Women in Technology Scholarship: $1,000
We launched the StudySoup peer-to-peer learning marketplace in 2014. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there are always a few top students in the class who know exactly what it takes to be successful. We decided to empower those top students to help their peers, and make money, by posting their best study materials to StudySoup.com.
At the end of the day, learning from your peers is the best way to learn, because after all, who understands your questions better than someone else in the class?
As a company driven to help students succeed, we know that college is an important step along many career paths, but it can be expensive. Students can upload notes to StudySoup to lighten their financial burden. However, we still felt like we could do more to give back to the future leaders of the world. We also believe that it is our responsibility to foster innovation in the field of technology and help underrepresented students break down barriers. Therefore, we are offering a $1,000 Women in Technology Scholarship to an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming.
Any individual at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year.
Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)