October 19, 2021

OneTen Pledges 3,500 Tech Scholarships To Support Underserved Black Talent

OneTen — a group of industry executives with a mission to hire more Black individuals — has just launched its inaugural scholarship program to spearhead 3,500 underserved students toward the tech industry.

As a contribution toward OneTen’s commitment, Udacity and Blacks In Technology will lend a hand to support the initiative. 

Udacity, an American for-profit educational organization, will offer recipients the opportunity to partake in a flexible online program to allow them to pursue a full-time position or continue their educational pursuits. 

While Blacks In Technology will amplify students’ efforts by providing them with networking, mentorship, tutoring sessions, and support services.

The scholarship is currently open to interested students and industry professionals located in the United States. 

“By investing in talent transformation, we can help remove the barriers to diversity in tech. By providing access to resources that are designed to nurture and develop people’s skills, we can help get more Black talent into the technology space,” Dennis Schultz, Executive Director of the BIT Foundation, said in a press release.

​​”Providing access and support to Black talent who have traditionally been excluded from attaining family-sustaining jobs due to degree requirements is central to OneTen’s mission and we are thrilled to be partnering with Udacity and BIT to fund over 3,000 scholarships for tech programs,” Maurice Jones, CEO of OneTen, said in a press release. 

To apply visit: https://www.udacity.com/scholarships/oneten-bit-scholarship

Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.