Influenster's 2019 Women in STEM Scholarship is Now Open
Apply now for one of five $1,000 scholarships.
As a female-founded tech company, Influenster is passionate about helping to tell the stories of women in professional industries and raise awareness of the gender inequality in STEM fields. That's why we're back with our third annual Women in STEM Scholarship Program to reward five outstanding female students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field of study a $1,000 academic scholarship.
With the Women in STEM Scholarship Program, Influenster aims to encourage and empower the next generation of female tech leaders by helping support their education and future career aspirations.
And this is a cause near and dear to our President and Co-founder, Elizabeth Scherle's heart. "When I co-founded Influenster eight years ago, the conversation about increasing representation for women in tech was really heating up," she says. "My background was in sales and marketing, but I was inspired by the potential of technological solutions to help collect insights that would more seamlessly connect consumers and brands. The company has since grown tremendously, and I've learned so much along the way, that I want to encourage and inspire the next generation of female leaders in STEM-related fields. We've made progress since 2010, but there's still a long way to go!"
As of 2019, Influenster's tech team, which includes roles like software engineers, product developers, UX/UI designers, and data analysts, boasts a 37 percent female ratio, beating the national average of 26 percent! But just as Elizabeth said, there's still a long way to go!
Influenster will be accepting applications from now until March 1, 2019. Learn more about the details on how to apply below:
- Identify as a female
- Be a freshman, sophomore, or junior undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. college/university as of Spring 2019 semester. (Must be a full-time student to be eligible)
- Major in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field
- Have a minimum 3.40 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on 4.0 grade scale
- Attach a valid resume and college transcript as proof of enrollment
- Complete the Influenster application including the written essay topic:
- What inspired you to pursue a STEM career? What do you plan to do in your career and why? What are your ideas to bring more women to the STEM field?
- Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship
- Not have been a past Influenster scholarship recipient.
Each scholarship is worth $1,000 and can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses. United Charitable Programs is a proud fiscal sponsor of the scholarship program. Get the full details on how to apply here and meet last year's scholarship recipients!