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Announcing the 2019 Diversity Scholarship winners

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.

Winners

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
  • Andre Hodges
  • Konce Quispe
  • Maria Vivanco
  • NaKia Whitby

Runner-ups

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)

  • Amulya Balakrishnan
  • Gabrielle Stillman
  • Justin Tinker
  • Ping Liu
  • 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!
Quip

Announcing the 2017 Quip Diversity Scholarship

Below is an article originally written by Belinda Gu at PowerToFly Partner Quip, and published on March 1, 2017. Go to Quip's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

Last year, we introduced our first-ever Diversity Scholarship program, and it was one of the best things we've ever done at Quip. Not only was it a hugely fulfilling, motivating, and inspirational experience for the Quip team, but we made a tangible difference in the lives of the scholarship winners. We're thrilled to announce that we're doing it again, and the applications for the 2017 Quip Diversity Scholarship are now open.

Why we do this

At Quip, we emphasize building a company that prioritizes work-life balance, inclusivity, and diversity. Part of it is culture, part of it is hiring, and part of it is community outreach. With this program, we hope to have an impact beyond our team, and do a small part to encourage students getting started in computer science, with these values in mind.

That's how it all started, and it's the main reason why we will continue to do it. But there's another motivating factor for the Quip team too — the impact it has on us, in the Quip office. For 2016's scholarship, more than half our engineering team was involved in reading applications, meeting the applicants, and answering questions. Even our co-founders, Bret and Kevin, met with candidates to answer questions and talk about engineering. So many incredible, deserving students applied, and our only regret was not being able to make an impact for every single one of them.

How it works

The Quip team will choose 10 recipients — 5 winners and 5 runners-up — to visit our office in San Francisco for a full day of learning, mentorship, and meeting the team (all expenses paid). At the end, each scholarship winner will receive $5,000 and each runner-up will receive $1,000 toward their education.

We're looking for applicants who:

  • Are part of a group that has been historically underrepresented in STEM (including but not limited to students who are: Women; Black, LatinX, American Indian, LGBTQ+, first-generation, and/or people with disabilities)
  • Have demonstrated interest or declaration of studying computer science or a related field.
  • Are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or masters student in the U.S. or Canada, graduating in 2018 or later.

Apply now!

If this sounds like you, please apply! Applications are due on Sunday, April 16 at 11:59pm PDT.

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