Pinnacle Scholarships

2018 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

Champion the Next Generation of STEM Leaders with
Pinnacle Scholarships

Athena champions the next generation of women leaders in science and technology with its annual Pinnacle Scholarships. Each year, merit-based scholarships are awarded to 5 remarkable graduating high school seniors to promote the pipeline of our next set of aspiring women in STEM leaders. Winners receive their scholarships at our annual Pinnacle Awards dinner in May.
Donate to the Pinnacle Scholarship Fund
Individuals, companies, and foundations can help young women with promising futures in science or technology by donating to the Pinnacle Scholarship Fund. The Pinnacle Scholarship Fund is managed by the Athena Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and our partner the San Diego Foundation.
Pinnacle Scholarships are awarded to high-school senior class women planning to enter a four-year university with the goal of a career in the sciences, math, or engineering. Outstanding applicants are well-rounded women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement. 

To apply, students must: 

  • Fill out the scholarship application form
  • Provide an official copy of their high school transcript
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher at their school 

2019 applications will be accepted through March 11, 2019. Submissions must be made by mail (no online application process is provided, and no emailed applications will be accepted.)