Digital Media Academy Launches Made by Girls Scholarship Program for 2016 Summer Season

Young women ages 8-17 are invited to apply to receive one of five scholarships, awarding free tuition for the Made by Girls 2016 summer technology course of their choice, available at campuses nationwide.

Jan 27, 2016, 06:01 ET from Digital Media Academy

LOS GATOS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to further its mission to help girls reach their fullest potential through an introduction to technology, Digital Media Academy (DMA) has launched the Made by Girls Scholarship program. DMA invites young women ages 8-17 who are interested in using technology to express their creativity and build a better world to apply for one of five scholarships available, each providing admission to the Made by Girls (MBG) course of their choosing, worth up to $1,385.00.

Scholarship applicants are asked to finish the prompt "I want to join Made by Girls because…" encouraging them to express their creativity and personality through their choice to either write an essay (minimum length: 500 words) or submit a short video (maximum length: 90 seconds) to apply.

"The mission of DMA's Made by Girls program goes beyond empowering young women to excel in the tech industry," says Peggy Lee, Director of the Made by Girls initiative at DMA. "Having a positive experience in STEM at an early age introduces girls to more opportunities beyond tech into medicine, fashion and music, and gives them the skills and confidence to reach their goals."

Submissions will be accepted through March 31st and 5 winners will be selected by DMA and announced on May 16th. Winners will have access to their choice of all 4 Made by Girls courses at any of 20 locations this summer. Courses include: Wearable Tech & Fashion Design, Adventures in Programming, App Development for iPhone & iPad, and Programming with Java. The scholarship covers the entire cost of tuition and the option to include two additional e-learning modules of their choice.

To learn more about the MBG Scholarship and to submit your application, visit digitalmediaacademy.org/made-by-girls/mbg-scholarship-terms-and-conditions.

For news and updates about the MBG Scholarship, follow #MBGScholars and Digital Media Academy on Instagram @digitalmediaacademy and Twitter @DMA.org.

About Digital Media Academy – Inspire, Create, Succeed

Founded in 2002 at Stanford University, DMA is an education company whose core business is developing and running technology camps and courses for kids, teens and adults at prestigious universities across the U.S. and Canada. DMA instructors and curriculum developers include industry professionals and outstanding technology educators with a driving passion for inspiring, teaching and mentoring.

Learn more at www.digitalmediaacademy.org.

ABOUT: Made by Girls

Made by Girls is a Digital Media Academy initiative dedicated to building tech confidence in young women. MBG courses are led by female role models and are built exclusively to support early, positive experiences with technology. We know from research that role models, community and early exposure to STEM are crucial to building lasting confidence in girls and can help them reach their full potential as creators and innovators.

Made by Girls offers 4 courses and 1 academy specifically designed for girls ages 8-17 at 20 locations this summer, including Harvard and Stanford.

To learn more about Made by Girls, visit www.digitalmediaacademy.org/made-by-girls.

Contact: Peggy Lee, Regional Director, 510-771-7866  peggy@digitalmediaacademy.org

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