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Tech company launches annual scholarship fund with the DevelopHER Awards

Coderus, a leading app and software development company, will offer an undergraduate studying a computer science-related degree a £1,000 scholarship and a paid internship in conjunction with the DevelopHER Awards.

Based at Adastral Park in Martlesham, Coderus announces the launch of its brand new scholarship fund with the DevelopHER Awards, offering a £1,000 scholarship spread out termly for an undergraduate studying a computer science-related degree at a university in East Anglia.

Coderus will also guarantee the successful candidate a one-year paid placement opportunity within the business during the individual’s third or fourth year at university.

The brand new scholarship seeks to improve gender diversity in tech, a long-standing issue for the sector, by removing some of the barriers women tend to experience when pursuing careers within this field.

Alison Thomas, Co-Director at Coderus states: “We are delighted to be playing a role in increasing the diversity of East Anglia’s tech sector. As an award-winning local app and software development firm, we feel it is our absolute responsibility to do all that we can to make the technology community a more supportive, inclusive and equitable field for everyone, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work with the DevelopHER Awards for this cause.”

Applicants who would like to be considered for the scholarship must apply using this form, supplying an example of a piece of work they have completed either personally or as part of a course as well as up to 200 words detailing why they should win the scholarship and a signed letter of recommendation from an instructor. The candidate must also identify as a woman or non-binary to qualify. Submissions close on 1st October.

Alongside the launch of the new scholarship, Coderus also announces that it is the official sponsor for the Eye for Design Award at the 2021 DevelopHER Awards, led by Vickie Allen.

The Eye for Design Award recognises the exceptionally talented women designers working in tech roles or within tech businesses throughout the East Anglia region.

Anyone can nominate a designer for this category on the DevelopHER Awards website before the nomination deadline on 3rd September, with winners being announced at the award ceremony in the Cambridge Corn Exchange on 31st October.

Coderus has previously sponsored the DevelopHER Awards in 2016, 2018 and 2019, with its plans to continue this trend into 2020 being cancelled due to the pandemic.

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