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STEM scholarship for girls and women

The Women in STEM Scholarship gives one girl and woman pursuing an undergraduate degree emphasizing STEM subjects $500 to help with her tuition.

Students must apply by April 1, 2018. will choose one winner based on her free response submissions.

To submit their applications, students should visit

Twenty-four high school students from five Eastern Oregon counties recently explored science, technology, engineering and math at Eastern Oregon University.

The second annual STEM Camp featured a day trip to a local wind farm, practice assembling and flying drones and physics experiments on campus.

During the three-day camp, the high school students toured the campus, met with current EOU students and visited Blue Mountain Community College.

The Greater Oregon STEM Partnership and Umatilla High School coordinated the camp, which marks the beginning of this year’s STEM Ambassador program at regional high schools.

Two students from each school in the five counties were selected to attend the camp and organize a project to impact STEM education in their school or community during the upcoming year.

“It’s exciting to hear the impact of these experiences on local high school students,” GO-STEM Facilitator Julie Keniry said. “When they have the opportunity to meet with students and learn more about what is happening at other schools in Eastern Oregon, they feel they can make a difference at their own school.”

The GO-STEM Partnership connects schools and students with local industry and STEM careers.

Learn more about upcoming events and programs at or contact Julie Keniry at