Call for Applications: AFS Global STEM Accelerators for Girls in STEM Worldwide 2023

Call for Applications: AFS Global STEM Accelerators for Girls in STEM Worldwide 2023

Call for Applications: AFS Global STEM Accelerators for Girls in STEM Worldwide 2023

An outstanding full scholarship program for girls who are active global citizens who are inspired to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Women now account for more than half of the world’s college-educated workforce. Yet, women make up only 28% of STEM workers. Women and girls who want to learn more about STEM typically encounter a difficult set of circumstances in traditionally male-dominated areas. (For more information, contact the American Association of University Women). That is why we established a program dedicated to the advancement of women in STEM professions. By allowing girls from all over the world to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we may begin to shift this trend and offer up more opportunities for women’s viewpoints in the larger objective of achieving a sustainable future.

AFS Global STEM Accelerators Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must be 15-17.5 years old at the program start date
  2. Ability to participate fully, both online and in a classroom setting, in a program conducted entirely in English.
  3. Interest in STEM, sustainability, and global competencies
  4. Curiosity and willingness to interact with diverse global peers and explore new cultures
  5. A computer, smartphone or other digital device to access the virtual program content*
  6. An integrated webcam and microphone for participation in online dialogue sessions*
  7. Stable internet or wifi connection* : if internet or technology accessibility is an issue, AFS may be able to help.
  8. Talented young women from all backgrounds who reflect the diversity of populations around the world, particularly underrepresented populations, and students with high financial need, are strongly encouraged to apply!

AFS Global STEM Accelerators Benefits

  1. Scholarship winners will participate in 12 week all-virtual programs focusing on emerging and critical STEM skills and fields, global competence education, and social impact (co-developed with the University of Pennsylvania).
  2. Scholars will enrich their STEM knowledge and skills through interactive, hands-on curriculum, while developing critical global competencies, including problem-solving, analytical skills, intercultural understanding, and the ability to build bridges across cultures.
  3. Scholars who complete the program earn the Advanced Certificate on Global Competence for Social Impact, awarded by AFS and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Social Impact Strategy.

Deadline: March 15, 2023.

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