Spark Scholarships

Spark the technologist within her!

She is you. You are amazing. Our communities need you. You will change the world. 

Technovation[MN] is pleased to announce the third annual Spark Scholarships for girls interested in pursuing training in computer science or business entrepreneurship. If you have finished one Technovation[MN] program, in any year, this scholarship is for you. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some financial help to boost your journey toward technology and entrepreneurship. You deserve it.

Before applying, think about your experience in Technovation[MN]. What have you learned about yourself as a creator of technology? How have these experiences sparked your interest? What aspirations do you have for making the world a better place through technology and entrepreneurship? 

Applications are due April 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central and will be awarded at the virtual Appapalooza 2021 event on May 8.

Spark Senior Scholarship: $1,000 scholarships for girls and non-binary individuals ages 15-18 (age on Aug 1, 2021) or grades 9 through 12

Spark Junior Scholarship: $250 scholarships for girls and non-binary individuals ages 10-14 (age on Aug 1, 2021) or grades 5 through 8

A parental consent form must be completed for the application to be considered complete. You also have the opportunity to add a letter of reference so be thinking about who you might want to ask for that part of the submission.  Scholarships must be used for tuition, training, equipment or any other computer science or entrepreneurial related programs. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please direct them to

Technovation[MN] believes in you and we are here to support you. Good luck!

Please complete this form to apply.

Past Winners

2020 Junior Winners

$250 scholarships for girls and non-binary individuals ages 10-14.

Shreya Donthi – Shreya is interested in becoming a financial analyst and working at the intersection of finance and technology. She plans to use the scholarship to further her education of financial literacy and education.

Molly Russell – Molly is interested in biology, ecology, and entrepreneurship. She learned many skills through her Technovation programs, including navigating unexpected issues, public speaking, and solving world issues through technology.

Srina Lakkundi – Srina would like to learn more about how technology can impact wildlife and how the planet can become healthier. Specifically, she will use the scholarship to maintain and develop her technology aimed at reporting animal carcasses.

Teagan McCarty – Teagan wants to explore the fields of software engineering and development. She’s interested in learning more about software and the problem-solving skills necessary to create future technology.

2020 Senior Winners

$1,000 scholarships for girls and non-binary individuals ages 15-18.

Lucy Rubin – Lucy wants to learn more about software, leadership, and environmentalism. She plans to exercise the leadership and mentoring skills she’s learned through Technovation in her future endeavors.

Payton Maas – Payton’s learned a lot through 5 years of Technovation- entrepreneurship, confidence, mentorship, and more. She’s excited to learn more about business and increasing accessibility to technology for other kids.

Prapthi Jayesh Sirrkay – Prapthi is interested in biomedical technology and programs encouraging more women in STEM fields. She’s excited to apply concepts (such as determination, perseverance, and researching) she learned through Technovation in her future career.

Eleanor Sprinthall – Eleanor is interested in business and empowering women globally. She’ll use her scholarship to pay for higher education and learn more about how to achieve her entrepreneurial goals.

Ridwan Abdi – Ridwan is excited to learning about the positive ways applications and software can impact communities. Her scholarship will help her pursue higher education in these fields.

2019 Junior Winners

$250 scholarships for girls and non-binary individuals ages 10-14.

Tanishka Shetty – Thanishka wants to make this world a better place by creating technology that will educate. She wants to ensure that everyone has access to clean water.

Fiona Long – Fiona wants to bring science and business programs to schools where there are low graduation rates and where opportunities are not as prevalent. She plans to use this scholarship to purchase her own computer.

Piper Sell – Piper would like to study science and medical conditions, perhaps become a doctor. She wants to build technology for people with disabilities.

Anuska Colongode – Anuska plans to use technology to help find cures for diseases like cancer.

2019 Senior Winners

$1,000 scholarships for girls and non-binary individuals ages 15-18.

Grace Su – Grace would like to create products like an AI interview-training app to assist the unemployed and use technology to solve inequality.

Anjali Donthi –  Anjali wants to use her computing and technology skills to improve the quality of healthcare, and to further advance the Biomedical science field.

Ilsa Olsen – Ilsa plans to go into mechanical or biomedical engineering and help those that are medically challenged.

Ashley Chen – Four years ago Ashley had no interest in tech. Now she’s a pro with experience in Java, XML, and Stack Overflow. She has overcome many obstacles over the past 4 years and as a result, has realized that Technovation really goes beyond making an app.