Today is International Women’s Day, and to coincide with this year’s theme of #BeBoldForChange Intel Ireland has launched its 2017 Women in Technology scholarships to help more women become leaders in the tech sector.
The global technology company’s scholarship programme is designed to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology, and is part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women in STEM by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging females to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.
The Women in Technology Scholarship programme has now been running for more than a decade, and this year Intel Ireland will award up to 20 scholarships, available to female school leavers that are due to start specified four-year undergraduate degree courses in science, technology and engineering in September 2017.
The Women in Technology scholarship includes a monetary grant worth €3,000 a year, as well as opportunities for work placements at one of Intel’s Ireland locations in either Leixlip or Shannon. Each scholar will also be assigned an Intel employee as mentor, who will provide guidance and advice on managing their academic career.
Highlighting Intel’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, said: “We believe that creating a fully diverse and inclusive workplace is fundamental to how we deliver business results. As technology and markets continue to evolve, building and growing a workforce that is fully representative of the customers we serve and communities in which we operate is paramount to our success”.
The scholarship programme is now open to applications, with a deadline of 2nd October 2017. Female school leavers can double check the eligibility criteria and apply for a scholarship at: www.intel.ie/womenintechnology.