Alicia Keys announced the BlackBerry Scholars Program at BlackBerry Live 2013, which promises to offer new opportunities to women looking to get into the technology field. The scholarship offers to cover full tuition for four-year programs in science, engineering, technology, or math, and available to students entering their first year of study in 2013 - 2014.
Applicants have to write an essay about how they intend to leave their mark on the world, and include biographical, financial, and educational histories. The deadline to apply is June 26, so better get cracking, ladies. Anybody interested in learning more can find information at this landing page.
This is a great initiative, considering how underrepresented women are in the professional tech sphere despite their impressive adoption rates.
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
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