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 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. 

Scholarships will be issued to university students from eligible universities in South Korea in the amount of $5,000 for the 2018 school year. The scholarship recipients will also be expected to complete a 6-month virtual mentorship from March through August 2018. Scholars will be connected with experienced mentors from Qualcomm. Upon successful completion of the virtual mentorship students will receive an academic scholarship to assist with the cost of undergraduate education

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be female
  • Applicant must be a citizen of a participating country
  • Applicant must be able to communicate in English
  • Applicant must be a current undergraduate student in her second or third year of studies at an accredited university in the participating country
  • 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 (reference letters will be required)
  • Applicant must be willing and available to participate in a 6-month virtual mentoring program from March to August 2018

Timeline

November 15, 2017
  • Application opens
January 2, 2018
  • Application deadline
January 10, 2018
  • Recommender deadline
  Early February 2018
  • Award winners announced
 March – August 2018
  • 6-month virtual mentorship

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If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact us at wetechqualcomm@iie.org.