AstraZeneca STEM Student of the Year Award Nomination Pack - Scotland

The AstraZeneca STEM Student of the Year Award recognises the students who have made the most progress towards a career in a STEM industry during and thanks to the Career Ready programme. We are looking for students who can inspire others to consider STEM careers with their stories.


Students can be nominated by their School Coordinator or a member of their Senior Management Team. Mentors should make recommendations to the School Coordinator. One finalist will be selected in each of the following categories:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering


The finalists and overall winner will be announced at the national Career Ready Awards Dinner in London on 2 April 2019. The finalists will receive a cash prize and an engraved plaque. The overall winner will receive an all expenses overseas trip.


Nominated students must:

  • be a Year 2 Career Ready student
  • have successfully completed a four week internship in a relevant STEM industry or role
  • have an ongoing relationship with their mentor
  • have committed to attending masterclasses

The winner should be available to travel overseas during August/September 2019. We require parental permission and the winner should have a valid passport.

Things to consider

The AstraZeneca STEM Student of the Year Award recognises the students who have made the most progress on their STEM career journey. As part of the nomination form, you will be asked to provide a written statement (500 words maximum) explaining how you think your student has made significant progress and shown commitment to a career in a STEM industry.

This is your chance to ensure your nominated student stands out. To do this, you could consider some of the following points in your statement:

  • What STEM career the student is aiming for and why he/she has chosen that career
  • How the Career Ready experience has impacted on his/her choice of career e.g. workplace visits, mentor, masterclasses, internship etc.
  • Any other STEM activities the student has taken part in

Nomination and judging process

To nominate your student, please complete the online nomination form by 19 December 2018. Any incomplete nominations or nominations received after that time will not be considered. All nominations will be acknowledged by email.

Nominations will be judged at a regional level during February.

Those nominees selected to go forward to the national judging process will be invited to an on-line national judging interview in early March where they will be interviewed by a panel for approximately 30 minutes and asked to deliver a presentation – we suggest a maximum of six PowerPoint slides.

The decision of the judging panel will be final and there will be no appeal procedure.