Apply for Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program 2024

0
26

Sankofatech’s Achievers in Technology (AIT) program is a four-year scholarship program for African youths.

Apply for Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program 2024
Apply for Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program 2024

It is designed to cultivate the next generation of African technology professionals in the United States.

Sankofatech recognizes that technology is not always the preferred career path for African youth, often due to limited industry knowledge, community misconceptions, and resource constraints.

The AIT program addresses these challenges head-on by providing scholars with a comprehensive four-year experience that hones their skills and connects them with a supportive network of peers, mentors, advisors, and accomplished tech professionals.

Benefits of participating in the Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program

As a participant in the AIT program, you should expect to get the following benefits:

  • Annual $500 scholarship award (totaling up to $2000)
  • Personalized career mentorship from leading tech companies
  • Job readiness training  such as resume reviews and mock interviews
  • Access to a diverse network of tech professionals
  • Visits to tech companies
  • Virtual webinars focusing on career and personal development
  • Opportunities to contribute to community-benefiting projects

Note: Scholarship continuation is contingent upon remaining in the AIT Program and selecting a qualified STEM major.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for the 2024-2025 AIT cohort must:

  • Apply for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Have a high level of interest in a tech career (tech career such as Product Management Software Engineering, Information Security, Data Science,  Project/Program Management, Database Administration, Networking, etc.)
  • Be of African descent
  • Come from a low-income household

Selection process

Interested students should follow these steps:

  • Ensure the Application form is completed and submitted by Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Wait to be selected and invited for an interview.
  • Wait for the Final decisions that will be communicated by July 2024.

To apply, visit http://sankofatech.org/application. For more details, refer to https://sankofatech.org/ait.

CHECK THESE:

 Iris Prize 2024 (Up to $15,000 Grant Available) | How to Apply

J.P. Morgan Jumpstart Internship Program | How to Apply Now

Leaders of Tomorrow Digital Exchange Program | Apply Now!