SNC Launches Scholarship Program for Women Pursuing Stem Careers

SPARKS, Nev., November 08, 2021 – Global aerospace and national security company Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will launch a scholarship program for women pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on December 1, 2021. SNC will award numerous scholarships to women pursuing non-medical STEM-related majors annually. 

This scholarship program is an opportunity to encourage women to pursue careers in an under-represented industry. 

“I am very proud that SNC is investing in the next generation of women,” said Claudia La Fountain, leader of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity at SNC. “It is important for us to encourage and support women pursuing careers in STEM through conscious action. This scholarship and its connection to our Women's Employee Resource Group is a momentous step.” 

SNC partnered with Scholarship America, the nation’s largest nonprofit, private scholarship organization to administer the scholarship. Completed applications must be submitted to Scholarship America between Monday, December 1, 2021 and Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. CDT.  

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Be a current high school senior, college undergraduate or graduate level student pursuing a degree and career in a non-medical, STEM-related field. 
  • Plan to enroll in a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. 
  • Applicants must self-identify as female. 
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

For more information, visit

About Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) 
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a trusted leader in innovative, advanced technology solutions and open architecture integrations in aerospace and national security. Best known for its unique mission applications, SNC creates customized solutions for the world’s most pressing technology challenges in the fields of aviation, national security space, electronic warfare, command and control, mission systems and inline cybersecurity. SNC is owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, and is once again recognized as a US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private. In spring 2021, SNC announced the transition of its Space Systems business area to an independent commercial space company, Sierra Space.   

About Sierra Space 
Sierra Space Corporation is a new independent commercial space company, created from the space capabilities of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). Leveraging breakthrough technologies including the Dream Chaser® spaceplane and expandable LIFE™ habitat, Sierra Space builds and delivers the future of space transportation, destinations and infrastructure for LEO commercialization. Its turnkey, space-as-a-service solutions are modular, scalable and reusable, opening space to new participants globally. With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. Sierra Space is a subsidiary of global aerospace and national security leader Sierra Nevada Corporation.