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Technology Moves the World Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Dec 15, 2021
Winners Announced
Jan 15, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Must be a senior in high school
Field of Interest:
Must be interested in a career in technology
Must live in Washington

Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of daily life.

The tech industry has grown exponentially in the last few decades alone and is expected to reach a market value of $5 trillion by the end of the year. With more tech jobs being created each year, it is critical that the next generation has the support necessary to bring their ideas and innovation to the tech sector.

This scholarship seeks to support high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology and strive to help the world using technology.

Any high school senior who lives in Washington and is interested in pursuing a career in technology may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us how you would use 100 million dollars and technology to make the world a better place.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published September 9, 2021
Essay Topic

If given 100 million dollars how would you use it with technology to help the world?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Aisha Wehliye
Summit Sierra Seattle, WA
If I was given 100 million dollars, I would use the money for Stem Cell Research that can save millions of lives. For some, Stem Cell research may spell trouble, but I see it as an opportunity to help millions and advance science and technology. Researchers study them to learn the basic building blocks of life and help unlock new medical treatments. Stem Cells can shed light on why certain health conditions and diseases happen. Allowing research scientists to use stem cells as a model to understand common diseases will help us understand how they work and easily make a cure. It’s more logical to understand an opponent's structure and their weak points to easily defeat them. The same thing can be said about diseases that many of us or our loved ones face. In a controlled environment, we can help save current and future lives with a tiny cell. Stem Cells can help us find cures for common diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson's, heart disease, and even neurodegenerative diseases. Stem cells can start from an embryo, where the fertilization, or in vitro fertilization (IVF) can take place in the comfort of a laboratory without volunteer assistance. Embryonic stem cells have the potential to make every type of cell in the body. If we want o understand how breast cancer works, scientists can edit the stem cell to replicate a tumor. With that option, we can closely examine these dangerous cells without anyone donating their body to science. Scientists can even edit adult stem cells in the lab to make them act like embryonic stem cells. These are called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), in which many controversies lie. Many argue that stem cell research will destroy the embryo which brings up the debate of what constitutes human life? This narrative was even pushed into the White House when President George Bush banned government funding for human stem cell research in 2001. I believe many people and unfortunately, leaders are discarding a miraculous innovation that will help save millions of lives. While people in power-limited access to research stem cells, preventable deaths and diagnosis could've been thwarted. If we direct our energy to support the future population, we can create blueprints of how these diseases occur in the first place. Although many unnecessary obstacles exist, there is still exciting news regarding Stem Cell research. Thanks to decades of research, scientists have found that it can help cure Type 1 diabetes. This cell treatment injects insulin-producing cells into a patient’s body that help restore the body’s ability to create and regulate insulin. Although the research is in its early process, I am excited to become a researcher. This exciting news can be promising to over 1.6 million people in the united states and the near future. With 100 million dollars I can support numerous Stem Cell Research from Cancer to Parkinson's and create a better world.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jan 15, 2022.

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