This week Intel Ireland launched its 2019 Women in Technology scholarships program. The scholarship program aims to encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology. The program forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging women to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.
The Women in Technology Scholarship program has been running for a number of years and this year Intel will again offer scholarship awards which will be available to female school leavers entering, in September 2019, specified four year undergraduate degree courses in science, technology and engineering. The program offers a monetary grant valued at €3,000 per annum as well as opportunities for work placements at one of Intel’s Ireland locations in Leixlip and Shannon. Each scholar is also assigned a mentor who is an Intel employee to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career.
The application window is now open with submissions being accepted until October 6th. Further details, along with the online application form, can be found at www.intel.ie/womenintechnology.
The Intel Women in Technology scholarship program has been running for more than 10 years and a total of more than €1,000,000 has been invested in the initiative to date. The scholarship program is part of a broader strategy to support the attraction, growth and development of our diverse talent that makes our business thrive. In October 2018 Intel announced that it has achieved full representation in its U.S. workforce two years ahead of its 2020 goal. The company’s workforce now reflects the percent of women and underrepresented minorities available in the U.S. skilled labor market. This achievement was the result of a comprehensive strategy that took into account hiring, retention and progression, and is just the beginning for Intel’s work in this space.
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