As thousands of students across the country this week receive CAO offers and look forward to the next chapter in their education journey, Intel is announcing details of their continued support of a number of Women in Technology scholarships.
The Women in Technology scholarship program encourages a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in science, engineering and technology. The program forms part of a wider focus by Intel on empowering girls and women by fostering educational opportunities and encouraging females to participate, prosper, and lead in the global economy.
This year Intel will again offer a number of scholarships to female school leavers entering specified four year undergraduate degree courses in science, technology, engineering and math. The program offers a monetary grant of €3,000 per annum, totaling up to €12,000 over the duration of the undergraduate program, as well as exciting opportunities for work placements at one of Intel’s Ireland locations in Leixlip or Shannon. Each scholar also gets the additional benefit of being assigned an Intel mentor to assist and provide advice on managing their academic career.
The scholarships are open to numerous universities and institutes of technology across Ireland and cover a wide range of disciplines including the likes of general engineering, science, physics and computer science. The application window is now open with submissions being accepted until October 2nd and further details, along with the online application form, can be found at www.intel.ie/womenintechnology.
The Intel Women in Technology scholarship program has been running for more than 10 years and to date more than €1,000,000 has been invested in the initiative.
Intel’s Commitment to Diversity
The scholarships form part of broader strategy to support the attraction, growth and development of our diverse talent that makes our business thrive. In January 2015, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the Diversity in Technology Initiative which includes a bold new hiring and retention goal to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities at Intel by 2020. Intel also committed to spend $300M over five years in support of that goal. In speaking about diversity Krzanich said “We believe that creating a fully diverse and inclusive workplace is fundamental to how we deliver business results. As technology and markets continue to evolve, building and growing a workforce that is fully representative of the customers we serve and communities in which we operate is paramount to our success”.
Earlier this year Intel released its 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report which shows the progress the company has made toward its goal of reaching full workforce representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce. Intel exceeded the 2016 hiring target with 45.1 percent diverse hiring and is committed to surpassing this in 2017. Positive gains were also made in the overall representation of women, which rose 2.3 points since 2014 to 25.8 percent. We hit our year-end goal of achieving 100 percent pay parity for both women and underrepresented minorities and achieved promotion parity for females and underrepresented minorities as well.
Applicants can visit the Intel website www.intel.ie/womenintechnology to apply for a scholarship. Closing date for applications is October 2nd.