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Scholarships for Women in Male-Dominated Industries

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In the UK just 13% of all STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs are filled by women, while in the US only 11% of technology startups have female founders or CEOs. 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 science, scholarships 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

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for, 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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