PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences Announce Hidden Figures Scholarship Contest

Nov. 17, 2016

The Academy is proud to celebrate women in STEM by participating in PepsiCo's and 21st Century Fox's "The Search for Hidden Figures" — A Contest to Discover Emerging Female Visionaries in STEM! This opportunity is open to young women ages 13 and up who are legal residents of the United States residing in one of the fifty United States or the District of Colombia. Beginning 11/14/16 through 12/10/16 applications will be accepted through the Search for Hidden Figures contest website.

Applicants will be asked to answer two short essay questions. Semi-finalists will be required to produce a video submission that will be evaluated by our panel of expert judges. Two grand prize winners will be announced on January 12th 2017. Winners will receive access to the Academy's STEM skills training materials and programs, up to $200,000 in scholarships, and a trip to the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida. Twelve standout finalists will also be awarded scholarships! More information about contest rules and the movie Hidden Figures which opens in theaters January 6th can be found here. Also be sure to follow all the online action using #Search4HiddenFigures.