Missouri STEM Signing Day

Missouri STEM Signing Day

Today’s talent, tomorrow’s future

April 29, 2020

The Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Mathematics and Science Coalition launched the Missouri STEM Signing Day program in 2019 to raise awareness of STEM pathways for students beyond high school. Just like signing days for athletes, Missouri STEM Signing Day celebrates Missouri high school seniors as they make their commitments to study a STEM field in 4-year or 2-year college or technical school.

Whether they seek to work on some of the latest technologies in the manufacturing space by attending a Mechatronics or Advance Machining Technician program at a 2 year college or Technical school; or working on cutting edge bio-life science research to improve the quality of our lives by attending a Bio-Chem or Nursing program at a 4 year college — whatever their passion takes them in the STEM fields, Missouri STEM Signing Day is about them. This program recognizes outstanding students across the state who are inspired by STEM and dedicated to pursuing a STEM career pathway in postsecondary education and beyond, and raises awareness of companies in Missouri for future career opportunities that they and others can pursue.

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With start-up funding contributed by The Boeing Company and supported by the Missouri business community, the program offers $1,000 scholarships to students to help them pursue their STEM education goals at a 2-year, 4-year or technical college of their choice. The funds are unrestricted to be used for tuition, living expenses, books or technology.

2020 Eligibility & Application Process

  • High school students graduating in 2020 planning to pursue a STEM program at a 2-year, 4-year or technical college in the Fall of 2020 are eligible to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2020.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of passion for STEM learning, advancing society through STEM, high school activity involvement and scholarship.
  • Representatives from the Missouri Chamber and corporate sponsors on the selection committee will determine recipients.
  • Finalists will submit an approximately 2-minute video on what inspires and drives them on their STEM pathway. See example videos.
  • Awards will be formally announced on April 29, 2020 in Jefferson City with state officials, business community representatives, students, parents/guardians and school officials.

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Meet our 2019 scholarship recipients

2019 Press Release

 

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To learn more please contact Brian Crouse at (573)634-3511 or by email at bcrouse@mochamber.com.

Sponsors

    

Support STEM students by sponsoring STEM Signing Day

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s program, please contact Linda Gipson at (573)634-3511 or by email at lgipson@mochamber.com.