University of the People is pleased to announce the introduction of the UoPeople Women Scholarship Fund, which was formally announced by UoPeople President Shai Reshef on July 11th at the DLDWomen12.

The UoPeople Women Scholarship Fund is dedicated to assisting in equalizing both the University’s and regional gender inequalities in higher education. Currently, only 20% of University of the People’s student body is female, and UoPeople strongly desires to change this ratio.

Hewlett-Packard is the first corporate sponsor, with a pledge to fund 100 female students towards the pursuit of their Associate Degrees.

Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President, Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP explains, “HP has a longstanding commitment to global citizenship, education, and gender equality. We are supporting UoPeople in their most critical mission to change the lives of many women through education and technology. This decision supports our goal to transform teaching and learning through innovation and technology and to help the women around the world to advance professionally.”

University of the People is exceptionally pleased the receive support from HP to fund 100 women, and hopes to be able to reach and empower 1,000 women with your help.

To donate to educating women around the globe via the UoPeople Women Scholarship fund, visit:

About President Shai Reshef

Starting in 1989, Shai Reshef served as chairman of the Kidum Group, a test preparation company, which he sold in 2005 to Kaplan, one of the world’s largest education companies. While chairman of Kidum, he built an online university affiliated with the University of Liverpool, enrolling students from more than 100 countries; that business was sold to Laureate, another large for-profit education company, in 2004. A vessel for universal higher education, UoPeople has the enormous potential to function as a global stimulus package, reaching even the most remote and poorest places on earth. Our ultimate mission is to democratize higher education and, if the past two years are any indication, this is not merely a pipe dream.
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