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At Intel we believe in the power of your STEM education. We understand your journey to obtain your degree is challenging and we want to do our part to help make that process a bit easier. In 2015 our CEO Brian Krzanich pledged $300 million to increase diversity in tech and our workforce. Our goal is to reach full representation of women and under-represented minorities within our company by 2020 – a goal that we now intend to reach by 2018 thanks to our dedication and hard work. To achieve this we have invested in 8 scholarship programs through nonprofit organizations and universities where we’ve further contributed millions to ensure students receive the best opportunities and education necessary to prepare them to enter STEM fields after graduation. We encourage you to learn more about these scholarships and opportunities to see if you can take advantage of them and join the future we are building together.

Below you will find the list of organizations we have partnered with to drive these efforts, as well as the universities we have chosen for the program. The universities were chosen based on the total amount of engineering and computer science majors graduating from them, because of their focus on helping under-represented minorities succeed in STEM education, and due to their proximity to our normal bases of recruitment. Each scholarship recipient must have and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for continued eligibility. Scholars are encouraged to experience at least one internship prior to graduation, and Intel will offer an internship opportunity and/or a full time job to each scholar that successfully interviews with us.

  • The National GEM Consortium - GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that provides scholarships and other programs to underrepresented minorities for graduate education in applied science and engineering.

  • United Negro College Fund - UNCF is a non-profit organization that administers scholarships, internships and fellowships for African-Americans.

  • Great Minds In STEM - GMIS offers scholarships to Hispanic students pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees in a STEM field.

  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society - AISES provides a wide range of scholarship opportunities to American Indians who are also members of AISES.

  • Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley - HFSV provides scholarships and internships with sponsoring companies to Latino students who attended high school or are attending college in specific counties in Northern California. Students must also be at least rising juniors and have declared a major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related field.

If you attend any of the following universities we encourage you to reach out to your school to apply.

  • Intel HBCU Scholarship - Students must be African-Americans and at least rising juniors, have declared a major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, and pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree. Students must have been accepted to one of the following historically black colleges and universities

- HBCUs: Florida A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T University, Prairie View A&M University, Tuskegee University.

  • Georgia Tech RISE Scholarship - Students must be an underrepresented minority pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field and have been accepted to Georgia Institute of Technology.

Meet a few Intel scholars

Finally, we’d like to introduce you to a few of our Intel scholars to give you an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of joining one of our scholar programs. While each program varies, the underlying goal remains the same, to help you and other brilliant minds succeed throughout your STEM education journey. Meet Kelsea, Brandon, and Katherine and learn more about their experience being an Intel scholar. 

HosodaK_Headshot-1024x683.jpgHey there, I’m Kelsea Hosoda and I am an Intel AISES scholar. I first learned of this opportunity through the AISES organization who directly reached out to me and suggested I apply. Being part of AISES has been empowering, as a mother, wife, daughter, Native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner, Teacher, Technical Expert, a Researcher, and a STEM Student. My contribution I could bring to Intel is my Native Hawaiian perspective, which includes unique pattern recognition techniques that I am currently using in my PhD work on Natural Language Processing, to aid in the innovative technologies that are currently being developed at Intel. Through the Intel Scholars Program, I hope that I will get to learn more about the company including potential job opportunities and a new network of technical mentors.

BrandonBaker-e1563581547359.jpgI’m Brandon Baker an Electrical Engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology, class of 2017 and I am a proud Intel scholar. I first heard of this scholarship program through the Center of Engineering Education and Diversity at my University.  Since becoming an Intel scholar, I’ve been able to further my education without the burden of taking out loans which is an exciting benefit to this program. When joining you also get partnered with a mentor who is in the professional field I aspire to be in who I can lean on for advice, wisdom, and help with any professional development needs.

image10-600x323.jpgHi, I’m Katherine Ramos, I’ve been an Intel scholar since 2016 and later became a GEM Fellow. The most rewarding part of my experience as a GMIS scholar and GEM fellow has been the invaluable networking opportunities I have been exposed to. Additionally, the internship that came along with my scholarship has truly been a remarkable hands-on opportunity for me to grow personally and professional. Before working with Intel, the possibility of working in industry was simply not there. This is definitely not the case anymore. I‘ve had the privilege in speaking with many Intel employees who shared their enthusiasms for working with Intel and now find myself sharing those same feelings.

At Intel we believe that with diversity of thought, perspective, and solutions, we can take on the most complex technological challenges in the world. We hope you join us on this amazing journey.
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