Pasadena, CA, May 07, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Applications are being accepted by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) for the 2014 NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships, made possible by an Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
The scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community. These scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers.
Funded at a minimum of $5,000 each, the scholarships will be awarded for the 2014 fall academic year. Students currently enrolled at a U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply. They must meet the following criteria:
1. Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university.
2. Maintenance of a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the entirety of college or university enrollment.
3. A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field.
4. An active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBT inclusion and visibility.
Online scholarship applications are available through the NOGLSTP website (www.noglstp.org). Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation no later than June 7. Scholarship recipients will be notified on August 1.
As the embodiment of pride in LGBT and STEM communities, each scholarship applicant and winner are offered a complimentary student membership in NOGLSTP and complimentary registration to its 2014 Out to Innovate™ Summit, a two-day career summit for LGBT students, faculty and professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to be held at Georgia Tech in November 2014. The winners will also receive a travel scholarship to the event.
The program is marking its fourth year as a source of educational support. For more information, visit the web site; send questions to David Crombecque, Ph.D., NOGLSTP scholarship program coordinator, email@example.com. For more information about NOGLSTP, contact Rochelle Diamond, NOGLSTP chair and Caltech research biologist, 626-484-7022; chair@NOGLSTP.org.
NOGLSTP was established in 1980, incorporated in the state of California in 1991, and was granted IRS 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status in 1992. NOGLSTP’s mission is to educate the scientific and general communities about the presence and accomplishments of LGBT individuals in STEM professions. NOGLSTP presents educational symposia and workshops nationwide and fosters dialog with other professional societies, academia, and industry to facilitate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. NOGLSTP is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is a participating professional society member of MentorNet, a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, a member of the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute Presidential Advisory Project’s Coalition, a partner with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, and a founding member of the E-Week Diversity Council. For more information, visit the website at www.noglstp.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions corporate and foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.