Play Like a Girl helps to fund young women’s post-secondary education, investing in leveling the playing field for girls and women who go on to change the world.

Play Like a Girl funds five young women from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing a degree in STEM+ or medicine at an historically black college or university (HBCU) each year. These exceptional young women will lead innovative projects to empower girls and women across the globe. Will you be next?

Applications for 2021-22 scholarships are now closed.

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STEM Driven. Girl Powered.

Welcome Our 2021-22 Scholars!

The Dr. Stephanie Hightower Memorial Scholarship™ honors the memory of longtime Play Like a Girl donor and volunteer Dr. Stephanie Hightower, an HBCU-trained physician-scientist who succumbed to a rare cancer at 43 years young.

Scholarships and Paid Internships were awarded to

young women of color in 2021-22.

In the 2021-22 academic year, Play Like a Girl awarded nearly

dollars in scholarships and paid internships.