Adobe Women in Tech Scholarship

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Adobe
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Type Computer Software Company
City San Jose, California
Twitter @adobe
Website Adobe Women in Tech Scholarship
Applications Open (Apply here)
Deadline Oct 14, 2018
Support witindia@adobe.com
Discussion reddit

Introduction

About Adobe Women in Tech Scholarship

Every year Adobe offers the Women in Tech Scholarship to female engineering students from India.

Reward

Selected students will receive

  1. Internship at Adobe India in 2019.
  2. Mentoring by a senior technology leader from Adobe.
  3. Tuition fees for the remainder of the award recipient’s B. Tech/ Dual Degree (B.Tech, M. Tech) university education: 1 or 2 years.
  4. Travel to Grace Hopper Conference India, including participation fees.

Eligibility

  1. Be an Indian female citizen student currently enrolled at an Indian university for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  2. Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a formal technology 4 year BE / B.Tech education program or an Integrated ME/MS/MTech program at an Indian University or Institute at the time of applying and should be completing the program in the Academic year 2019-20.
  3. Should be pursuing a Major or Minor in the following streams: Computer Science/Engineering, Information Science, Data Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Math and Computing.
  4. May apply to ONLY ONE of the following two Scholarships – Adobe India Women In Technology Scholarship OR the Adobe Global Women In Technology Scholarship.
  5. Anyone who is a “related party” to an Adobe employee is not eligible to apply.

Application Process

Applications must include:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Academic transcripts from your current and/or past institution
  4. One reference from a Professor (reference letter should be sent by Professor to witindia@adobe.com, clearly mentioning the Student’s name in the Subject line of the Email)
  5. Five Essay Questions
  6. Multimedia Submission(optional)

Application Walktrough

Essay Questions

Question 1: State your future goals, the technology challenges you are passionate about, and your personal motivations to pursue the field of technology (200 words).

Key Points:

  • Explain your future goals.
  • Write a few lines about the technology challenges your passionate about and why?
  • Write about your personal motivation to pursue a career in the STEM field.
  • word limit=200 words.

Question 2: Describe an event that has impacted your life, either in a negative or positive way. If the same event were to recur, what would you do differently and why? (200 words)

Key Points:

  • Give details about an event that has made some changes in your life. Either through a negative or positive impact.
  • What would you change if that event recurred?
  • word limit=200 words.

Question 3: Why do you think you are deserving of the Adobe WIT Scholarship? What unique qualities do you bring to the Adobe WIT Scholarship program? What do you expect in return from the program (200 words)?

Key Points:

  • Write 3-4 points to reason that why you deserve the scholarship.
  • Write about qualities that you are bringing to adobe WIT scholarship program.
  • Write about what you are planning to take away from the program.
  • word limit=200 words.

Question 4: There is less representation of women in the technology field. What challenges have you faced, or anticipate facing in your pursuit of the field of technology (200 words)?

Key Points:

  • Write about the challenges you have faced in the STEM field.
  • Write about the challenges that you anticipate to face in future.
  • word limit=200 words.

Question 5: Who is a role model that you look up to? Describe this person and why do you consider that person as a role model (75 words).

Key Points:

  • Write about who is your role model and why?
  • Describe this person and also explain why you look up to her.
  • word limit=70 words.

Essential Tips for the Statement of Purpose (SOP)(was asked until last year)

The document should cover the three sections described below. The SOP should describe you (the applicant), your motivation towards your current academic field, and the direction you would like to pursue. Supporting information about prior projects is encouraged.

Part 1: About yourself (Be Brief)

  • Introduce yourself
  • What is that one attribute/trait/characteristic of yours that you want to draw attention to, and why is that important?
  • Where you draw inspiration from and what motivates/interests you?

Part 2: What are your interests in the field of technology? (Elaborate)

  • What is the area/theme of your interest in the field of technology?
  • Ideally pose a question and define a problem in that area of interest.
  • How would you like to address that problem?
  • Related research problems, new and/or improvements in technology that you envision.
  • What resources (technology and others) would you seek from Adobe to solve that problem, if any?

Part 3: Summarize your experiences and accomplishments in key projects:

  • The title of the project, start & end date, your mentors/collaborators in the project
  • Your responsibilities, accomplishments (including anything scholarly), lessons learned
  • Write technically, or in the style of your discipline.
  • Mention any work/internship experience, especially if you had any kind of responsibility for testing, designing or researching

Useful Tips

  • Be concise. Essays should be approximately 200 well-selected words (1-2 single space pages in 12-point font) – this is better than more words with less clarity and poor organization.
  • The review committee will read between the lines. They will look for self-motivation and competence.
  • Emphasize everything from a positive perspective and write in an active, not a passive voice.
  • Demonstrate your thoughts by providing examples; don’t just say that you’re a persistent person, show it.
  • If you faced personal challenges, write it affirmatively, showing your perseverance in academics despite obstacles.

Previous Winners

2016 Cohort
No. Name Email Winning Application Live video
1 Ayushi Mrigen ayushimrigen11@gmail.com Ayushi's application Ayushi's live video
2 Aashaka Shah aashaka.as7@gmail.com
3 Anjali Yadav anjaliy119@gmail.com

Resources

  1. Adobe India WIT Scholarship Application walk through
  2. Checklist for Application process
  3. Generic Application Tips and Tricks
  4. Guide to Creating a Resume
  5. Organising your University Transcripts
  6. Selecting your Recommenders

Volunteers

Below is a list of our volunteers and their contacts. Feel free to write to them if they are from your college and they will assist you. If your college volunteer is not listed, we encourage you to take the lead. We would love to have your support. Do reach out to us at volunteers@rethinkfoundation.in.

Name College Branch Year Email
Aayisha A A CUSAT CS 4 aayishashehsin@gmail.com
Anjali P A CUSAT IT 3 anjali9265@gmail.com
Deepthi A V CUSAT IT 4 deepthiav3@gmail.com
Irene George CUSAT IT 4 irenegrg12@gmail.com
Kumari Surya Remanan CUSAT ECE 4 smartysurya.remanan@gmail.com
Priyanka Chandran SCT ECE 4 priyanka_chandran@ieee.org
Aiswarya P A SCT ECE 4 paaishwarya18@gmail.com
Deepthi N P SCT ECE 4 deepthipillai96@gmail.com
Keerthana K S GECT CSE 4 kskeerthana33@gmail.com
Anjana Dev GECT ECE 4 anjanadev96@gmail.com
Manju Venugopal GECT EEE 4 manjuvenugopal96@gmail.com
Athira L I Jyothi CSE 4 sreeml5thira@gmail.com
Palakkal Aiswarya Karunan Jyothi CSE 4 aiswaryakarunan@gmail.com
Jess Vincent CEC CS 4 jesscherayil@gmail.com
Joys Maria Joseph CEC CS 4 joysmariajoseph@gmail.com
Anjali K MEC EEE 4 anjali.kdivakaran@gmail.com
Karthika B MEC ECE 4 karthikabaiju.mec@gmail.com
Sharon Rachel Manu MEC CSE 4 sharonrachelmanu.mec@gmail.com
Pheba Anna Philip GECBH ECE 4 pheba96@gmail.com
Shibanni Shah GECBH EEE 4 shibannishah@gmail.com
Maria Johny CET ECE 4 mariajohny1121@gmail.com
Sailakshmi P V CET AEI 4 sai915.pv@gmail.com
Shadiyah M CET ECE 4 shadiyahm@gmail.com
Pritika Merryl SJCET CSE 4 pritikamerryl@gmail.com
Sheby Mariam Babu SJCET CSE 4 sheby178@gmail.com
Stefy Thomas SJCET CSE 4 stefythomas2013@gmail.com
Gopika K J FISAT Graduated kj.gopika@gmail.com
Greeshma Ranjeev Rajagiri EEE 4 greeshmaranjeev1@gmail.com
Liyana Shirin K MES ECE 4 liyana.s.1996@ieee.org
Lakshmi Mohan TOCH CSE 4 lakshmimohan0403@gmail.com
Ansu Joseph RIT ECE 4 ansujoseph306@gmail.com
Aminath Sabeena TKMIT EB 4 aminath27sabeena@gmail.com
Devi Radhakrishnan Amritha, Kollam CSE 4 devikrishnan67@gmail.com
Haritha Amritha, Kollam 4
Aswathy GEC Sreekrishnapuram CSE 4 p.aswathi311@gmail.com