Women In Technical Careers (WITC)

The WITC application period for the Fall 2023 semester is now open.

FINAL DEADLINE: May 15, 2023

Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program designed to help women students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody College of Technology and launch into a great career.

Most careers requiring a technical degree are non-traditional for women (defined by federal law as employing fewer than 25 percent women nationwide). Those same careers deliver higher median wages, greater job security, and more opportunities for advancement than historically female-dominated professions.

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.

Program benefits

  • A scholarship of up to $10,000/year for two years
  • A child care stipend of up to $1,500/year for two years (if eligible)
  • Stipends for textbooks and program participation
  • Formal mentoring by women professionals from the technical sector
  • A cohort experience, including monthly professional development workshops
  • One-on-one advising from WITC staff and additional wrap-around support
  • Access to internships and part-time job opportunities starting your first year
  • A summer orientation exclusively for women in the cohort

The College also provides additional benefits to all students, including: support from Women’s Initiatives Office, tutoring, career counseling, job placement services, industry field trips, and guest speakers.

Average Starting Salary
Job Placement Rate

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 degree or certificate program at Dunwoody College of Technology that leads to a non-traditional career for women. The following academic areas are considered non-traditional for women: Architecture, AutomotiveComputer TechnologyConstruction Sciences & Building Technology, Robotics & Manufacturing, and the School of Engineering
  • Must complete the FAFSA or be part of the MN Dream Act program and be able to demonstrate a high financial need


Application Process

Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are now open. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the online application. Your essay and letter of recommendation can be submitted in doc, docx, rtf, or pdf form and uploaded via the application.

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

Selection of Recipients

A holistic review of all completed applications is conducted by a committee of Dunwoody College faculty and staff. 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 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 as 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.


Contact Program Managers

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Bayza Weeks

Executive Director of Community Partnerships

Phone: 612.381.8153


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Ashley Van Lieshout

WITC Program Director

Phone: 612.381.8177


Apply for WITC

Apply for WITC

3ou must apply and have been accepted to Dunwoody College by May 15, 2023 in order to be considered for the WITC scholarship.
FAFSAs must be submitted to the Dunwoody Financial Aid Department as part of your application.
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Non-binary individuals are encouraged to apply
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