The Amazon Women in Innovation Bursary aims to help young women from less advantaged backgrounds fulfil their ambitions of a career in innovation and technology. The bursary is awarded to six students annually in universities in cities where we have a UK Development Centre, including the University of Edinburgh, King’s College London and Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.
All students are on courses that focus on high-tech innovation, including Electronic Engineering, Robotics & Intelligent Systems, and Computer Science. In addition to providing financial support the students will be mentored by a female Amazon employee who works in the software space, on careers advice, CV building, and interview training. The students will also have the opportunity to apply for an internship at the local Amazon development centre.
The bursary aims to help break down barriers to women entering the UK’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) workforce with the objective of improving and diversifying the gender balance in the workplace.