What is STEM Signing Day?

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

STEM Signing Day is an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of Gary Community School and Charter Schools 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 are recognized, awarded a scholarship, and join a community of students, STEM professionals and mentors, putting themselves on the fast track for success.

Applicant Requirements

Students apply to be a part of STEM Signing Day through the Chicago STEM Pathways 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 Gary Community School or charter high school graduating senior who will be attending college (can be community, city, state, or private) and studying 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 have a letter of acceptance to a 2-year or 4-year college/university.

Upload a letter of recommendation

Students must 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 affirm their plans to pursue a post-secondary degree in STEM or Aviation. See applicant requirements for a list of possible STEM degrees.

STEM Signing Day 2021 Application

Deadline: May 10, 2021