Applications for the 2018 POWER Scholarship are being accepted through Dec. 20.

POWER is a caucus within the Indiana General Assembly primarily for female legislators interested in improving the quality of life for Hoosier residents.

The group is offering $750 scholarships to 18 women across the state, two women in each of Indiana’s nine congressional districts.

The scholarship is for non-traditional female students whose education was delayed or interrupted, with the hope of lessening the financial burden on those who are returning to school or seeking advancement in their careers. The scholarship may also benefit stay-at-home moms entering the workplace who are in need of additional education or training. When considering scholarship recipients, the organization is placing a high priority on those who give back to their communities, and whose goals and desires for education align with their passions.

One scholarship in each district will be awarded to a woman who is majoring full-time in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics program (STEM) at a higher education institution in Indiana.

Visit the POWER website for edibility requirements, selection criteria and other important information. Applications can be submitted online here.