Science Club for Girls affirms college as an expectation for our participants. In our teen programs we offer many opportunities for girls to visit colleges and universities to explore their academic options, as well as socio-emotional supports for college readiness through our Sister Circles workshops.

We recognize that cost can be a significant barrier to higher education access for many students and families, including those in our programs. We are grateful to be able to connect our girls with several scholarship opportunities – both directly and indirectly – to ease the financial burden for girls to continue on their academic journeys.

The Barbara and Michael Osband Scholarship

The Barbara and Michael Osband Scholarship was created in 2015 to encourage, inspire, and support young women to advance in STEM pursuits. Ms. Barbara Osband is the visionary Chairwoman and CEO of Cambridge Biomedical, whose mission is to provide the healthcare industry with valid analytical methods and results on which to base efficient product development and patient care decisions. She is a member of the distinguished CEO roundtable. Her late husband, Dr. Michael Osband, was a pediatric oncologist. A researcher and beloved physician, he founded the company and held the post of Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Boston Medical Center.

To encourage young women to continue their pursuit in STEM, up to two $500 scholarships will be awarded annually to Science Club for Girls (SCFG) participants who are rising first or second year post-secondary students, and have demonstrated engagement, leadership, and interest in a STEM career.

• Graduated high school no more than 2 years prior to applying for scholarship
• Be rising 1st or 2nd year student in a post-secondary institute
• Have been involved in Science Club for Girls (SCFG) for a minimum of three years (6 semesters)
• Have completed at least 2 years (4 semesters) of Teen programming
• Been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college, and intend to major in a STEM area
• Complete the scholarship application form, including two reflective essay questions (500 words each)

To apply:
Fill out the application no later than Monday, June 6, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 31, 2016. Checks will be presented to students upon their submission of transcripts confirming completion of their first semester of study in a STEM major.
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Posse Scholars

Science Club for Girls is a nominator for The Posse Foundation. Every year, Posse works closely with its network of high schools and community-based organizations to recruit Posse Scholars. Each Posse Scholar wins a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to attend one of Posse’s partner colleges or universities. Each year SCFG nominates up to 12 of our talented participants to become Posse Scholars.

Mass Mentoring Partnership Opportunities

As a member of the Mass Mentoring Partnership, Science Club for Girls staff and mentors are able to nominate participants for two awards:
The AKLU Scholar

The ALKU Scholarship is a $20,000 scholarship, distributed over four years, for rising high school seniors planning to attend college. The award can be used toward university or college tuition and books. Applicants for this scholarship are supported through letters of support from SCFG staff or mentors, and participation in SCFG programs can contribute to meeting other requirements of leadership outside of school, community involvement, and motivation to attend college in a chosen field.

The Kelly family generously supports empowering youth-adult relationships through an educational gift of $20,000 awarded to a young person who is nominated by a positive adult role model. SCFG staff and mentors are able to nominate girls for this award, which can be used for a wide variety of educational purposes including college tuition, tutoring, or other expenses such as books, computer software or hardware, etc.