Inaugural Program Draws 200+ Applicants from Over 50 Universities
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 14, 2017 – The Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program, founded by the Foundry Group, Techstars, Cooley, AWS, GreatHorn, Moz, Yesware, Help Scout, Cloudability, Kulesa Faul, FullContact, Anchor Point Fund and Distil Networks, today announced the first 16 recipients of $3,000 scholarships for women in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
“Distil Networks is extremely passionate about driving diversity in STEM and is very proud to be a founder of the Women in Technology Scholarship Program,” said Stephani Martin, vice president of people operations at Distil Networks. “It was amazing to connect with so many women through their essays about the female leaders that inspire them and their desire to make the world a better place through technology. We couldn’t be more excited about the initial response and look forward to awarding many more scholarships in the future to promote increased diversity in STEM.”
2017 Scholarship Recipients:
- Katya Arquilla, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
- Carolina Binns, Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
- Christina Cheng, Statistics, University of Chicago
- Christine Escobar, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
- Simran Handa, Biochemistry, Lewis and Clark University
- Jessie Johnson, Engineering, Virginia Tech
- Geya Kairamkonda, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
- Sharon Lin, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
- Madeline Loui, Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Laila Marzall, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
- Priya Pai, Computer Science, Columbia University
- Jenny Ramirez, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
- Jasmine Stone, Computer Science, Yale University
- Elizabeth Stoneham, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
- Sarada Symonds, Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
- Rachel Wilmoth, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Scholarship Program At-A-Glance:
- Multiple scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded each year.
- Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
- Applicants must be accepted into or currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US, in a STEM field.
- Interested applicants must complete a 1,000-word essay, present educational transcripts and deliver one letter of recommendation.
The next scholarship program will open on June 1, 2018 and the winners will be announced on August 30, 2018. To learn more or to apply, please visit: https://www.distilnetworks.com/women-forward-in-technology-scholarship/
About Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program
Founded by Distil Networks, Foundry Group, Techstars, Cooley, Yesware, Help Scout, Cloudability, Kulesa Faul, FullContact and Anchor Point Fund, the Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program promotes diversity within the STEM workforce. The program is designed to encourage women to pursue a career in technology, minimizing the gender gap. The program awards multiple $3,000 scholarships to female graduate and undergraduate students annually. For more information or to make a donation, please visit https://www.distilnetworks.com/women-forward-in-technology-scholarship/.
About Distil Networks
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