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

AWIS CJC Annual High School Senior Scholarship Applications, 2013

AWIS CJC Annual High School Senior Scholarship Applications are now open for 2013

For full information follow the link:

2013 Annual High School Scholarship Application

Or click on the scholarships tab.

AWIS NJ Officers 2013:

Kamana Misra, PhD           Smita Thakker-Varia PhD           Gina Schaefer           Doranelly Kolchev PhD

2012 AWIS NJ scholarship recipients.

The Association for Women in Science, NJ chapter is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 scholarship awards. These scholarship winners have each demonstrated exceptional performance and a special interest in pursuing STEM subjects in college. Congratulations.


Gabrielle Goodrow

The Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Highlands, NJ

1st Place.

Payal Marathe

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, Plainsboro, NJ

2nd Place

Amanda Autore

High Point Regional High School, Wantage, N.J.

2nd Place

Scholarship Deadline Extended to May 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm!

This scholarship is for female HS seniors in New Jersey who will be studying any area of STEM at any institution of higher learning. Please go to http://bit.ly/AWISNJScholarship2012b for full information.

AWIS NJ Scholarship – Deadline April 30

For full information: http://bit.ly/AWISNJScholarship2012a
Questions? Write to info@awisnj.org