ServiceNow, a Silicon Valley-based technology company and makers of cloud-based platforms and solutions to help digitize organizations, announced they are expanding their commitment to racial equity in higher education by joining forces with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).
With the help of TMCF, ServiceNow will offer scholarships of up to $10,000 each for eight students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants must submit a video that answers in 1.5 minutes or less “How will your education benefit you, your family, and the community?” All applications must be submitted by April 4, 2022, Noon EST.
“From Thurgood Marshall to Vice President Kamala Harris, some of America’s most prominent leaders are graduates of HBCUs,” said Chris Rogers, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ServiceNow Products Division. “We recognize, however, the unique disparity many Black students face in affording education. The burden of tuition often overshadows the talent found among many Black students across the US. We believe in the mission of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and are excited about our new partnership.”
ServiceNow’s partnership with TMCF is only one of several HBCU initiatives. In March of this year, ServiceNow hosted the company’s first-ever HBCU Connect Hackathon. More than 250 students from 40 HBCUs participated in developing tech solutions in healthcare, housing, wealth creation, digital literacy, and education. The company awarded $60,000 to first and second place winners from Morgan State University, Alcorn State University, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, Fisk University, Southern University and Western Governors.
“Education is one the greatest weapons against inequality,” says Karen Pavlin, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, ServiceNow. “When we equip students with the resources and private sector opportunities to achieve their full potential, we create a generation that’s poised to change the world.”
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