Sky Women in Technology Scholars offers support tailored to young women with a passion for technology and a strong commitment to build a career in tech through funding, communication coaching, mentoring and wider developmental support to help take you to the next level

Sky UK
Apr 02, 2019
Scholarship - General
To apply for this incredible opportunity, you must adhere to the following criteria: You are aged 18 and over. You have a passion for tech and ideas that focus on social impact, sustainability, and the media and entertainment industry. You must fill out the online form to tell Sky about your background, areas of interest and how you would spend the bursary if you succeeded. You must be ready for a phone interview and welcome the opportunity to meet key people at Sky. You must note that the scholarship is a one-year programme starting in May 2019. We are looking for the highest quality candidates that will receive the most benefit from a Sky Women in Technology Scholarships. We would ask that candidates are able to clearly demonstrate the following: ✓ Technology excellence. We would like you to demonstrate examples of previous work relating to technology (any discipline) and show that you have the necessary skills (tech or otherwise) to complete your project to a high standard. ✓ Originality and creativity – ideas need to be unique and engaging and all your own work (though they can name co-creators or collaborators). ✓ Passion for technology and commitment to a career in the tech industry – the aim of the scholarship is to give you the tools and development opportunities you need to forge a career in technology. We are hoping to support women who are committed to their discipline and will continue to work in tech beyond their scholarship project. ✓ Relevance we are particularly interested ideas which focus on social impact, sustainability and innovation in the media and entertainment industry. Your project can be in any discipline of technology (e.g. digital, VR, AI, robotics, broadcast engineering, software development…..) Whatever your idea we ask you to explain why it would make a difference. ✓ Accountability - have a clear plan as to how the funding will be spent. The funding can be used to support the project or any specific training requirements, but only a half of the money may be used to support living costs. Applicants will be required to provide regular updates on budget spending ✓ Clearly demonstrate how and why you would benefit from the scholarship – referring to training, mentoring as well as financial support, and also identify areas for wider support that Sky can assist with e.g. marketing, PR, budgeting ✓ Why now and why you –why this project is key for them at this point in your career, and why you are the best. Why are you interested in being a Sky Women in Technology Scholars what