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Fully Funded TechWomen Emerging Leaders Program for Women in STEM in USA, 2019 ? | Apply Now

Fully Funded TechWomen Emerging Leaders Program for Women in STEM in USA, 2019 ? | Apply Now
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Applications are now open for TechWomen Emerging Leaders Program for Women in STEM to study in the USA. This is fully funded programe available to students from Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East. TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from…

Applications are now open for TechWomen Emerging Leaders Program for Women in STEM to study in the USA. This is fully funded programe available to students from Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East.

TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

The mission of TechWomen is to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing them with the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 19, 2019
  • Course Level: TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.
  • Study Subject: The acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Scholarship Award: Covered Costs

The following costs are covered by the TechWomen program:

  1. Round trip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
  2. Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
  3. Housing in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California during the mentorship period
  4. Meals and incidentals
  5. Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.
  6. Public transportation to the participant’s host company
  7. Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

Participants are responsible for the cost of any non program activities such as independent sightseeing and cultural events, as well as any non program-related domestic or international travel.

Housing

TechWomen participants will be housed in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California, depending on the location of the participant’s host company. Participants will share an apartment with a fellow Emerging Leader. Each participant will have her own private bedroom, while the living room and kitchen will be shared.

The TechWomen program is unable to accommodate participants’ spouses, children, or other dependents.

Please note that details are subject to change. Due to the fast-paced nature of the program, arrival and departure dates for selected participants are not flexible.

  • Nationality: Applicants must be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the program.
  • Number of Scholarships: The TechWomen initiative will identify 108 women from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East who are emerging leaders in STEM fields for the 2019 program.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Participants will be selected from countries in Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East. These include seven program countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Tunisia; six countries in Central and South Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; and seven program countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must:

  • Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Please note that internships and other unpaid work experience does not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Be citizens and permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe at the time of application and while participating in the program.
  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.
  • Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education.
  • Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and mentor women and girls.
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.

TechWomen encourages people with diverse backgrounds and skills to apply, including individuals with disabilities.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: The 2019 TechWomen application is now open. Apply now!

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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