Prepare to Lead the Way in STEM

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The Artemis Scholarship for Women in STEM is a program designed to educate a new generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This scholarship covers:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Textbook expenses
  • …and more!

At Hollins, Artemis Scholars will benefit from strong relationships among the faculty, alumnae/i, and the scientific community, greater career-related awareness and opportunities as well as leadership skills development.

Scholarship funds are available for students who intend to major in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or mathematics.

$1 Million

Grant from the National Science Foundation

to support the Artemis Scholarship for Women in STEM

$0 Debt

Artemis Scholars receive a full ride to Hollins University

including tuition, room and board, and other fees including books


The Hollins Science Seminar,

an annual celebration and presentation of student research, began at Hollins in 1957! (Scroll down for more about the Science Seminar.)

What’s In It for Me?

  • A full ride to Hollins University NO DEBT from pursuing your undergraduate degree
  • Access to customized Artemis programming that includes leadership skills development through the Batten Leadership Institute and courses on research design and methods
  • A guaranteed paid summer research experience in the Artemis Summer Collaborative Research Program
  • A sponsored Signature Internship experience during your junior or senior year, with options for additional internships throughout your undergraduate experience
  • A student success coach and STEM faculty advisor — available from day one until you graduate
  • An alumnae/i mentor who will help you navigate your path at Hollins from entrance to graduation and beyond
  • A network of faculty and students who are dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey, both inside of the classroom and outside 
  • Complete access to the vibrant and intimate Hollins campus community!

How Can I Apply?

It’s simple! To receive priority consideration, complete the following no later than January 1, 2024.

  1. Apply for admission to Hollins University
  2. Complete your Artemis Scholars application (below)
  3. Submit your FAFSA

Who Can Be an Artemis Scholar?

To be eligible for an Artemis Scholarship, you must:

  1. Be a full-time student who intends to major in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or mathematics
  2. Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, national, or lawfully admitted refugee
  3. Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA application
  4. Demonstrate academic motivation and a strong interest in STEM through the Artemis application
  5. Be admitted to Hollins University
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At the Hollins Science Seminar, I presented my research on my own skincare product that inhibits the growth of acne. (Then-Estée Lauder EVP) Alexandra Trower '86 was in the audience and asked if I had thought of doing something in beauty. I went to New York, met with her, and applied for a job as an associate scientist!


I chose Hollins because I wanted a career in genetics research. I visited and loved everything about the STEM offerings. Between that, Hollins’ small class sizes, and attentive faculty, there was nowhere else I wanted to go. My first job out of college was helping to sequence the genome of a fungus that destroyed rice crops. 

Antoinette Hillian

The Annual Hollins Science Seminar

Since 1957, Hollins has held an annual Science Seminar where students give oral presentations, or via elaborate poster presentations, or both, to an audience of students, faculty, parents, and others in the Roanoke community.


Hollins student presenters

at the 2023 Science Seminar


total research projects

presented in poster format at 2023 Science Seminar


Student presenters (estimated)

since the Science Seminar began back in 1957!