BizCover opens scholarship for women in IT
- Australian insurtech BizCover has opened a scholarship designed to support women entering the IT sector
- The scholarship is aimed at women currently enrolled in specified IT and computing courses
- The winner gets a three-month paid work placement program at BizCover and a once-off payment towards an invoice or service
(Sydney) – BizCover has opened the latest round of its Women in IT Scholarship to help support women entering the often-male dominated IT sector.
The Australian insurtech launched the scholarship for female final year undergraduate students that are currently studying for a bachelors degree in Business Information Systems, Advanced Computing, Design Computing or Computer Science and Technology.
The winner will be rewarded with a once-off payment of $AUD 3,000 towards an invoice or service and an opportunity to work for BizCover in a three-month paid work placement program*.
Czarina Recta, a Senior Business Analyst at BizCover says the company aims to support women in this field through the scholarship, which recognises the dedication of university students and encourages them to pursue a career in IT.
“As our world becomes more digital and globalised, the need for IT workers is increasingly important. However, only 28% of Australian IT employees are female, and only a quarter IT graduates are female,” says Recta, who had majored in Management Information Systems.
“Our team thinks that’s not good enough. We want to encourage women who have an interest in computers to pursue a career in IT with BizCover because it can be really rewarding.”
To apply for the scholarship, applicants will need to describe in 1000 words, an IT-related project they have previously been involved in or wish to pursue after university.
Video interviews over Zoom will be conducted to decide the scholarship winners amongst all applicants. This will be based on selected criteria such as past involvement in IT-related projects, academic achievement at school and characteristics and communication skills.
Applications close at 11:59 pm, Monday 28 February 2022. The scholarship winner will be announced at 10:00 am Monday 14 March 2022.
BizCover is an award-winning business insurance platform that has helped more than 150,000 small businesses find suitable and affordable insurance. It was ranked in the Top 50 Fast-Growing Tech companies by Deloitte in 2018 and has similar offerings in the US, South Africa, and New Zealand.