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Scholarships to propel women into STEM careers

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The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has opened applications for the new $41.2 million Elevate: Boosting women in STEM program, funded by the federal government.

Elevate will award up to 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the next six years.

The program encourages women to pursue education and careers in STEM and offer opportunities to extend qualifications, networks and professional skills in STEM and business.

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The Elevate scholarship program will immerse women into a diverse and inclusive STEM ecosystem through collaborations between industry, academia and government, according to a statement.

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Three categories of scholarship are available for study in all STEM disciplines: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Leadership.

ATSE CEO Kylie Walker said she hoped a diverse and broad range of girls and women would apply and pursue education and careers in STEM.

Walker said: “Diversity builds strength and is crucial to the future of science, technology, engineering, and innovation in Australia.

“More women in discovery and innovation will build the resilience, capability and breadth of Australian research and innovation.

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The Elevate program provides generous scholarships to support undergraduate and post-graduate university education, as well as targeted professional development, mentoring, and cross-sector networking that will ensure scholars graduate with career-building knowledge and skills, connections and relationships.

“Elevate will propel women into senior STEM leadership positions, boosting women’s voices in decision-making and future-shaping in industry and academia.”

The Elevate program is open to all prospective students who identify as women.

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ATSE particularly encourages applicants from individuals who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; LGBTQIA+; individuals from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds; low-socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals from regional or rural areas or those living with a disability.

More information here.

Image: ATSE

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