7 grants to close the gender gap in STEM

PA Scholarships

Women are a minority when it comes to technology. Aware of the gender gap in the sector, companies, schools and nonprofit organizations are partnering to offer scholarships to women as a way to boost diversity and female representation in the STEM industry.

Project Ada has done a roundup of scholarships and grants that are accepting applications in the next months for women interested from learning the basics of programming to specializing in data science and engineering.   

Women Who Code + Hackbright Academy

WWC and the engineering school for women Hackbright Academy have partnered to offer scholarships to the course Introduction to Programming. The 12-week programme is an introduction for beginners who want to learn to code and to explore software engineering. The scholarship covers the US$3,000 course tuition fee.

Where: San Francisco, US
Deadline: June 15th
How to apply: fill in this form  

Atlassian Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by both software company Atlassian and coding school Galvanize. They are both offering four $5,000 scholarships to the Galvanize Full Stack Web Development program dedicated to Black, Latina, and Indigenous women who want to build their technical skills. Open to residents outside the U.S.

Where: Austin (Texas) or San Francisco (California)
Deadline: applications due 3 weeks before course start date. Drop an e-mail to admissions@galvanize.com for more details
How to apply: fill in this form

IBM Women in Data Science Award

The scholarship is dedicated to women applying to or who have been accepted to the courses Galvanize Data Science, Galvanize Data Engineering, or GalvanizeU Masters of Science in Data Science at the US-based coding school Galvanize. In partnership with IBM, $150,000 will be made available in tuition assistance for female data scientists and data engineers. Courses start in August and September, depending on location.

Where: Austin, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle
Deadline: applications due 3 weeks before course start date
How to apply: fill in this form 

ThoughtWorks scholarship

This scholarship aims to teach women how to code in 12 weeks. The sponsorship is being offered by ThoughtWorks in partnership with Makers Academy. The full 16-week programme costs £8,000 but is free to the six winners of the scholarship. Applicants will need to commit three months full time to the course from either 15th August 2016 or 26th September 2016. There is the potential of a position at ThoughtWorks at the end of the programme.

Where: London, UK
How to apply: applicants can register their interest at this link 

try! Swift conference

This scholarship to the New York conference try! Swift is being offered to underrepresented groups in the tech industry, including women. The financial aid is being sponsored by Instagram, Meetup, Twitter, Technically Speaking, and Swift Studies. The candidates must be able to attend the conference on September 1st and 2nd. The scholarship covers the conference ticket. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all conference attendees during the conference. It doesn’t cover travel expenses.

Where: New York City
Deadline: June 17th
How to apply: fill in this form 

Google Travel and Conference Grants

This scholarship by Google aims to encourage attendance to conferences in Computer Sciences and related fields by underrepresented groups in the technology industry, including women. The grant, provided to North American and European residents, provides free conference registration to selected candidates. North Americans residents will also receive US$500 post-conference reimbursement to retroactively be used toward airfare and accommodation costs. European residents will receive up to €1,000 towards travel and accommodation costs. Grants for Europe are exclusively dedicated to women in technology.

Where: North America and Europe
Deadline: list of deadlines for North America is here and for Europe is here
How to apply: North Americans fill in this form | Europeans fill in this one

2016 Grace Hopper conference

Google is offering grants to the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference taking place in Houston, Texas from October 19 – 21, 2016. The sponsorship is for students and industry professionals from North America. Grants include conference registration, round trip flight to Houston, arranged hotel accommodations from October 18-22, US$75 reimbursement for miscellaneous travel costs and a social event with fellow travel grant recipients.

Where: Houston, Texas
Deadline: July 10th
How to apply: fill in this form
*Residents from outside North America can apply for grants to the GHC conference here

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