Missouri STEM Signing Day Scholarship

Just like signing days for athletes, Missouri STEM Signing Day celebrates Missouri high school seniors as they make their commitments to study a STEM field in 2-year, 4-year or technical college. STEM Signing Day is powered by the Boeing Company, and supported by other STEM focused companies across the state.

Whether you seek to work on some of the latest technologies in the manufacturing space by attending a Mechatronics or Advance Machining Technician program at a 2 year college or Technical school or working on cutting edge bio-life science research to improve the quality of our lives by attending a Bio-Chem or Nursing program at a 4 year college — wherever your passion takes you. Missouri STEM Signing Day is about recognizing your future. This program recognizes outstanding students across the state who are inspired by STEM and dedicated to pursuing a STEM career pathway in postsecondary education and beyond, and raises awareness of companies in Missouri for future career opportunities that they and others can pursue.

Missouri STEM Signing Day will take place on Friday, April 26, 2024.* The main program will take place in-person in St. Louis and regionally for other areas of the state.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a 2024 graduating high school senior
  • Must attend high school in Missouri school – public, private, or charter
  • Planning to attend a Missouri 2-year, 4-year or technical college in Fall 2024
  • Planning to pursue a STEM career path in college – either full degree or certificate program

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of passion for STEM learning, advancing society through STEM, high school activity involvement and scholarship.

Applications are due on *February 15, 2024

*Application Process: * In order to apply for this scholarship, you must register and set up a profile in My Scholarship Central. Once you have your profile established and are logged in you will then have access to apply to the scholarship.

NOTE: Please ensure that you complete the essay to your best ability. Short answers of 1-2 sentences for the essay prompts will not move your application forward. Only complete applications will be reviewed and considered.

Semi-Finalists will be contacted to upload a 1-2 min video that speaks to your passion and inspiration for pursing STEM after high school in order to complete their application. Video submissions will be due by March 1, 2024.

For more information or questions on the contact Brian Crouse at bcrouse@mochamber.com or call 573-634-3511.

The Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Mathematics and Science Coalition launched the Missouri STEM Signing Day program in 2019 in partnership with the Boeing Company to raise awareness of STEM pathways for students beyond high school. Additional information on the program can be found at – https://mochamber.com/uncategorized/stem-signing-day/

Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent/Guardian Name(s)
  2. Parent (or legal guardian) 1 Phone Number
  3. High School Principal Name
  4. What best describes your post-secondary education plans?
  5. What college have you selected to attend? If you have not selected a college yet, please enter your top 3 school choices at this time.
  6. What are your career plans after college graduation?
  7. What inspires you to pursue a STEM career?
  8. What aspect of STEM do you feel will help our society in the future?
  9. List High School Activities, Offices Held, Sports, etc.
    • 1. Activity
    • 2.Years
    • 3. Office, Award, Letter, Recognition
  10. Have you ever participated in an afterschool program ie. Adventure Club, 4 H, Boys and Girls Club, etc...
  11. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic records and other information which applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work. I understand that the decisions made regarding my participation in this program are made by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.
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