Diversity in Data Science Scholarship

$1000 will be awarded to a deserving minority student in a data science program

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To be eligible for the scholarship, participants must:

  • Be of ethnic minority residing in the United States
  • Enrolled full or part-time in a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States during the 2020-2021 school year – data science, business analytics, statistics or computer science, or computer information systems.
    • Please note that students enrolled in short term bootcamps, nanodegrees, etc. programs are excluded.
    • University certificate programs of 1 year or more in length and online degree programs at a higher education institution are acceptable.
  • Provide 1 letter of recommendation - will be submitted with application, can be from anyone, maximum 1 page single spaced, on why you merit this scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility

Ethnic minorities such as African Americans and Hispanics represent less than 12% of Data Scientists and less than 7% of all tech jobs. The reasons for this lack of data science industry diversity are many, including natural interviewer bias, lack of access to strong STEM subject programs, lack of exposure to computing technology and a lack of role models.

A critical benefit of QuantHub's skill assessment platform is its potential to reduce bias in the recruitment process and therefore increase diversity in tech and analytical teams.  We also know that diversity in data science teams is critical to success.  We're committed to providing employers with a skill assessment tool that enables unbiased and objective hiring processes. 

To this effect, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship award to support diversity in the data science field.

Diversity in tech and data science is sorely lacking as the chart below shows. Diversity data and research shows that the tech and data science sector recruitment processes reflects unconscious bias. The bias is a key driver of the lack of diversity in tech, including data science, data engineering and data analytics fields.

Why it Matters

Applicants will be asked to answer a series of questions and to demonstrate achievement, leadership, and initiative in the field of data science. You are also asked to submit 1 letter of reference with your application.  

The deadline to submit your application is May 8, 2021. Award will be announced June 1, 2021.

For questions contact info@quanthub.com.

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*Please note the 2019-2020 scholarships have been awarded. Applicants for 2020-2021 are currently open.