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The State of Diversity in Tech

Right now, Black and Latinx people only make up around 5% - 8% of the tech workforce. Women account for a mere 1 in every four tech jobs. For Native Americans and Indigenous groups, employment numbers are even lower, at around 1% at leading tech companies. These numbers reflect an improvement over the last few years, but this is not nearly enough.

Diversity Is Innovative

The tech industry sets out to serve a remarkably diverse world. To accomplish this, the industry itself has to reflect that world. At Virtasant, we understand the need to embrace fresh perspectives, probe unexamined problems, and tap into unique ideas. We want to support the innovative minds that represent the groups and communities that are still getting left behind in tech.To achieve this mission, we created the Future Leaders in Technology scholarship for students from these communities, who are pursuing careers in tech.

The Future Leaders in Technology Winners

Samragyee Dhakal

High School Award Winner

Shanice Handley

High School Award Winner

Arisa Chue

College Award Winner

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To be eligible for the Future Leaders in Technology scholarship award, you must:

Be a high school, college, or university student pursuing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering or data science.

Be a member of an underrepresented group, including:

Black or African American
Hispanic or Latinx
American Indian or Native American

College or university students

Applications are Now Closed

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High school seniors

Applications are Now Closed

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