Association for Women in Science Undergraduate Scholarship - Seattle Chapter

Website: AWIS


Mission Statement: The mission of the Seattle Area Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is to create a broad interdisciplinary welcoming environment to advance the careers of women in science and technology and promote the participation of girls in the sciences.

Vision Statement: We envision a world where  Seattle women of all ages are actively supported in STEM hobbies, studies, and careers. We believe that the entire Seattle community will benefit when women are positively represented, compensated, and recognized for their achievements in all STEM pursuits.


Eligibility: 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. 

Number  Awarded: 5-8 scholarships per year (usually 30 – 40 applicants)

Student Type
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Application materials must be submitted via email (, with the nomenclature noted below:

An application submission email should have the following:

    1. Attach one pdf or Word copy of the completed application form to the email
    2. Attach one file for essay responses to the email
    3. Attach Official Transcripts. It is helpful if you can combine them into a single file to ensure all your academic history is reviewed

Confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by two references via email to ( At least one letter must be from a science, engineering, or math faculty member from whom you are taking or have taken at least one course.  The other letter may be from a professor or supervisor, excluding any relatives. 


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.


Contact Information

Fran Solomon, Ph.D. and Melissa Conerly, Ph.D.; AWIS Scholarship Committee

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