In collaboration with Productive Edge, a dynamic and innovative technology company, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s African American Academic Network has partnered to implement a program that will foster diversity in the technology space through coding opportunities. The Black Tech Scholars Program is geared to provide UIC African American undergraduate/graduate students (2nd Semester Freshman/Sophomore/Junior/Senior Classification) in good academic standing with the opportunity to acquire business acumen to start your own business and gain valuable hands-on experience building mobile-friendly websites.
Starting in September 2017, this program will be featured as a UIC Experience co-curricular opportunity that will enhance students learning and development. In addition to gaining relevant technical skills that can eventually prepare them for careers within the tech industry, Scholars also learn critical leadership, entrepreneurship and life skills under the guidance of staff members and mentors who are professionals working in the field.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Possess and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.40 and above
- Have a strong interest in learning and applying web and mobile applications
- Have exhibited involvement and utilization of AAAN services and programs
The UIC Black Tech Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for the next cohort for Fall 2017. The application deadline is April 3rd, 2017. To access the application, please go to the following hyperlink go.uic.edu/Black_Tech_Scholars.