While we’re on the subject of girls who code, there’s an opportunity that should concern them. Said opportunity is the BlackBerry Scholars programme, a global women’s initiative designed to inspire more women to enter and develop careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Application has been open since May, and for the applicants who are successful, the company undertakes to cover full four years tuition in accredited tertiary institutions of learning in the areas of STEM” with a particular interest or aptitude in the area of mobile computing”. But of course.

And yes, Nigerians are eligible for the BlackBerry scholarship, I’m told. Yaba Tech and the University of Lagos are the most obvious suspects that’ll likely be partnering with BlackBerry on this.

But anyone who wants in at this point will have to hurry, applications close in less than 5 days. Apply here, or read the full release on WebtrendsNG.

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