Scholarship

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    Irving K Barber $10k Scholarships for Women in Tech

    Recognizing Women Conquering Technology

    The Society awards ten scholarships annually to recognize women who are excelling at the study of Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics at the post-secondary level.  At least one of these scholarships is dedicated to a woman of Aboriginal ancestry.

    What You Should Know

    You must have completed a minimum of one-year of full-time studies leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics, and be continuing in your studies at a BC public post-secondary institution for at least one additional year.

    Women in Technology Scholarships and Aboriginal Women in Technology Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement (Minimum B+ GPA required), and a demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of a career in the Technology Sector.

    The application deadline is 4:00pm Thursday, July 5, 2018.

    Am I Eligible?

    You can apply for a Women in Technology Scholarship or an Aboriginal Women in Technology Scholarship (or both – one application)  if you have completed a minimum of one-year of full-time studies leading to an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics, and will be continuing in your studies at a BC public post-secondary institution for at least one additional year.

    Click here to see detailed eligibility requirements and apply!

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    Source: University of Victoria

    “I could feel the electricity in the room … see sparks shooting with every idea generated.” Dylan Gedig and the UVic Game Dev Club helped create that energy. They put on the Victoria installation of the Global Game Jam, a worldwide event that brings together artists, designers, musicians, programmers and writers for 48 hours of collective creativity.

    Alumnus and CEO of Codename Entertainment Eric Jordan knows working together like this is reflexive in Victoria’s vibrant technology sector. He brought VIATEC, DigiBC, OneBitLabs, KANO/APPS, InLight Entertainment, Electronic Arts Canada and Codename Entertainment on board to create a scholarship for computer science students who mirror that collaborative nature. As an active contributor to Victoria’s game development community, Dylan was the obvious first recipient. He shared this passion at UVic by volunteering with the course union and teaching coding to new students.

    Dylan laid the groundwork for a career in video game development through UVic’s Co-op program. This scholarship gave him confidence for the next step. Under Eric’s mentorship, Dylan launched a video game publishing company and his first product will be released before his convocation ceremony.

    “That recognition meant a lot to me,” he says of the scholarship. “I wouldn’t have started my own company if the local scene wasn’t so supportive. As a new member of that community, I’m excited to do what I can to help develop new talent.”

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