Although Latinos represent 28% of the total population in Silicon Valley, only 3% are in the high tech work force. With 39% of the K-12 student population identified as Latino, we anticipate the challenge to continue growing.
The Latinos in Technology Scholarship supports Latino college students in 2 ways:
Financial. We will financially support Latino students who have declared a major in a STEM related field.
Internships. We will pipeline our scholars into summer internship programs with our investors.
Your support will help get more Latinos into the high tech workforce. The plan is to: Support up to 500 Latino students over five (5) years, up to 100 students per year, target rising Latino college juniors, ensure 50% of the scholarships are awarded to women, award scholars up to $10,000 per year for up to three (3) years.
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 19, 2021