We live in the information era, where technology underpins so much of our daily lives. Technology influences the way we communicate, learn, entertain. And it has an increasing influence on key issues like the economy, foreign policy, privacy, healthcare, and more.
In short, it’s impossible to ignore the tremendous impact that technology has on our lives, and we’re only just getting started.
With great power comes great responsibility. If this industry is going to have an outsized impact on the world, the people that are creating that future should be made up of a representative population. In other words, the decisions that go into making these products should be made by a diverse range of people.
Women are one of the underserved populations in tech. In fact, women make up nearly half of the US labor market, but only 28% of the STEM workforce is female. The gender gap is even higher in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid tech & engineering jobs.
We can all benefit from having more women entering the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Gender diversity introduces new perspectives, enabling us to better solve the complex problems of the future.
Tech is the future, and women must be a part of it.
As a contribution to the solution, the Amplify Women in STEM Scholarship exists to support the young women in tech who are determined to harness their strengths and innovate for the future.
The scholarship is open to female high school seniors and undergraduate students who plan to or are currently pursuing a STEM degree.
To apply for this scholarship, you must tell us about a woman in STEM (past or present) whom you admire and then explain what you hope to achieve in STEM.
This scholarship is part of a 12-part, AMPLIFY Scholarship Series, spanning topics including women in tech, continuous learning, environmental science, and more. These scholarships are announced quarterly and awarded monthly throughout 2021. Follow along here!