Amplifying underrepresented populations’ access to tech education is not only a belief at Tech Elevator, but a priority. While natural talent for coding is spread evenly across people of all backgrounds, access to tech education is not. Tech Elevator has committed over $1M to establish the scholarship program and provide access to underrepresented groups with a quality tech education and a future in the world of tech.
Join us on this mission. Contribute to the scholarship fund to open doors for diverse future developers and technology leaders. Ensure that the technology of the future is built by and for all of us.
The Represent Tech scholarship opens the door for professional advancement and opportunity for underrepresented groups. When you partner with Tech Elevator in support of Represent Tech, you are supporting meaningful access to a program with verified, industry-leading outcomes.
WTIA Workforce Institute is a 501(c)(3) IRS qualified non-profit organization serving as the fiscal sponsor for the Represent Tech project. Contributions made to WTIA WI in service of the Represent Tech project are tax deductible and will be restricted to serve the stated mission, supporting Represent Tech's scholarship program.
Since the Represent Tech scholarship was created in summer 2020, there has been a substantial increase in both the number of applications to our program and in the number of enrolled students from historically underrepresented groups in tech. The scholarship has led to dramatic changes in the demographics of our student body. And, this is just the beginning.
We can build a more inclusive tech future today. Our Represent Tech Scholarship intends to support new perspectives and help create future tech leaders from all backgrounds.
Tech education provides opportunity and bright futures. Our scholars have built confidence, discovered a passion for programming, and given the tools to make the impact that they were meant to through access to tech education.
Participation in our scholarship program changes not just the lives of our scholars, but the lives of their families and communities as well. Our students develop financial freedom to care for their families and provide them with a good life. They also recognize that they have the power to encourage and help others in their community as well to pursue their passions.
Our partners are a vital part of our equitable process. The Represent Tech Scholarship succeeds because of the passion and dedication of our partners. We’ve committed over $1M to help our scholars earn $190M lifetime earnings, but that’s just a start. We need our partners to help take it to the next level.
Partnering with us is a win-win: together, we lift up talented individuals from all backgrounds. Your team gets first access to hiring vetted and talented candidates who have gone through the Tech Elevator process. Scholarship recipients can walk away with an impactful new career in tech, and you could walk away with a valuable new team member.
Christina Moyer | 2020 Graduate | Columbus