Designli is excited to award a $3,000 scholarship to a female high school, college, or graduate student from the U.S. interested in technology and entrepreneurship. While we have the privilege of working with many amazing female entrepreneurs and are succesful in no small part due to the women working within our own company, we recognize that women are underrepresented in the field of technology and want to do our part to change that. Greater diversity of perspectives breeds more innovative ideas, so in our minds, creating more opportunities for women in technology is a no-brainer.
In 1,000 words, tell us what motivates and inspires you to pursue a career in technology or as an entrepreneur, and discuss the challenges, benefits, and opportunities for women in technology.
You’re welcome to use the following questions to help spark your creativity, but you aren’t required to answer them.
As a software development company that began as a college startup, we’re passionate about encouraging young entrepreneurs. We believe that the diversity of perspectives is crucial for the growth and progress of any industry and have experienced firsthand the value women in leadership bring to technology and entrepreneurship. We created the Empowering Women in Tech Scholarship to invest in young women because we’re certain their success in the tech industry will lead to new and innovative ideas that bring a better future for everyone. For us, that’s an exciting possibility and a worthy investment.
This application is open to female high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Due to complexities with international funding, we will only consider submissions from U.S. citizens.
Please specify your intended field of study and your current grade or degree level within your application. We also request either proof of college acceptance or a high school transcript at the time of submission.
We’d love to know your future goals and why you deserve this scholarship, so we’re asking you to provide a brief biography of no more than 250 words with your application. We will not assess this bio in our submission evaluation, but it will help us better understand your career goals.
Your submission will not be considered if it does not include the following:
Your essay will be evaluated by these four criteria:
Only submit your own work. Plagiarism is the opposite of innovation, and stolen work will be eliminated. This includes content that was created with AI tools like ChatGPT–sorry! This is your story–it’s uniquely valuable and we want to hear it. No one can tell a story better than the one who has lived it, so stick to telling your story and no one else’s. If you do reference the work of another individual, please use a citation.
November 30, 2023: Submissions due by 11:59 p.m. EST
December 15, 2023: Winner selected
The scholarship winner will be notified by December 18th, 2023, via email and featured on our scholarship page. Before receiving funds, the winner will be required to provide proof of acceptance to a college or university. All scholarship funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.
We’re confident your story will inspire others, and we think it’s worth sharing. But Designli will not publish, use, or distribute any student submissions without prior written consent.
Contact us if you have any questions about this scholarship or if you’d like to learn more about Designli, read Our Why.