Scholarships open for supporting women into STEM careers

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The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has opened applications for the third round of the Elevate: Boosting women in STEM scholarship program.

The program is awarding more than 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women and non-binary people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over six years.

Funded primarily by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, the program supports women and diverse people with scholarships, skills, networks and opportunities to flourish and lead in careers spanning the breadth of Australia’s STEM-powered sectors.

ATSE CEO Kylie Walker encourages a diverse and broad range of people to apply and be supported to excel at the forefront of solving Australia’s urgent challenges.

“Diversity is strength. It brings new perspectives, creativity and people power which are so critical for tackling our workforce shortages and advancing economic, social and environmental prosperity.

With more than 2000 applications to date, the program is in high demand with diverse aspiring STEM professionals. Elevate is already helping scholars supercharge their careers and boosting their voices in decision-making in industry, academia and the public sector.”

Yang-Ming Goh, an Elevate Scholar studying a Master of Business Administration at the University of New South Wales, said, “A sustainable future needs innovation and implementation best facilitated by a diverse workforce.

More information is available online.