For the past three years, doTERRA has partnered with the Miss Utah Scholarship Organization to empower women seeking to further their education in STEM fields. On June 10, doTERRA awarded two $500 scholarship to candidates that have excelled in STEM-related fields. Eligible candidates participated in a private interview with doTERRA’s Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Nicole Stevens.
“doTERRA recognizes the critical need to support STEM education and is proud to offer STEM scholarship to Miss Utah contestants who demonstrate the skill, aptitude, and passion required to pursue these rigorous careers,” said Nicole. “Often young people, especially females, feel intimidated at the thought of entering STEM fields. We hope to encourage the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by recognizing excellence in these areas and offering resources for education. doTERRA is making significant contributions in essential oil research; we will continue to foster STEM learning and discovery as we blaze trails in the natural product world.”
Brenley Veater (Miss Garfield County, and a junior at Dixie State University studying Information Technology) was awarded a 2021 doTERRA Excellence in STEM Scholarship along with Brittney Herman (Miss Zion, and an LLM Candidate at Georgetown University with aspirations of becoming a corporate tax lawyer).
A state titleholder is eligible if she is enrolled at a public or private two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school with a declared major field of study in science, technology, engineering, or math. She is also eligible if she has a STEM-related platform that she has promoted during her year as a local titleholder.
Each year, the Miss America Organization awards three STEM scholarships at the Miss America pageant. With the help of doTERRA, the Miss Utah Organization is able to carry on this tradition at a state level.