College Scholarships

Investing in higher education for the next generation of women engineers

Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

Investing in Future Engineers

Every year, Tacuna Systems is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity for women pursuing a career in the STEM field.

This program is designed to help encourage diversity in the engineering community, since women are still very much underrepresented in the engineering field today.

» View past scholarship recipients here.

Scholarship Award Details

Our goal is to grant a $1000 scholarship award to two female students who are currently pursuing a higher education in science, technology, engineering or math. One scholarship will be awarded to a student at a US institution and one will be awarded to a student at a Canadian institution.

Applications for the Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship 2020 are not yet open. Check back with us later!

Scholarship Requirements

Who can apply?

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be:
  • A female undergraduate or graduate student
  • Pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math
  • Attending a US or Canadian institution
  • 17 years of age or older
  • No GPA requirement
Please email us the following at [email protected]:
  • Current resume – include academic institution name and your anticipated graduation date
  • URL to video submission

Video Submission Guidelines

As part of your application submission, you must create a brief video of yourself showcasing a STEM-related project that you have worked on or are currently working on. Keep in mind that the video should be no longer than 2 minutes. Things to consider while creating your video:
  • Passion – Why is this project important to you?
  • Learning – What did you take away from this project?
  • Application – How does this project relate to the industry?
  • Improvement – What could you do differently?
  • Originality – Do you have valuable insight or ideas that industry leaders have not thought about?

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Tacuna Systems offering a scholarship?
Gender wage gap inequality is a prevalent issue in today’s STEM workforce, with women making 20 percent less than men working in similar positions. To advocate for gender equality in the engineering field, we strive to empower women pursuing a STEM degree by providing financial assistance for their studies.
How often is this scholarship offered?

Once per year! Applications are due by December 31st, 2020. Scholarship funds will be disbursed for the spring semester or quarter.

When will the scholarship winners be announced?
In order to thoroughly review all applications, the winners will be selected and announced approximately one month after the scholarship deadline. The winner will be personally contacted via email and will be announced on the Tacuna Systems website and social media pages.
Do you have previous winners?

Yes! See our scholarship recipients from our 2018 scholarship. All future scholarship winners be announced on our website and social media pages.

Can I be an international student?
If you are enrolled in a US or Canadian college or university, then yes you may 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 as long as their video submission differs from last year.
What if I’m not a formal student anywhere?
You must be enrolled or accepted and planning to be enrolled as a full-time student for the upcoming Spring semester or quarter.
What are the terms and conditions for this scholarship?

See the full terms and conditions here.


Email us at [email protected] for any questions regarding the Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship.