Does science fascinate you? Are you a science freak who possess the potential to make an impact on this field? If your answer is yes, then you should not skip these exciting scholarships offered by the Da Vinci Science Center. This organization is in search of talented students with a genuine interest in science for its outstanding funding offers. There are two scholarships currently available for students: Hall of Fame Student Scholarship and Erel STEM Scholarship Award. These programs share the same purpose of promoting science education, and helping students in pursuit of their educational journey.
Hall of Fame Student Scholarship is open for high school science students in the eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey regions while Erel STEM Scholarship invites female high school seniors who have demonstrated strong academic ability and a commitment to learning, achievement and serving others in the community. Erel STEM Scholarship will be offered based on the financial need of students and will offer mentorship opportunities to female students along with monetary support. With these awards, the Da Vinci Science Center wants to create new leaders in the field of science. This foundation understands that the rising cost of education is the main barrier on the road of students’ success and which is why it has created this scheme.
Da Vinci Science Center was established with the mission of bringing science to life and lives to science. It was started in 1992 when Lehigh University in Bethlehem built the Science Model Area Resource Team to provide interactive science experiences for local students. The SMART team left Lehigh University to become an independent not for profit organization in 1999. It is known for making science fun and accessible for learners of all ages. It was named Da Vinci Science Center after getting merge with the Discovery Center of Science and Technology and Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, Inc in 2003.
Get quick information through this table:
|Organization||Da Vinci Science Center|
|Educational Level||High school students|
|Amount||$2000 each scholarship|
|Number of Awards||2|
|Application Deadline||February 10, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered:
- Applicants must be high school students in grades 9-12
- Candidates should be passionate about science
- Aspirants must be uncommonly creative
- Recipients of the scholarship must be insatiably curious
- Applicants must have persistent, even in the face of obstacles
- Candidates should be community-minded
- Students must be involved in science beyond the classroom
- Participants must be enrolled at a school in eastern Pa. or western N.J.
- In good standing academically
- Able to attend a virtual interview on the evening of March 17, 2021
- Able to attend the Science Center’s virtual gala, date TBD
How to Apply
To participate in this program, applicants need to fill out an online application form that needs to be filled with only correct and complete information. In case, any information is found fake or incomplete, candidates might be disqualified.
- Applicant information
- Resume highlighting your involvement in science and your leadership experience
- Reference letter
- Applicant essay
There are two scholarships currently available for students. Each scholarship is worth $2,000 and will help students cover their educational expenses. Erel STEM Scholarship Award will provide monetary support along with mentorship opportunities to candidates. Erel STEM Scholarship will be applied toward the only tuition of all worthy candidates.
Students are required to send their application on or before February 10, 2021. Early applications are encouraged to apply.