Mumbai, India – Rolls-Royce, in association with Buddy4Study and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, has announced the commencement of the fourth edition of its Unnati Scholarship 2023 for Women Engineering Students. Coinciding with International Women in Engineering Day, this scholarship program aims to address the gender disparity in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and provide financial support to deserving female students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The scholarship is open to women enrolled in undergraduate engineering degree programs at any AICTE-recognized institution in India, subject to meeting the scholarship’s eligibility criteria.
Promoting Gender Equality in STEM
With a steadfast commitment to bridging the gender gap and fostering female representation in STEM, the Unnati Scholarship Programme serves as a crucial initiative. By offering financial assistance to talented women pursuing engineering education, Rolls-Royce aims to empower them to overcome socio-economic barriers and excel in their academic and professional endeavors. The scholarship program serves as a catalyst to encourage more women to enter and thrive in STEM fields, fostering diversity and inclusivity within the industry.
Empowering the Next Generation
Kishore Jayaraman, President – India and South Asia, Rolls-Royce, expressed the company’s dedication to promoting STEM education in India, with a particular emphasis on the active involvement of women and girls. He emphasized the significance of these efforts in bolstering India’s STEM talent pipeline and harnessing the potential of women to develop sustainable solutions for the future. The Unnati Scholarship Programme, by providing support and inspiration, seeks to nurture the next generation of engineers, scientists, and innovators.
Application Process and Timeline
The Unnati Scholarship Programme will begin accepting applications from July 5, 2023. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the official website for more information about the scholarship and the application process, which will be made available soon. Rolls-Royce, in collaboration with its partners, aims to ensure a transparent and accessible application process for all eligible women engineering students.
A Holistic Approach to Empowerment
Rolls-Royce’s Unnati initiatives encompass a comprehensive range of programs designed to impact thousands of female students in middle and high school. In addition to the scholarships for undergraduate STEM studies that benefit numerous young women, these outreach programs aim to inspire and educate individuals from diverse backgrounds about the concepts and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Through these initiatives, Rolls-Royce has already made a profound impact on over 100,000 people in India, contributing to a brighter and more inclusive future.
Rolls-Royce remains dedicated to fostering an environment that champions diversity and empowers women in STEM. The Unnati Scholarship Programme serves as a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to creating equal opportunities and nurturing talent, ultimately propelling India’s scientific and technological progress.