Diversity Scholarship

Diverse teams and inclusive workplaces build better products and businesses.

Like the majority of the tech industry, design suffers from a lack of inclusive and diverse organizations. Research shows how bias results in discrimination in educating, hiring, promoting, paying, and funding underrepresented people in tech. However, research shows that diversity increases success. The goal of the Diversity Scholarship is to increase inclusion in design by providing educational opportunities more broadly.

This Fall, we will have a total of 5 scholarships to hand out to deserving women. The scholarship will cover the cost of the registration fee ($3200), which includes hotel accommodations, food, and all activities. Scholarship recipients are responsible for travel to and from Phoenix and transportation to and from the airport.



We’re looking for individuals who:

  • Are professional creatives in brand design, product design, writing or research fields

  • Are a member of the following underrepresented groups, including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+

  • Would be unable to attend due to a financial barrier

  • Aren’t afraid to pursue their dreams in the face of adversity

Applicants should identify with an underrepresented and/or marginalized group working in design and technology.


To apply for a diversity scholarship, complete the application below. Please note that all information will be kept strictly confidential and used for scholarship selection only. All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2018 at 11pm PST.

Five scholarship winners will be notified by email by July 1, 2018.



Diversity Scholarships to Within are made possible by the generosity of the incredible people at Shopify, Dropbox and Google.


Want to encourage diversity in design? All scholarships are partner-driven. The more support that we receive from companies and individuals, the more scholarship applications we’ll be able to approve. If you’d like to sponsor a diversity scholarship, get in touch.



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Does your current organization provide professional development budget? *
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