In May 2023, Orchard announced the winners of Orchard’s second annual scholarship for women of color in STEM. Jessica Ong from San Diego, CA, An Li from El Paso, TX, and Ailsa Sun from Castro Valley, CA received scholarships of $2,500, $1,000, and $500 respectively.
In response to the overwhelming number of applications we received for our 2022-2023 scholarship, Orchard will run two scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year, split between the Fall of 2023 and the Spring of 2024.
The Fall 2023 scholarship will be available for current undergraduate students and open on September 1st, 2023. While the Spring 2024 scholarship will open on January 1st, 2024, and be available for current high school seniors.
This scholarship is available to women of color who are currently pursuing an undergraduate STEM degree.
The deadline for current undergraduate students is December 31, 2023.
This scholarship is available to women of color who are currently seniors in high school interested in pursuing a STEM degree.
The application for current high school seniors opens January 1, 2024, and closes April 30, 2024.
For undergraduate college students:
For high school seniors:
To apply, please submit a transcript and one short essay (400-800 words) addressing the following question:
What inspired you to pursue STEM and what do you hope to achieve in your career?
By applying to this scholarship you understand and agree that any personal data collected in connection with your online application may be used by Orchard Technologies, Inc. and our subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners (“Orchard”) for purposes of processing your application, organizing and administering the scholarship, and complying with all applicable legal obligations. The scholarship funds awarded must be spent on education-related expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the students' classes at their primary college or university. Orchard reserves the right to change the terms of this scholarship at any time in its sole discretion.
The deadline for current undergraduate students is 11:59 PM EST, December 31, 2023.
The deadline for current high school seniors is 11:59 PM EST, April 30, 2024.
Orchard will award three scholarships in the Fall of 2023 and in the Spring of 2024. The scholarships will be in the following amounts: $2,500, $1,000, and $500.
Undergraduate scholarship finalists will be selected and notified the last week of January 2024. High school scholarship finalists will be selected and notified the last week of May 2024. An official announcement will be shared once all recipients have accepted their awards.
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