About the scholarship

The purpose of the DIY Girls Club Facilitator Scholarship is to support the STEAM education movement by encouraging promising teachers to integrate STEAM curriculum into their classrooms. The award includes professional development training, ongoing program support, and a kit of materials. 

Facilitators will be trained in the DIY Girls Club curriculum. Learn more about the club kit here


Eligible teachers must:

  • Teach 4th and 5th graders in Los Angeles County.

  • Teach at a school with at least 90% free and reduced lunch participation.

  • Be willing & excited to facilitate projects meant for students completely new to STEAM.


As a DIY Girls Club Facilitator, I commit to:

  • Holding at least 3 two-hour sessions or 6 one-hour sessions covering all three projects

  • Securing a safe space to hold club activities

  • Serving as the main point of contact for DIY Girls Staff

  • Using my DIY Girls Club Slack community to ask any questions regarding my club

  • Sharing pictures and promoting student work on Slack (Note: Ensure that students have photo release)

  • Providing a fun, and enriching atmosphere for girls to apply technical skills in creative ways

As DIY Girls Staff, we commit to:


  • Providing a facilitator guide and student workbooks for 3 projects

  • Providing how-to videos for 3 projects


  • Providing a 1-day training that will cover the content, pedagogy, and teaching techniques necessary to run a successful club


  • Offering weekly office hours throughout the length of your program

  • Answering all content and management related questions in a timely manner

  • Offering resources to supplement curriculum


Please fill out our application here or below:

Applications are due:  December 23, 2016 11:59PM PST

The award selection is determined by DIY Girls staff and is based on the criteria above and the receipt of all elements of the application package by the date indicated on the application form. The selection is final and is not subject to review.


NovemberApplication closes December 23, 2016 11:59PM PST.

January: Partner sites announced on January 9, 2017. 

January (TBD): DIY Girls Club Training  

February - August: Ongoing support for your program.


The DIY Girls Club Facilitator Scholarship is funded by The Riordan Foundation in support of empowering teachers to teach high quality STEAM content to all students.


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