Empowering Women Through Mobile Technology

Empowering Women Through Mobile TechnologyEmpowering Women Through Mobile Technology from the BlackBerry Scholars Program

UPDATE 4.8.16: It appears that this scholarship is no longer being offered (although we could not confirm this). You might try writing to the address below to inquire.http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html?CPID=SOC_FBNA1000041 or http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html

Contact Info: Research in Motion Limited, dba BlackBerry, 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3W8

Deadline: June 26

Award Amount: Full tuition for 4 years (Up to 10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female; 18 or older; US and non-US students; entering Freshman pursuing a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at an accredited 4-year college or university and displaying an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space. Never convicted of a crime or have acted in a manner that will bring BlackBerry into disrepute (at BlackBerry’s sole discretion). An internship at BlackBerry may be required for one 3-month period during the Junior or Senior year. All related living and travel expenses associated with the internship will be paid by BlackBerry.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, Acceptance Letter, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and Essay.

Words of Wisdom

This is a good example of a large-award international scholarship. You might think it’s too competitive or not worth your time to apply, but that’s not the case. How many applications do you think they got last year? Go ahead. Guess. I’ll wait.

500 from 43 countries over a 7-week application process. If you guessed way more, you’re not alone. My guess is that thousands of students chose not to apply, failed to meet the deadline or send the right documents. Submitting an application on time is a hurdle where many students will stumble and fall. (If you’ve got our books, you know we organize scholarships by deadline date so you won’t miss them!). If you’re eligible for a scholarship and have your Scholarship Portfolio assembled, submitting applications is pretty painless. What  have you got to lose? Student loan debt and monthly payments for the next 10-15 years!