In only it’s second year, the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship program is helping change the face of the bike industry. The program is for current bike shop girls, awarding ten full scholarships to attend a two week, in-depth, bike mechanics school!
Do you know worthy women in your local bike shop? Are you one of them?
SRAM, Liv, QBP, United Bicycle Institute (UBI), Pedro’s and Park Tool have joined together to offer ten scholarships for women bike mechanics to attend UBI. This scholarship is dedicated to getting more women on bikes and supporting the development of female mechanics. This opportunity is open to aspiring or experienced bike mechanics and women that would like to increase their technical knowledge to further their career in the bike industry. This scholarship has two primary goals:
- To grow the number of talented women working in the bike industry
- To grow female ridership
Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their potential to do both of these things.
This scholarship will cover the 2-week Professional Shop Repair and Operations class. Additional support is provided by Nuu-Muu and the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition (OIWC).
This open call for applications begins October 20 and will close Nov 15. Scholarship winners will be notified via email by December 19.