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Sankofatech’s Achievers in Technology (AIT) scholarship and mentorship program 2024/2025 for African technology professionals in the United States.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Sankofatech’s Achievers in Technology (AIT) is a rigorous four-year scholarship and mentorship program that aims to produce the next generation of African technology professionals in the United States. We believe technology is not the preferred career path for youth of African descent due to lack of knowledge about the industry, community misconception (i.e., not perceived as prestigious), and lack of access to resources.

Eligibility


Applicants for the 2024-2025 AIT cohort must: 

  • Be entering a U.S. college or university as a first-year student in the 2024-2025 academic year 
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a tech career (ie. Software Engineering, Product Management, Data Science, Information Security, Project/Program Management, Networking, Database Administration, etc.
  • Be of African descent 
  • Come from a low-income household

Benefits

AIT scholars will receive numerous benefits by participating in the program, and some of these benefits include:

  • An annual $500 scholarship award* (up to $2000)
  • Personalized career mentor(s) from top tech companies
  • Job readiness training (e.g., mock job interviews, resume reviews)
  • Access to a network of diverse tech professionals
  • Site visits to tech companies
  • Virtual webinars related to career and personal development
  • Opportunity to work on a project that benefits your community


Selection Process

Students who are interested in participating in the AIT program should follow the steps outlined below: 

  1. Fill out an application form by Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 
  2. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.
  3. Sankofatech will notify all applicants of the final decision by July 2024.

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