SkillForge Minority Computer Science Scholarship

Scholarship Description

SkillForge’s scholarship program aims to support the idea that careers in technology should be available to everyone. Although 70% of black and Hispanic teens recently surveyed expressed at least some enthusiasm for a career in the IT field, students who are economically or socially disadvantaged are severely under-represented in those graduating with Computer Science or other related degrees. And they are even further under-represented at major tech companies. We think that needs to change.

Our scholarship program aims to facilitate the entrance of diverse and/or economically or socially disadvantaged students into college and the Information Technology professions.

SkillForge will award $1000 each year to a selected student pursuing a degree in Information Systems or Computer Science.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 1000.00

Max Award: 1000.00

Deadline: 2018-04-15


Sponsoring Organization SkillForge
2118 Plum Grove Rd. 206
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Contact Person: Joel Wurffel

Phone: 8009713203

Fax: 8009713203