2018 WeTech Qualcomm Global Scholars Program for India, Taiwan and South Korea

2018 WeTech Qualcomm Global Scholars Program for India, Taiwan and South Korea

Deadline: January 2, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Qualcomm Global Scholars Program. The program aims at helping women and girls enter and succeed in technology careers. The Global Scholars Program awards scholarships to female university students in China, India, Taiwan and South Korea and matches each scholar with a mentor from a Qualcomm global or U.S. office in order to support and encourage the young women to succeed in their chosen fields.

The WeTech Qualcomm Global Scholars Program serves as one component of the Qualcomm commitment to helping women and girls enter and succeed in technology careers. Through the various WeTech initiatives, Qualcomm is reaching women and girls at each step along the path from early education to a career in STEM.

About

The Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech®) Qualcomm Global Scholars program is a partnership between the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Qualcomm that invests in young women and future leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). WeTech works with a range of partners to build a healthy pipeline of girls and women in tech fields by linking them to opportunities that will inspire, engage and support them for entrance and success in high-paying tech careers.

WeTech® believes that providing young women university scholarships for degrees in the technology sector has tremendous impact on their retention and success rate in their chosen field, at a time when the global tech industry desperately needs more women educated, trained and entering into tech careers. Combining this financial support with a 6-month structured mentorship program will also enable these women to connect with professionals working in the field who can provide them with valuable advice, guidance, and support to ensure their success as they enter into technical careers after graduation.

Benefits

  • Students will engage in a 6-month virtual mentorship from March through August 2018. Scholars will be connected with experienced mentors from Qualcomm who will provide personalized professional coaching.
  • Upon successful completion of the virtual mentorship students will receive an academic scholarship to assist with the cost of undergraduate education
  • Scholarships will be issued to university students from eligible universities in India in the amount of $2,000 for the 2018 school year.
  • Scholarships will be issued to university students from eligible universities in South Korea in the amount of $5,000 for the 2018 school year.

Eligibility (India and South Korea)

  1. Applicant must be female
  2. Applicant must be a citizen of India or South Korea
  3. Applicant must be able to communicate in English
  4. Applicant must be a current undergraduate student in her second or third year of studies at an accredited university in the participating country
  5. Applicant must be seeking a degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or other STEM-related fields
  6. Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field (recommendation letters will be required)
  7. Applicant must be willing and available to participate in a 6-month virtual mentoring program from March to August 2018

Eligibility (Taiwan)

  • Applicant must be female
  • Applicant must be a citizen of Taiwan
  • Applicant must be able to communicate in English
  • Applicant must be a current undergraduate student in her second, third, or fourth year of studies, OR a graduate student at an accredited university in Taiwan
  • Applicant must be seeking a degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or other STEM-related field
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field (recommendation letters will be required)
  • Applicant must be willing and available to participate in a 6-month virtual mentoring program from March to August 2018

The 2018 Qualcomm Global Scholars competition for China is not open at this time. 

Application

To complete the application, you will require the following

  1. General Information about you
  2. Answers to essay questions
  3. Resume/CV
  4. University Transcripts – You may merge the mark-lists from the first year of college to current academic year to a single document and upload it.
  5. Two Recommendations of which one must be from a college professor. You are only required to enter the details of your recommenders in the application form, post which they will receive a separate email to share the recommendation letters.

Apply now.

If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact us at wetech[email protected]

For more information, visit Qualcomm Global Scholars Program.

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