RESOURCE: Scholarship program to advance diversity in the tech industry – deadline January 31st

AWT Scholarship Program - deadline Jan 31

Thank you, Lucy Avetisyan, chief information officer (CIO) of UCLA, for bringing this important opportunity to our attention. This program advances diversity in the tech industry, and is available to female students in STEM fields in 4-year universities or colleges. Applications are due January 31, 2024.

Advancing Diversity Within the Technology Industry

The Advancing Women in Technology (AWT) Charitable Foundation awards annual scholarships to help women dedicated to furthering their education in the technology field. The scholarship awards are made possible through the generous support of AWT sponsors, members, community and industry friends.

The scholarship program is open to female candidates only. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Female, US citizen
  • California resident
  • Major must be in an area of STEM
  • B.A or B.S qualifies
  • Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how their area of study aligns with a career in technology
  • There are no age requirements for scholarship applicants
  • Prior recipients are not eligible to re-apply
  • Must be an undergraduate attending a California university or college (proof of enrollment or college acceptance letter required from finalists)
  • Community college does not qualify, only 4-year, non-community college or university qualifies
  • High school or college GPA of 3.0 or greater (transcript required from finalists)
  • First-year college student applicants must provide a high school transcript
  • This is a needs-based scholarship.  If selected, you will be required to provide proof of FAFSA eligibility:
    Documented FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $50,000 annually or lower for this needs-based scholarship; extenuating circumstances may be considered for any EFC slightly exceeding this amount. The EFC is available from the Student Aid Report.

If selected, you will be required to submit a two-minute video to share during our awards ceremony to highlight what the scholarship means to you.