STEM Scholars Program

What is the STEM Scholars Program?

The 32nd Congressional District of Texas’ STEM Scholars Program is an exciting new educational opportunity for high school students in our community. The program aims to connect highly-motivated students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with hands-on learning experiences throughout our district.


In the fall, students selected to participate in the STEM Scholars program will have the opportunity to join Congressman Allred on visits to four STEM-related businesses and facilities during the 2021-2022 school year. On these visits, students will have the chance to participate in discussions with local employees, business owners, and educators, and learn more about the STEM career opportunities in our backyard. Due to COVID-19, visits and discussions will be virtual until further notice.


Who can be a STEM Scholar?

This program is open to all rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who live in or attend high schools located within the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.


How Do I Apply?

2021 STEM Scholars Application

You will need the following items to apply for the STEM Scholar Program. Please assemble these materials and write your essays before submitting via the Google Form by Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM.


  • Expression of Interest - Why are you interested in the STEM Scholar program and what do you hope to learn? (max. 250 words)

  • Essay - What is a STEM-related challenge facing our world that merits greater public attention? (max. 500 words)

  • Resume - including a list of activities, accomplishments, and awards

  • Letter of Recommendation - from a teacher or mentor

  • Signed Parental Authorization Form - parental consent and photo authorization. Please print, have a parent or guardian complete this form, and create a digital copy by scanning a PDF or taking a picture.


Questions about the STEM Scholars Program?

Please contact my Richardson office at (972) 972-7949.