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Zipwhip & The Riveter Launch Women In STEM Scholarship

Zipwhip, the creators of Texting for Business™, and The Riveter, a modern-day union of working women and allies, are currently accepting applications for their joint Women in STEM Scholarship. The winner will receive $1,500 from Zipwhip plus a six-month Riveter Ally membership.

Students interested in the scholarship must apply by May 17, 2020.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be a female student who’s at least 18 years old, be a legal U.S. resident attending college in Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, Minneapolis, Denver or Portland, and be enrolled in a STEM undergraduate program at an accredited university or college or in a technical bootcamp.

Those eligible are required to submit an essay of 800 words or less about what inspired them to pursue a career in STEM and suggest ideas on how to bring more women into STEM fields.

As the name signals, this new scholarship program was launched to support young women in STEM fields. In doing so, the sponsors hope to encourage women in pursuing their passions for tech and innovation. 

“In order for a company to be truly innovative, it needs to have a culture where people can speak their mind openly and honestly, and where a diversity of ideas is brought forth,” Zipwhip’s CEO John Lauer explained in a news release. “That’s why we’re investing in increasing diversity in the tech industry and at Zipwhip. We know that the best products are built when people with different perspectives and backgrounds have a seat at the table.”

Women account for just 30 percent of the tech industry workforce, even though they outnumber men on college campuses and may soon represent the majority of the U.S. college-educated workforce

“The Riveter was founded to break down the barriers women face throughout their careers and to make certain all women have equity of opportunity in the workplace,” Amy Nelson, CEO and founder of The Riveter, said in the release. “This program will further that mission in a field that has been one of the worst for women historically yet has incredible potential to shift power and resources.”

To apply for the scholarship, click here.

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