Cognizant offering $cholarships to STEM and Business Students

TEANECK, NJ—Cognizant is an American multinational corporation that provides digital, technology, consulting, and operations services. Cognizant believes that more diversity in the talent pool leads to more diversity of thought, improved creativity in solving problems, greater innovation and delivers a distinct business advantage in today’s competitive global and digital economy.

Completely Cognizant is our commitment to diversity:

  • Our People: Our associates are ambassadors of diversity, representing Cognizant’s commitment to a rich and dynamic work environment
  • Our Culture: We purposefully design our culture to empower our employees and leaders to become catalysts for diversity
  • Our Clients: Our diversity provides a broad foundation for supporting our global clients, helping us span cultural, political and social differences
  • Our Community: We are committed to creating educational opportunities that strengthen and develop a diverse global work force.

cognizant17Cognizant’s Accelerate Diversity scholarship program addresses the conundrum that while the future has never looked brighter for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) careers, there is evidence that these exciting careers are failing to attract broad segments of our population. This unique scholarship is designed from a Cognizant perspective to identify and develop diverse talent for the Future of Work.

Students are eligible to submit an application for consideration if they are:

  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior at an accredited 4 year college
  • Enrolled as a STEM  or Business major with a focus on pursuing a career in IT and related business services
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity
    (see application requirements)
  • A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States

Amount: Award amounts are $5,000. The award will be payable to the institution earmarked for the account of the student. The award is non-transferable and the recipient may not receive cash.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

How to Apply: To access the application and scholarship guidelines visit Cognizant Technology Solutions at:

Send completed application and email inquiries to:  

Source: Cognizant
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