Women In Defense Space Coast Awards $15K in STEM Scholarships and Recognizes STEM Education Mentor and Business of the Year
WID National Scholar
Through the WID Scholar program, previously HORIZONS, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers supporting U.S. national security with a focus on defense or foreign policy. Awards are based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of interest, recommendations, and financial need. Recipients must report periodically on the impact of the awards on their personal and professional lives.
We accept cash and in-kind donations to support our community outreach. Please contact us at Sponsorships@SCWID.org to ask about our programs and the best way to contribute. Thank you!
WIDSC established the Space Coast STEM Scholarship Fund in 2013 to encourage women in Florida to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. Since its inception, WlDSC has awarded over $75,000 in scholarships and contributed to numerous STEM-related events in partnership with local businesses, non-profits, and Federal agencies such as Patrick Space Force.
The WIDSC STEM Scholarship awards vary from $250.00 to $2,000.00 for deserving Brevard County women seeking to further their education in STEM studies with an interest in starting and furthering a career that supports the national defense industrial base. Awards are based on academic achievement, field of study, work experience, statements of interest, recommendations, and financial need.
Now more than ever, students need financial assistance because the costs of tuition and books continue to rise and many students working in frontline positions for restaurants, retail, hospitality, etc. have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All too often, talented and hard-working students aren’t able to start or complete their degrees because of financial constraints. We are determined to grow our scholarship program to show support for these well-deserving Space Coast women and help them meet their educational and professional goals so they can in turn contribute to raising our local economy for years to come.
To do that we need industry partners like you!
We are seeking local companies to donate what they can to the WIDSC Scholarship Fund. WIDSC will award the scholarships (appx. $1,000 per student) each summer. The companies who donate to the Fund will be recognized as Scholarship Sponsors. We understand how difficult it can be to manage corporate budgets and finances during these unpredictable times. However, we hope your company may have some funds available for this as a priority workforce development initiative.