2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship Results

Tacuna Systems and ANYLOAD are pleased to award Carmen Dyck (US) and Jessica Landon (Canadian) each $1000 as winners of the 2018 Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship! Their essays and resumes were testament to their commitment to STEM fields as well as helping others achieve their goals. Read their essays below!

We greatly appreciate and thank the many talented, hardworking, and dedicated students that took time to apply and would like to wish all applicants the best in continuing their professional development. We’ve been granted permission to display some exemplary essays below.

Carmen Dyck – US Winner

Jessica Landon – Canadian Winner

Abigail Steimel

Alice Bian

Allison Yao

Alanna Morris

Angelique L. McCoy

Arika N Arnzen

Ariana Cobb

Avery Dechief

Callie Daniel

Callie Daniel

Celeste Gonzalez

Chengxi Li

Danielle Brown

Danielle McDougal

Dorina Voynov

Elisabeth Perreault

Elisabeth Perreault

Éloïse Nolet-Gravel

Emily Wells

Eunice Nwaobi

Fariha Tasnim

Gabby Kistner

Gabby Kistne

Gabrielle Boutros

Isabel Hazan

Jillian Hilenski

Jocelyn E Frechette

Justine Munich

Kayla Hoover

Katherine E Faux

Kayla Hoag

Ken Barnes

Kriseira Lamas-Krauletz

Lauren Robinson

Liliana Delmonico

Liz Furniss

Mallory Weininger

Mackenzie Roach

Max (Marie) Pisciotta

Mataya Holzer

Olivia Jaenicke

Rebecca Sechrist

Richelle Jones

Rita Esuru Okoroafor

Rose McCarver

Rubaiya M

Rubaiya Murshed

Shayla Auld

Sofie Taylor

Snehal Jayvant Purandare

Shefali Sharma

Tania Kapoor

Toni-Ann Peck

Tracy Huynh

Yan Li

Yushi Wang

Yun Qi Charyl Tan

Are you a female undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in engineering, science or math?

Tacuna Systems – load cell specialists is excited to announce our new “Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship”.

Women are still very much under-represented in STEM fields both in higher education and in industry. Our goal is to help equip one female student overcome this gender gap by offering $1,000 toward her studies in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Who Can Apply?

  • Females only
  • Must be pursuing a degree in STEM: science, technology, engineering or math
  • Can be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Open to students attending a US or Canadian institution
  • Entrants must be 17 years or older
  • No GPA requirement


Write a 500 word essay answering the following question: What do you think can be done to improve representation of women in STEM fields?

Things to consider while developing your ideas:

  • Enthusiasm – Passion is great, share it!
  • Originality – Do you have ideas that schools, governments or industry have not thought about or previously applied to improve representation?
  • Forward Thinking – How do you see the future shaping representation?
  • Deployment – How can your idea be effectively deployed? What would be some of the obstacles to overcome?

As part of the submission package please complete the following form:

Scholarship Application (Fillable MS Word Format) -Preferred-
Scholarship Application (PDF Format)

Email your essay to scholarship@tacunasystems.com before 08/1/2018.

Application Deadline

August 1st, 2018.

The winner will be announced by September, 1st 2018.

Scholarship funds will be distributed soon after picking the winner and available for Fall 2018 semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Tacuna Systems offering a scholarship?
Many engineering fields still struggle with attracting and retaining females. Tacuna Systems specializes in electrical engineering and we have first-hand experience with this gender gap throughout our lives in both school and industry. Engineering trades are at the cutting edge of making technological advancements in our society and we wish to promote the unique perspective women bring to the table.

How often is this scholarship offered?
Once per year. Applications are due at the end of summer and scholarship funds will be distributed for the fall semester.

Do you have previous winners?
This is the first year for the scholarship, but we plan for it to be an annual offering. Scholarship winners will be announced on our website.

Can I be an international student? 
Students attending a US college or university can apply.

Can I be male and apply?
Sorry, no.

Can I apply more than once?
Only one application per student per year. Previous winners can apply again the following year with an original essay.

What if I’m not a formal student anywhere?
You must be currently enrolled or accepted and planning to be enrolled as a full time student.

When will the scholarship winner be announced?
In order to thoroughly review all applications, the scholarship winner will be announced one month after the scholarship deadline. Winner will be personally contacted and will be listed on the Tacuna Systems website.

School Participation

Please share this scholarship with your students, across your website, social media and scholarship boards.


If you have further questions please contact us at: scholarship@tacunasystems.com

Tacuna Systems
1100 Johnson Rd.
Unit 17364
Golden, CO 80402