ECA TechWomen Professional Mentorship and exchange program in USA | 2013
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ECA( U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) funded TechWomen Professional Mentorship and exchange program for women students of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe in USA. Full details:

ECA TechWomen Professional Mentorship and exchange program in USA | 2013

School(Institutions/ Country): TechWomen | USA

Level: Professional Mentorship and Exchange Program

Field(s): TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Deadline: February 22, 2013

Funded by: U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Scholarship is Open for women students of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

Benefits(Inclusions / value):

Scholarship Duration:The 2013 mentorships will take place beginning October 1st, 2013 through November 6th, 2013.

Scholarship covers: The TechWomen program will cover travel and housing costs and provide a per diem for all selected participants.

Description

ECA TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the Middle East and Africa together with their counterparts in the United States for a professional mentorship and exchange program.

In 2013, the program will take place from October 1st to November 6th – beginning with project-based mentorships in Silicon Valley and concluding with enrichment activities in Washington, DC.

Eligibility

Applicant must meet the following requirements to avail ECA TechWomen Professional Mentorship and exchange program.

Be a woman with a minimum of two years of full-time professional experience in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and/or a career requiring significant expertise/knowledge/application of technology;


Have a university degree;


Be proficient in written and spoken English;

Demonstrate a willingness to participate in exchange programs, welcome opportunities for mentoring and new partnership development, and exhibit confidence and maturity;
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Be citizens or permanent residents of Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen or Zimbabwe at the time of application, and while participating in the program;


Not have applied for an immigrant visa to the United States, or participated in a visa lottery in the past five years;


Be able to obtain a U.S. Visa;


Not hold U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.

Eligibility Criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants who:

Have demonstrated themselves as emerging leaders in STEM fields;


Have limited or no prior experience in the United States;


Have a record of voluntary or public service in their communities;


Have demonstrated entrepreneurialism and commitment to innovation.

Scholarship Application Method

Apply online here. If applicants have questions about the program, or the application process, please contact us at techwomen@iie.org.

Scholarship Applications are due by February 22, 2013.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the official website

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