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Contest Being Held For Girls Pursuing STEM Career

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia officials are holding an essay contest for female high school students who plan to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
    
The 3rd annual contest for high school junior and senior girls is being co-chaired by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and first lady Dorothy McAuliffe.
    
The Virginia Council on Women will award one $5,000 scholarship to a female junior or senior. Other scholarships may be awarded at the council's discretion.
    
Last year the council received 330 essays submissions and raised $22,000 to distribute in scholarship awards.
    
Entries must be submitted by March 30 and winners will be notified by April 25.
    
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Online: http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/information/council-on-women/


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