Abingdon Foundation offers scholarships to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) industry conferences and events. Scholarships are not awarded in cash but are instead awarded as a package that includes full event entry and registration, travel costs including transportation, hotel, mentoring/networking assistance, and educational opportunities. The scholarship intends to foster support, create opportunities, and inspire the winner to pursue work and hobbies in the STEAM fields.
The “It’s About Time Scholarship” is overseen by Abingdon Foundation. Along with access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, the winner of this scholarship will be introduced to key people in the field who will share their experiences. Applicants are not required to be experienced in the particular industry. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues and opportunities in that field.
The criterion is simple: The applicant chooses the format for their application, but it must be of some contribution to Abingdon Foundation so that we may be of better service to others. We encourage contributions of real or physical items such as a product or completed online content. Ideas and concepts are not acceptable- we want to see and use finished work! Previous entries have included stickers, essays and poems, videos, polished marketing plans, and even jewelry! The person who exhibits the most passion and purpose towards both the industry and the Foundation will be awarded the scholarship. Multiple ideas or submissions are encouraged.