In conjunction with International Women's Day, the New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) is proud to announce the 2022 Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship. It's time to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

The 2022 Scholarship Cycle has ended. Please check back in early March of 2023 to apply for next year's scholarships.

The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 (IWD 2022) is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all. We at NMOST believe that a sustainable future will depend on STEM innovation and the development of new technologies to address the challenges we face as a state, as a nation, and as a species. It is vitally important that diversity of perspectives and ideas are actively encouraged in the STEM disciplines and the Advancing Young Women in STEM scholarship is one small way we can support an underrepresented group, women, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at this critical moment in history.

Businesses in New Mexico have trouble finding the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Women make up more than half the population of New Mexico, yet they are much less likely to earn a STEM degree or pursue a STEM career. New Mexico could dramatically increase its available talent by focusing on strategies for closing this gap. Women remain underrepresented in the STEM professions and there is a need to inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders. NMOST is committed to advancing and diversifying the STEM field. This scholarship is designed to assist and encourage young women pursuing a STEM career. This year NMOST will be awarding $1000, $750 and $500 scholarships. 

Scholarship applications will be accepted from March 8th through May 30th, 2022.

Applicants for the Scholarships Must Be:

  • A high school junior or senior applying for a college program in a 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.

* Repeat applications are welcome, but previous awardees are ineligible.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? The 2022 sponsorship packet can be found here.

Download the 2022 Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship flyer:

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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 in 2020 and 2021 NMOST raised 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 motivatingthem to continue their work. The 2021 sponsorship packet can be found here.   


Past scholarship awardees (5 awardees are not pictured):


2021 Virtual Scholarship Awards Event

2021 Scholarship Recipient Bios

2020 Virtual Scholarship Awards Event

2020 Scholarship Recipient Bios

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:











Secondary Sponsor:

Jeff McConaughy
Director of Policy & Communications, NMOST



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