Mentor, prepare & inspire young women & underserved communities,
to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
"The STEM Advantage program enables its participants to pursue a degree in a STEM field, gain real world experience and receive critical mentorship along the way. At Toyota, we support STEM Advantage because it gives students opportunities they otherwise would not have and we are able to bring some amazing STEM Advantage participants to the Toyota team. "
- Zack Hicks, Group VP & CIO, North America, Toyota Motor Sales USA
Women, African Americans and Latinos comprise only 20 percent of the STEM workforce today, yet are projected to make up 70 percent of the total workforce by 2017. STEM Advantage opens the doors for young women and underserved communities to pursue their dreams of a career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). STEM Advantage Scholars represent our future workforce and help meet the nation’s need for more STEM professionals.
We combine financial, experiential and directional support in the form of paid internships, scholarships, and one-on-one mentorships to promising STEM scholars. This 360-degree approach is designed to provide the support needed to keep students in a STEM program, including skills and work experience that will assist them in landing their first position after graduation, plus graduate with less student debt.
In 2012 we launched our program at California State University, Dominguez Hills, a highly diverse, urban university that serves the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Undergraduate enrollment is 55% Hispanic, 20% African-American and 70% women; 59% are low income students. The program has been successful by all measures. In Fall 2014, we expanded to include students in the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles.
We need your help to open the doors for more young women and underserved communities to pursue their dreams and realize their potential.
To make a difference and invest in diverse STEM talent through our Scholarship Program, please click here.
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