Thank you so very much for selecting me! This entire experience has already been very rewarding and I am so grateful for everything. I am looking forward to working with my mentor, as well as gaining experience from the internship. Again, thank you for this life-changing opportunity. I feel so honored to be a part of the STEM Advantage program and I look forward to all the wonderful experiences this will bring!


Erica T., STEM Advantage Scholar, Computer Technology/Homeland Security Major

STEM Advantage - WHAT'S HAPPENING!    

All twelve STEM Advantage Scholars have received paid internships at leading companies and organizations. Mentors are helping scholars with everything from exploring career options to enhancing communication skills to demonstrating initiative in the workplace. In addition, we recently paid scholars' tuition, fees and books for the fall semester. Thank you to all of our donors, internship companies, mentors and sponsors for making this happen. We could not do it without you. This newsletter shares some of the scholars' experiences and we've updated the website with more details and quotes from them about their experiences. Click here for more...

November 19, 2013
The Depot in Torrance, CA

You're cordially invited to join us for cocktails & networking at The Depot Restaurant in Torrance to benefit STEM Advantage Scholarships. We'll share with you the latest news from STEM Advantage,
our goals for the new school year and updates on our twelve STEM Advantage Scholars. 
We look forward to seeing you there!

Marlo Donate, Toyota Executive and STEM Advantage board member, with interns Reymarie C. and David O.
Paid Internships

Internships offer qualified scholars the opportunity to receive professional real world experience within industries they're majoring in to develop both technical and soft skills such as communication, collaboration and problem solving, assisting them in landing their first position after graduation.

Rosalie T. with IT Director Bryan Ching 
as they tour the IT Lab
One-on-One Mentoring

A day in the life of a Project Manager: STEM Advantage Mentee, Rosalie T. spent a day with her Mentor Lynda Murray-Thomas prior to starting her internship at Toyota. She had the opportunity to see the tasks Lynda performs as an IT Project Manager at NBCUniversal- Universal Studios Hollywood. Rosalie met with various IT Directors and attended project status meetings. Also, Lynda gave Rosalie a behind-the-scenes tour of Universal Studios and they were even able to find time to grab lunch at Universal CityWalk. For more about the STEM Advantage Mentoring Program, click here...

Joyce R. STEM Advantage Scholar, Computer Technology/Homeland Security Major
STEM Scholarships

STEM Advantage Scholars receive a full scholarship for tuition, fees and books for one year, which is renewable as long as the student qualifies for the program. As student debt has passed $1 trillion, we believe students who pursue STEM careers should be rewarded for their drive and graduate with less student debt so they can pursue their dreams.

STEM Advantage Scholars  

We are honored to announce the selection of 12 STEM Advantage Scholars for our inaugural year. Each newsletter, we choose new scholars to profile. This month, meet Daniel and Amber.

Daniel R. -STEM Advantage Scholar
Name: Daniel R.

Major: Computer Technology

Goal:   To get my PhD and get a job as an IT consultant in a major company

"As a Latino student...I will pay the company forward by showing that any type of race can enter any program under the STEM field...Many of us are scared to take on the challenge of improving our future."

Amber C- STEM Advantage Scholar
Name: Amber C.
Year:   Senior

Major: Computer Technology/Homeland Security

Goal:   One of my passions is cyber security. My goal is to leave this world a better and safer place for everyone. 

"At DIRECTV, I have been given the opportunity to begin applying the knowledge I have gained at Dominguez Hills through the Toro Cyber Defense Lab...My experience thus far at DIRECTV has simply been awesome. I realize that I still have a lot to learn, and I find the organization and the people at DIRECTV to be fun, sincere and supportive cohorts. I am very thankful and appreciative of this opportunity."

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If you or someone you know would like to invest in STEM Advantage Scholars, please click here. 100% of your donation goes directly to fund scholarships. We have no overheard or administrative costs. We also appreciate matching gifts. If your company matches your donation, be sure to let us know.




About STEM Advantage

Students with blue sky 

STEM Advantage was created in September 2012, to mentor, prepare and inspire young women and underserved communities, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 


Our program seeks to give diverse young scholars an advantage through paid internships, one-on-one mentoring, and a full scholarship for tuition, fees and books. STEM Advantage is a 501(c)(3) public charity.


To learn more, please visit or send an email to Lee Ann Kline at

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