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Swinburne Scholarship Program Supports Young Women to Pursue STEM Education

Swinburne Scholarship Program Supports Young Women to Pursue STEM Education

Swinburne Scholarship Program Supports Young Women to Pursue STEM Education

Avanade, a global technology company, has expanded its partnership with the Swinburne University of Technology to provide two extra scholarships for first-year students through the Avanade Women in STEM Scholarship program.

Student applications are now being accepted for the scholarship program, which will close on Mar. 31, 2022. Female students participating in an appropriate engineering, scientific, computer science, or information technology course are encouraged to apply.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Avanade Women in STEM Scholarship program at Swinburne University of Technology is now accepting applications.
  • Avanade’s global STEM Scholarship program strives to help young people achieve more, especially young women.
  • Female students enrolled in engineering, science, computer science, or information technology programs are encouraged to apply.

Four Swinburne students from the inaugural scholarship intake in 2020 are still benefiting from the program, which offers AU$5,000 per year in financial support over four years, as well as internship opportunities, career coaching, and mentoring from Avanade Australia.

Avanade assists students in staying up to date with fast-evolving technology and digital learning breakthroughs in higher education. Its STEM Scholarship invests in young women’s futures by providing internships, mentoring, and a support network to assist recipients in achieving their educational and professional goals.

The scholarship program focuses on the fundamentals of successful professional development, such as social networking and teamwork. 

Following the conclusion of their degree, scholarship grantees may be awarded graduate placements at Avanade. In addition, Avanade leaders will provide coaching and mentoring to the students, ensuring that they have the support and direction they need to achieve their goals.

According to Professor Pascale Quester, Swinburne’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Swinburne is known for cultivating excellent STEM skills in aspiring learners and leaders.

The institution has strengthened its commitment to encouraging young women in Australia to pursue STEM careers and improving Australia’s competitiveness in these disciplines.

Through the power of people and digital innovation, Avanade’s global STEM Scholarship program aims to help young people, particularly young women, achieve more.

To date, the initiative has helped over 100 women around the world achieve their dreams of working in STEM fields. Moreover, Swinburne University is the only Australian university among ​​nine prominent colleges around the world that offers Avanade’s STEM scholarships.

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