Below is an article originally written by Brina Lee at PowerToFly Partner Quip, and published on August 5, 2019. Go to Quip's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
It is time! We are happy to announce the recipients of the 2019 Diversity Scholarship!
We're overwhelmed by the incredible applications we received after announcing the scholarship back in March. We were blown away by the thoughtfulness, experiences, achievements, and creativity of the applicants.
There were many well-deserving individuals, which made the selection process especially difficult for us. In the end, we did have to choose five winners and five runner-ups. The individuals below exemplify hard work, perseverance, and potential to make technology a more diverse and inclusive place.
Scholarship winners receive $5,000 towards their education, and an expenses-paid trip to the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco for a day of learning, mentorship, and networking.
(Left to right)
Alejandra M. Castillo
Runner-ups receive $1,000 towards their education, and an expenses-paid trip to the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco for a day of learning, mentorship, and networking.
(Left to right)
Sofia Ongele (picture missing)
A big congratulations to all of the recipients! We look forward to meeting you in person and seeing how far you can go!
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