Women In Technical Careers (WITC)

The WITC application period for the Fall 2022 semester has closed. The application period for Fall 2023 semester will open later this year

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 for two years.
  • A childcare stipend of $1,500/year if eligible.
  • Formal mentoring by women professionals from the same industry
  • A cohort experience, including monthly professional development workshops
  • One-on-one advising and a summer orientation exclusively for women in the cohort

About the Scholarship Program

Scholarship Qualifications

You 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: AutomotiveComputer TechnologyConstruction Sciences & Building Technology*, Robotics & Manufacturing, or the School of Engineering
  • Must complete the FAFSA and be able to demonstrate a high financial need

*Note: Students enrolled in Dunwoody’s Graphic Design & Production and Interior Design programs are not eligible for the WITC scholarship.

Application Process

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will open later this year.

Note that when applications re-open you can submit your essay and letter of recommendation to witc@dunwoody.edu if you don’t have them ready when you fill out the form.

Selection of Recipients

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.

Not all applicants to the program will be guaranteed acceptance.

Awarding Process

If selected as a recipient, you 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 you maintain scholarship eligibility.

Request More Information

WITC: Information Request Form

WITC: Information Request Form

If you would like more information about Dunwoody College’s Women In Technical Careers program, please fill out the Information Request Form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Contact Program Manager

Maggie Whitman

Program Director, Women in Technical Careers

Phone: 612.381.3362

witc@dunwoody.edu