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What is EduSoft STEM Scholarship

EduSoft offers a special scholarship in STEM education for young female students or graduates from Eastern Europe (18-30 years old). The scholarship consist in a 5-day training courses in algorithms and data structures, visual programming, and web pages development. They will take place on 24-30 September 2015, in Bacau, with free accommodation, free breakfast. Also, the scholarship covers up to 15% of transportation costs.

STEM refers to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This term is typically used when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development.

We are interested in promoting STEM education for girls in Romania and in other countries from Eastern Europe.

By offering this ‘EduSoft STEM Scholarship’, EduSoft aims at supporting gender equality in science and techonoly fields, especially in computer science, by supporting young female students to become the next role models empowering women in the IT sector. By supporting girls from Eastern Europe countries whose aim is to ensure gender equality, young aspiring women pursuing roles in IT industry will be further encouraged. As a result, EduSoft aims at guaranteeing women emancipation and involvement in STEM jobs, especially in the IT industry. On these lines, EduSoft does not discriminate any applicants by their background, race or financial status.

Who can apply?

Female university students or graduates (18-30 years old) from the countries mentioned below, from the first to the last year of study (in the academic year 2015-2016) can apply.

They have to send an e-mail to bogdan@edusoft.ro, including data such as: first name, last name, university affiliation and year of study, a teacher who can recommend them, their e-mail address and a phone number or facebook account, a profile photography, and an 1/2 page essay in English, explaining why they want to benefit from this scholarship.

Origin countries of the applicants: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia (FYROM), Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia (including Kosovo), Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.

Deadlines for applications: August 26, 2015.