2022 Scholarship Fund

Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM Participation

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JerseySTEM is back to work in 2022! We’re building a scholarship fund to support STEM enrichment for middle school students in underserved communities in New

Our mission is to bring science, technology, engineering and math education to pre-teen and teenage girls through hands-on and online afterschool learning

The $20,000 2022 scholarship fund will sponsor 20 college student volunteer program instructors. These mentors will lead afterschool STEM programs of up to 20 middle school students each (400 students total)*.

What We Do

JerseySTEM partners with local schools,
other service organizations, and
corporations to create STEM learning
experiences for middle school students
in New Jersey.

We offer hands-on STEM activities, such as
Robotics and Coding, in a safe and nurturing
after-school environment.

This initiative benefits the cause of STEM education in two ways:
1. Provide much-needed scholarship support to New Jersey college students in
honor of their community service
2. Expose middle school girls in underserved school districts to the world of
science, technology, engineering and math – while also enhancing their problem-
solving and teamwork skills, and bolstering their self-esteem.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up only about 28% of
the workforce in STEM careers. Plus, college men vastly outnumber women majoring in
most STEM fields.
The 2022 scholarship fund from JerseySTEM will help women and minorities secure
some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs in disciplines such as computer
science and engineering. We do this by introducing girls to STEM education and
activities and by sponsoring the education of STEM college mentors.


We Need Your Help

Let’s help 400 students achieve their full potential.

Let’s help 20 college students fund their futures.

Let’s bridge the STEM gender gap in 2022.

You can also donate with Zelle by sending payment to
bank.outreach@jerseystem.org, or by mailing a check directly to JerseySTEM, 36
Chatham Road, Summit, New Jersey, 07901.

Thank you! Your donation is completely tax deductible.

*This number represents the maximum enrollment capacity goal. It does not reflect
actual enrollment.