Scholarship Overview

The Vanderbilt University Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship provides a 100% tuition discount to a female WiTT Member enrolling in Vanderbilt University’s Data Science master’s program through the Data Science Institute.

The data science masters program at Vanderbilt University is designed to be computationally intensive, with a focus on statistical principles while remaining accessible to students with broad educational backgrounds. The degree has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, encourages students to interact with faculty across campus and work with data on topics they are passionate about, and connects to Nashville’s growing data science emphasis in the health care and technology sectors. To learn more about the program, visit the Data Science Institute website.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be:
  • Be a WiTT Member  
  • Be a female 
  • Be accepted and enrolling in Vanderbilt University’s Data Science MS degree program
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a WiTT scholarship.

If you are not already a WiTT Member, you can join with a Student Membership along with your application to the Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship. Continued membership at the Student level is contingent upon you being accepted and enrolled in the Data Science Master's Degree Program at Vanderbilt.  Become a WiTT Member here!

Applicants will need to submit the following materials in order to be considered:
  • Complete WiTT scholarship application 
  • Complete application submitted for Vanderbilt University’s Master’s Program for Data Science
  • Essay of up to two pages (1.5 to double line spacing) on: How will you leverage knowledge gained in this master's program alongside your membership in WiTT to obtain your future career goals? How do you plan to use this experience to empower other women in tech (now or in the future)?

Please complete the form below and upload the requested documents. You must also submit a complete application for the Data Science Master's Program (apply here: The deadline for submitting materials for consideration is January 15th.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact

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