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Monday, April 1, 2019

Scholarships for Women in Technology

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Women only make up 20 percent of an average institution’s engineering graduates, and the computer science field doesn’t fare much better with only 18 percent of the graduates being female. With staggering numbers like these, it’s easy to see that these are male-dominated fields, leading women to think twice about wanting to pursue careers in these territories.
Thankfully, college institutions and businesses across the country are becoming more and more dedicated to the increase of these numbers. Offering financial support to any young woman wishing to have a career in these fields, scholarships for women in technology give our future female engineers a chance to raise the statistics.

Hackbright Academy's Phenomenal Women Scholarship
In the spirit of changing the ratio of women to men in technology fields, Hackbright Academy offers two $8,000 scholarships a year for their full-time software engineering program. This scholarship is open to women currently enrolled in the program, and who can prove their ability, work ethic, and commitment to the field. Over 700 women have passed through Hackbright’s system since 2012 and the institution is proud to say that those individuals graduated with the skills to make it in the tech world.

Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) - Women in Technology Scholarship
Since the beginning of VIP’s Women in Technology Scholarship program in 2007, the institution has helped over 100 women pursue their dreams of having careers in tech fields. This program offers several scholarships - each up to $2,500. They encourage women wishing to pursue careers in the fields of computer science, information technology, and management information systems to enroll by the deadline on April 15th.

(ISC)² Women's Cybersecurity Scholarship
Offering both a graduate scholarship as well as an undergraduate scholarship, (ISC)² is proud to fund the education of passionate young individuals as they work to achieve their goals. (ISC)² also offers a separate Women’s Scholarship to give you more options as you go about funding your education. Whether you are an undergrad or a graduate, 10 students will receive these respective scholarships with values ranging between $1,000 and $6,000.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
The Society of Women Engineers has officially opened submissions for their 2019-2020 academic year scholarship program. Each school year, this program provides financial assistance to young women who are pursuing various tech programs across the country. In order to apply for this program, every applicant must be sure that their current college program is based on the ABET accreditation and that they meet the standards associated with it. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduates should turn in their applications no later than February 15th, and freshman applications are due by May 1st.