To celebrate International Women's Day, carmaker Hyundai has introduced the Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship to help the next generation of women leaders. The scholarship seeks to help close the gender gap in the engineering, mobility and autonomous driving fields by awarding female students interested in pursuing an education and career in those disciplines.
Five female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship.
"At Hyundai, we understand that building a better future starts with investing in the young women inventing it today," said Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America.
"We hope this scholarship program helps funnel more women into the STEM fields, resulting in a significant impact to the gender gap that still exists today."
Students seeking to participate in the scholarship scheme must be high school seniors or undergraduate students who are female, reside in the United States and wish to pursue a STEM-related field of education.
Eligible students can apply for the award by writing an essay of 500 words or more on why they chose to pursue a STEM-related field and what drives them to be better. Applications are open until June 30, 2020.