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18 July, 2024
 
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Chevron, Frederick University offer scholarships for female engineers

Three full scholarships available for women in engineering

Press Release

Frederick University and Chevron are announcing three full scholarships for the academic year 2024-25 for new female students who will enrol in any of the undergraduate programs of study of Frederick University’s School of Engineering in the academic year 2024-25. 

Chevron, one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, and Frederick University are collaborating on this initiative to encourage more girls and women to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This effort aims to address the underrepresentation of women in Engineering and Technology and promote gender equality.

The scholarships are available for incoming female students who choose any of the undergraduate programs offered by the School of Engineering at Frederick University:

- Computer Science

- Computer Engineering

- Mechanical Engineering

- Automotive Engineering

- Electrical Engineering

- Civil Engineering

- Architectural Engineering

The three scholarships offered by Chevron and Frederick University will be awarded based on socio-economic criteria and the candidates' high school leaving certificate grades. The scholarships cover the first year of study. After the 2024-25 academic year, part of the scholarship will be renewed each semester, considering the student's overall performance during the previous academic semester, according to an existing special scholarship scheme by Frederick University that covers up to 50% of the tuition fees.

“Chevron is proud to collaborate with Frederick University in Cyprus by helping provide annual scholarships to female students, thereby encouraging women to pursue an education in STEM. Our support for STEM education helps communities prosper and gives everyone partnership in the process. We want to help position the next generation of problem solvers to tackle the most complex challenges of the future.” said Mr. Kristian Svendsen, Regional Manager, Chevron Egypt and Cyprus.

Ms. Natassa Frederickou, President of the Council of Frederick University, stated: “We are particularly happy to join forces with Chevron on an issue that we, as a University, consider extremely important. The underrepresentation of women in Technology and Engineering means a loss of talented human resources in the fastest-growing and job-creating sectors. Women can play a significant role in these fields. Thanks to their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas, they can contribute to creating a healthier, fairer, and more sustainable world. Our goal is to eliminate biases and stereotypes and encourage girls to pursue studies in STEM fields.”

It should be noted that since 2021, Frederick University has been implementing the long-term campaign “To all women and girls: Join the Journey in Engineering and Technology” to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, under the auspices of the Commissioner for Gender Equality, Ms. Josie Christodoulou. As part of the campaign, the University offers 50% scholarships to all girls who choose to study in undergraduate programs at the University's School of Engineering. Therefore, candidates who are not selected for the Chevron and Frederick University scholarship will be offered a 50% scholarship based on this plan.

Interested applicants can find the application and the scholarship announcement, which includes the terms and conditions, here. For more information and clarifications, please contact the Admissions Office at adminfo@frederick.ac.cy or by phone at 22394394 (Nicosia) and 25730975 (Limassol).

Completed applications with the required documentation must be submitted electronically to adminfo@frederick.ac.cy no later than Tuesday, September 10, 2024.

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