The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) wants to send 100 computer science, engineer, and IT-focused students from HBCU’s to take part in an exclusive four-day Silicon Valley experience: tech company tours, startup-tech entrepreneurship workshops, direct recruitment at a Technical Career Fair, career development panels and much more.
The event will take place October 25-29, 2017, in San Mateo, CA. The event is free for all HBCU students who are selected to attend. UNCF will cover travel, lodging and food costs for the trip. Last year, 50 students attended. This year 100 students will be selected.
This is HOW you can be eligibility to attend:
- To be considered, students must:
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident
- Attend an HBCU (historically black college or university)
- Be enrolled as a college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior
- Be majoring in one of these fields:
- Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Information Systems or Information Technology
UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates; and to ensure that our network of 38 member historically black colleges and universities is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment and curriculum and faculty development programs. UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., is president and CEO.