Career and College

This curated list of websites is a great place to start exploring careers in STEM and the steps you can take to prepare for what’s after high school and beyond.

Career Exploration

Biotech Institute

This site for high school students offers information about biotechnology as a career, downloadable lab activities and resource guides.

Discover Engineering

Learn what engineering is, explore careers within the field and check out informational videos and games.

Engineer Girl

Designed for middle school girls, Engineer Girl helps explore opportunities in engineering through profiles of women in the field and offers advice about classes to take in high school.


Meet the women changing the world with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in this series of interviews from The Ad Council.

Master’s In Data Science

An explanation of career opportunities in data science.

What’s Next? Mapping Out College, Military and Other Options for After High School

National Society of Professional Engineers

Learn what it takes to become a licensed professional engineer and find resources for students.

ABET Accreditation

Some careers in STEM require ABET accreditation. This site will help you locate qualifying programs.

Pathways to Science

This site helps underrepresented students connect with STEM programs, funding and research opportunities.

Medical Assistant Certification

This site includes degree guides, a career center and directory of accredited campus and online medical assistant programs.

Local Scholarship Resources

Johnson County Community College STEM Scholars Program

KC Scholars: (Traditional, adult learner and college savings match programs)

Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Western Chapter

Regional Scholarship Resources

My Scholarship Central: A resource for Missouri students to identify scholarship opportunities.

STEM Scholarship Resources

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

FIRST Robotics

Engineer Girl

Project Lead The Way

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program

ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships

Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarships

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

ASM Materials Education Foundation Scholarships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarships

Institute of Industrial Engineers Scholarships

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation Scholarships

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Scholarships

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Scholarships

ACIL Academic Scholarships

National Space Club Keynote Scholarship

Lists of STEM Scholarships

Scholarships for Computer Science Majors