Sankofatech’s 2024 AIT Program: Shaping Africa’s Future Tech Leaders



About the Program:

The Sankofatech Achievers in Technology Program is a comprehensive four-year scholarship initiative designed to cultivate the future leaders of the technology sector from the African community in the United States. Our mission is to address the underrepresentation of African youth in tech by providing them with the necessary skills, mentorship, and industry connections to thrive.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Financial Support: Receive up to $2,000 over four years.
  • Mentorship: Gain guidance from professionals at leading tech firms.
  • Career Development: Participate in job readiness training, including mock interviews and resume critiques.
  • Professional Networking: Connect with a diverse group of tech experts.
  • Industry Exposure: Visit tech companies and attend virtual webinars.
  • Community Project: Lead an initiative that positively impacts your community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a first-year student at a U.S. college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in a technology-related career.
  • Be of African descent and from a low-income household.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online application form by April 27, 2024.
  2. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.
  3. Final decisions will be communicated by July 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: What is the deadline for the application? A: The application must be submitted by April 27, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Q: Who can apply for the AIT program? A: African descent students entering a U.S. college or university as first-year students, interested in tech careers, and from low-income households are eligible.

Q: What kind of support does the scholarship provide? A: The scholarship offers financial aid, mentorship, job readiness training, networking opportunities, company site visits, and webinars.

Q: How are the scholars selected? A: Selection is based on the application, followed by an interview for shortlisted candidates.

Q: Where can I find more information or get help with my application? A: For further details, visit our website here.

For more information or to apply, please visit our program page.