In 2018, AWIS introduced a financial award to support women studying STEM subjects.

Managed by theĀ New Horizons for Women Trust, the $9,000 award will support up to three women annually enrolled in a tertiary STEM qualification. The award is particularly aimed at women whose social identify is under-represented in their field of study.

The initial funds for the award were raised through screenings of the 2017 movieĀ Hidden Figures, which centred around female mathematicians involved in the NASA space programme.