Utah STEM Foundation Rolls Out Entrepreneurial Challenge for Girls

Katherine KireievSTEM Awards, STEM in Utah, STEM Partners

Can Utah hack the STEM gender gap?! We think so!

The Utah STEM Action Center’s nonprofit, the Utah STEM Foundation, is excited to announce its 1st STEM Entrepreneurial Challenge, this year benefitting Girls Who Code (GWC) clubs in Utah.  This is a great opportunity for GWC Clubs to be awarded grants toward STEM Scholarships, funding toward equipment, or funding for STEM in associated schools that highlight the efforts of individuals and clubs, expand Girls Who Code clubs statewide, and incentivize girls to continue on in STEM subjects.

This challenge is available to all individuals and clubs involved in the Girls Who Code program.  

Application guidelines (and a helpful webinar!) can be found below:

Here’s how to apply:

We encourage all clubs to apply for this exciting opportunity, and we are available to help in the process every step of the way!

Applications are now open: Submit an application for your club at http://bit.ly/2CrlFKU.

Applications close on March 25th. Award finalists will be announced on April 8th. The awards ceremony will be held on April 25th.

Entrepreneurial Challenge opportunities include:

  • Challenge Essay – Open to 3rd-5th grade clubs
  • Facilitator Award – Open to all clubs
  • Peer Mentor Award – Open to 6th-12th grade clubs
  • Project Challenge – Open to 6th-12th grade clubs

Detailed application guidelines, scoring rubrics and grant information can be found by clicking here:

Download Application Guidelines

Mobile users can access the Application Guidelines at:

http://bit.ly/EventChallengeGuidelines

FAQs can be found at: http://bit.ly/2WfbSQW

We’re here to help you every step of the way! 

Please email Erin Paulsen (erinpaulsen@utah.gov) or Allison Spencer (aspencer@utah.gov) with any questions or concerns.