The bending spoons

Women in
Computer Science
Scholarship

A scholarship initiative by Bending Spoons, in partnership with Politecnico di Milano.

Learn more & apply

Supporting women in computer science

10

Politecnico di Milano scholarship packages, each worth

€22,500

Applications are now open

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October 19, 2021

Applications open

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January 15, 2022

Applications close

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February 25, 2022

Scholarship recipients informed

15% Women
85% Men

Women must not be left behind

15%

of computer science graduates each year in Italy are women

This is in keeping with the global trend, which sees women vastly underrepresented in such a crucial area of study. Why is it crucial? Because our world is becoming ever more digital. A growing number of jobs now require computer science and software engineering skills, and this will only accelerate in time. Women mustn't be left behind.

By promoting the joy and value of studying computer science, and the opportunities that follow from doing so, Bending Spoons is encouraging more women to pursue this fulfilling and rewarding path. Ultimately, society as a whole will benefit from the greater representation of women in computer science.

10 x 7,500 x 3 years

Bending Spoons is awarding ten students who are women a scholarship package of €7,500 per year for three years.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

Here’s what you need to apply:

Identity card or passport

High school transcripts (a self-certification works equally well)

Motivation letter explaining why you want to study Computer Science

Curriculum Vitae

1

Apply online and provide documents

Those interested in applying for a scholarship are invited to do so on this site, providing the necessary documentation.

2

Complete online tests + interview

Bending Spoons will review the material and be in touch with a few online tests for the applicants to complete, followed by an interview.

3

Hear back in February

Bending Spoons will inform the scholarship recipients of their success via email no later than February 25, 2022, when it will publish the ten names on this website.

Who can apply?

Any applicant meeting the following criteria is welcome to apply:

Applicant criteria:

Identifies as a woman

18 years or older when applying

Has a good understanding of the English Language

Has been accepted or intends to apply to the Engineering of Computing Systems Course at Politecnico di Milano for 2022/2023

Has a family ISEE/ISEEU for the year 2022 no higher than €50,000

Bending Spoons reserves the right to ask applicants for documentation confirming that they meet the criteria.

what is bending spoons?

Bending Spoons is a Milan-based tech company that specializes in developing and marketing mobile apps.

Bending Spoons’ category-leading apps, which include Splice mobile video editor and 30 Day Fitness, are used by tens of millions worldwide and get downloaded over 300,000 times per day.

Bending Spoons is sponsoring this scholarship initiative, in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, to encourage the greater participation and representation of women in computer science.

For more information on Bending Spoons,check out the website and what Spooners say about working there.

FAQ

Bending Spoons will review the application materials and be in touch with a few online tests for the applicants to complete, followed by an interview.

Bending Spoons will inform the scholarship recipients of their success via email no later than February 25, 2022, when it will publish the ten names on this website. The recipients must prove that they've been admitted to the Engineering of Computing Systems program at Politecnico di Milano for the year 2022/2023.

If any of the ten scholarship recipients reject the offer, accept an alternative scholarship or funding offer, decline to attend the Engineering of Computing Systems program, or fail to meet the criteria in some way, then the scholarship is instead awarded to the eleventh most impressive applicant, and so on.

More information can be found here.

Any applicant meeting the following criteria is welcome to apply:

  • Identifies as a woman
  • Is aged 18 or older when applying
  • Has been accepted or intend to apply to the Engineering of Computer Systems course at Politecnico di Milano for the year 2022/2023
  • Has a family ISEE/ISEEU for the year 2022 no higher than €50,000
  • Has a good understanding of the English language

Bending Spoons reserves the right to ask applicants for documentation confirming that they meet the criteria.

Applications are open from October 19, 2021, to January 15, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be informed via email no later than February 25, 2022, when the ten names will be published on this site.

Those interested in applying for a scholarship are invited to do so using the buttons in this website. Applicants are asked to provide their full name, a contact email, curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and high school transcripts. This helps to reduce spam and cheating. Anyone providing information that appears false (for example, entering the name "Obi-Wan Kenobi") will have their application disregarded.

More information on the Politecnico di Milano Engineering of Computing Systems program application process is available at this link.

Please remember that admission to (and subsequent undertaking of) the degree program for the year 2022/2023 are conditions for receiving a scholarship from Bending Spoons.

To receive the scholarship, successful applicants must demonstrate that they've been admitted to the Engineering of Computing Systems degree program at Politecnico di Milano, which they must then undertake. They must also demonstrate that their family ISEE/ISEEU for the year 2022 is no higher than €50,000. The first year’s scholarship payment will be made within 15 days of Bending Spoons confirming the eligibility of the successful applicants. More information will be provided to the successful applicants.

Bending Spoons is a Milan-based tech company that specializes in developing and marketing mobile apps. Its category-leading apps, which include Splice and 30 Day Fitness, are used by tens of millions worldwide and get downloaded over 300,000 times per day.

Bending Spoons is sponsoring this scholarship initiative, in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, to encourage the greater participation and representation of women in computer science.

For more information on Bending Spoons, check out the website and what Spooners say about working there.

Any other questions?

Here you can find the rules of the scholarship initiative in Italian and English, as well as our privacy policy.

Email scholarshipforwomen@bendingspoons.com for more info

But first, please read the info above one more time. 😉