Galvanize to Award $1.8M in Scholarships to Foster Equity in Tech Workforce

Published on the Black Star News on 19th April 2021

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“This spring’s recipients prove that no matter your background or circumstances, the drive to succeed is universal. We are proud to support their efforts to make a difference and help make tech more inclusive in the process.” – Dr Sam Kline, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Galvanize

 The Pew Research Center reported that black workers are underrepresented in STEM industries. Although Black people make up 11% of the American workforce, they represent only 9% of employees working in STEM industries.

 Galvanise, a high-profile technology company that provides software engineering and data science training programs, aims to make the technology industry more inclusive. The company has contributed $1.8 million to fund the ‘We Stand Together Scholarships’ for Black American students. Applicants can apply to study Software Engineering or Data Science in the Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive boot camps in the U.S. The four scholarships will cover the entire cost of tuition and accommodations for part-time and full-time students. The ‘We Stand Together Scholarships’ was awarded to four individuals in the Spring of 2020. Applications for the 2021 scholarships opened on 19th April 2021.

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