Deadline:

 January 15, 2020, 9:00 am PST (GMT-8)

Location:

The United States of America 

(Fully Funded)

Description

U.S.A – TechWomen program 

TechWomen empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

Through mentorship and exchange, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.

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TechWomen Emerging Leaders will:

  • Challenge themselves with new questions and concepts
  • Collaborate with like-minded women in their fields on an innovative project
  • Network with influential industry leaders
  • Discover their own innovative leadership style
  • Create meaningful friendships with women from all over the world
  • Explore the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.
  • Inspire the next generation of women and girls in their home countries

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Science,
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALGERIA,  EGYPT , JORDAN, LEBANON, LIBYA, MOROCCO, PALESTINE ,TUNISIA.

Program Period

September – October 2019 

April 2020Semifinalists are contacted
31 May 2020Final selection decisions are made

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Be women with, at minimum, two years full-time professional experience in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Please note that internships and other unpaid work experience does not count toward the two-year professional experience requirement.
  • Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree/four-year university degree or equivalent.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Be eligible to obtain a U.S. J-1 exchange visitor visa.
  • Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States (other than the Diversity Immigrant Visa, also known as the “visa lottery”) in the past five years.
  • Not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
    Preference will be given to applicants who:
  • Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen professional track through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education.
  • Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned and mentor women and girls.
  • Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
  • Have a proven record of voluntary or public service in their communities.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity.
    -TechWomen encourages people with diverse backgrounds and skills to apply, including individuals with disabilities.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The following costs are covered by the TechWomen program:

  • Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
  • Domestic airfare from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
  • Housing in San Francisco or Sunnyvale, California during the mentorship period
  • Meals and incidentals
  • Hotel stay in Washington, D.C.
  • Public transportation to the participant’s host company
  • Local transportation to group program events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.
  • Participants are responsible for the cost of any non program activities such as independent sightseeing and cultural events, as well as any non program-related domestic or international travel.

How to Apply

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Second Step: Fill the application 

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This Scholarship Published by:
Abd El-hamid Zaghloul / Egypt

Reviewed by” Rahaf Elkhodary “ / Egypt 

MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team