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Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Undergraduate Awards

Please consult the program website to confirm program details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Website

Program Purpose

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Educational Committee offers awards to help women complete their education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields

Program Description

AWS awards include the Undergraduate Award and Kristen Lorentzen Award. Prizes are awarded to female sophomores and juniors majoring in behavioral science, life science, physical science, social science, or engineering. The Lorentzen Award is for female sophomores and juniors in geosciences and physics. The awards may be used for any aspect of education: tuition, books, housing, research, travel, meeting registration, or publication costs.


Recipients are awarded prizes of up to $1,000.

Applicant Profile

Successful applicants will be planning a science-based career including research or teaching. She will be exceptionally well-rounded: she will excel in her studies as well as outdoor activities, service, sports, music, or other non-academic pursuits – or have overcome significant obstacles.


Female sophomore or junior in a STEM field.


U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or non-U.S. citizen enrolled in a U.S. university.


Usually in December.

How To Apply



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