the HSCF 2-year STEM/STEAM cohort!

HSCF is launching our first STEM/STEAM cohort exclusively for middle school and high school female leaders in North Carolina and Virginia. We recognize the access and opportunity gap for minorities and have put together a program to drive self-efficacy and self-identify for 125 leaders in partnership with Smithfield Foods and several other global businesses.

This program provides a comprehensive view across multiple industries led by engineers, technologists, and top international executive business leaders with diverse experiences. Exposure to these leaders plays a pivotal role in student achievement, self-efficacy, and confidence in STEM.

If you are interested in being part of a new experience, being challenged, building lasting relationships with like-minded peers, then apply today!

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  • Immersive Summer Camps Program: Design & Build "Real-World" STEM Solutions

  • Leadership Development: Assessments, Coaching & Mentoring Sessions

  • Business & University Campus Tours

  • Global Virtual Job Shadowing 

  • STEM/STEAM Business & Financial Sessions

  • Lots of Social Networking Events & Activities

  • $30K+ in Scholarships & Awards 

  • Program Cost: FREE

  • Sample Activities: Artificial Intelligence, Coding & Robotics, Crypto-Tech, Communication & Pitching, Aquaponics, Data Collection, Fundamentals of Business, Ecology & Environment, and more.



Grade: Rising 8 - 12 graders

Gender: Female

Location: Live and attend a school in North Carolina or Virginia