Overview

 

At Adobe, we're focused on creating engaging digital experiences to better serve consumers, digital marketers, creative professionals, developers and enterprises. We bring together the smartest, most driven individuals and give them the freedom to nurture their intellectual curiosity. We provide them with the necessary resources and support to shape their ideas into tangible results. We also believe that creating the best products requires bringing together a diverse group of people with different perspectives.

 

We're now accepting applications for our inaugural Adobe India Women in Technology Scholarship. This scholarship recognises outstanding female students in the technology field.

 

Scholarship Details

 

This scholarship will cover:

  • Internship at Adobe in 2017.
  • Collaboration and mentoring for Bachelor's of Technology Project (BTP).
  • Tuition fees for the remainder of the award recipient’s B. Tech university education: 1 or 2 years.
  • Travel to Grace Hopper Conference, including participation fees.
  • Travel to conference for one author if any paper gets accepted at a conference based on Adobe internship/BTP collaboration. Pre-approval by Adobe required.
  • An Adobe India-wide program will be arranged for felicitation of these Scholarship winners.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

In order to be eligible for the 2017 Adobe India Women in Technology Scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student at a university for the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

How to Apply?

 

Email your application by 30 September 2016 to witindia@adobe.com

Applications must include:

  • Statement of Purpose (SoP) resume
  • Academic transcripts from your current and/or past institution
  • One reference from a Professor (reference letter will be requested via email)

Announcement of the Scholarship: 30 October 2016


Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. Is there any limit to the number of applications that can come from a single university or department?
A. None
 
Q. How will the references be collected?
A. You should make sure that your professors send their recommendations to witindia@adobe.com along with your full name by 30 September 2016.
 
Q. When is the deadline for letters of recommendation?
A. All letters must be received via email by 30 September 2016. It is your responsibility to confirm with your references that they have submitted them on time.

 

Q. Will I be able to update my scholarship application once I submit?
A. Unfortunately, you will not be able to update submitted applications.
 
Q. Do transcripts need to be official transcripts signed by the registrar?
A. No, they do not need to be signed by the registrar. Send us what you have.
 
Q. What instructions will my references need to know?
A. Please inform your references that their recommendation letter will need to address the following questions:  
- How long have you known the applicant and how did you meet?
- Does the applicant belong to the top 5, 10, or 20 percent of the students you have taught?
- Please assess the applicant's:
- intellectual and analytic strengths
- technical skills - ability to think creatively
- ambition and initiative
- and ability to work on a team
 
Q. Can Master's students apply?
A. Yes.


Essential tips for the Statement of Purpose (SoP)


The document should cover the three sections described below. The SoP should describe the individual, their motivation towards their current academic field, and the direction the individual would like to pursue. Supporting information about prior projects is encouraged.

Part 1: Introduce yourself, your interests and motivations (be brief)

Part 2: Summarize your undergraduate work

  • List the key projects that you worked on. Please provide:
    • the title of the project
    • the individuals you worked with
    • your responsibilities and
    • the outcome.  
  • Write technically, or in the style of your discipline.
  • List important papers or thesis projects you completed, including anything scholarly beyond your curricular requirements.
  • Work/internship experience, especially if you had any kind of responsibility for testing, designing or researching.

Part 3: Interests (elaborate)
Indicate the area of your interests. Ideally, pose a question, define a problem, or indicate a theme that you would like to address, and questions that arise from contemporary work


Useful tips

  • Be concise. Essays should be approximately 500 to 1,000 well-selected words (1-2 single space pages in 12-point font) – this is better than more words with less clarity and poor organization.
  • The review committee will read between the lines. They will look for self-motivation and competence.
  • Emphasize everything from a positive perspective and write in an active, not a passive voice.
  • Demonstrate your thoughts by providing examples; don’t just say that you’re a persistent person, show it.
  • If you faced personal challenges, write it affirmatively, showing your perseverance in academics despite obstacles.