The Women in STEM Scholarship application intake for 2023-24 is closed.

The Women in STEM Scholarship supports women and gender-diverse individuals pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields where their gender is underrepresented or who are working to advance gender equality in their chosen field.

  • $125,000 is available for this scholarship
  • 50 women will receive $2,500 each for their studies


Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants identify as a woman or gender-diverse individual studying in STEM.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (visa students are not eligible).
  • Be a resident of Alberta. To be considered, one of the following conditions must apply:
    • one parent, or legal guardian has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies
    • Alberta is the last place the student has lived for 6 consecutive months immediately prior to commencing post-secondary studies
    • the student’s spouse or partner has maintained permanent residence in Alberta for 6 consecutive months prior to the person attending post-secondary
  • Be a registered (full or part-time) student in an approved post-secondary institution located in Alberta, including Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training's Apprenticeship Education Programs.
  • Indigenous women, racialized women and women living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • There is no age limit.

Ineligible applicants

  • High school students or below are not eligible to apply.
  • Students registered in short-term, part-time continuing education courses are not eligible to apply.
  • To ensure as many applicants as possible can benefit, recipients of the Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN) Women in STEM scholarship will not be considered for the Women in STEM Scholarship.
  • While applicants are permitted to apply to both the Women in STEM and the Persons Case scholarships, they cannot be awarded both scholarships during the same calendar year.
  • Additionally, previous recipients are welcome to apply. However, priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received the Women in STEM scholarship.

How to apply

Important: We only accept applications through Grant Administration Tracking and Evaluation (GATE) online application system.

  • To apply for a scholarship through GATE, you require a username and password to access the system.
  • Request a GATE username and password before 11:59 pm on Friday, December 8, 2023 (see below).
  • Submit your application through GATE before 11:59 pm on Monday, December 18, 2023.
  • Give the system time to process your application so that we receive notification of your submission before the deadline passes.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Step 1. GATE user registration

First-time applicants will require a GATE username and password.

Email us at [email protected] no later than 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Friday, December 8, 2023, to request your GATE registration.


  • your legal name
  • the scholarships you are applying for
  • your email address – ensure email address is correct as successful applicants will be receiving tax related documentation via email

Your GATE username and password will be sent to the email address provided.

Step 2. Complete the application

Once you have received your username and password, log in and complete your application


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