According to the Women & Hi Tech website: “The First-Ever Virtual Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala (LLAs) will be held on October 1, 2020. This signature, biennial event organized and hosted by Women & Hi Tech focuses on celebrating Indiana women in STEM – women who are risk-takers, leaders, educators, mentors, and those who are changing our local STEM landscape.”
The organization announced this week “Women & Hi Tech is pleased to announce the nominees for The 2020 Virtual Leading Light Awards as well as the applicants for Women & Hi Tech and partner scholarships and grants. This year’s outstanding group of LLA nominees and scholarship and grant applicants come from all over the state of Indiana and have a wide variety of careers and educational pursuits in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.”
Two CICS students were listed as nominees for graduate scholarships. Women & Hi Tech reported “With special support from our Partners and Friends in the Indiana STEM community, we’re pleased to announce that Women & Hi Tech has exceeded the $20,000 goal set for our #LLA20for20 campaign, and will be awarding over $50,000 in scholarships and grants to women and girls pursuing STEM Fields in Indiana!”
Lindsey Neely and LaJoi Robinson are two of twenty nominees from graduate programs around the state of Indiana. CICS is very proud of their nomination and of course wish them luck on the award.
About Women & Hi Tech:
Women & Hi Tech is a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in Indianapolis in 1999 by Eli Lilly scientist, Joyce Gustafson, and Indiana University academic, Georgia Miller. Over the last two decades, Women & Hi Tech has blazed a trail for supporting, recognizing, and advancing outstanding women and girls pursuing STEM fields in Indiana. In that time, Women & Hi Tech has become a pillar of the local STEM community through its educational, professional development, recognition, mentoring, and networking programs, which provide valuable resources to champion collegiate and career women, along with STEM exposure opportunities for K-12 girls. A membership of almost 2000 professionals and students operated by an all-volunteer working Board of Directors and Emeritus, Women & Hi Tech is the only non-profit organization founded and focused in Indiana that is dedicated to changing the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.