Cadence Diversity in Technology Scholarship Program

Cadence is committed to building a culture that fosters inclusion and embraces diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Their internship program and relationships with key universities are a critical part of our strategy to increase and support diversity. To further support this mission, Cadence is offering the Cadence Women in Technology, Black Students in Technology, and Latinx Students in Technology Scholarships for eligible students and interns.

Applications for the 2023-2024 program are now open.


$5,000 Scholarship Award

Scholarship recipients will be selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship, subject to applicable taxes that the recipient will be responsible for. Funds may be used on an unrestricted basis. This is a one-time scholarship with a $5,000 award maximum. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant Qualifications

The applicant must:

  • Identify as a woman, Black/African-American, and/or Latinx/Hispanic
  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited university in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program in the United States or Canada for the 2023-2024 academic year, pursuing
    • Computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion in technology

Application Requirements

To apply, applicants must submit the following information and documents by Monday, October 2, 2023, at 11:59pm

  • Completed online application questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors, instructors, and/or advisors
  • After submitting the application, applicants will be able to generate a link for the reference to upload letters
  • Academic transcript from a current university (official copy may be required if selected)

Application Questionnaire

Before you apply, you will need to prepare responses to the following questions:

  • List any academic awards or recognitions in technology that you have received; also name any relevant technology/engineering societies or clubs you are a part of
  • Describe a technical project that you pursued at school or in your free time that you are very passionate about (Limit 600 words)
  • Describe your most impactful leadership experience (technical or non-technical) (Limit 600 words)
  • Describe the challenges you have faced pursuing your chosen field of study and how have you overcome those challenges (Limit 600 words)
  • Optional: Describe anything you may be doing today to advance underrepresented groups in technology (Limit 600 words)

Submit your application here.