New Scholarship Program to Promote STEM Studies and Women in Engineering
Arlington Heights, Il. — Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions for a wide range of industries around the world, is unveiling a new internship and scholarship program to undergraduate students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Intertek Scholarship Program will award five scholarships up to $10,000, paired with an internship at an Intertek office, to be completed in the summer of 2014.
In creating this new scholarship program, Intertek intends to promote STEM education and to help inspire students to pursue careers in engineering. Additionally, at least one of the five scholarships is specifically being offered for a female candidate, promoting women’s advancement in engineering.
“This scholarship program will give rising stars in the engineering field access to the skills and knowledge they need, while funding their future,” said Cindy Weidmann, Regional Vice President, North America Marketing. “We also hope to encourage women to follow their dreams and pursue careers in science and technology.”
“Intertek is committed to investing in the future of our industry, for both our current employees and potential future employees who are still earning their degrees,” said Darrin Harkness, Vice President of Human Resources, United States and Canada. “In 2012, we welcomed over 3,000 new employees to the Group through organic growth and acquisitions, so we want to continue to recruit and develop talent to ensure our continued success.”
To qualify for this scholarship, students must be full-time, currently enrolled college sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada, who are pursuing a career in engineering. Online applications are due January 17, 2014. Recipients will be announced in March 2014. Learn more at www.intertek.com/scholarships.