The 2020-2021 Lorraine Dodero
STEM Goes Red for Girls Scholarship Award
NEW DEADLINE ANNOUNCED:
We have previously announced the application deadline as January 31, 2021 but given the ongoing challenges schools and students are facing this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shift between in-person, virtual, or hybrid learning set ups, we have decided to grant an extension of time.
The new deadline for scholarship applications will be March 31, 2021.
For this second annual opportunity, the Scholarship will award five more (5) scholarships of $5,000 each to qualifying student applicants.
If your school has participated in the STEM Goes Red for Girls event in the past, or participates in the 2020 STEM Goes Red for Girls Event, any of your students between 7th-12th grade who identify as female are eligible to apply!
Download the application here.
When completed, please email Stem.Scholarship@heart.org.
The 2019-2020 Lorraine Dodero STEM Scholarship Winners
We are thrilled to announce the inaugural recipients of the 2020 Lorraine Dodero STEM Goes Red for Girls Scholarship. Area high school students Caroline Baker of Lakewood (St. Joseph Academy); Meghan Bhanoo of Chagrin Falls (Gilmour Academy); Sarah Boehnlein of Novelty (Notre Dame Elementary); Hailey Karban of Chardon (Notre Dame Elementary); and Nina Padanilam of Aurora (Gilmour Academy) will each receive a $5,000 award in recognition of their hard work and determination. The American Heart Association’s Lorraine Dodero STEM Goes Red for Girls Scholarship was created in 2019 with the goal of helping students interested in pursuing careers in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field achieve their goals.
“I am passionate,” says Lorraine Dodero, the trustee and chairman of the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, “about helping young women pursue their goals in STEM. These five students, through their intellect and scholarship, are our future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. From a girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut to those who are already planning careers in medicine, they all have bright futures ahead of them; I am honored to be a part of their journeys in STEM.”
Studies show that women are grossly underrepresented in research and STEM fields. Says Valerie Hillow Gates, executive director of the American Heart Association: “Lorraine Dodero is a visionary leader in the Cleveland community who is helping develop a robust pipeline of innovators. These young minds could develop the research, technology and discoveries that will someday eliminate heart disease and stroke and ensure health equity in our communities.”
For additional information, please contact STEM.Scholarship@heart.org.
STEM SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR
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