We at Binfire are proud to announce the establishment of a scholarship program for women who are studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at colleges and universities.
Binfire is actively hiring women software engineers. We believe more girls in high school and colleges should be encouraged to pursue getting science or engineering degrees.
Our development office in Israel has been actively supporting the participation of high school girls in the First Robotic competition program.
Many of these girls have enrolled in science or engineering degrees in Universities here in Israel and abroad after graduating from high school.
To encourage more girls and young women to choose science and technical fields, we are establishing a scholarship fund for women studying science or engineering in universities.
Women studying software engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Math, or Physics are eligible to apply.
Each scholarship will be worth $1000 and will be awarded each year to five female students studying engineering or science, for a total of $5,000 per year.
To qualify, the students should have finished at least 2 semesters of studies in an accredited college or university in a four-year science/engineering program.
They should have a grade point average of 3.2 (based on a 4.0 GPA system, we will adjust for other grading systems accordingly).
To apply, the students should send a 500-word essay describing why they choose to study science or engineering and what are their goals when finishing studies?
We want to know your goals and ambitions when you graduate from college?
Why do they think studying science or engineering can help to improve women’s quality of life and positions in the workplace and society?
The essay should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 28th of May of each year.
We will announce the five winners of the scholarship at the end of the month of July.
For one of the scholarships, the preference will be given to the female students who have participated in the First Robotic program in the past.
After we will announce the winners of the scholarship, the students need to provide an official copy of their transcript to show they meet the requirements of this scholarship program before the $1000 award could be granted.
We encourage colleges and universities to take advantage of this program and bring it to the attention of their students.
If you know any high school or college girl interested in science or engineering, please bring this scholarship program to their attention.
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Frequently asked questions
Who qualifies for this scholarship?
Any women studying software, electrical, mechanical engineering or math or physics in an accredited 4-year college or university is eligible.
What is the amount of this scholarship?
We provide 5 scholarships $1000 each to 5 women studying engineering or science.
Is this scholarship merit based?
Yes, as long as you have studied 2 semesters in approved programs mentioned above and your GPA is 3.2 or above you qualify.
Can I apply multiple years?
Yes, as long as you are a full-time student and maintain your GPA above 3,2 you can apply each year. Prior grants don't disqualify you for new scholarship grants.