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TechGirls 2022 Scholarship

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Scholarship Description

TechGirls 2022 Scholarship application is opened for aspiring candidates between the ages 15 – 17.

TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from around the world to pursue careers in science and technology.

Scholarship Value

Fully funded

Scholarship Level

Diploma Courses available at USA Universities

Opportunity Type

Scholarship

Available Subjects

All subjects

Number of Available Scholarships

Not specified

Eligibility Nationality

  • Sub-Saharan Africa (AF) – Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa
  • East Asia and Pacific (EAP) – Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia, Taiwan, and Vietnam
  • Middle East and North Africa (NEA) – Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia
  • South and Central Asia (SCA) – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
  • Western Hemisphere (WHA) – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Suriname
  • Europe and Eurasia (EUR) – Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Turkey
  • United States of America

Scholarship Duration

A 27-day experience in the United States in partnership with Virginia Tech University.

Scholarship Benefits

  • TechGirls is packed with skill-development workshops and interactions with America’s most innovative tech professionals as well as 40 hours of study at a Tech Camp with organizer’s partner the Center for Enhancement in Engineering Diversity at Virginia Tech.
  • The TechGirls program offers a rich cultural immersion experience, improves the participants’ ability to enter tech fields and encourages them to pursue higher education in fields where women are underrepresented.

Eligibility Criteria

Those eligible to apply are:

  • Students from one of the following eligible countries/territories:
    • Sub-Saharan Africa (AF) – Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Africa
    • East Asia and Pacific (EAP) – Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia, Taiwan, and Vietnam
    • Middle East and North Africa (NEA) – Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia
    • South and Central Asia (SCA) – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
    • Western Hemisphere (WHA) – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Suriname
    • Europe and Eurasia (EUR) – Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Turkey
    • United States of America 
  • Students between the ages of 15 and 17 at the start of the exchange July 7th, 2022;
  • Students who have demonstrated advanced skills and a serious interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math in their academic studies;
  • Students who intend to pursue higher education and/or careers in technology;
  • Students with strong English language skills;
  • Students who are matured, flexibile and open-minded;
  • Students who will attend at least one additional semester of secondary school upon their return to their home country; and
  • Students who are committed to completing a community-based project upon their return home.
  • Preference will be given to those who have limited or no prior experience in the United States. You are not eligible if you have travelled to the United States in the last three years as part of any other ECA exchange program.

Application Deadline

January 15, 2022

Note

  • Family members of U.S. Embassy or Consulate staff. U.S. Department of State employees, family members of the administering organization or partner organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • TechGirls encourages people with diverse backgrounds and skills to apply, including individuals with disabilities.

Application Procedure

Visit scholarship official page on application processes.

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