Dreams for Schools (DFS) is excited to announce the launch of the Dreams for Schools STEAM Scholarship Award presented by Neudesic. The STEAM Scholarship Award program, made possible with the support of our corporate partner,Neudesic, will be available to STEAM undergraduates working as DFS Instructors while they pursue their career goals in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Math (STEAM). Applications are received on a quarterly basis and 1-2 scholarships will be awarded once a quarter.
Both DFS and Neudesic believe in nurturing the next generation of STEAM talent by providing professional development, vocational opportunities, and support for academic excellence through this scholarship program. This need and merit based scholarship is intended to help DFS Instructors advance their trajectory through STEAM career pathways.
We are excited to announce the first two scholarship recipients of the DFS STEAM Scholarship Award program presented by Neudesic are Luis Garcia and Lena Nguyen.
Luis Garcia is a 22 year old parent to 2 dogs, and is from central California. He enjoys going out in nature to hike and “soak it all in”. He also enjoys drumming, and has participated in Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International Championships in the Open and World Class divisions. His dream career is to be a robotics engineer specialist that helps oversee Mars expeditions. For Luis, this scholarship will help him achieve his goals by allowing him the time to focus solely on school. At the moment his time is divided heavily between 2 part-time jobs and school, and he believes that receiving this financial support will be significant to his career aspirations and journey.
Lena Nguyen is the only daughter in a Vietnamese immigrant household. Her current lifestyle and future goals are centered around the core values of perseverance, compassion, and kindness. Inspired by the experiences and people that she has encountered, Lena is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the biology field, which she later hopes to apply towards a career as a medical science liaison. From this scholarship award, she will be able to have some financial burden lifted as she continues to finish her last two years at UCSD. As an aspiring medical science liaison, she plans to save a portion of the scholarship to later enroll into a Ph.D. program, in which she hopes to dedicate her time and efforts towards research about proteins.
The entire Dreams for Schools team would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Neudesic and their team members who participated in the scholarship review committee. Neduesic’s generosity and volunteer support is making a meaningful impact to advance education equity through DFS’ STEAM programs.
About Dreams for Schools
DFS is a STEAM education 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, working to advance education equity by bridging gaps in STEAM education, with an emphasis on computer science. By working with a range of community stakeholders from K-12 students, educators, schools, districts, as well as higher education students DFSprovides educational programs that would not otherwise be available to our clients. DFS’s primary programs include 1) STEAM Curriculum Development, 2) K-12 STEAM Classes, 3) Vocational Opportunities for STEAM Higher Education Students, 4) Professional Development for Educators, and 5) Scholarships for STEAM Higher Education Students.
Neudesic is a national technology firm and global leader in technology-powered business innovation. They help their customers close the gap between technology and desired business outcomes by bringing together the best talent, innovative products, and a broad array of services.