ColorStack recently offered scholarships to 26 computer science students to attend the 49th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in Kansas City, Missouri. The scholarship covered registration, hotel stay, and travel, allowing these students to attend one of the largest student-governed events in the United States, with over 10,000 attendees and a 300+ company career fair.
We recognize the importance of providing opportunities to underrepresented groups in the tech industry, and initiatives like the NSBE scholarship help to bridge the gap for computer science students. The goal of the scholarship was to provide support for computer science students who may have been struggling to secure internships or full-time jobs during the recruiting season. By attending the NSBE convention, students had the opportunity to network with top companies and potentially land a job.
ColorStack Founder/CEO, Jehron Petty, the Partnership Coordinator, Liana Dominique, and the Community Manager, Nyasha Francis, accompanied the students to the convention. The scholarship recipients expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to attend the event. Milca Jeune, one of the scholarship recipients, said, "Pleasure meeting you guys. I'm beyond grateful for this opportunity to attend the Conference!" Another scholarship recipient, Jonathan Pierre-Louis, thanked ColorStack, saying, "Thank you ColorStack for everything. NSBE was very fun and it was nice meeting everyone."
Overall, ColorStack's NSBE scholarship initiative highlights their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. By providing opportunities to underrepresented groups in the industry, we are helping to create a more inclusive and equitable tech community. The scholarship recipients' positive feedback shows that initiatives like these can make a real difference in the lives of computer science students, providing them with valuable connections and opportunities to achieve their career goals.