Four smiling college grads from STEM Advantage's class of 2023

Join us for our 11th Annual Scholarship Gala

STEM Advantage’s annual fundraising gala is a vital event that aims to support students from nontraditional backgrounds pursuing STEM education at California State University (CSU) campuses. Each year, the event gathers industry professionals, educators, and donors, all committed to promoting diversity in STEM fields.

The reality is clear: students from diverse backgrounds often face unique challenges in their educational pursuits. STEM Advantage addresses this disparity by connecting students with scholarships, mentorships, and internships. The primary goal of the annual gala is to raise funds to sustain and expand these initiatives.

Beyond fundraising, the gala also serves as a platform to highlight the achievements of students who have benefited from the program. Attendees hear direct accounts from these students, sharing their experiences and the positive impact of the program on their academic journey.

This work between STEM Advantage and the CSU campuses in Southern California is a testament to the shared vision of inclusive excellence in STEM education. Through their work, they aim to ensure that every student, regardless of background, has an equal shot at success in the STEM sector.

In summary, the STEM Advantage’s annual gala is more than just an event; it’s a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive STEM community for the future.

Please join us on Saturday, September 9, at Sony Pictures Studios to celebrate and support our Scholars. To buy tickets, and view our online auction, visit