Introducing our 2021 Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship winners
At Adobe Research, we bring together the smartest, most driven people we can find to create innovative technologies for our software products to better serve consumers, creative professionals, developers, and enterprises.
Through the Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship, we are striving towards creating gender equality in science, technology and engineering domains by encouraging women to showcase their excellence in computing and technology and become future leaders and role models in the field. On the impact of the scholarship, principal scientist and the women-in-technology program lead, Atanu Sinha, says, “All the past and present scholars represent the broad spectrum of colleges in India and support our philosophy that strong technical skills and innovative ideas come from everywhere.”
“All the past and present scholars represent the broad spectrum of colleges in India and support our philosophy that strong technical skills and innovative ideas come from everywhere.”
— Atanu Sinha, Principal Scientist, Adobe Research
This year, we are proud to announce that the Adobe India Research WIT Scholarship awarded 6 winners, with each of them receiving funding for tuition, opportunities to interview for an internship, mentoring services, and a pass to attend the Grace Hopper Conference in India. Here are our 2021 winners describing what winning the scholarship means to them.
Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata
Computer Science and Engineering
The Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship has offered me the unique opportunity to interact with like-minded peers and mentors, and to learn more about emerging technologies. I look forward to growing my technical skillset with which I can help improve the world. I want to express my sincere gratitude to Adobe for providing me this encouragement.
Gadde Satya Sai Naga Himabindu
Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Computer Science Engineering
Winning the Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship has been one of the most memorable achievements in my life. I now feel a step closer to my goals and have a better chance to impact others through mentorship. Getting this recognition gave me the courage to take up new challenges. Thanks for providing such a wonderful platform that gives the opportunity to learn and become a leader. Thank you, Adobe!
Ruhma Mehek Khan
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Computer Science Engineering and Social Sciences
I am honoured and humbled to be one of the recipients of the Adobe India WIT Scholarship. Winning this scholarship has given me the encouragement and confidence to continue my pursuit of a career in STEM. It gives me a wonderful opportunity to interact and learn from talented women who are passionate about STEM. Moreover, as someone who strongly believes in giving back to the community, I look forward to enhancing my skills and using my experience to help others who are willing to contribute to the domain of science and technology.
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
Computer Science Engineering and Management
I consider myself very fortunate to have received this coveted Adobe scholarship. Apart from the financial support, I believe this scholarship is an opportunity for growth, and it enables me to share my experiences with other women out there. Together, we can uplift each other to achieve greater heights and in the coming years we will have a balanced ecosystem in tech. It is also a major indicator for me to keep working hard, stay resilient and push myself to the best of my abilities. I am sincerely grateful to the entire Adobe team for having given me this opportunity. Thank you for your personal investment in my future and the future of many other leaders to come!
Swasti Shreya Mishra
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
Computer Science Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
To me, winning the Adobe WIT scholarship puts me in a position to inspire everyone, especially young women, to achieve their goals. I want to emphasize the importance of research and development, and how we can effectively contribute to this ever-growing Computer Science community. I feel one of the biggest challenges of technology is that women refrain from pursuing research. Even though society has progressed a lot, I have seen young women around me losing courage because they feel they must live by “societal standards.” I want to curb this mentality by growing myself with Adobe Research and working towards my PhD, and by being the change I wish to see in this world. I am once again really grateful to Adobe for supporting us. We will try our best to help Adobe in the journey to encourage women in STEM and promote the use of tech for social good!
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai
Electronics and Communication Engineering
I feel extremely honoured and grateful to be chosen as an Adobe Women-in-Technology Scholar. This scholarship acknowledges my efforts to succeed in STEM and motivates me to work harder. It has given me a platform to interact with seasoned professionals and accomplished fellow scholars. I firmly believe that this scholarship has provided the resources and opportunities I need to contribute to society. Adobe WIT has opened up many avenues for me, and I am grateful to be a part of a community that nurtures women in STEM.
Congratulations to our winners! We can’t wait to see how they’ll create the future of technology. If you’re interested in applying to the Adobe India WIT Scholarship, we will be opening applications again in the second half of 2021.