Center for Women in Technology Scholars Program

Open for Fall 2020 Incoming Freshmen ONLY

The Center for Women In Technology Scholars Program, also known as CWIT, is open to a community of learners and helps UMBC achieve its regional and national mission by identifying those areas in science, technology, and engineering where women are significantly underrepresented. CWIT attracts well-qualified female students to UMBC through special scholarship initiatives such as the CWIT Scholars Program, and working with departments and other campus partners to help make UMBC a welcoming place for women in engineering and information technology.

CWIT invites all students to apply for an opportunity to become a scholar and receive:

  • Mentorship from faculty, students, and industry professionals who are members of the computing and engineering communities;
  • Service-learning opportunities built through UMBC’s strong relationship with area schools;
  • Priority acceptance to live in the CWIT Living Learning Community residential hall floor;
  • A CWIT Scholar four-year scholarship and more!

For additional information, please visit: Center for Women in Technology

$5,000 - $22,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. List your intended major(s) at UMBC. Describe your short term and long term educational and career goals.
  2. Describe your past and current experiences and/or interests related: 1) to computing, engineering, or related areas and 2) leadership and/or meaningful involvement.
  3. The CWIT mission is to encourage the participation and leadership of women and other underrepresented groups in computing and engineering. Describe the ways your beliefs and experiences align with this mission. (Tell us your story!)
  4. Why are you interested in becoming a CWIT Scholar and in what specific ways could you contribute to the community? How did you hear about the CWIT Scholars Program?
  5. Your CWIT Scholars application will require two letters of recommendation addressing your suitability for this program. Applicants are able to use their general UMBC recommendation letters to apply for the CWIT Scholars Program, however preference will be given to applicants who submit two additional letters. These two additional letters should address your commitment to engineering, computing, or a related field and your interest in contributing to the CWIT mission. These two recommendations should be from a science or technology teacher and someone else familiar with your academic work and leadership qualities.
    • Please list the name and email address of a recommender.
    • Please list the name and email address of a recommender.