€250,000 in academic grants will be awarded to third-level STEM students in Ireland as part of a new scheme announced by Huawei Ireland.
STEM students in Galway are invited to apply for the tech company’s Seeds for the Future programme.
The programme will allocate bursaries worth €5,000 each to 50 students who take part in the Seeds for the Future programme.
Launched in 2015, Seeds for the Future offers STEM students in Ireland the opportunity to be part of an online event teaching them about the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.
The programme provides students with a range of courses focusing on developments in technologies such as smart cities, artificial intelligence and 5G.
Seeds for the Future will also feature lectures delivered by senior engineers at Huawei and leaders in the ICT industry. Sustainable technology and strategic leadership are among the topics
Participants will experience a virtual tour of Huawei’s campuses and the company’s flagship store in the city of Shenzhen.
The students chosen to be involved will also be immersed in Chinese culture through tours of the country’s famous cities, learning Mandarin and receiving an inside look at the operation of businesses based in China.
This year’s edition of the event will for the first time see students take part in Huawei’s Tech4Good project. The new initiative aims to challenge students to use the technology at their disposal to tackle societal and environmental problems.
Tech4Good will see students working in teams and presenting projects to a panel of judges. The results will contribute to students’ eligibility for the scholarship.
“Huawei is committed to investing in Ireland’s future ICT workforce and we see this scholarship programme as another way to help these students enhance their capabilities as they continue their STEM studies,” said Luke McDonnell, Senior Communications Director at Huawei Ireland.
Our Seeds for the Future programme has proven very successful and we look forward to welcoming more students to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this year,” he added.
Applications to Huawei Ireland’s Seeds for the Future can be submitted by both undergraduate and postgraduate students to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should include either an essay or short video expressing interest in the programme and why the applicant should be chosen to take part.
Those who are accepted to the programme will be in with a chance of receiving one of the 50 bursaries worth €5,000. The deadline for submissions is October 14th 2021.