Scholarships & Careers

STEM Student Funding & Higher Education Resources

The road to professional STEM can lead students in all sorts of new, exciting directions. An engineering degree or coding job can propel students to achieve lifelong dreams. To align with our vision of producing “a STEM-competitive workforce” we’ve compiled resources connecting student’s dreams with reality. Our featured careers and higher-education scholarship opportunities provide students with the tools to imagine a future in STEM. These tools include resources specifically designed to empower female and minority students seeking to receive a college STEM education or explore future career paths.


Data Science Scholarships

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about scholarship offerings in this relatively new career field. From tips on the application process to a state-by-state and national list of available opportunities, this resource is dynamic and informative.

Nextiva Scholarship

Students pursuing higher education in business or STEAM-related fields should apply to receive a scholarship from the leader in business communications.

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program

This scholarship program helps support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics program and who live in communities where Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems has a major presence.

Saving for College

Prospective students and their parents need to start with a manageable college savings plan. This site discusses widely available options to start saving for higher education.

STEM Scholarship Guide

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations help advance our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, technologies, and companies. Includes links to many scholarships available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship

The Governor’s Office of Energy Development is proud to partner with Chevron to advance Utah’s energy workforce by providing scholarships to high school seniors who intend to pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related course of study at a Utah institution of high learning.


Careers in STEM

This website gives a snapshot of STEM employment, educational paths to a job in STEM, career paths for STEM, and more.


This search program allows you to explore STEM careers by discipline.

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force is here to defend the freedom to operate in space. We must defend the high ground. Space defines not only our daily lives, but every battle on land, sea, and air. Space is closer than you think. We need men and women right now who want to solve the hard problems of space, who want to be the protectors and defenders of life as we know it today, and life as we can only imagine it in the future.

STEM Career

Are you interested in a future in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Start here, where there are a ton of great resources for you from everything from exploring future STEM careers, to getting scholarships to pay to help you get there.

University of Utah PATHS Mentor

PATHS Mentors assist students in completing high school and applying for college, working directly with PATHS students (grades 9-12). They are responsible for planning, coordinating, and facilitating monthly engagement activities and weekly after-school tutoring. Check out their flyer here.

Other Programs

Cyber Security Degrees in Utah

The Beehive State is abuzz with cybersecurity activity. From degrees and certificates to professional communities to employment opportunities, we cover everything you need to know about Utah’s cybersecurity scene.

Dell EMC Student STAR Program

The Student STAR Program is a four-day intensive workshop, designed to equip students with the tools needed to excel in both their academic and professional journeys. The curriculum focuses on four foundational pillars of success for young adults: Business, Communication, Teamwork, and Life Skills.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA)

To support the national science and mathematics educational agenda by ensuring that MESA students develop a high level of literacy in mathematics and science so they can be prepared to attend higher education and play a leading role within an increasingly technology-based world.

STEM Study

A handy, easy-to-use resource for high school students and their parents who are considering a STEM-focused college degree program. The site contains information and tools about the college preparation and application process, including a financial aid calculator and a STEM careers glossary.

Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students

The Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students at the University of Utah provides students with an opportunity to develop their talents to the fullest. Presents puzzles, challenging problems, and powerful ideas, to stimulate curiosity and develop the intellect.

Resources for Female and Minority Students

STEM Career Programs

A Guide for Minorities in STEM

The Masters in Data Science site has put together a website that presents an overview of the state of minorities in STEM, including biases minorities face in participation, programs and scholarships available to minorities pursuing STEM education and the importance of diversity in STEM fields.

A Guide for Minority Students in STEM

There are a growing number of resources available for minority students interested in pursuing careers in STEM. This page presents an overview of some of the challenges minority students face in STEM fields and provides resources for success, such as scholarships and professional organizations.

A Guide for Women in STEM

Research shows that women are underrepresented across most technical and scientific fields, including data science. This page presents an overview of some of the challenges women face in STEM fields, and provides helpful resources, such as scholarships and women’s organizations, to help women succeed.

Computer Science Scholarships

With the increased demand for computer science graduates, ample scholarship opportunities are available for students looking to pursue this field. This resource also includes a searchable directory of scholarships. Check it out!

Opportunities for Women and Minorities

Recruiting more women and minorities to STEM is essential for continued growth and creativity. This page gives an overview of the current demographics of STEM, as well as providing STEM initiatives, societies, mentorships, scholarships, and online programs.

Red Olive Women in STEM Scholarship

Red Olive is working to bridge the gender gap in computer science, offering scholarship support to encourage more females to pursue CS degrees. The 17% rate of women graduating in computer science is simply not meeting industry demand. Red Olive is determined to change that.

University of Utah’s ACCESS Program for Women in Science and Mathematics

The ACCESS program’s seven-week summer science course is designed to introduce students to university-level study in science and mathematics. During their freshman year, each student is placed in a university research lab working alongside a professional scientist in a field of the student’s choice.

University of Utah’s REFUGES Bridge program

The University of Utah’s REFUGES program is for soon-to-be high school graduates for a seven-week Summer Science and Engineering “bridge” program. This program provides underserved populations with the unique opportunity to live on campus, experience doing research, and meet university faculty.

Student Funding & Higher Education Resources

Engineering Girls

Site intended for girls that highlight opportunities in engineering careers in the United States. Includes links, profiles of women engineers, and interactive features.

Women and Computer Science

In the history of computer technology, many of the field’s pioneers were female. Understanding the importance of women in the history of computer science can help younger generations of girls see themselves pursuing and excelling in software development and other tech-related careers.

A Guide for Women in STEM

Research shows that women are underrepresented across most technical and scientific fields, including data science. This page presents an overview of some of the challenges women face in STEM fields, and provides helpful resources, such as scholarships and women’s organizations, to help women succeed.

Women at NASA

This website includes a stunning collection of 64 videos and essays from inspiring women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s continuing mission.

Women Breaking Barriers

As part of’s commitment to providing practical career advice, investigative reporting on educational trends, and detailed information about online degree programs, they have created a section of features about women across a broad spectrum of careers and professions.

Women in Cybersecurity

With a gender imbalance in the cybersecurity field, there are lots of initiatives that aim to get women more involved. We discuss the cybersecurity gender gap and reveal more than 35 initiatives that are helping to close it.


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