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Adobe India-Women in Technology Scholarship 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Sep-2016
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AwardInternship at Adobe, mentoring, tuition fee for remaining B.Tech course, Grace Hopper Conference
EligibilityFemale enrolled or intend to be enrolled as a full-time student at a university
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Email: witindia@adobe.com

What is Adobe India-Women in Technology Scholarship 2016?

Adobe India-Women in Technology Scholarship are focused on creating, engaging digital experiences to better serve consumers, digital marketers, creative professionals, developers and enterprises.
Adobe India are accepting applications for inaugural Women in Technology Scholarship in India. This scholarship recognises outstanding female students in the technology field.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student at a university for the 2017-2018 academic year

 

How can you apply ?

Application can be done by email only.

Applications must include:

  • SoPA Resume
  • Academic transcripts from your current and/or past institution
  • One Reference from a Professor (will request letters from your references via email)

FAQs

Q. Is there any limit to the number of applications that can come from a single university or department?
A. None

Q. How will the references be collected?
A. You should make sure that your professors send their recommendations to witindia@adobe.com along with your full name within 30th Sep 2016.

Q. When is the deadline for letters of recommendation?
A. To be completed your application must include all of your letters by September 30, 2016. It is up to you to followup with your letter writers to confirm that they have submitted them in time.

Q. Will I be able to update my scholarship application once I submit?
A. As of now, no.

Q. Do transcripts need to be official transcripts sign by the registrar?
A. Transcripts that are directly available are fine.

Q. What instructions will you send my letter writers?
A. In your recommendation letter, please answer the following questions:   

  • How long have you known the applicant and how did you meet?
  • Can you rank the applicant as belonging to the top 5, 10, or 20% of students you have seen?
  • Please assess the applicant's:
  • intellectual and analytic strength
  • technical skills - ability to think creatively
  • ambition and initiative
  • stamina and independence
  • and ability to work as part of a team

Q. Can masters students apply?
A. Yes.

Terms and Conditions

Scholarship Details

This scholarship will cover:

  • An internship at Adobe for 2017. Provide Adobe collaboration and mentoring for BTP.
  • The remainder of the winner's B. Tech tuition fee: 1 or 2 years.
  • Travel to Grace Hopper Conference and participate. 
  • If any paper (Based on Internship/BTP collaboration) gets accepted in a conference (approved by Adobe), travel to that conference for one author.
  • An Adobe India wide program will be arranged for felicitation of these Scholarship winners.

Essential tips to write SoP
The document should cover the 3 sections described below . The SoP should provide a sketch of the individual, their motivation towards their current academic field, and focus on the areas and the direction the individual would like to pursue. Supporting information about prior projects is encouraged

Part 1: Introduce yourself, your interests and motivations (brief)

Part 2: Summarize your undergraduate work

  • Projects that you have worked on, Indicate with whom, the title of the project, what your responsibilities were, and the outcome. Write technically, or in the style of your discipline.
  • Important paper or thesis project you completed, as well as anything scholarly beyond your curricular requirements.
  • Work experience, especially if you had any kind of responsibility for testing, designing, researching or interning 

Part 3: Interests (Elaborate)
Indicate the area of your interests. Ideally, pose a question, define a problem, or indicate a theme that you would like to address, and questions that arise from contemporary work

  • End your statement in a positive manner, indicating your excitement and readiness for the challenges ahead of you.

Useful tips

  • Be concise; an ideal essay should say everything it needs to with brevity. Approximately 500 to 1000 well-selected words (1-2 single space pages in 12 point font) is better than more words with less clarity and poor organization.
  • What the review committee will read between the lines: self-motivation and competence.
  • Emphasize everything from a positive perspective and write in an active, not a passive voice.
  • Demonstrate everything by example; don’t say directly that you’re a persistent person, show it.

If there are personal challenges that you faced, write it affirmatively, showing your perseverance in academics despite obstacles. 

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