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Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship Program



An impressive list of cycling companies have come together to bring about a scholarship program, which will provide an opportunity for ten women to attend the United Bicycle Institute (UBI), with the goal of providing more diversity in the area of bike "wrenching". 

UBI, SRAM, Liv, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), Pedros, Park Tool, Nuu-Muu, and the Outdoor Industry Women’s Coalition will provide the scholarships to UBI’s Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop, covering lodging and the $1,800 in tuition costs associated with the two-week course.

“It can be challenging for women to join the bike industry, and it will take numerous efforts to create a talent pipeline,” said Alix Magner, QBP’s Distribution Sales Manager and QBP’s scholarship program manager in a press release. “This is one step, and we’re thrilled at the level of initiative from our partners to start leading change in how women are included in our industry.”

Applicants must be currently employed in a bike shop, at least 18 years old, and U.S. residents. The scholarships can be applied to UBI’s February, March, or April sessions.

The application process is open from October 20 to November 15, and winners will be notified by December 19. Interested parties can apply at qbp.com/womensscholarship.

Press Release

Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

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:

  1. To grow the number of talented women working in the bike industry
  2. 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.

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  • Lodging will be provided by UBI for those attending the Ashland campus.
  • Scholarship recipients must be available to attend the February, March or April sessions. (Scholarship will be awarded to next runner up if class is not attended in this time period).
  • Travel to and from UBI and other expenses are the responsibility of scholarship recipient.
  • The scholarship covers attendance to the Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop ($1950).
  • The scholarship will be awarded upon registration for classes and payment will be made directly to UBI.
  • Scholarship recipient must be currently employed at a bike shop.
  • Winner must be at least 18 year old and a U.S. resident.


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