Varicent E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Applications
The E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program (which stands for Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment) is designed to foster more opportunities for diversity within the technology sector for historically underrepresented people, specifically women and people of color, with an emphasis on the Black and Latinx communities.
This year, Varicent will award up to 15 scholarships of $5,000 USD to high school seniors or current undergraduates located in Canada or the United States who plan to pursue a STEM-related major such as Computer Science, Data Science and Engineering.
“Education is a pathway to opportunity, and we’re excited to help enable students to focus on their goals, rather than the financial barriers which might stand in their way,” says Lyse Cornelius-Biggs, Director of Talent Enablement at Varicent. “We are committed to long-term growth and development of these students. That is why our E.D.G.E. Scholarship is a renewable scholarship, meaning students can win more than one year in a row, if they continue to meet the requirements. We not only want to help students overcome the point of entry into university, but we want to help them reach their goals. We want to see them finish.”
The E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program is one of the initiatives under Our Cause, which is the larger corporate social responsibly commitment Varicent is making to apply science and technology to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.