The Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) Education Alliance has received $100,000 from the Intel Foundation to increase the number of scholarships it offers to women students at the master’s level.

The SRC Education Alliance works with semiconductor companies to attract outstanding under-represented minority and women students into engineering, computer science, and other academic fields vital to the chip industry.

“The Intel Foundation has clearly demonstrated its commitment to the future of this industry,” Larry Sumney, president and chief executive officer of the SRC, said in a statement. “This gift is a significant catalyst for expanding the SRC Master’s Scholarship Program to more women students.”

Each SRC master’s scholarship award includes full tuition and fees, a living stipend, and a $2,000 annual unrestricted gift to the student’s university department.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2003-2004 scholarship competition is Feb. 3, 2003. The awards will be announced by March 15, 2003.

The SRC is based in Research Triangle Park, with an office in San Jose. The consortium manages the largest continuous industry-driven university research program based in the U.S.

Currently, the SRC sponsors research conducted at 68 universities in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1982, SRC has funded more than $500 million in long- term semiconductor research contracts on behalf of its member companies.