What are the Hot STEM Jobs in Virginia?

Science Matters is an educational program of the Community Idea Stations, Central Virginia’s PBS & NPR stations.  The mission of Science Matters is to use the power of our media company to inspire our community to value science and understand its importance to our future. 

The goal of the Hot Shots & Hot Jobs project is to use young professionals in Hot STEM Careers- growth industries in Virginia – as role models to encourage middle and high school students to consider/pursue STEM careers. We make these available to parents, teachers, and students. The project includes... Read More


Virginia Chapter of the American Society - Junior Fish Biologist Scholarship

The goal of the Virginia Junior Fisheries Biologist Program is to provide practical field experience to students with interest in pursuing careers in fisheries science and aquatic resource management. Students are paired with a fisheries mentor from their local area to gain hands-on experience and to plan and execute a fisheries-related project. We are seeking motivated students that are available to participate full-time (32-40 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks during summer break. Students are provided with a scholarship, not to exceed $3,000, to be paid in three equal installments over the term of their participation, with the final installment paid after successful completion of their project. Application to the program is open to current 11th- and 12th-grade high school, community college, and four-year college students regardless of race, creed, sex, or economic background. Because a goal of the program is to increase diversity within the fisheries professions, groups underrepresented in our profession are especially encouraged to apply. Information for prospective mentors also may be found by following the link. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by December 31, 2017.

Virginia Junior Fisheries Scholarship


Regeneron Science Talent Search

Today, 300 U.S. high school seniors were named scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math research competition for high school seniors. Regeneron STS is a program of the Society for Science & the Public, the same non-profit organization that owns and produces the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.
Regeneron STS recognizes and empowers... Read More


2019 Charles J. Colgan Scholarship

The Virginia Aviation Business Association has announced a wonderful opportunity. The 2019 Charles J. Colgan Scholarship in the amount of $2,000(Two Thousand Dollars), is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School Senior or College/University Undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation-related career at an accredited institution. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution in the name of the awardee. The deadline for 2019 submissions is Friday, April 12, 2019.

2019 Charles J Colgan Scholarship Requirements

2019 Charles J Colgan Scholarship Application



Central Virginia Post Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), in collaboration with the Military Services, offers a series of engineering/STEM camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field in college. These one–week camps are high energy, hands-on events for students from across the country and around the world. The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the uniformed military services.

The Central Virginia Post is offering one (1) sponsorship each for high school students to attend the exciting SAME Engineering & Construction Camp at the

  • US Marine Corps Camp in Jackson, NC and
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Camp, at either Colorado Springs, CO, or Scott AFB in IL. 

The scholarship covers half the registration cost and all travel expenses for a sponsored camper (a value of $800 ea.).   We have successfully sponsored previous SAME campers over the last 6 years from the City of Richmond, Goochland County, Chesterfield County, and Henrico County. 

SAME Scholarship Information