SEATTLE, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander Sobel, DO, FAACS of Bellevue is pleased to announce the first year of the annual WISE (Women in STEM Excel) Scholarship. Designed to support women who live in Washington as they pursue a degree in a STEM-related field, the WISE Scholarship was created to help female students excel in traditionally male-dominated industries.
"As a physician, I am well aware of many social imbalances that handicap women in their pursuit of scientific careers. Having personally benefitted from the mentorship and contributions of those that have summited greatness despite a disparate route, the opportunity to facilitate future women scientists is of great interest to me," states Dr. Sobel. "Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM industries. Reversing this underrepresentation by aiding their opportunity is a desperately clear means to accelerate science and its products."
All female students living in Washington State who plan to pursue a STEM-related degree are encouraged to apply for the $1,500 scholarship via a downloadable application beginning today, April 12, 2017. The awarded scholarship funds can be used at any college or university to offset the cost of tuition and educational expenses, including things like supplies and textbooks, required technology, transportation costs, and on-campus expenses.
Applications will be accepted through June 16, 2017. Submitted applications will be reviewed and vetted by the WISE Scholarship Committee, who will choose an award recipient based on the quality of the application and adherence to the scholarship requirements. The chosen recipient will be notified upon selection, and the award will be disbursed via a cash prize.
"I very much look forward to seeing the remarkable things our incoming generation of engineers, scientists, and innovators will accomplish in my lifetime—and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to help," says Dr. Sobel. "Best of luck, highest regards, and greatest thanks to all of our applicants!"
About Dr. Alexander Sobel: Dr. Sobel is a triple board certified surgeon based in Bellevue, Washington. Both in and out of his practice, Dr. Sobel is well-known and respected for his kindness, generosity, and commitment to providing patients with access to safe, quality treatment. His practice is located at 1632 116th Ave. NE, Suite A, Bellevue, WA; 425-453-9060. For more information, visit www.andersonsobelcosmetic.com.
Media Contact: Ashley Hengtgen, Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery, 425-453-9060.
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