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Creating our Legacy by Embracing Generations to Come...

According to the National Science Foundation, only 6.2% of 2016 US science and engineering bachelor’s program graduates were Black. Our community’s responsibility is to change this reality by dismantling common obstacles that can limit minority students in their personal, educational, and professional pursuits. The BLK Men in Tech Scholars program is designed to support the community in this effort by equipping future Black leaders with the resources they need to progress their education and establish a meaningful career.

Scholars Program Goals

Convene

our students through year-round engagement activities

Connect

our students with opportunities in the technology space through our partnerships

Care

for our students by removing the barriers that impede on their access and education

Through BLK Men in Tech philanthropic efforts scholars will be afforded year-round engagement in one of the following programs:

Pathfinders

Desired Audience: High School Students

Program Summary: The BLK Men in Tech Pathfinders program exposes future technology leaders to unique mentorship opportunities within the technology space. 

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates must be high school seniors who intend to major in a technology related field of study.

Benefit to students:

  • Receive mentorship from individuals in technology roles
  • Acquire a new laptop to use for school and work.
  • Exercise your skills by planning and implementing a community service project.
  • Hone your leadership skills through collaboration.

Trail Blazers

Desired Audience: Collegiate Level

Program summary: Through this program, BLK Men in Tech provides college students majoring in technology-related disciplines at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with mentorship and scholarship opportunities. 

Eligibility Requirements: Currently enrolled as a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) majoring in a technology-related field of study.

Benefit to students:

  • Receive mentorship from individuals in the technology space
  • Gain access to exciting internship and employment opportunities
  • Expand your networking capacity by engaging with new peers
  • Receive a scholarship that will help you continue your education
  • Exercise your skills by planning and implementing a community service project.
  • Improve your leadership skills through group activities

Application Process for all Scholar Programs:

Step 1: Complete and electronically submit an application

  • Pathfinders applicants must also submit a letter of acceptance to a collegiate level institution
  • Trail Blazers applicants must submit a verification of enrollment letter from their school and a letter of recommendation from one of their professors.

Step 2: Create and submit a maximum 3-minute video responding to a designated question.

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