of our generous donors Seattle AWIS had awarded over $250,000 in scholarships.

Seattle AWIS is funded by volunteers and donations.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

Seattle AWIS encourages and appreciates individual, company, and organization donations to the scholarship fund. All donations are 100% tax-deductible, and 100% of the money is used directly for scholarships. Individuals who contribute at least $1000, and companies/organizations that contribute at least $1500 to the Seattle AWIS scholarship fund will have a scholarship named in their honor. These donors will be acknowledged on the Seattle AWIS website, at an awards banquet, and will have the opportunity to present the scholarships that they fund to the recipient.

Seattle AWIS Scholarship Program 2022

Scholarship Recipients: 12
Awarded in 2022: $32,500
Scholarship Donors: 33
Donor Organizations: 6

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(top, left to right) Vika Crossland, Sonia Fereidooni, Qiqi Hu 
(bottom, left to right)  Yennifer Gasper Garcia, Leah Davis, Nicole Reiber 

2022 Seattle AWIS Scholarship Recipients

Thank You to our 2022 Donors

Emily Turner
Allyson Nelson
Amy Siegesmund            
Anne Shaffer
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc
Daniel Lipkie and Roberta Goodnow
Fran Solomon                
Jessica and Lance Pearson
Linda Mantel                     
Megan Pearson Trabun
Melissa Conerly and Scott Greenwood
Mi-Youn and Leon Brusniak
Paula Cipolla and Steve Albright
Pirkko Borland  
Reitha Weeks                   
Rian de Laat
Sheila Lukehart
Sheri Tonn 
Stephanie Lucash
Tyler Folsom
Frieda Taub
American Chemical Society, Puget Sound Section – Womens Chemist Committee


Thank You to our 2021 Donors

Allyson Nelson
Amy Siegesmund
Donation in honor of Dr. Luke Wander Januszewski and Leslie O’Loughlin Wander
Fran Solomon
Frieda Taub
Jessica and Lance Pearson
Linda Mantel
Martin Machacek and Martina Machackova
Megan Pearson
Melissa Conerly/Scott Greenwood
Paramita Mookherjee
Reitha Weeks
Rian de Laat
Sheila Lukehart
Steve Gilbert/Janice Camp