Women in Engineering Accelerator 2024

Applications are now closed. Register your interest in other scholarships here. The Women in Engineering Accelerator, introduced by Akama Fund in honour of International Women’s Day and coinciding with the generous spirit of Ramadan, is a groundbreaking scholarship opportunity aimed at women of Middle Eastern heritage pursuing studies in Computer Science or Engineering. 

Sponsored by Beebolt, a Dubai-based supply chain platform, the fund symbolizes a commitment to progress. It celebrates the resilience and innovation of women while providing tangible support for their aspirations. This partnership with Beebolt not only demonstrates their dedication to excellence but also reflects their belief in empowering individuals to reach their full potential. 

Accelerator Benefits

  • Students can receive cash awards up to £1000.
  • High tech laptops will be made available 
  • All eligible applicants will receive access to mentorship programs, personal development workshops and networking opportunities.


To be eligible for the Accelerator, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently studying in the UK in an undergraduate or postgraduate program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology (with a focus on software development or systems engineering), Data Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Engineering, Robotics Engineering related fields.
  • From a Middle Eastern heritage or background 
  • Have a household income below £50,000 evidenced by a means-tested assessment as part of your application for a student loan.
  • Join the Akama Fund waitlist if you are not eligible for any of the awards.


Students may apply for all awards they are eligible for and reapply in consequent years.

Application Process

  • Complete the short online application by April 20th, 2024.
  • All eligible applicants will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates for the financial award will be notified by end of April 2024 and invited to a brief interview process.
  • Email contact@akamafund.org with any questions on the accelerator or for further information.

Donate to the Fund

For those passionate about advancing women in engineering, consider contributing to the fund and become a catalyst for even greater impact.

Together, we can illuminate a path to a future where every woman has the opportunity to shape her destiny and contribute to the world of technology.


About Beebolt
Beebolt, a visionary supply chain platform headquartered in Dubai, is revolutionizing industry standards through cutting-edge artificial intelligence. Beebolt transforms traditional supply chain dynamics, ensuring seamless navigation through complexities. Embark on a journey with Beebolt and discover a world where every user feels like a superhero, equipped with the tools to conquer supply chain challenges and emerge victorious in the global marketplace. Experience innovation, empowerment, and unparalleled success with Beebolt – the future of supply chain management is here. Visit their website at https://beebolt.com/

About Akama Fund: Akama Fund is a registered charity (1198572) in the UK, supporting students and making it easier for organisations to fund higher education scholarships. Akama Fund believes in students’ potential to make a positive impact on the world, but financial barriers often hinder their success. Our transparent platform simplifies the process of providing financial support to students, eliminating complicated requirements. At the core of our mission is making the finding and applying for scholarships easy and stress-free. We’re here to connect students and organisations through scholarships and opportunities. Visit us at akamafund.org.

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