Progress Expands Women in STEM Fellowship and Announces 2nd Annual Mary Székely Fellowship Recipient
Progress adds Indian scholarship and increases total contributions to over $ 30,000 per year for women in the US, Bulgaria and India who wish to study computer science or related fields
BEDFORD, Mass., June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications, today announced the expansion of its Women in STEM scholarship series in India with the establishment of the ‘Progress Scholarship Software Akanksha for women in STEM. “The company is also proud to announce that Gavriela Tejedor Meyers of Brookline, MA, is the 2021 recipient of the“ Progress Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM. ”Gavriela will attend Wesleyan University, class of 2025.
The Progress Women in Tech scholarship series
Launched in 2019 with the creation of the ‘Progress Mary Székely Fellowship for Women in STEM’, the Progress Women in STEM Fellowship series continued to expand its support for women pursuing studies in computer science, information systems, software engineering and / or computer science. .
Today, the Women in STEM Fellowship Series includes:
Progress Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM: a renewable four-year scholarship of $ 10,000 awarded to a woman in Massachusetts, including someone who identifies as female, who is considering studying computer science , information systems, software engineering and / or IT. Progress also awarded one-time scholarships of $ 1,000 to each of the four unsuccessful finalists.
Women in Tech Scholarship at the American University of Bulgaria: an annual donation of $ 12,500 for female students with outstanding academic performance in computer science, information systems or mathematics.
New in 2021: The Progress Software Akanksha Fellowship for Women in STEM in India. This is a renewable four-year scholarship of $ 2,000 to cover the tuition, fees, and education expenses of women pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering. and / or IT. The application process is now open. Click here to learn more.
2021 recipient of the “Progress Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM”
Progress is proud to announce that Gavriela Tejedor Meyers of Brookline, MA, is the 2021 recipient of the “Progress Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM”. Gavriela graduated from Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts and will be attending Wesleyan University in the fall.
Gavriela was one of the many highly skilled and inspiring women who applied for the 2021 scholarship. She is a National Honor Society student with background in engineering and web design. At school, she founded the Brookline High Technovation Challenge, a team of young women who participate in a global app creation competition each year. Gavriela worked with a cohort of teachers to integrate computer science into her school’s math curriculum and was a student teacher in Calculus and Algebra II. She was also instrumental in hiring diverse candidates, such as the chair of the CTE department and two math teachers at her high school.
Outside of school, Gavriela volunteers, helps seniors in her community, teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to immigrant adults, and volunteers to support preschool education. Gavriela also helped Spanish-speaking residents register to vote in the last presidential election. Additionally, Gavriela has completed internships in web design, search engine optimization, and teaching kids computer programming. Last year, she was the worthy recipient of two awards: the Jose Ricardo and Maria Calleja Book Award for Affinity with Latinx Community and the Charlotte Ramsey Memorial Book Award for Mathematics.
“The best and most innovative ideas come from people with rich and diverse life experiences,” said Yogesh Gupta, CEO of Progress. “Gavriela is the most recent example of such awesome women applying for our STEM scholarships. As an industry leader, it is our duty to expand opportunities for women in STEM, not only in the United States, but in regions around the world. I am so proud that we are able to advance the education of talented women like Gavriela, each of whom will undoubtedly leave their mark on our industry.
The Women in STEM scholarship series is part of the Progress for Tomorrow Corporate Social Responsibility (RSE) program. To learn more about Progress for Tomorrow, Click here. Read the company Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020 or explore career opportunities at www.progress.com/careers.
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