We are excited to announce the continuation of the oSTEM Scholarship Program!  For the 2023 scholarship cycle, we have 12 distinct (33 total) scholarships that members of the LGBTQ+ STEM community can apply for. Please check out the available scholarships below, along with our application questions and guidance document for your personal statement.  We look forward to  your applications!

How does it work?

Our general application can be used to apply to any (and multiple) of the scholarships that we offer. Additionally, you can opt into the community funded scholarships through this same form. We've included a downloadable PDF of the criteria which will be used to score the applications as well as a PDF of the questions on the application form.

What are the requirements to apply for the scholarships?

Below you can find the requirements for the scholarships available. While being an oSTEM member isn't required, we would obviously love anyone who applies to join our organization. You can register for free here.

  • Must be attending or enrolled in a community college, undergraduate, or graduate institutions.
  • Pursuing a degree in a STEM field.
  • Institution must be based in a country where oSTEM has active chapters: USA, United Kingdom, Canada.
  • Completed at least one semester at an institute of higher education.
  • Applicants must identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Winners will be recognized as an awardee at the annual oSTEM Conference: November 9-12th, in Anaheim, CA (Winners will receive free registration). Inability to attend does not disqualify you from applying for or receiving a scholarship.
Please note that GPA is not a requirement or a criteria.

To help you prepare for your application, you can preview the application questions and read through prompts to help jump start your personal statement. You can also view the criteria that we will be using to score the applications.


If you have any questions about the scholarship program, the criteria, or anything else please email scholarship@ostem.org.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Application Submissions Open: May 19, 2023
Application Submissions Close: June 30, 2023 11:59 pm PDT

Scholarships Available

  • Two $2,500 oSTEM Community College Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 oSTEM Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Two $5,000 oSTEM Graduate Scholarships
  • Five $5,000 Scholarships funded by Chevron
  • Six $5,000 Scholarships funded by the Berkshire Hathaway Energy Foundation
  • Two $5,000 Scholarships funded by Ansys
  • Four $2,500 Scholarships funded by Genmab
  • Five $2,500 Scholarships funded by Qualcomm
  • One $2,500 Scholarship funded by CACI
  • Two $2,500 Scholarships funded by BASF
  • One $2,500 Scholarship funded by Arup
  • One $2,500 Scholarship funded by Selux Diagnostics

Share this with others!

We've put together a communication packets you can use to share this scholarship opportunity with others. It has graphics, blurbs, and the important information you need.

Thank you to our generous partners who made this year's awards possible. [Images of the sponsor logos are arranged]