'Women in Data' Scholarship

5 scholarships for our Data Science Immersive starting in April. Granted by Barcelona Activa + Skyscanner + allWomen

About this scholarship 

At allWomen, we work to support women in tech and to embrace diversity in all workplaces. We are very happy to offer 5 scholarships to aspiring female Data Scientists thanks to the support of our sponsors Barcelona Activa and Skyscanner because we believe it’s time to start closing the gender gap in the tech industry. 

Our Data Science Immersive Course Scholarship is open for applications from anyone who identifies as a woman (including transgender, genderqueer or non-binary individuals). Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the date of submission. 

In order to maximize the support of our sponsors, we will be offering 5 scholarships at 80% coverage of the total tuition fee (6000€) of the course. Winners will have to cover the remaining 1000€ fee in order to attend the course (in case you are not able to cover the remaining fee, please let us know and will review on a case by case basis).

This scholarship is intended for women who have the drive and the vision to develop Data and AI solutions but lack the funds to get started in the field

We know you are proud of your problem solving skills, but let us try to help you solve this one. Tell us your story and why you’re passionate about technology and learning about Data to develop technologies.

The deadline to apply to this scholarship was the 23rd of February. Thanks for your interest and stay tuned for next editions!

Selection Criteria

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must submit the standard application form before the 23rd of February, then go through a personal interview process and pass a technical assessment (all details in the Selection Process section). Winners are selected by our admission committee and must be at least 18 years of age when applying.

The following collectives will be considered a priority: 

Women with low income
Unemployed women
Women with dependents
Women representing ethnic minorities
Women representing gender and sexual minorities
Women with disabilities

We aim to run a transparent and fair scholarship process, that’s why we present you here with the criteria we will follow in order to select the winners. We hope you find this process fair and we ask you to be honest and read it carefully.

  • 1st phase: Your application form (7 points): Your drive and motivation (3 points), your availability (1 point), your previous experience relevant to the course (1 point), your communication skills, including english skills (2 points). A minimum of 5 points are needed here to go in to the 2nd phase.
  • 2nd phase: A personal interview (5 points): we want to meet you, understand your motivations and expectations for the course.
  • 3rd phase: Technical assessment (5 points): a technical background is not required here, but we want to test your capacity to look for answers elsewhere and catalyze your data mindset.
  • Other criterias (1 point per eligible criteria): women with low income; unemployed women; women with dependents; women representing ethnic minorities; women representing gender and/or sexual minorities; women with disabilities.

Selection Process

This section is very important, please read carefully and keep the deadlines in mind: 

  1. Go to our Data Science Immersive Course and take a deep dive into the syllabus.
  2. The 80% scholarship is for the cohort starting on the 27th of April to the 3rd of July, when applying please make sure you can attend 100% of the classes.
  3. Before the 23rd of February – First Selection Phase. You will be notified whether or not you pass on to the next phase.
  4. From the 24th of February to the 13th of March – Second Selection Phase: Personal Interview + technical assessment. You will be notified to schedule an interview and a technical review.
  5. The 16th of March Winners Announcement
  6. From the 16th to the 27th of March – Administration and Enrolment Period
  7. From the 30th of March to the 24th of April – Pre-work: this is mandatory in order to start the course. The pre-work will take you about 60h, please keep in mind your availability to complete it before applying for this scholarship and before starting the course. You won’t be able to attend the course if you don’t finish the pre-work before.
  8. From the 27th of April to the 3rd of July: Data Science Immersive Course Period.

These are Skyscanner, BCN Activa and allWomen official Terms and Conditions for the ‘Women in Data’ Scholarship.

1. Applicant Acknowledgements

Applicants certify that their answers are true and complete to the best of their knowledge. If this application leads to a scholarship, Applicants understand that false or misleading information in their application may result in the disqualification of the scholarship. By applying for this scholarship, Applicants acknowledge and agree to the following terms: Any space left unanswered will be considered an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All scholarships are subject to the availability of funds and based on the satisfaction of scholarship conditions. Scholarship funds are only applied to allWomen tuition and fees.

2. Application Period

All applications must be received between 23:59 CET on 3rd of February and 23:59 CET on 23th of February.

3. Eligibility

In order to be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants must be women or women identifying only. 

In order to be eligible to win the scholarship, all candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Participants must complete the Application Form.
  • Participants must meet the required skills of the chosen course and be accepted as a student by the allWomen team.
  • Applicants must be able to complete the Data Science Immersive Course in person at the allWomen campus located at Avinguda Francesc Cambo, 17, 08003, Barcelona.
  • Awarded candidates must be able to pay the remaining 20% of the tuition fee (1000€ taxes included) before starting the course (27th of April of 2020)
  • All our classes are in English so a high level of English is requiredl in order to qualify for the scholarship. 

4. Scholarship Conditions

  • 5 scholarships are available.
  • The scholarship provided by Skyscanner, BCN Activa and allWomen will cover 80% of the total tuition fee (6000€). With a remaining fee of 1000€ taxes included to be covered by the awarded student. 
  •  The scholarship will be only valid for the edition starting on the 27th of April until the 3rd of July
  • This scholarship may only be awarded to a candidate one time and may only be used once by that candidate.
  • The scholarship may not be transferred to another course once the initially chosen course begins.
  • The scholarship may not be applied retroactively.
  • The scholarship may be forfeited if the student withdraws from the course, does not attend at least 95% of school hours, is proven not to be eligible, or does not meet allWomen graduation requirements.

5. Privacy And Use Of Promotion Information

allWomen collects personal information from you when you enter this scholarship process, and we reserve the right to use any information collected in accordance with its privacy policy. By entering this scholarship, entrants are agreeing to receive email communications from allWomen.