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Scholarships for Women in Male-Dominated Industries

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In the UK, less than 10 percent of women make up the engineering workforce, 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.

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 last updated in September 2018.

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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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You know what's crazy? Universities have almost no.offers of scholarships for older or mature women ! So many of mature women are freer in their 50s and research has shown that it is period of most innovation in humans...other than the 20s. And that age group has time to pursue their desires . I would love to do a funded postgrad in a STEM field as... I am in construction ....where I can then mentor younger women... but there is very little I can find....Ageism? And it's the future income earner for universities...

Hi. I'm from India and I was looking business scholarships for women studying abroad in France.

Hi, we've included business scholarships for women in our list of Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarships Around the World.

What about petroleum engineering?