Athena Pinnacle Scholarships
Champion the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Athena proudly champions the next generation of women leaders in science and technology through its Annual Pinnacle Scholarships. Each year, these merit-based scholarships are awarded to five remarkable high school seniors to promote the next generation of women leading in STEM.

Pinnacle scholarships are awarded to high-school seniors planning to enter a four-year university to study in the sciences, math, or engineering fields. Outstanding applicants are well-rounded women who’ve demonstrated academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement. Winners receive their scholarships at our annual Pinnacle Awards celebration in May.

To apply:
  • Complete the scholarship application form
  • Provide an official copy of your high school transcript
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher at your school 

Submissions must be made by mail (no online application process is provided, and no emailed applications will be accepted.) The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 16, 2020. Please note that all documents must be postmarked on or before that date – including school transcripts. Please email [email protected] with questions. 

Donate to the athena Pinnacle Scholarship Fund
Individuals, companies, and foundations can help young women with promising futures in science or technology by donating to the Pinnacle Scholarship Fund. The Pinnacle Scholarship Fund is managed by the Athena Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and our partner the San Diego Foundation.