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$2,000 SiliconMint STEM scholarship

SiliconMint's bi-annual STEM scholarship is helping talented US and Canada undergraduate and graduate students cover their college tuition and other educational expenses. Every six months the most qualified student with the best-written essay is chosen and awarded $2,000.

About the scholarship

  • There is no application fee
  • There are no field of study restrictions
  • The scholarship is non-needs based
  • One submission per applicant only
  • Each winner is responsible for any applicable federal, state, or local taxes
  • Employees of SiliconMint, their family members or relatives are not eligible to apply

Check your eligibility

To be eligible for SiliconMint's bi-annual scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Be enrolled in a college or university in the US or Canada as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be in good academic standing

How to apply

To be considered for SiliconMint's bi-annual scholarship you must:
Write a 900+ word essay on one of the topics described in the Essay Topics block below.
The essay should have a clear logic and structure, with an introduction and a conclusion that relate to the chosen topic. While there is a 900+ word requirement, there is no limit as to the max amount of words. The essay must be unique, with references mentioned and/or listed accordingly (if applicable).
Save the essay in PDF or DOCX format.
Compile an email message with your name, scholarship deadline, and the chosen essay topic in the subject field.
In the body of your email write a paragraph or two about yourself and why the specific topic was chosen. Provide your full name (along with your parent or guardian name if under 18), college or university you are attending, your field of study, expected graduation date, average GPA, date of birth, contact phone number, email address, social network link (if available), and proof of attendance such as the copy of your school ID.
Attach your previously saved essay.
Send the email to

Essay topics

Please choose one of the following topics below:

Software development

Choose an industry vertical that you believe should or hasn't been fully transformed by software yet and explain what kind of solution will benefit that niche the most and what effect its introduction will have as a result.

Artificial intelligence

Choose an industry vertical or niche that hasn't been much transformed by artificial intelligence yet and describe how it will be affected with the introduction of AI (machine learning, cognitive computing).

Internet of things

Pick an industry vertical of your choice. Expand on the current applications of IoT in that industry and which solutions you believe should further be developed to benefit the business and society.


SiliconMint's scholarship is bi-annual with regular deadlines in June and December of each year. The next deadlines are:
March 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Our partners

Participating colleges and universities in the STEM scholarship program

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

  • All personal information received by SiliconMint is used solely for evaluating applicants' eligibility and awarding the scholarship.
  • The personally-identifiable information is never sold, transferred nor entered into any mailing lists or promotions.
  • By submitting your essay you agree that your work may be posted in whole or in part on SiliconMint's website, social media pages, or elsewhere.
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Ready to apply?

Please make sure to follow all instructions above as missing something can lower your chances to win