Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship - College Award

Funded by
Virtasant Inc.
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$2,500
1 winner$2,500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
5
Next Application Deadline
Jul 4, 2022
Next Winners Announced
Aug 4, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Right now, Black and Latinx people only make up around 5% - 8% of the tech workforce. Women account for a mere 1 in every four tech jobs. For Native Americans and Indigenous groups, employment numbers are even lower, at around 1% at leading tech companies. These numbers reflect an improvement over the last few years, but this is not nearly enough.

The tech industry sets out to serve a remarkably diverse world. To accomplish this, the industry itself has to reflect that world. At Virtasant, we understand the need to embrace fresh perspectives, probe unexamined problems, and tap into unique ideas. We want to support the innovative minds that represent the groups and communities that are still getting left behind in tech.

To achieve this mission, we created the Future Leaders in Technology scholarship for students from these communities, who are pursuing careers in tech.

The scholarship includes a $2,500 award to one college or university junior or senior student.

The scholarship is open to college and university students pursuing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering or data science. You must also be a member of an underrepresented group, including: Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Native American, LGBTQA+, and Women.

Selection Criteria:
Passion, Impact, Drive
Published May 3, 2022
$2,500
1 winner$2,500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
5
Next Application Deadline
Jul 4, 2022
Next Winners Announced
Aug 4, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners