Foothill Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Scholarship

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) promotes the study of science and the choice of scientific careers among women. The Palo Alto AWIS Scholarship is available to Foothill College students majoring in science, mathematics, or engineering.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Applicant must represent agency’s mission statement of promoting the advancement of women in science.

2. Applicant must be preparing for a major in science, mathematics, or engineering (examples: Biology, Nursing, Chemistry, Physics, Geology).

3. Applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 units at Foothill College at the time of the scholarship deadline.

4. Applicant’s cumulative Foothill GPA must be a 3.00 or higher.

5. Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Foothill College at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed.

Special Instructions:
1. One scholarship recipient will be selected from either Foothill or De Anza.

2. The scholarship recipient will be honored at the annual AWIS awards banquet.

Palo Alto Association for Women In Science (AWIS)
$1,000 (1 award available)
Foothill College
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you majoring in or do you plan to major in mathematics, engineering or science (examples: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Nursing)?
  2. Please provide the name and e-mail address of an instructor in your declared field of study for a letter of recommendation. *Note: When you submit your application for this scholarship, an e-mail will automatically be sent to this instructor requesting that he/she write and upload a letter of recommendation for you. Please contact this person before you submit your application to ensure that he/she can write the letter for you by the scholarship deadline.
  3. Which is your primary school for the current academic year?
  4. Are you planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university?