Article courtesy of The Mercury
TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has committed $3.5 million toward a new scholarship and internship program for students who identify as Black or African-American.
The African Heritage Scholarship program is an effort for TE Connectivity to further diversify is workforce and bring new opportunities in the technology industry to top-performing minority students.
The company is currently accepting applications from rising college sophomores for the first two-year African Heritage Scholarship program. Those accepted in the inaugural group will participate in a paid internship the summer after their sophomore year at one of six TE Connectivity sites in the U.S.
“The students will have the ability to explore their areas of interest, have exposure to executive leadership and be able to network and expand their horizons,” according to Jennifer Coleman, finance director for TE Connectivity’s industrial solutions segment and co-lead of the African Heritage Resource Group.
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