"Success on the Horizon" STEM Student Scholarships

Arrowhead United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. That means that we Live United in Purpose for our community when they need a helping hand and an extra support system to thrive in their academic pursuit of higher education. 

Thanks to Southern California Edison's generosity, AUW has established the “Success on the Horizon STEM Scholarship” to award one-time scholarships to local high school seniors pursuing STEM degrees in 2024-2025. We're excited to announce that this year, we will award local high school seniors scholarships of up to $1,000 to help them achieve their full potential in their venture to pursue higher education. 

If you live in the AUW service area and are pursuing a degree in STEM, the "Success on the Horizon STEM Scholarship" is intended for you!

What does it mean to Live United in Purpose?

Living United in Purpose is more than a motto. It's about bringing people together to build strong, equitable communities where everyone can reach their full potential and use their talents to give back to their neighbors. It means to advance the common good!

The application portal will open on March 21, 2024, and remain open until May 1, 2024. Make sure to apply today!



(High School Senior)

Applicant Requirements:

Must plan to enroll or be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college during the 2024-2025 academic year to pursue an education within the STEM field. 

  • You must provide an unofficial transcript with your application. Upon selection, you must provide an official sealed transcript.
  • Must have a minimum 2.3 high school GPA
  • Must submit an 800-1000 word essay, Times New Roman 12 point font, on the following topic: Why are you interested in pursuing an education in STEM, and how will you use your education to Live United in Purpose for your community?
  • Must submit two professional or educational letters of recommendation 
  • Applicant must reside within the AUW service area (If unsure, please click here to see our service map)
  • Your major must be within STEM and be found on the application drop down menu.
  • A number of applicants will be asked to interview for the scholarship. You must be available for an in-person or virtual interview. 

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"Success on the Horizon" Student Scholarship(s)
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What field of study do you plan to pursue in college? Select from list below.
Management Information Systems
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Information Systems
Information Technology
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Communication
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Software Engineering
Nano Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering Technology
Constructions Technology
Drafting and Design Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Surveying Technology
Telecommunication Technology
Environmental Science
Enviromental Studies
National Resources and Conversation
Wildlife and Wilderness Management
Applied Physics
Applied Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Comprehensive Science
High School applicants must submit a 800 - 1,000 word essay, Times New Roman 12-point font, on the below topic. 

Why are you interested in pursuing an education in STEM, and how will you use your education to Live United in Purpose?

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