BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Scholars Program for Indian students, a four-year scholarship that will be available to outstanding female students in India.
The company has urged India female students to apply for the new BlackBerry’s scholars program and develop careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The BlackBerry Scholars Program is available to women in India and will provide scholarships to outstanding applicants who are seeking degrees at accredited local colleges and universities in the areas of STEM across India.
“Women are underrepresented in fields of science and technology, and we feel strongly that it’s time to drive a change,” said Alicia Keys, global creative director, Blackberry.
“It’s important to connect the dots for young women in secondary school and college, and show them that careers in science and technology are within their reach. And when women do land these jobs, it’s vital they receive the mentoring and support they need to advance in their careers,” commented Keys.
Applications are now open to candidates in India, who are interested in the scholarship, and will close at 2:30 am on June 27 2013. The scholars will be selected by a panel of inspirational and accomplished women, led by Alicia Keys, who will recruit candidates based on their academic merit and passion for entering the mobile computing industry.
This scholarship program is the first step in BlackBerry’s long-term commitment and multi-tiered strategy to engage young women at every step of their education from secondary school to college, and as they rise through their careers. As more than 55% of BlackBerry customers are women, BlackBerry aims to champion this generation of female leaders as they strive to achieve their ambitions in this highly-competitive industry.
For more information about the program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, please visit www.blackberry.com/scholars.