Scholarships Available for Women in STEM

African American Female Scientist

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If STEM careers offer premier growth and earnings, what are the barriers to working in STEM? For one, most STEM careers require a college degree. On top of that, women face unique obstacles when pursuing STEM careers.

Although women’s representation in STEM has increased dramatically since 1970, those strides have leveled off in recent years. Despite computer science being the largest-growing STEM field, the number of women working in computing has dropped 7 percentage points from 2000 to 2016 and has remained stable since that year.

So what’s the overall outlook for women interested in technical fields? BestColleges dives into the challenges and opportunities for women looking to establish a STEM career and also provides a list of great scholarships available to them. For more information, visit