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BlackBerry Scholarship ,International Women Applicants,2013-2014

For 2013/14 academic year, BlackBerry is offering scholarships for women  applicants. The BlackBerry® Scholars Program is a global four-year  scholarship program open to US and non-US students worldwide for  pursuing undergraduate study in the fields of Science, Technology,  Engineering or Mathematics at an accredited college or university. Up  to ten awards will be awarded to cover tuition fees. An  internship at BlackBerry may be required for one three month period during third  or fourth year of study, with all related living and travel expenses associated  with the internship to be paid by BlackBerry. Interested applicants  can apply till June 26th, 2013.

Study Subject(s):Scholarship is offered to pursue  a course of study majoring or concentrating in the fields of Science,  Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Course  Level:Scholarship is available for pursuing  undergraduate degree level at at an accredited college or  university Scholarship Provider: BlackBerry Scholarship  can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:-All applicants to The BlackBerry® Scholars  Program must be female and age 18 or older (or the equivalent age of majority  where you live). If the applicant is a minor, consent for participation in the  program and acceptance of the Award is required from their parent or legal  guardian at the time of application for the Program. -The Program is open to  U.S. and non-U.S. students worldwide, unless otherwise indicated in these terms  and conditions or in other documentation associated with the Program. -Applicants must be entering as a full-time first year undergraduate in the  2013-2014 academic year at an accredited college or university and planning to  pursue a course of study majoring or concentrating in the fields of Science,  Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Transfer between Science, Technology and  Math programs will not affect payment of the award, however BlackBerry must be  notified prior to any transfer. -Employees of BlackBerry and members of the  scholarship selection panel, and members of their immediate families or others  living in the same household, are not eligible for a scholarship through the  Program and should not apply. -Applicants must not have ever been convicted  of a crime or have acted in a manner that will bring BlackBerry into disrepute,  in BlackBerry’s sole discretion.

Scholarship Open for International Students:-The Program  is open to US and non-US students worldwide.

Scholarship Description: The BlackBerry® Scholars Program is a global  four-year scholarship program for outstanding women entering their first year of  undergraduate study at an accredited college or university. The Program is  designed to help increase the number of women studying and influencing the  future of mobile computing, including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,  and particularly those with an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing  space.

The terms and conditions include (but are not limited  to): -The Recipient must remain an active, full-time student,  enrolled in an undergraduate program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math  related fields at all times during the academic years of the Award. -The  Recipient must remain in good academic standing and maintain a grade point  average of 3.0 or higher (or local equivalent) in order to maintain the award or  forfeit the remainder of the Award. Recipient will be required to submit a  current academic transcript following the end of each academic year, as will be  detailed in the terms and conditions. -Through the four years of study  covered by the Award, the Recipient must use a BlackBerry® smartphone  exclusively (to be provided by BlackBerry) and must participate in various  BlackBerry “Keep Moving” projects, training, networking opportunities and  mentoring programs identified by BlackBerry, and may be responsible for written  materials from time to time as may be requested by BlackBerry. All written work  product and blog entries will become property of BlackBerry. -An internship  at BlackBerry may be required for one three (3) month period during third or  fourth year of study, with all related living and travel expenses associated  with the internship to be paid by BlackBerry. -Payment of the Scholarships  will be made directly to the college or university in which the recipient is  matriculated and enrolled on an annual basis before the start of each school  year. -Any tax implications for the Scholarship will depend on the tax law  where the individual Recipient resides and may also depend on the policies and  procedures at the college or university where the recipient has  matriculated.

Number of award(s):Up to ten (10) Awards will be granted  by BlackBerry

Duration of award(s):Scholarship is offered for four  year.

What does it cover?The scholarship award (individually, a “Scholarship” or an “Award”, together, the “Awards”) includes full tuition for  the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years, and will be  awarded at the beginning of the school year. The Scholarship does not cover room  and board, other living expenses, books or materials fees, transportation, or  other costs not included in tuition.

Selection Criteria: Complete applications will be reviewed by a  panel comprised of judges and panelists representing the BlackBerry® Scholars  Program, whose collective expertise covers a wide range of disciplines.  Applicants will be evaluated and selected based on the following criteria, to be  weighted equally in the selection determination: -Secondary school (high  school) academic record -Quality of answers to written essay questions -Extracurricular, community, and other leadership activities -Recommendations -Demonstrated financial need.

Notification: Scholarship recipients (“Recipients”) will be  notified by mail on or before July 31st, 2013.

How to Apply:Access the application for the  Program here. Applicants are required to complete and submit  application materials online. Applicants must provide: -Personal information  (including name, date of birth, contact information, citizenship, gender) -Details of secondary education (high school or equivalent), including  examination results. A copy of your transcript is required. -Details of  extracurricular activities (organizations, clubs, volunteer activities, sports,  leadership experience, etc.) -College or university name, address, course of  study and other information, including whether anticipated coursework is related  to mobile computing. You will be required to submit a copy of your acceptance  letter from the school and the contact information for the Dean of Admissions or  Admissions Office. -Financial information, including anticipated annual  tuition costs. (Note: Room and board, materials fees, and other costs are not  covered by the scholarship.) You will also be asked to provide information about  financial needs and how you will financially support yourself through your  education. -One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic  advisor at your secondary school (high school) and one (1) letter of  recommendation from a community leader, employer, coach, or other non-family  member. -Response to the essay question intended to allow BlackBerry to know  you better and understand what drives your interest in mobile computing. Essays  will be limited in length to 2000 words and should be submitted in accordance  with application for the Award and the formatting requirements described  therein.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Women who will be  entering their first year of study in the 2013-2014 academic year and are  interested in this scholarship may apply for the Program by June 26th, 2013  application deadline.

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