It’s no secret that the tech industry offers some of the fastest-growing and most in-demand opportunities today. But, while Black people make up over 13% of the population in the US, most of the major tech companies have very few Black workers.
In fact, over half of tech companies have 5% or less Black people on staff, demonstrating how people of color and those without four-year degrees have historically been excluded from these lucrative opportunities.
OneTen, the Blacks In Technology Foundation, and Udacity have partnered up to create change. This program aims to give Black learners without four-year degrees family-sustaining and generational wealth-building opportunities while disrupting the status quo.
About the OneTen/Blacks In Technology Scholarship Program
The OneTen/BIT Scholarship Program aims to help eager learners looking to advance their skills in business analytics, digital marketing, or front-end web development and prepare them for an exciting, high-paying career in tech.
What Scholarship Recipients Have To Say
Still not convinced the OneTen/BIT Scholarship is the right next step for you? Here’s what previous scholarship recipients had to say about the program and their experience.
“This was exactly the opportunity I needed to supercharge my understanding of web development.”
“Switching careers to tech would set me up to provide my kids with the best opportunity I can for years to come.”
“…I have recruiters in my LinkedIn inbox instead of me looking for them”
“Udacity does an excellent job in making sure the projects mirror what you would expect in the real world.”
“I am now gracefully employed as a full-time software developer because of this scholarship. I use everything I’ve learned through Udacity daily in my role. The material learned gave me complete confidence in accepting this role. “
Read About Cedric Green’s Scholarship Experience
Check out the full in-depth interview with scholarship recipient and full-stack software developer Cedric Green for more details about the program.
Apply For the OneTen/Blacks In Technology Scholarship Program
The OneTen/BIT Scholarship Program is the opportunity to gain applicable skills, start a new career in tech, and help break open the industry for the advancement of Black talent. Apply now!