On Thursday, General Assembly, a New York City-based tech educator,
announced the launch of the “Opportunity Fund,” a new initiative from Google, Microsoft,
and Nasir Jones that will provide scholarships to students who have
been historically under-represented in the industry such as women,
African-Americans and Latinos. Nas, who has recently co-founded the
venture capitalist firm QueensBridge Venture Partners
stated “Education, careers and opportunities in technology should not be
limited to any one demographic, and I’m happy to support minorities who
will see doors open to them as a result of participation in this
program.” Students eligible to receive scholarships awards must agree to
commit at least 100 hours mentoring local high school students through a
number of nonprofits groups including All Star Code, Black Girls Code, CodeNow, Coderdojo and ScriptEd.
Applications for the scholarship are being accepted through May 7th.
Edited by SamoneLenior - Apr 22 2014 at 11:26am