Annual Scholarship

Application deadline extended to April 15, 2019

The Women In Defense (WID) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Scholarship provides funding to female high school seniors pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. 

The WID Mid-Atlantic Chapter STEM Education Scholarship, valued at $2,500, is an annual, single-award scholarship. Through this scholarship, WID Mid-Atlantic Chapter helps shape the future defense and national security workforce.

All applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, writing skills and meet all other criteria as set forth in the scholarship application.  

The application deadline for this year's scholarship is April 15, 2019.


Please contact the chapter at for questions.


Our annual scholarship  is designated for a female, high school senior who demonstrates academic achievement, proven leadership, and persuasive writing. 

Please consider supporting our mission to increase the number of females working in STEM-related careers fields in national security and defense.   

WID is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and your donation, whereas you received no goods or services in exchange for your donation, is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

Please contact the chapter at for questions.





Sierra Smith



Corinne Mummau 

Corinne is a 2017 graduate of Donegal High School in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. She plans to attend Grove City College and major in Mathematics. Her professional goal is to work for the National Security Agency or Central Intelligence Agency as a cryptanalyst to fulfill her love to create and decipher codes. 



Deena Silton 

Deena is a 2017 graduate of C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air, Maryland. Deena plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park, and major in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary track.  Recognizing that the Army is the only branch of military service which maintains a veterinary corps, Deena plans to serve in the Army's Veterinary Corps and take care of the military working dogs that are used by the Army and Air Force, as well as marine mammals utilized by the U.S. Navy. Her lifelong goal is to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.