What is STEM Signing Day?

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Signing Day, presented by Boeing and Motorola Solutions Foundation celebrates the commitment of selected Chicago Public School high school seniors to pursue STEM degrees at some of the nation’s top colleges, universities and 2- year colleges.  These students will be applying their talents in pursuit of careers in STEM fields and putting themselves on the fast track for success. The goal is to celebrate the accomplishment of students who are currently under-represented in STEM fields and attending a CPS School.

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Applicant Requirements

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 is open to:

  • Chicago Public School high school juniors or seniors.
  • Students pursuing a STEM degree in a college, university or 2- year college.

Application Process

1. 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.

2. Upload an acceptance letter.

Students must have a letter of acceptance to a 2-year or 4-year college/university.

3. Upload a letter of recommendation.

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

4. 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

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