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NMOST AYWiSTEM Scholarship

2020 Scholarship cycle closed. Check back in the spring for the 2021 cycle.

Women remain underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professions and there is a need to close the gender gap and inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders. As a way to help address gender inequity in STEM, the New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) has created the Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarships. NMOST's goal is to give women interested in STEM the opportunity to pursue their passions and interests and work towards closing the gender gap in STEM.

In 2018, scholarships helped three New Mexico women pursue their dreams in STEM fields. NMOST was able to increase the number of scholarships for 2019 to six, and our goal for 2020 is to raise enough funding to support 12 young women in pursuing their passion for STEM. NMOST encourages you to donate to the scholarship fund to support women in STEM, building their confidence in themselves and their abilities, as well as motivating them to continue their work.






Applicants for the Scholarships Must Be:

  • A high school junior or senior applying for a college program in STEM discipline OR a current undergraduate pursing a STEM degree.
  • A resident of New Mexico OR currently enrolled at a New Mexico college or university.
  • A young woman (25 or younger) pursing a STEM education and/or career.
  • Currently carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.


Interested in becoming a sponsor?  See our 2020 sponsorship packet here.




2019 Scholarship Awards Breakfast

2019 Scholarship Recipient Bios

2018 Scholarship Awards Breakfast

2018 Scholarship Recipient Bios

Update on two of our 2018 scholarship recipients









This is a list of individuals and organizations which have contributed to the NMOST AYWiSTEM Scholarship Fund. Thank you for supporting gender equity and for lifting up the next generation of female innovators and technical leaders.

Title Sponsor:







Dr. Frank Etscorn
Professor Emeritus, New Mexico Tech


Secondary Sponsor:

Jeff McConaughy
Director of Policy & Communications, NMOST


Tertiary Sponsor:

May Sagbakken
Executive Director, NMOST


Joe Hastings
Executive Director, Explora


         Additional Donors:

John Alsobrook Karl Horak Tim Sheahan
Wanda Bulger Tamez Matthew Maly Monet Silva
Armelle Casau Mark McConaughy Terry Storch
Hilma Chynoweth Roger McNew Charles Vane
Bonnie Gray-Dees Melinda Medellin Gabrielle Wheeler
Amy Greene Renee Ruybal  
Dean Hopper Linda Sepulveda  






About NMOST Network

The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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