Teresa is encouraging young women across Erith and Thamesmead to apply for the BlackBerry Scholars Programme.
The BlackBerry Scholars Programme, the first step in BlackBerry’s global women’s initiative, is designed to inspire more women to enter and develop careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
The programme will offer a select group of young women full, four-year tuition scholarships to fund their undergraduate studies at top universities from September this year. The prize is open to women with the potential to influence the future of mobile computing, specifically those with a background in science and technology.
In addition to providing full tuition, BlackBerry will also offer each scholar a rigorous mentor programme and valuable professional opportunities. Scholars will be selected on academic merit and passion for the revolutionary potential of mobile computing and technology.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of inspirational and accomplished women, whose collective expertise covers a wide range of disciplines. The deadline for the submission of applications is 12 noon GMT on the 26th June 2013. Applications can be submitted online.
“It is no secret that women are underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This is not due to a lack of ability, but because women are not given the opportunities to excel in these areas.
The BlackBerry Scholars Programme offers young women an exciting chance to address this imbalance and to demonstrate their skills and talents. I would encourage young women in my constituency with a passion for these subjects to apply for this prestigious programme as soon as possible.”