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 (science, technology, engineering, and math) related field.
Internships. We will pipeline our scholars into summer internship programs with our investors (with the hope that job offers are made upon graduation.)
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