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Da Vinci Science Center STEAM Student Scholarship Awards

Previously known as the Hall of Fame Student Scholarship Awards

Apply for the Da Vinci Science Center 2023 STEAM Student Scholarship Awards today.

The Science Center seeks spectacular high school science students in Lehigh and Northampton counties for prestigious student awards. In addition to joining a long list of notable prior winners, each of the honorees shall receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The application period has closed.

Scholarships awarded ($2,000 each):

  • One (1) Erel STEM Scholarship Award* – girl/woman, need-based and merit-based
  • Two (2) High School Seniors – all genders, merit-based
  • One (1) 9th to 11th Grade Student – all genders, need-based and merit-based
  • One (1) Allentown School District 9th to 11th Grade Student – all genders, need-based and merit-based

Applicants for the Da Vinci Science Center STEAM Student Scholarship Awards must be:

  • High School students seeking funds to support extracurricular STEAM activities (9th-11th grade) or post-secondary studies (12th grade)
  • Engaged in curiosity and creativity beyond the classroom
  • Involved in and integrates 2 or more of the following– science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
  • Persistent, even in the face of obstacles
  • Able to demonstrate their ability to inspire others to engage in and pursue STEAM
  • Attending school in Lehigh or Northampton County
  • In good standing academically with a 3.2 GPA or higher


Da Vinci Science Center Board Members and individuals whose principal place of employment is Da Vinci Science Center, as well as their family members, are ineligible for awards.

Application Process

  • Jan. 30, 2023: Application Deadline
  • March 3, 2023: Applicants notified of finalist status by this date
  • Week of March 6, 2023: Finalist interviews with Selection Committee (20 min. interview, between 5-9 p.m.)*
  • March 10, 2023: Winners notified by this date
  • May 2, 2023: Da Vinci Science Center STEAM Celebration

*Nominees should hold evenings this week open in the event they are selected.

A complete application will include:

  • Applicant information
  • Resume highlighting your involvement in science and your leadership experience
  • Reference letter
  • Applicant essay

Examples of Extracurricular STEAM Activities for Grades 9-11

Includes needed travel, housing, application fees and tuition for programs like but not limited to:

  • Pre-college summer programs
  • Leadership programs
  • Research opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship programs
  • STEAM Course Dual Enrollment at a local college
  • After school programs
  • STEAM themed competitions
  • Internships
  • PA Governors School for the Sciences

*The Erel STEM Scholarship is funded by Fusun Bubernack, philanthropist and entrepreneur, in honor of her parents, Hasan Fehmi & Sabahat Erel, and their commitment to the importance of quality education and the pursuit of excellence. This scholarship provides both a mentorship opportunity as well as financial support of $2,000 to be used toward the cost of tuition.


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