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April 3, 2018 > $5000 scholarship honors women in STEM

$5000 scholarship honors women in STEM

Submitted By Kathy Laidlaw

GiveTeens20 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps high school students find their career ?fit.? With the help of successful individuals who give their time to answer questions in video form about their careers, and no-cost online self-assessment materials designed to uncover students? skills and interests, GiveTeens20 intends to boost students? engagement with school by showing how classwork supports success in career areas they can look forward to and enjoy for years to come.

In addition to its video and self-assessment resources, GT20 also gives out one $5000 scholarship every year to a graduating high school student, the Femme for STEM scholarship, funded by the Gary and Bonnie Beck Fund through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The award honors women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers. The successful scholarship candidate is a female student who:
? is pursuing a STEM education and career
? attends an in-class GiveTeens20 presentation
? uses the GT20 two-step ?Know Yourself & Learn? method
? conducts research into her chosen field
? makes a decision about the next step and understands what is needed to achieve it
? completes the application packet.

The ?next step? for the winning student could be $5,000 towards a four-year school, community college, or vocational training. What matters is that the applicant both attends the in-class presentation and utilizes the GT20 resources at www.gt20.org.

To be considered for the GT20 award, students must demonstrate academic performance with a Senior Year (or cumulative) GPA of 2.3 (on a 4.0 scale), be in good academic standing, and be currently enrolled as a full-time student. The application packet is due by May 14, 2018.

The GT20 in-class presentation will be given Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the GiveTeens20 office at 7100 Stevenson Blvd., Ste. 108 in Fremont. Attending this session is required to be considered. Presentation reservations are required and available by emailing office@giveteens20.org. Under 18 students need not have a parent present, but photo waivers must be signed either by the student if over 18, or by the parent if under. Waiver will be emailed along with the reservation acknowledgement.

Interested students should visit www.gt20.org for complete details and application procedures.

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