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Scholarships for Women in Male-Dominated Industries

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In the UK, just 8% of engineering jobs are filled by women, while in the US only around a quarter of those in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) occupations are women. Similar statistics are reported across the world in male-dominated industries such as business, engineering and technology.

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Will the gender disparity in male-dominated industries ever change? The answer seems to be yes, but gradually. Helping to speed up the process are various organizations offering scholarships for women preparing for careers in male-dominated industries. Often the funding is accompanied by additional support, including mentorship and special events or workshops.

Below is a selection of global and region-specific scholarships for women in male-dominated industries, including scholarships for women in engineering and sciencescholarships for women in technology and scholarships for women in business.

Scholarships for women in engineering and science

Scholarships for women in technology

Scholarships for women in business

Other scholarships for women in male-dominated industries

This article was originally published in August 2014. It was updated in August 2017.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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