African women in tech scholarship

Fostering an inclusive, diverse, and more equitable tech industry

Scholarship Covers

%100 of tuition only

Regions

All Africa

Schoalrship Deadline

26/02/2024

Application & Admin Fee

$75 (Paid by successful candidates only before commencement of training)

AFRICAN WOMEN IN TECH SCHOLARSHIP

Fostering an inclusive, diverse, and more equitable tech industry.

Scholarship Covers

%100 of tuition only

Regions

All Africa

Schoalrship Deadline

26/02/2024

Application & Admin Fee

$75 (Paid by successful candidates only before commencement of training)

The IBT Women in Tech Scholarship Program will provide free, instructor-led, and outcome-oriented training in the fields of DevOps, Data Science, Cybersecurity, and Full Stack Software Engineering. Learners will be equipped with real-world use cases and projects, helping them build sizable portfolios they can feel confident about when presenting during interviews.

 

The Scholarship program was launched on the back of a successful pilot in 2023 where IBT Learning committed $50,000 in total funding to train women from underrepresented communities in North America and the UK, regions where the online school could guarantee career outcomes at the time.

 

In response to the need for increased representation of African women in technology, IBT Learning is committing up to $500,000 in total funding to the African Women in Tech scholarship providing comprehensive training and career pathways for women across the African continent.

 

Per UNDP, Studies show that women in the tech industry constitute only 28% of professionals in the sector worldwide and 30% in Sub-Saharan Africa. “We want to change this, hence our scholarship program,” said Victoria Peters, Chief Operating Officer at IBT Learning.

 

Scholarship Key features

01

Free, Instructor-Led Training:

The scholarship program offers free, instructor-led training and high-quality education, ensuring they are well-equipped for the demands of the tech industry.

02

Outcome-Oriented Approach:

The training is outcome-oriented, emphasizing practical skills that align with real-world applications. Participants will engage in hands-on projects and gain experience that goes beyond theoretical knowledge, enabling them to build robust portfolios to showcase during job interviews.

03

$500,000 in Funding:

IBT Learning is committing $500,000 in total funding for the Women in Tech Scholarship Program in 2024. This financial support covers 100% of tuition fees, making the program accessible to a broader audience of aspiring African women in tech.

04

Job Placement Assistance:

Beyond the training, the scholarship includes comprehensive job placement assistance after graduation. 20 of the best students will qualify for guaranteed remote internship placements with global companies to kickstart their careers. Those who do not receive this guaranteed internship placement will be empowered to secure internships and entry-level roles.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in this program, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 

Age Requirement:

Must be at least 18 years old.

 

Gender:

Must be female.

 

Residency:

Must reside in Africa.

 

Professional Background:

Must not currently be working in the field of technology.

 

These criteria have been established to ensure that the program reaches and benefits individuals who align with the specific goals and focus areas. We encourage eligible candidates to apply and seize the opportunity to enhance their skills and explore opportunities in the dynamic field of technology.

Ready to change your life?

Apply for the African Women in Tech Scholarship and unlock a world of opportunities