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STEM MentHER Program at UJ Seeks Nominations for 2023 Cohort


STEM MentHER Program at UJ Seeks Nominations for 2023 Cohort. Therefore, application are now open.

STEM MentHER Program

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2023 cohort of its STEM MentHER program. The program is designed to provide mentorship, support and guidance to Grade 12 female students in Gauteng who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

According to the announcement, UJ is calling on educators and principals to nominate outstanding Grade 12 female students who have demonstrated an aptitude for STEM subjects and who would benefit from the support and guidance of the program. Nominations must be submitted before 8 March 2023.

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The STEM MentHER program was launched by UJ in 2020 to address the gender gap in STEM fields, where women remain underrepresented. The program provides mentorship, access to resources and workshops, and networking opportunities to female students who are interested in STEM fields.

The STEM MentHER program at UJ has already made a significant impact on the lives of young women in Gauteng, with previous cohorts reporting increased confidence and interest in STEM fields after participating in the program.

Successful candidates:

  • are mentored by female academics and postgraduate students
  • gain access to tailor-made programmes aimed at grade 12 students
  • will become role models for other girls
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  • Submit the student’s latest academic results and a brief motivation (not exceeding 900 words) explaining the student’s aspirations and why they should be admitted into the programme
  • Clearly state the nominator’s and nominee’s NAME, SCHOOL, CONTACT NUMBER and EMAIL.
  • Email your nomination to Dr. Cerene Rathilal at stemmenther@gmail.com with ‘STEM MentHER Nomination’ in the subject line by 8 March 2023.

Selected students will be announced on March 15, 2023.


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