Today’s Big Problem
Despite global discussion about gender diversity in tech, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in the industry. The troubling statistics speak for themselves:
- Women make up 47% of all employed adults in the U.S., but hold only 25% of computing roles.¹
- 78% of women in tech feel they have to work harder than their coworkers to prove their worth. Only 54% of men say the same.²
- Only 5% of startup founders are women.³
- Women in tech earn 94.6 cents for every dollar earned by a man with the same role and experience.²
We are committed to closing the divide between men and women in STEM fields. That starts with ensuring a robust pipeline of trained, talented women. But we need organizations to be on board. That’s why we are offering to match any organization that pledges to purchase Udacity scholarships. Together, we can provide:
- Nanodegree program scholarships for women to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills.
- Opportunities to upskill current employees while closing the gender gap in your organization.
- Professional development and career resources support.
- Subject matter experts and on-demand tutors.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the scholarship matching program?To further the impact of our STEM Forward with Women initiative, Udacity is committing $10M in scholarships over the next 5 years. The first phase will be a 1:1 scholarship match between September 24, 2021 and December 31, 2021 12 AM Pacific time. For every organization that commits to sponsor a minimum of 25 scholarships for women, Udacity will fund an equal number of scholarships to support women in STEM roles.
Can I sponsor more than 25 scholarships?Yes. 25 is only the minimum number of scholarships needed to join us in this initiative. There is no maximum and we encourage you to make the biggest impact possible by sponsoring the largest number of scholarships your organization can support.
Are there restrictions on the type of organization that can sponsor these scholarships?No. We want to partner with any organization that is willing to materially impact the representation of women in STEM.
What are the next steps? Where can I get more information about this?Connect with us by completing the form found above on this page, and a member of our team will be in touch with you to guide you through the process.
Who will the scholarships be used for?You can decide who is entitled to receive the scholarships. The scholarships can be used to enroll women in your organization or can be donated to an external organization working on advancing the careers of women in technology. Get in touch and we can help you design a program that fits your needs.
I want to sponsor scholarships for a specific Nanodegree program. Can I do that?Yes. Our team of Program Designers can partner with you to identify the specific nanodegrees you’d like to include in this initiative.
Do you have similar scholarship opportunities for individual students who are not affiliated with an organization?Udacity routinely offers different scholarship programs aimed at supporting a variety of students, often in collaboration with industry partners. To look at current programs and sign up to be notified of future opportunities, visit https://www.udacity.com/scholarships.