The Orchard Scholarship for Women of Color in STEM is available to either: a female high school senior of color interested in pursuing a STEM degree in college, or a female undergraduate college sophomore or junior of color currently pursuing a STEM degree. Applicants must provide transcripts and have a GPA of at least a 3.0. Apart from completing the application, applicants must also submit 2 short essays (300-500 words) addressing the following questions: (1) What inspired your interest in the STEM field? (2) Explain how this scholarship will help in pursuing a career in a STEM-related field.
This scholarship is part of Orchard’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. One of our goals as a company is to encourage diversity within our industry and to find ways to make a difference outside of our organization. The scholarship funds awarded must be spent on education-related expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for the students' classes at their primary college or university.