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September 08, 2015 10:30 ET

Women Who Code: Apply to Influenster's Code Like A Girl Scholarship Program

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 08, 2015) - As a reflection of Influenster’s commitment towards female empowerment in the tech industry, the firm is granting Influenster Code Like A Girl Scholarships to five undergraduate/graduate female students who display outstanding achievement and potential in the STEM fields. United Charitable Programs is a proud fiscal sponsor of the scholarship program.

​Influenster knows first-hand just how digitally-savvy female consumers are (90% of its 1.5MM+ member community is female) and looks to support and inspire women's efforts across the STEM field. Women have distinct and valuable perspectives to lend to the tech industry, yet they still make up less than 30% of the tech workforce.

"This scholarship program speaks to our core values of encouraging discovery and conversations -- we hope to bring awareness to the shortage of female developers and programmers in the tech industry, get people talking, and encourage more girls to pursue careers as developers. It is important to have both the male and female perspectives when building tech products," said Elizabeth Scherle, President and Co-Founder at Influenster.

Qualification criteria:

  • Lawful authorization to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Full-time enrollment in your third, fourth, or fifth year as of the Fall 2015 semester. Those who are not full-time students (i.e. not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity) are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Minimum 3.40 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on 4.0 grade scale.
  • Major in one of the following disciplines: computer science, information science, engineering, or a related field.
  • Pass all components of the Influenster application including the written essay topic: "Discuss a tool in the realm of technology that you wish you could reinvent, tweak, or collaborate on and why?"
  • A valid resume and college transcript as proof of enrollment.

Each scholarship is worth $1,000 and can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses. For rules and regulations, please read this carefully: https://www.influenster.com/scholarship/application/rules

Submit your application here: www.influenster.com/scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2015

About Influenster
Influenster is a product discovery platform and reviews site that enables consumers to find new products and get advice to make informed purchases. Members use Influenster to explore the latest products, gain fresh insight, pick up new tips, and share their opinions with others. We help our members compare products and guide them on how products can be integrated into their lives. We inspire a love for products and encourage discovery, conversations and reviews. The Influenster community of 1.5 million+ members is still rapidly growing. These product mavens with a heavy social media presence use their influence to spread the word about the products they know. Ever since the launch of Influenster.com less than two years ago, over four million reviews have been created on more than one million products. Headquartered in New York City, Influenster was founded by Elizabeth Scherle and Aydin Acar in 2011. For more information or to become an Influenster visit: www.influenster.com.

About United Charitable Programs (UCP)
UCP's mission is to empower people to help others by fiscally sponsoring targeted charitable programs that effect positive change through charitable, educational, scientific, or religious actions worldwide. UCP programs vary in size, budget and scope, but all share the desire to make a difference in the lives of others. For more information about UCP and fiscal sponsorship, please visit www.UnitedCharitablePrograms.org.

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