Ruby Lee Smith STEM Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000


The applicant must:

  • Be a female pursuing a degree in STEM at an accredited college or university
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be active in The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church ministries
  • Be active in the community

Essay Requirement:

The application must be submitted with a minimum 500-word essay (typed and double-spaced) responding to the following prompt: “Discuss Why an Education in STEM is Important to You.”

  • Please include applicant’s name, email address, phone number, and current school on your essay.


The Ruby Lee Smith STEM Scholarship was created in 2018 by Deaconess Lisa Sims in memory of her mother. The late Ruby Lee Smith, and her husband, George R. Smith, Sr., successfully put two children that were technology majors through college without any student loan debt. She believed that education is one of the keys to advancement and a more successful life. Currently, women are underrepresented in the STEM majors of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The goal of this annual $1,000 scholarship is to encourage and support more women majoring in STEM as they complete their degrees.

All high school and college graduates must complete the Graduate Information Form for inclusion in graduate recognition activities.