The Navisite's Next
Steminist Scholarship

Level up your future and pursue your passion in
STEM with Navisite's $10K scholarship awards.

Navisite Announces Winners of Inaugural 'Next Steminist' Scholarship Program

Overview

At Navisite, supporting women in their STEM education is not only important to us–it’s vital to building the inclusive and diverse tech workforce the world needs. The Navisite's Next Steminist scholarship program is designed to help close the gender gap in tech and encourage young women to pursue their passion in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The program provides three $10,000 awards to eligible female candidates who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue a degree in STEM. Information about the upcoming Next Steminist application process will be posted in early 2022.

Our Mission

Who Runs the World? Women in Tech.

Empowered by science and technology, women are transforming the way we live and work—and they’re paving the way for future female technologists. However, even at a time when the opportunity has never been greater, women are still vastly underrepresented in the world of tech. Our mission is to help bridge the gender divide and bring diversity to the technology sector by empowering the next generation of female leaders to consider a career in STEM.

This starts with championing a new kind of IT girl. The kind who is empowered and inspired from cradle to career and uses her intelligence and innovation for the greater good. The kind who is given an equal opportunity to change the world—and does. We call these women Steminists, and it’s time we celebrate them.

Meet Our 2021 Navisite's Next Steminist Winners

In early 2021, Navisite launched its Next Steminist Scholarship with one major goal in mind: to help close the gender gap in STEM. After receiving applications from all over the country, we’re excited to officially announce the winners of this program: Elizabeth Andraschko of Spring Park, Minnesota; Abigayle Mercer of Creswell, Oregon; and Vithya Srikumar of New York City. 

Spring Park, MN | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Caswell, OR | California Polytechnic State University
New York City, NY | Northeastern University

"It’s crucial that today’s leaders and companies help pave the way for future female leaders and innovators in tech. We’re proud to be able to offer support through our ‘Next Steminist’ scholarship program to help alleviate the financial burden and empower aspiring young Steminists to pursue their goals."

Gina Murphy | President and COO at Navisite
Learn more about Navisite President and COO's career in tech in our post, "The Steminist Spotlight Series: Gina Murphy."

Eligibility

Are you Navisite's Next Steminist? Or know someone who could be? Review eligibility information below to see if you or your potential applicant are the right fit for the program. To be eligible for the 2022 Navisite's Next Steminist Scholarship, applicants must meet all the criteria listed below under Scholarship Eligibility. Awards are granted without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Additional eligibility information can be found in our FAQs or under our online application's Eligibility section on the Scholarship America hub.

Scholarship Eligibility

Identify as female
Be age 25 or under as of the application deadline date
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
Be a high school senior/graduate or current college undergraduate student enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college/university for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year
Be pursuing or planning to pursue a degree in one of the eligible majors listed on our Scholarship America application site or under the eligibility FAQ section below

“Its incumbent upon tech companies like Navisite to do their part to help promote female STEM talent —their perspective is needed to drive innovation and help fill the widening IT skills gap.”

Mark Clayman | CEO at Navisite

How to Apply

The Navisite's Next Steminist program is administered by Scholarship America (SAI), the largest private scholarship organization in the nation. All applications must be completed and submitted through the Scholarship America Hub. The program will use SAI finalist selection criteria, including academic record, personal essays, work experience, demonstrated leadership, an online recommendation and more. Applicants will also be asked to submit an unlisted 60-second video describing their dream career in STEM. For more information, see our FAQs.

About Scholarship America (SAI)

Navisite is proud to partner with Scholarship America, a valued Navisite customer and the nation’s largest private scholarship and student support organization. Like Navisite, Scholarship America believes every student deserves a fair chance at the American Dream, no matter the cards they’ve been dealt. Their driving force is to develop leading scholarship solutions and partner with people who also believe a student should never, ever give up on their dream because they didn’t think it was possible. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.3 billion to more than 2.6 million students and counting. Today, they support more than 13,000 unique scholarship and education assistance programs for local communities, businesses, foundations, associations, nonprofits and philanthropic individuals, including The Navisite’s Next Steminist program.

"Our goal for Navisite’s Next Steminist is to empower young women to be bold in their ambitions and actions by investing in their future. The world is yours to change, Steminists. Let’s make herstory, together."

Kelsic Pross | Program Manager for Navisite’s Next Steminist
Frequently Asked Questions

The 2021 application process is closed. We will post information about the 2022 Navisite Next Steminist program when it starts up again in 2022.

A scholarship application form must be completed and submitted through the Scholarship America Hub. To apply, visit the informational landing page: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/navisite/ and select “Apply Now”. Once at the Scholarship America Hub, register for a student account and complete your Profile information. For eligible applicants, the Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship application will be found under the Scholarships page. Select “Apply Now” to begin the application.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for The Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship:

  • Identify as female
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be age 25 or under as of the application deadline (TBD in 2022)
  • Be a high school senior/graduate or current college undergraduate student enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college/university for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year
  • Be pursuing or planning to pursue a degree in one of the eligible majors listed below
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent

Eligible Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Hardware Engineering, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Game and Interactive Media Design, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Systems Engineering

Note: Navisite employees and immediate family members are not eligible.

Each scholarship winner will receive a one-time $10,000 award!!

Navisite will grant three $10,000 awards each year.

Awards are non-renewable. However, qualified students may re-apply to the program each year they meet eligibility
requirements.

Still have questions? Contact us.

Email: navisite@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-8372 and ask for the Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship Program

Still Have Questions?