STEM Mentorship Opportunity for Young Alumnae


Young Girl Scout alumnae who are currently majoring in a STEM-related field can take advantage of this opportunity from the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)!

NYAS is re-launching their very successful and empowering virtual mentoring program called Next Scholars. This program pairs highly motivated female STEM professionals as mentors for female undergraduates in STEM majors.

NYAS will select 300 young women from across the country to be Next Scholars. Potential Next Scholars are:

  • Strongly interested in a STEM or computer science career
  • Self-identified females
  • Available to dedicate 1–2 hours a month to the program
  • A student at an American college or university
  • Excited by the idea of having a mentor!

Those selected will participate—along with their mentors—in online program modules and live events that focus on areas such as career readiness, communication, leadership, and critical thinking, with an underlying focus on computer science for STEM careers.

The goal: to grow a global network of like-minded women and keep talented women in the STEM pipeline throughout the United States.

In addition to their one-on-one mentors, Next Scholars will have access to female STEM professionals who can support them with advice and internship or job referrals. They will also receive a free one-year membership to the New York Academy of Sciences.

The application window for the 2017 Next Scholars program is currently open and has rolling admission, so anyone interested should apply as soon as possible to not miss out on this great opportunity.

Find more information and the program application here. Note: In the application, mention your affiliation with Girl Scouts – this is a national partnership with NYAS.

Please contact Julie Nadel at NYAS with any questions. Her email is