To celebrate International Women's Day, Hyundai has created the Women is STEM Scholarship to help shape and define the next generation of women leaders.

With a world that is changing so rapidly, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has become an ever increasing interest in the education system and workforce. It challenges minds to problem solve, make sense of information, and to know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. STEM fields will be an essential skill for young leaders to understand and solve some of the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.

The scholarship will be awarded to 5 female STEM students residing in the United States who will each receive $10,000. Hyundai is asking senior high school students and college undergraduates to write an essay of 500 words or more on why they have chosen a STEAM-related career field for their future, and what is driving them to be and do better.

"At Hyundai, we understand that building a better future starts with investing in the young women inventing it today," said Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America, "We hope this scholarship program helps funnel more women into the STEM fields, resulting in a significant impact to the gender gap that still exists today."

Hyundai Motor America is driven by better. From engineering a more sustainable and autonomous future in mobility for tomorrow, to giving back to local communities today, everything Hyundai does is guided by one question: How can we make things better?

Please visit For more information. Applications are open through June 30, 2020. Winners will be selected July 31, 2020