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Female for Tech Scholarship

The Female for Tech Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students with a passion for technology who are currently studying or planning to study Computer Science, or STEM-related field. Female for Tech Scholars will each receive between $1,000 - $10,000 USD. Scholarships will be awarded based on applicant's academic background and achievements, as well as demonstrated leadership and perseverance. All students who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Congratulations to our 2022 FFT Scholars!


My name is Lauren and I am a second year at UCLA. I initiated the first MedTech Research internship at UCLA Biodesign before entering college, and am now also a Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Creator at Meta. I am the founder and 5-year president of Girls in STEM. Growing up as a femxle in STEM, the odds were stacked against me; I decided to dedicate myself to fostering environments in which young womxn like me could explore their passions for science and technology uninhibited by gender stereotypes. In an attempt to address these injustices, I founded Girls in STEM (GISTEM) to empower girls to pursue technology and engineering careers through mentorship, networking, and hands-on projects. I aspire to continue to empower and uplift my fellow womxn as I embark on my professional journey in STEM.

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My name is Celine and I'm a junior at the University of Southern California studying Biomedical Engineering. At my university I'm involved as the Vice President of the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering, a student ambassador for the Viterbi School of Engineering, a research assistant in a nano-diagnostics laboratory, and as a member of USC Helenes, which is USC's official spirit organization on campus. I'm extremely interested in both the medical device and pharmaceutical fields, and have worked at companies such as Medtronic Diabetes. I am dedicated to the movement of making STEM a more equitable, diverse sphere, and hope to inspire future generations of Latinx students to pursue their dreams.


My name is Yanzhu and I’m a sophomore at Georgia Tech studying Computer Science. My area of passion is Software Engineering. I’m really interested in technology with the experience in Java, Python, and C programming languages. I’m also currently learning JavaScript and Angular. I received Faculty Honor at Georgia Tech with 4.0 GPA. I enjoy learning and exploring different fields in CS, such as machine learning, human-computer interaction. I participate in the Girls Who Code club and Rewriting the Code to empower the women in tech field. I have been attended women leadership conferences and inspired by the talented women leaders. I hope I can also help more female in this field just like them. Thanks for Female for Tech for helping me and other great future leaders get closer to the goal!


My name is Renee and I’m an undergraduate computer science student at College of Staten Island. My love affair with Computers started at age 10. I started coding at age 12 and developed an Engua app for English Language Learners at age 16. I have held 4 positions in Student Government at my College and was President of the Women in Technology Club. Over the summer, I was fortunate to be selected for Ai4all Changemakers at Columbia University (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM) among the talented students across the USA. In the future I see myself as a creative disruptor in technology. I would like to use technology to make products better, faster and cheaper that will enhance quality of life for humankind. I would also like to give back to society by creating a Scholarship at my University to help promising bright talented students coming from single parent families to fulfill their educational dreams.


My name is Tram. I am entering into my second year as a sophomore at the University of Washington. My interest in technology derives from my personal experience as an immigrant and the observable transformations technology has made to our lives on both small and large scales. I found it very inspiring the way technology weaves its way into many different areas of life, making things more convenient and accessible to different groups of people. As a compassionate artist at heart, I'm personally interested in being a representation and advocating for the voices that may have not been heard. Ultimately, I want to head in a direction where art, creative media, and technology meet to fulfill my creativity as an artist while making tangible impacts on my community. It's my honor to be the recipient of the Female for Tech scholarship because this is a reminder that I am supported and on the right path. Thank you for believing in women like me and helping to create a brighter future for the people we will serve!

Past Scholars


My name is Ella. I'm a student at Kent Meridian High School and a running start student as well. Clubs I attend are Girls Who Code and Key Club. I am also a part of my school's Judo sport team as it's the only remaining program left in all of the U.S (minus Hawaii). I became interested in STEM careers after attending field trips to various worksites and career fairs. Attending events like hackathons and the GWC summer immersion program really led me to be comfortable in this career choice. My aspirations in this line of work is to further my knowledge in Comp-Sci, as VR and game development are currently peaking my interests.

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My name is Kristy and I am a second-year student at the University of Washington-Seattle studying computer science. At UW, I've found community in spaces such as GEN1, my department's first-generation student group, and ACM-W, a student group that celebrates women and diversity in computing. As the historian for GEN1, I share first-generation-specific resources with our members and plan events that support and celebrate our community. Being first-generation is a large part of my identity, so I want to contribute to a safe space to support other first-generation students in their journeys, too. I'm also the Outreach Lead for ACM-W, and I work with a team to organize K-12 educational initiatives that promote CS and attending college, targeting local minority populations in hopes that I can provide opportunities for students who share my background. My participation in these two orgs has led me to discover that I'm passionate about building technology that makes education more equitable, inclusive, and accessible, especially for students from marginalized communities. Thus, I'm honored to receive this scholarship because Female for Tech's work and mission really resonates with me.


My name is Gulsoom and I'm a Senior at Kent-Meridian High School. I’ve had a passion to pursue a STEM degree ever since coming to America. I’ve really enjoyed my experience in the Girls Who Code club and wish to continue learning about Computer Science and QA. I am very thankful for the Female for Tech scholarship because I am one step closer to achieving my goal. I’m so excited to start my college journey! I hope to be a role model and share my story to inspire other girls.   


My name is Jackie and I am a sophomore at the University of Washington - Seattle. I have been deeply involved in leadership for many years, and I am now an officer in UW’s Circle K and Vietnamese Student Association. As a First Generation American, both of my parents worked hard to immigrate to the United States and provide me and my siblings a proper life here, so it was only natural I strive hard as to not let the opportunity they gave me go to waste. Due to my experience as a child of immigrants, I learned to understand the issues outside of the U.S. and in it. Thus, I grew a passion for social good and with it, computer science. The realm of technology continually evolves every day, as well as ever changing world problems. Therefore, thanks to the Female for Tech Scholarship for leading me one step closer to producing tangible results for real life issues and allowing me to pursue my computer science degree further, especially in Artificial Intelligence, a field whose infinite possibilities could be used in nearly every part of life.


My name is Amisha and I am currently a senior at High School. The field of computer science and technology is something I have been interested in for quite some time. I want to become a woman in a technical field and encourage other women and especially girls in a younger age group to stand up and believe in themselves. I aspire to be a computer scientist because I am a first generation to attend higher studies and I want to do everything I can to be helpful to other women embarking on this path one day.


Hi my name is Bella. I am currently a senior at Kent Meridian High School. My passion to pursue a career in the STEM field comes from my life experiences, specifically the passing of my mom. After seeing the passion of her ICU doctors, I concluded that I want to become a doctor to express that same level of passion to help patients. This means that following a STEM path is the right path for me. My life experiences on top of being an IB diploma candidate have definitely shaped my character, strengthened my values and altogether have made me a well-rounded person. 


My name is Kaitlyn and I am a senior at Kent-Meridian High School. Aside from Girls Who Code, I am a member in our school’s National Honor’s Society, Builder’s Group, am a president for Filipino Club and am in a small robotics group with my friends. Additionally, I had the opportunity to attend a week-long engineering program (NYLF Engineering) at UC Berkeley over the summer, where I learned multiple principles and fields of engineering. This program enhanced my interest in STEM and led me to choosing the discipline to study in college—computer engineering. These extra-curricular activities and being a full IB Diploma Candidate have definitely taught me how to be well-rounded and maintain balance in my life. 

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