What is STEM Signing Day?

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Signing Day presented by Boeing and the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

STEM Signing Day is an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of Chicago Public School (CPS) students who are currently under-represented in STEM fields. These students will be applying their talents in pursuit of STEM degrees at some of the nation’s top colleges, universities and 2- year colleges.

Accepted applicants will be recognized, awarded a scholarship, and join a community of students STEM professionals and mentors, putting themselves on the fast track for success.

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Application Overview

Students apply to be a part of STEM Signing Day through the Chicago STEM Co-Op, a Chicago-based organization that convenes stakeholders in Chicago’s STEM ecosystem to address inequities in the STEM learning continuum by facilitating cross-sector knowledge building, collaboration, and collective action.

Application Eligibility

Any CPS high school graduating senior who will be attending college (can be community, city, state, or private) and pursuing a STEM degree.

Application Process

Complete the online application

Students must complete the online application, detailing their academic and after-school experiences, personal goals and aspirations to pursue a STEM-related major and career pathway.

Upload an acceptance letter

Students must provide a letter of acceptance from a 2 or 4 year college/university.

Obtain a nomination or a letter of recommendation

Students must either receive a nomination or provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, school official, extra curricular program leader, or community leader.

Affirm plan to pursue a STEM degree

Students must state in their application the STEM or Aviation degree they intend to pursue.

Chicago STEM Signing Day 2021 Application

Deadline: April 15, 2021

Hear from Past STEM Signing Day Honorees