The Intel Women in Technology scholarship programme this week opened to applications from female students across a range of science, engineering and technology courses.
Ten scholarships will be awarded this year, to young women studying specific four-year courses at undergraduate level.
“Intel’s success in Ireland has been built on the quality of highly-skilled and educated people available in the country. Through the ‘Women in Technology’ scholarship programme, Intel hopes to increase awareness and encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science and technology,” Intel said in a press release.
The scholarship consists of an annual grant of €2,000 for each student over the duration of their course and intern placements or summer internships at Intel’s Leixlip campus.
Additionally, each awardee will be assigned a mentor based at the Leixlip facility, who will assist the scholar and provide advice on managing their academic career.
According to the release: “The programme forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities, and encouraging females to participate, prosper and lead in the global economy.”
Intel is currently in the midst of a major push towards diversifying its workforce, pledging US$300m to ensure that, by 2020, its workforce fully reflects the racial and sexual make-up of the population.