• Seraphine Dogbey

Scholly: $10,000 scholarship for women of color in tech


An international college scholarship app, Scholly has announced a Google-funded scholarship worth $10,000 for women of colur in tech.


A move that is intended to help bridge the gender gap in the tech industry.


According to their website, "Scholly is committed to helping close the gender tech gap, and we want to do our part for the next generation of tech by helping as many women as possible gain access to the resources they need to succeed".


This scholarship is open to high school seniors or undergraduate women who are black, native or Latina to obtain a Computer Science degree.


A maximum of twenty (20) Program participants who qualify will be selected and will each receive an award of up to $10,000 in the form of a scholarship.


"Scholarship Award Programs will be paid directly to the appropriate office at the Program Award recipient’s academic institution and may be used only to pay tuition and mandatory fees for the academic semester in which the scholarship is awarded or the immediately following academic semester," Scholly stated.


The following information is sourced from the terms and conditions stated by Scholly.


Eligibility


You may participate in the Program if you are at least 18 years of age and of the age of majority in their state of residence to apply.

Individuals who are related to or affiliated with Administer or Google (“Partner”) (including any of their respective employees, officers or directors, their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, or any of their respective agencies or promotion entities, or family/household members of any of the foregoing) (the “Entities”) are not eligible to participate in the Program or for a Program Award. Void where prohibited and subject to all applicable federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations.


Application


To participate, applicants must complete the full Program Award application at www.myscholly.com/google (“Website”) and provide the award selection committee with all of the information required in the application or by the committee (in each round of the selection process), including, but not limited to, institutional enrollment (present or past), written statement, and personal information verification.

Applicants are not required to sign up for a Scholly account. By submitting a Program Award application, applicants opt-in and consent to receive emails and/or text messages relating to the Program and with more information about upcoming scholarships, Scholly events, news and updates.


Entry


The entry period for the Women In Tech $10,000 scholarship is from 12:00 AM Pacific Time on March 1st, 2022, to 11:59 PM Pacific Time on March 31st, 2022 (“Campaign Period”). Any entries received after the Campaign Period will not be considered. Administer’s the computer is the official time keeping device for this Program, and the awarding of the Program Award is subject to the eligibility and forfeiture provisions set forth herein. The dates and times set forth herein are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Administer. In the event of any change, a notice of the revised date or time will be posted on the Website.


Selection


A selection committee composed of individuals selected by the Partner will determine the number of Program Awards that will be made as a scholarship. After the applications have been reviewed and interviews have been completed, the Partner will select up to twenty (20) participants who will receive a Program Award.


The selection process will be based on an evaluation of the participants’ essay submission responses, interviews, need, and/or other criteria that the committee determines following the end date of the initial grant application and each round of the selection process.


First, applicants will be required to complete an initial application, which will include, among other things, personal identifiers such as grade level, race and residency. After completion of the initial application, applicants will be provided the opportunity to submit a video.


Next, the selection committee will select a cohort of applicants, who will be required to complete a second round application which will include, among other things, verification of the applicant’s academic enrollment. The last stage of the selection process may include a telephone, video or in-person interview, at the discretion of the selection committee.


Administer will notify the second round applicants of their selection by email and Program Award recipients by email, text message, and a subsequent phone call. After the applications and/or essay submissions have been reviewed and interviews have been completed, the selection committee will select up to twenty (20) participants who will receive a Program Award.


​​The committee’s selection will be based on an evaluation of the participants’ video responses, interviews, need and/or other criteria that the committee determines following the end date of the initial grant application and each round of the selection process


Recipients


The Participants selected to receive Program Awards (“Recipients”) will be notified by the Administer on or about May 1st, 2022.


Payment(s) will be made in the maximum amount of up to $10,000 each (not to exceed the Recipient’s applicable tuition and fees) directly to the academic institution. Payments may be used only to pay tuition and mandatory fees for the academic semester in which the scholarship is awarded or the immediately following academic semester. Scholarships that are not used within this timeframe will be forfeited.


Read full terms and conditions here or visit myscholly.com .


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