Scholarship Opportunity

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 scholarship for three high school seniors enrolled in the San Francisco Unified School District. The scholarship is offered in the amount of $5,000 annually, for up to four years, to each of these three students while they attend either a two- or four-year program at a community college or a college/university of their choice to study one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Applicants will need to complete this application form and submit a school transcript, an essay, and a project from their student portfolio.

Maryland Applicants

The scholarship program is offered to students enrolling in the two-year biopharma program at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a currently enrolled high school senior within the San Francisco Unified School District.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Intend to declare, or have declared, a major in one of the STEM fields.

Scholarship recipients must declare their major in one of the STEM fields within the first year of enrollment at a community college of their choice or the first two years at a college/university of their choice.

Required Materials for Application
  • Completed application form
  • Student Project
  • Please submit an assignment or project that is related to STEM that you have completed within your junior or senior year of high school and demonstrates a body of work you are proud of. Examples of acceptable projects include, but are not limited to, lab reports, scientific papers, research papers, and presentations. Assignments/projects completed by the applicant solely are preferred.
  • Reflection - Student Project
  • Please write a paragraph (300 words or less) about why you are proud of the STEM project or assignment you have chosen to submit.
  • If you have submitted a group project, please describe your role in the group project.
  • School Transcript
  • A current, unofficial transcript is sufficient.
  • Essay​ (500–1,000 words) that addresses the following prompts:
  • What area of STEM are you interested and/or passionate about, and why?
  • What interests you about the major and/or program you are planning on pursuing?
  • What has inspired you to pursue a higher education in STEM?
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report
  • Your Student Aid Report may come from FAFSA or Dream Act
  • Documentation must display your name, academic year, and established EFC (Expected Family Contribution)

Deadline:​ The deadline for submission is Monday, April 12, 2021.
Scholarship recipients will be notified on Friday, April 23, 2021, and will be required to attend a virtual awards ceremony on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Questions: Should you have any questions regarding ARE Scholars, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jaimie Vareed at

Application Form

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission is still be announced

Please submit your completed application package to Scholarship recipients will be notified on Tuesday, April 16th.

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