The Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship is a notable award that is presented to female students who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering, math, biological sciences, or physical sciences. The scholarship is worth $4,000 and is open to international students who are studying full-time towards a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college.
Who is Virginia Heinlein?
Virginia “Ginny” Heinlein (1916 – 2003), born Virginia Doris Gerstenfeld. American chemist, biochemist, engineer, and the third wife and muse of Robert A. Heinlein, a prominent and successful author often considered as one of the “Big Three” of science fiction (along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke). She and helped found the Heinlein Society.
For women who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math, the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship is an excellent opportunity to receive financial assistance towards their academic pursuits. By applying for this scholarship, women can pave the way towards a successful career in STEM and break down the barriers that often prevent women from pursuing these fields.
What you need to know: 2023-2024 Grant Cycle
Application period status:
Applications are currently open for the 2023-2024 Grant Cycle.
Deadline for scholarship applications is 11:59 p.m. PDT, April 1, 2023.
To apply for the scholarship, applicants are required to complete the application form and answer basic questions about their career goals. Additionally, they must write a 500 to 1,000-word essay on one of five preselected topics.