Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program 2024 | Apply Now

Sankofatech’s Achievers in Technology (AIT) is a challenging scholarship and mentorship program that spans four years. The program strives to cultivate the next generation of African technology experts living in the United States.

Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program

Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program

Sankofatech believes that young Africans are not naturally drawn to technology careers due to a lack of knowledge regarding the field, community misunderstandings (i.e., considering it less prestigious), and inadequacy of resources.

The AIT program seeks to address these issues by providing students with essential skills, networking opportunities, and access to talented peers, mentors, advisors, and accomplished professionals in the tech sector.

Benefits

Participants of the AIT program will enjoy a range of advantages, including:

  • An annual scholarship award of $500, with the possibility of receiving up to $2000 throughout the program.
  • Personalized mentorship from accomplished professionals working in leading tech companies.
  • Training to enhance job readiness, such as mock interviews and resume critiques.
  • Access to a network of tech professionals representing diverse backgrounds.
  • Visits to tech companies to gain firsthand exposure to the industry.
  • Virtual webinars focused on career growth and personal development.
  • The opportunity to contribute to a community-benefitting project.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the 2024-2025 AIT cohort, prospective applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Enroll in a U.S. college or university as a freshman for the academic year 2024-2025.
  • Exhibit a passion for pursuing a career in the technology field, such as Software Engineering, Product Management, Data Science, Information Security, Project/Program Management, Networking, Database Administration, and more.
  • Have African descent or heritage.
  • Originate from a low-income household.

How to Apply

Students who wish to take part in the AIT program should adhere to the following steps:

  • Complete the application form before the deadline of Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • Applicants who are chosen will receive an invitation for an interview.
  • Sankofatech will inform all candidates of the final decision by July 2024.

Visit the official website of Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program. 

Application Deadline

April 27, 2024.

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