2016 AWIS New Jersey High School STEM Scholarship Winners

2016FN AWIS-NJ STEM Scholars

Established in 1995, AWIS NJ empowers and promotes women scientists through programs that facilitate career development, education, networking, leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities.

For close to 20 years, we have been offering STEM scholarships to female high school students from all parts of New Jersey who display high academic performance, are active in extracurricular activities and plan to pursue STEM careers.

The 2016 high school STEM scholarship winners were highly recommended. Their thought-provoking essays enlightened the review committee about the lives and aspirations of the applicants as well as the accomplishments of inspirational New Jersey women scientists. Our reviewers consider the winners among the top young women of scientific aptitude that New Jersey can offer.

2016 AWIS New Jersey High School STEM Scholarship Review Committee

Michael P. Shakarjian, PhD (Chair)

Smita Thakker-Varia, PhD

Jillian Whidby Freund, PhD

Roberta Batorsky, PhD



2013 Scholarship Winners

2013 Scholarship Sponsors:

Jeiven Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc.

Garden State Neurology & Neuro-Oncology, PC

Coldwell Banker, Real estate agent, Sangita Sancheti

 2013 Scholarship Winners:

1st Place:

Michelle Guo

Bergen County Academies 

200 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 

2nd Place:

Rachel Xu

The Lawrenceville School

2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Neha Syal

Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

195 Cedar Bridge Rd, Manahawkin, NJ 08050