The Council will award five $5,000 scholarships to female junior or senior high school students who will be pursuing a STEM career at an institution of higher education. One scholarship will be awarded in each of five geographic regions across the state. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Council. To be eligible, one must be a female who resides in Virginia, be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school and hold at least a 2.5 GPA. Applications and guidelines are available online at: http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/council-on-women/. Entries must be submitted by February 8, 2016. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and women who hold a degree in or work in STEM fields. Winners will be notified by March 28, 2016. The scholarship awards will be presented at a reception at the Executive Mansion on April 20, 2016. See more at: http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=13713#sthash.efMG61HB.dpuf.