2020 Scholarship

Furthering Women in STEM

2020 Scholarship

Furthering Women in STEM

Zipwhip + The Riveter: Women in STEM Scholarship

At Zipwhip, we strongly believe that workforce diversity leads to stronger products, better financial performance and more connected employees. That’s why our first college scholarship is aimed at supporting women in science, technology, engineering and math. We’re teaming up with The Riveter, a modern-day union for working women, to help one local female student further her education in a technical field.

Scholarship details

The selected student will receive $1,500 from Zipwhip and a six-month Riveter Ally membership, which includes access to all workshops and programs sponsored by The Riveter and other public programs in their spaces, as well as a few floating desk co-working hours per month.

We will announce the winner on Monday, August 10, 2020 on the Zipwhip blog and the student will be contacted directly. We will publish the winner’s writing submission on our blog as well.

How to apply

This scholarship closed on May 17, 2020

Writing prompt: In 800 words or less, tell us what inspired you to pursue a career in STEM and share some ideas about how to bring more women into the science, technology, engineering and math fields.  

Eligibility

  • Legal U.S. resident attending college in Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Dallas, Minneapolis, Denver or Portland (where The Riveter operates)
  • 18 years or older
  • Enrolled in a STEM undergraduate program at an accredited university or college, or enrolled in a technical bootcamp
  • Not open to employees of Zipwhip or The Riveter or immediate family members of those employees
  • Limited to one entry per student 
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About Zipwhip

Zipwhip empowers companies to communicate with their customers in the most effective and preferred way possible – text messaging. As the pioneer of Texting for Business, Zipwhip first enabled text messaging to and from existing landline, VoIP and toll-free phone numbers in 2014. Zipwhip’s direct network connectivity, intuitive cloud-based texting software and an enterprise-grade API mean businesses can use any computer or mobile device to securely and reliably reach their customers, every time.   Interested in joining the team? Check out career openings here.