Women In Technical Careers
Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program designed to help female students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody College of Technology and launch into a great career.
Most jobs requiring a technical degree are non-traditional for women (defined by federal law as employing fewer than 25 percent women nationwide), despite those same jobs delivering higher median wages, greater job security, and more opportunities for advancement than historically female-dominated jobs. Our mission is to empower women to earn technical degrees from Dunwoody College of Technology and eliminate barriers for women to enter and succeed in technical industries.
Scholarship benefits include:
- A scholarship of up to $10,000/year to augment your financial aid package.
- A childcare stipend of $1,500/year if eligible.
- Monthly professional development workshops, which will prepare you for a successful career.
- Targeted advising and academic support, which will help ease your transition to college.
- A strong peer support network
- Support form the Program Manager and other program participants.
- Career-focused mentoring program, which will connect you to women working in the industry.
About the Scholarship Program
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship program:
- Must self-identify as a woman or a non-binary individual
- Must apply and be accepted into a 2-year or 4-year program at Dunwoody College of Technology in one of the following areas: Automotive, Computer Technology, Construction Sciences & Building Technology*, Robotics & Manufacturing, or the School of Engineering
- Must complete the FAFSA and be able to demonstrate a high financial need
- Must have earned a high school diploma or GED prior to the Fall 2018 semester
*Note: Students enrolled in Dunwoody’s Interior Design program are not eligible for the WITC scholarship.
- If interested in learning more about WITC, you may complete the “Request More Information” form below. Someone from WITC will follow up with all interested individuals to discuss the program.
- When ready to apply to Dunwoody and the scholarship, you will be assigned to an admissions counselor, who will help you with the Dunwoody College application process.
- Once applied, you must complete the Women in Technical Careers Scholarship Application. There are two ways you may do this:
- You can print the PDF and fill out the application by hand.
- You can save the PDF to your computer and complete the application by typing in the highlighted boxes. Once complete, save the file and print or attach it to an email.
- Mail or email the completed application, along with all required application materials, to:
Associate Director of Women’s Initiatives
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Your application, transcripts, FAFSA, scholarship essay, letter of recommendation, and the scholarship interview must be submitted and/or completed no later than May 1, 2018.
You will be notified in May 2018 on whether or not you have been accepted into the scholarship program.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated need and anticipated success in the program. Work experience, goals and aspirations, challenging personal or family circumstances, strength of letters of reference, and success during the scholarship interview will also be considered. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be guaranteed acceptance.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive up to a $10,000 scholarship award per year in financial aid assistance. Awards are renewable up to two years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long at the student maintains scholarship eligibility.