Advancing diversity within the technology industry by enhancing the opportunities for women to enter the field through education, personal and professional growth, and the development of mentoring relationships within the technology community. 

Growth Inclusion Opportunity

The Advancing Women in Technology (AWT) Charitable Foundation awards annual scholarships to help women dedicated to furthering their education in the technology field. Our scholarship awards are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, members, community and industry friends.

Scholarships recipients over the years

The scholarship program is open to female candidates only. Applicants must meet the following criteria

  • Female, US citizen
  • California resident
  • Must be an undergraduate attending a California university or college (proof of enrollment or college acceptance letter required from finalists)
  • Community college does not qualify, only 4-year, non-community college or university qualifies
  • High school or college GPA of 3.0 or greater (transcript required from finalists)
  • First year college student applicants must provide a high school transcript
  • B.A or B.S qualifies
  • Major must be in an area of STEM
  • Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how their area of study aligns to a career in technology
  • There are no age requirements for scholarship applicants
  • Prior recipients are not eligible to re-apply
2020 Scholarship Recipients

Previous Scholarships Awarded 

AWT Charitable Foundation Scholarships Paid (Cummulative)

65000
2017
105000
2018
97500
2019
75000
2020
525850
2021

Timeline for applications

TBD      Applications due*

TBD      Scholarship winners will be notified

TBD      College transcript or college acceptance letter (if graduating high school) due to AWT

TBD      Headshot and bio due to AWT

TBD      Winners receive their checks at AWT’s Annual Wine Tasting and Fundraiser Event.

Winners are encouraged to attend this meaningful event with their families and to share their own stories at the awards ceremony.
 For those who cannot attend in person, their check will be mailed to them.