Cadence Women in Technology Scholarship Program
Cadence is committed to building a culture that fosters inclusion and embraces diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our internship program and relationships with key universities are a critical part of our strategy to increase and support diversity. To further support this mission, we are offering the Cadence Women in Technology Scholarship for eligible female students and interns.
Applications for the 2021 - 2022 program are now closed.
Scholarship recipients will be selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship, subject to applicable taxes that the recipient will be responsible for. Funds may be used on an unrestricted basis. This is a one-time scholarship.
The applicant must:
- Identify as female
- Be a full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited university in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program in the United States or Canada for the 2021-2022 academic year, pursuing:
- Computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, or a closely related technical field
- Demonstrate a strong academic record
- Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion in technology
To apply, applicants must submit the following information and documents:
- Completed online application questionnaire
- Two letters of recommendation from professors, instructors, and/or advisors
- After submitting the application, applicants will be able to generate link for the reference to upload letters.
- Academic transcript from a current university (official copy will be required if selected)
Before you apply, you will need to prepare responses to the following questions:
- List any academic awards or recognitions in technology that you have received (Limit 600 words)
- Describe a technical project that you have pursued at school or in your free time that you are very passionate about (Limit 600 words)
- How have you or how would you like to advance women in technology? (Limit 600 words)
For any questions regarding the scholarship or application, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Past Winners!
- 2021 Women in Technology Scholarship Winners
- 2020 Women in Technology Scholarship Winners
- 2019 Women in Technology Scholarship Winners
- 2018 Women in Technology Scholarship Winners
- Insights from the Cadence Women in Technology Scholarship Winners
Check out these articles on our 2021 winners!
- Fernanda Fontenele wins Women in Tech Scholarship
- Mukherjee Chosen for Cadence Women in Technology Scholarship
- Lebanon Made Me Unstoppable: How I Designed My First Integrated Circuit at USC
- Brown CS Student Sreshtaa Rajesh Wins A Cadence Women In Technology Scholarship
- ASU student Jayashree Adivarahan earns one of 22 Cadence Women in Technology Scholarships in the nation
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