Students from parts of the Caribbean and throughout the world might more easily move into careers that can enhance the natural environment and lead to advancements in healthcare and technology. Monster Worldwide, the global parent company for the monster.com employment site, announced scholarship winners in areas of Europe and Canada. The Society of Black Engineers has partnered with the investment bank Goldman Sachs’ charitable fund Goldman Sachs Gives to enhance partial scholarships extended by a Midwest technology institute to students in St. Lucia.
The scholarships are to be applied to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, degrees, which are offered through campus and online college, university and technical school programs. STEM degrees online and on campus are varied and can lead to careers that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to experience faster employment growth than other occupations – those who create and maintain computer networks that, in the healthcare industry, might help patient monitoring, for instance, or those who design and develop products such as automated insulin injectors. Students might also consider campus or online degree offerings in STEM-related areas such as environmental science and environmental engineering that might lead to work securing drinking water resources or minimizing the effects of climate change.
National Society of Black Engineers National Chair Calvin Phelps in the society’s scholarship announcement expressed happiness in the ability to help students who are hungry for an education. Phelps also suggested that partnerships such as the society’s involving Goldman Sachs Gives and the Midwestern technical institute are a good direction. Monster Worldwide Corporate Philanthropy Vice President Lewis Karabatsos in this organization’s scholarship announcement cited that “having well-qualified individuals in these disciplines to fill the career pipeline is critically important to the future not only of our country and our industry, but also of the world.”
American citizens interested in pursuing campus or online degrees in STEM subjects might also find scholarship opportunities available from the Society of Black Engineers and Monster Worldwide. Science, math, technology and engineering scholarships can greatly offset the cost of tuition for campus and online degree programs. Students seeking math, science, technology and engineering scholarships might consider:
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program: Named for the late US Senator Barry Goldwater, this scholarship program on an annual basis provides up to $7,500 to 300 sophomores or juniors pursuing careers in engineering, math or the natural sciences. Individual institutions make candidate nominations for students maintaining “B” or equivalent grade point averages and ranked in the upper quarter of their classes. Scholarship recipients can apply the assistance to books and room and board as well as tuition and fees.
Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math are intended for academically talented students with financial needs. These particular scholarships are administered through the financial aid offices of colleges, universities and technical schools that are granted National Science Foundation assistance to provide them. The scholarships are geared to students who want to work toward completing associate or bachelor’s degree programs in science and engineering disciplines and enter careers. Graduate students studying science and engineering are also eligible.
Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology: This research project competition is a signature program of the Siemens Foundation, which each year provides more than $7 million to support science, technology, engineering and math education initiatives. It’s administered by the College Board, allowing high school students to enter research projects individually or in teams for a chance at $1,000 to $100,000 in scholarship money. Regional winners move on to finals at the national level.
Science, math, technology and engineering scholarships such as these can often be applied to online course programs, as well as campus-based offerings in instances where colleges, universities and technical schools are accredited by a nationally recognized agency. Like online degree programs that are often associated with flexibility, science, math, technology and engineering scholarships can for many make a college, university and technical school education in STEM studies more accessible. Whatever a student’s background and whichever education format students choose for STEM studies, they might expect promising opportunities after obtaining their computer science degree.