University of North Carolina Women in STEM Award 2018
Event Details

The McKinsey Women in STEM Award was created to recognize talented women exploring opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.  With an award of $1,500, a dedicated mentor, and invitation to an exclusive STEM leadership group, winners of the Award will be freshman, sophomore, or junior women who are:
  • Dedicating at least 1 week of her summer to STEM research, including but not limited to academic research at a hospital or university, independent research for a thesis or academic publication
  • Working in a laboratory or other STEM facility
  • Working, interning, or volunteering with STEM-related organizations, including large organizations such as World Health Organization, NASA, high tech firms, established hospitals, as well as local organizations like teaching coding at a local middle school
  • Taking classes toward a degree in STEM
  • Working at a STEM-related start-up, or working in a STEM-related role at a start-up
  • Interning or working with a cultural organization, such as a foundation, museum, library, or publication, toward the promotion of STEM subjects
  • Teaching, tutoring, or mentoring on STEM topics
  • Other projects or activities related to STEM
The funding may be used to support summer needs, including project funding, participation fees, or living expenses, or may be used as financial aid during the upcoming school year. If you have any questions about whether your activity is eligible, please do not hesitate to reach out at
Deadline: April 1st. All applicants will be notified by April 10th.
To apply, please submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Short description of qualifying activity and what gets you excited about STEM (max 250 words) as a PDF under “Other Documents”
Application process will include one round of interviews for select candidates.

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