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.

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
  • This is a needs-based scholarship. If selected, you will be required to provide proof of FAFSA eligibility.
  • If selected, you will be required to submit a two minute video to share during our awards ceremony to highlight what the scholarship means to you.

Previous Scholarships Awarded 

AWT Charitable Foundation Scholarships Paid (Cumulative)