WOMEN+TECH Scholars Program

Launch Your Digital Career

On a Mission to Close the Opportunity Gap

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The Future of Tech is Female

Our mission is to empower you to forge the career path you’ve always dreamed of and take the first step toward a tech career. Test the limits. Shatter glass ceilings.

From software development to cyber security, it’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the tech industry1. At DeVry University, we think it’s time to change that. That’s why we’ve designed our Women+Tech Scholars Program, beginning in the May 2021 session, with the resources you need – like mentors, early access to job opportunities and scholarships for women in tech – to help you prepare to break through in a digital field.

Women+Tech Scholars Program Benefits

Being a part of the Women+Tech Scholars Program is more than just an accomplishment you add to your resume. It’s a community of like-minded women just like you – eager and determined to achieve their goals.

In the Women+Tech Scholars Program, eligible undergraduate students can:

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Network with mentors in a collaborative cohort

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May receive professional certification reimbursement assistance for select certifications2

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Apply for a women in tech scholarship to receive up to $1,500 per semester

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Get early access to tech internships and job opportunities

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Automatic enrollment by DeVry into a CompTIA Basic Student membership

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Select Eligible Technology Degree & Certificate Programs

A Scholars Program That Grows with You

Empower yourself with an approach designed* to help you learn new skills, network with fellow professionals and stay motivated.

Level 1: Scholar (1st Term)

Member support that begins on your very first day of class, including:

  • Proactive engagement and program introductions from your student support team
  • One-on-one resume building and LinkedIn profile tips from your designated Career Advisor

Level 2: Advocate (Year 1)

Gain valuable insights and build your connections with:

  • Quarterly mentorship activities and bi-annual mentorship meetings
  • Monthly discussions with peers and leaders
  • Ongoing job and internship opportunity recommendations
  • Automatic enrollment by DeVry into a CompTIA Basic Student membership
  • Access to industry insights, whitepapers and more from key faculty leaders
  • Annual Women+Tech Scholars Program meeting

Level 3: Leader (Year 2+)

Level 3 members receive all Level 2 benefits, plus:

  • Access to our Keller Leadership Series3: The complimentary Keller Leadership Series is designed to equip the Tech Scholar with relevant leadership skills and knowledge through a self-directed study of leadership resources, leadership development activities, insights from leaders in industry and leadership coaching from an assigned mentor.

    The series has three areas of focus, leading yourself, leading your team and leading the business, which collectively is designed to be completed in an eight-week session as a co-curricular activity in addition to standard academic coursework. Upon completion of the Leadership Series, students will be awarded the Keller Leadership Badge, which can be displayed on the LinkedIn profile.
  • Ability to take advantage of additional leadership development tools, such as exclusive access to the Tech Scholars Library page where Tech Scholars can review leadership reading lists and articles, download recommended Leadership videos, TED Talks and other resources. Additionally, as Tech Scholars complete the individual Percipio courses within the leadership series, training badges can be unlocked and displayed on the student’s LinkedIn profile.

  • Eligibility for up to $200 in reimbursement assistance (per certification) for a maximum of 2 earned professional certifications per academic year2.

Scholars Program Eligibility & Enrollment

The Women+Tech Scholars Program is open to new undergraduate students beginning their studies in the May 2021 session or after. The first program cohort will begin on May 3, 2021.

All undergraduate students who identify as female enrolled in an eligible tech program in the College of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS)4 will automatically be enrolled in the Women+Tech Scholars Program. To retain your membership after your first year, you must:

  • Maintain continuous enrollment with a minimum 2.5 CGPA
  • Complete at least 1 Women+Tech program activity during 3 months prior to your annual membership renewal date

Up to $1,500 per Semester Scholarship for Women in Tech

We believe in the value that women can bring to the digital industry – and financial hurdles should be the last thing to stand in your way. That’s why we want to help you launch or invigorate your career in tech with financial support designed especially for you.

Through our Women+Tech Scholarship, we’re proud to award up to $10 million in scholarships5 for women in tech who apply and qualify beginning in the May 2021 session.

Bridging the Gap, Today and Tomorrow

At DeVry University, our legacy is rooted in innovation, thought leadership and the simple belief that the right education can help you change the world. From our first class in 1931 to today, the goal has remained the same: deliver tech-infused programs driven by hands-on learning, with current and future market trends in mind.

Whether you’re a working parent, making a career change or about to become the first member of your family to attend college, we’re here for you. Connect with us to see how we can help you take the next step toward your future in tech.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks


DeVry Blog: Stories from Women in Tech

Read about women taking their first step or relaunching their career in the tech industry.

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*Benefit examples may include these offerings but are subject to change.
National Science Board, State of U.S. Science and Engineering, 2020: Women & Underrepresented Minorities
2Excludes any certifications DeVry already provides financial assistance for via current programs.
3This leadership series is non-credit bearing and is completed outside of the normal academic studies. The series is avocational and does not lead to employment.
4Qualifying degree and certificate programs include: associate degree programs in Engineering Technology, Information Technology and Networking or Network Systems Administration; bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Information Systems, Engineering Technology, Information Technology and Networking, Network and Communications Management or Software Development; and certificate programs in Cyber Security, Data Mining and Analytics, Software Design and Solutions, Web Mobile Application Development, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Information Technology Essentials, Networking Essentials or Programming Essentials.
5For complete details on the Women+Tech Scholarship, visit our Scholarships page.