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).
Since its inception, the scholarship series has been able to lend support to some extraordinary women. Learn more about them here:
“I'm really interested in seeing how my passion for technology, art and sustainability can intersect in meaningful ways to help social good. Technology can do so much to help improve mental health, wellbeing, sustainability and more, and I really want to make that focus my career. I'm honored to receive this scholarship in Mary's name.”
“I believe that people need magic in their lives; and to me, technology can provide that magic as it creates new worlds with code. In that regard, I feel like I am a magician. I am excited to grow in the IT field and inspire others to pursue the field as well. Thank you to Progress for their support with this scholarship.”
“I am honored to be a recipient of this scholarship and look forward to maximizing this opportunity to enhance my skills and knowledge in the IT sector. By supporting women in technology, Progress is paving the way for a brighter future, empowering girls to pursue their passions and contribute to the ever-evolving world of technology.”
“This scholarship provides the time and resources necessary to further my studies within the field of computer science. I am a person who's deeply attached to the art of creating solutions from scratch. Through my studies, I aim to develop the skills necessary to tackle any challenge the field may present.”
“I am truly grateful to receive this scholarship from Progress. I’ve had a strong interest in computer science for years and this scholarship will help me continue my education and strengthen my skills to support my dreams of helping others through technology.”
“I saw at a very early age the impact technology can have on human life. I’m asthmatic and due to advancements made in pharma, I’m able to lead a healthy, happy life. That is why I decided to pursue a career in STEM. I want to make a difference.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“As a person who grew up in a more traditional and patriarchal community, no one believed that I could succeed in such male-dominated world, so this scholarship proves that my efforts matter and I must follow my dreams.”
“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.”
“Receiving this scholarship motivates me to spend more time in gaining new knowledge and skills which will help me in my future career development”