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Progress’ Women in STEM Scholarship Recipients

Providing opportunity for those who identify as women
to pursue careers in STEM

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Employee diversity spurs innovation. To advance this ideal, our company established The Progress Women in STEM Scholarship series to increase the global representation of women in the fields of computer science, software engineering, IT and/or computer information systems. We offer three distinct scholarship programs: The Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM (US), the Women in Tech Scholarship (Bulgaria) and the Akanksha Scholarship for Women in STEM (India).

Our Scholarship Recipients

Since its inception, the scholarship series has been able to lend support to some extraordinary women. Learn more about them here:

2022 Recipients

Mary Székely Scholarship
for Women in STEM (US)

Yiming Fang 
Yiming Fang
Carnegie Mellon, Computer Science

 

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Women in Tech Scholarship
(Bulgaria)

Tsvetelina Stefanova 
Tsvetelina Stefanova
"Angel Kanchev” University of Ruse, Computer Systems and Technologies

“Receiving the Progress scholarship is a great honor and recognition. In my opinion, the best ideas are born when different points of view are heard and understood. This is one of Progress’ core values and this scholarship gives me an opportunity to be an ambassador for sharing these values with others.”

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Women in Tech Scholarship
(Bulgaria)

Vasilena Krazheva 
Vasilena Krazheva
"St. Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia, Computer science

“I’ve had an interest in computer science since I was a child and am now studying at one of the most renowned universities in the country. The Progress scholarship is not only helpful in pursuing my goals, but is a recognition of my hard work and commitment to the computer science field.”

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2021 Recipients

Mary Székely Scholarship
for Women in STEM (US)

Gavriela Tejedor Meyers 
Gavriela Tejedor Meyers
Wesleyan University,
Computer Science

“Mary Székely loved people as much as problem solving, and teaching as much as she loved learning. I want to be just like that. I hope I can inspire people, help people and create something lasting like Mary did.

I am grateful and honored to have a scholarship in her name.”

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Akanksha Scholarship for
Women in STEM (India)

Akhila Karanam 
Akhila Karanam
Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology, Computer Science

“I am deeply honored to be the first to recieve this scholarship. It will help me pursue my studies, develop my computer science and engineering skills, and to work towards my dream of starting my own business.”

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Women in Tech Scholarship
(Bulgaria)

Nadezhda Traykova 
Nadezhda Traykova
American University in Bulgaria, Computer Science

“As a person who grew up in a more traditional and patriarchal community, no one believed that I could suceed in such male-dominated world, so this scholarship proves that my efforts matter and I must follow my dreams.”

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2020 Recipients

Mary Székely Scholarship
for Women in STEM (US)

Kaya Dorogi 
Kaya Dorogi
Columbia University, Computer Science

“I am so grateful for this scholarship, and especially, to carry on Mary’s legacy. She sounded like such an incredible woman, and I’m just honored to have this scholarship in her name.”

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Women in Tech Scholarship
(Bulgaria)

Diana Radkova 
Diana Radkova
American University in Bulgaria, Computer Science

“Recieving this scholarship motivates me to spend more time in gaining new knowledge and skills which will help me in my future career development”

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