Watermark Scholars Program Awards Women Studying STEM
Austin, TX — March 16, 2021 – Watermark, an educational intelligence software provider, announces its second year of the Watermark Scholars scholarship program, focusing on female students who are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) studies.
Two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded for the Fall 2021 academic term. Entry deadline is July 15, 2021.
Who is Eligible?
- U.S. residents enrolled at U.S.-based colleges or universities (2- or 4-year institutions)
- Identifies as a woman
- With a sophomore/second year-or-higher standing currently enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics degree-granting program for Fall 2021 OR demonstrating plans to pursue a career in the field of science or technology after graduation
How to Apply
Students are asked to share stories of who inspired them to pursue a career in science or technology and what they are inspired to do with that knowledge in 500-word written essays or 2-minute video submissions. Watermark’s Scholarship Committee will review all of the submissions after July 15, 2021, and assess each against a common set of criteria including: quality of response, clarity and proficiency in communication, and polish of presentation. Winners will be notified and asked to verify enrollment in an eligible institution. Previous applicants are eligible to reapply for the 2021 scholarship.
Watermark Scholars is an annual program intended to provide financial opportunities to female college students pursuing STEM-related studies and careers.
“As a technology company, we clearly understand the importance of a STEM education,” said Erin Shy, CEO at Watermark. “This scholarship takes it a step further in supporting women, who are often underrepresented in science and tech fields.”
Last year’s recipients, Kristen Palmer, an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science major at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Elise Ogden, a Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Chemistry major at Bethel University, were selected from an applicant pool of 300+ submissions.
At Watermark, insights inspire progress. Watermark’s software gives higher education institutions the insights they need to improve, evolve, and empower student success. Watermark’s integrated digital solutions support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum development for over 1,700 higher education institutions around the world.
Mary Anne Connolly