NEW YORK, TAIPEI and SEOUL, September 21, 2016—Outstanding university women studying technology fields in South Korea and Taiwan can now apply to the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) Qualcomm Global Scholars Program for a chance to receive scholarships, one-on-one mentorships, and virtual professional development. Offered by the not-for-profit Institute of International Education and wireless technology company Qualcomm, Incorporated as part of the WeTech initiative, the Global Scholars Program is designed to close the global gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries.
IIE and Qualcomm will award individual scholarships to approximately 30 female students studying engineering, computer science or other STEM-related fields at eligible universities in South Korea and Taiwan. In addition, the program also connects each Global Scholar with an individual Qualcomm mentor, giving the students an important opportunity to gain academic experience, access to role models, and build professional skills preparing them for a globally competitive world. The application for Global Scholars in these two countries opens today. Full eligibility requirements are on the program website.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) created WeTech to help women and girls enter into and succeed in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education and careers, as a core part of its commitment to empower women. IIE joined with corporate partners who share this vision to launch WeTech at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. WeTech is led by IIE and its initiatives are carried out in India, Africa and the United States with a consortium that includes Goldman Sachs, Google and Qualcomm Incorporated as lead collaborators.
About the Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is the leader in providing international education strategies and program services. Our international approach to education—diverse, borderless, impactful—is a proven way for governments and companies to invest in global talent and solidify overseas relationships. We work with policymakers, educators and employers across the globe to prepare students and professionals for the global workforce and equip them to solve the increasingly complex challenges facing our interconnected world. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide, including in New Delhi, and over 1,400 member institutions.
Through its Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives, IIE provides opportunities for women worldwide to participate in cutting-edge training, professional development and exchange programs and pursue higher education. Our programs help women to develop and join networks of peers, mentors and experts and serve as effective leaders in the public and private sectors around the world.
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages. Learn more about the work Qualcomm and its project collaborators are doing.
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