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TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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National – Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Program Description:

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships This year, BAM will award two US$5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable – winners who continue to meet the criteria are eligible to receive an annual award of $5,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years for a potential total $20,000 scholarship. Up to 24 scholarship runners-up will be eligible for a one-time $2,500 BAM technology stipend based on need. You can find the application process here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx Applications are due April 10, 2020.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: USA

Program Date(s): 4/11/2020

Application Deadline: 4/10/2020

Age/Grades: 11th and 12th

Cost: N/A

Eligibility Requirements: To be considered for a BAM Scholarship, you must: Be a high-school senior of African descent (African American or African). Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation. Plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing). Demonstrate a passion for technology. Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Require financial assistance to attend college.

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NY – America On Tech’s Tech Flex Leaders

Program Description:

The Tech Flex Leaders Program is an immersive out-of-school time program for juniors and seniors enrolled in a NYC high school. The program embeds weekly computer science and technology classes at local companies, offers mentorship with industry professionals and provides access to professional internship opportunities. Students selected are uniquely positioned to develop a portfolio of technology projects that illustrate a fundamental understanding of front and back-end web development. ​ Students who have participated in the Tech Flex Leaders program have benefited greatly from the program. Benefits to students participating in the program include: – An opportunity to enhance your technology and digital skills – An opportunity to connect with technology professionals – A platform to build a number of individual and group projects – A chance to work with students from different high schools​​ – Access to AOT’s college / university partnerships – Access to professional internship opportunities – Access to other opportunities in the AOT network of support

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Location: New York City, Various Company Locations

Program Date(s): 9/5/2020

Application Deadline: 4/12/20

Age/Grades: 11th and 12th

Cost: FREE

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants for our 2020 – 2021 cohort must: – Be a current sophomore or junior in a NYC public or charter high school at the time of application – Be a junior or senior in a NYC public or charter high school by September 2020 – Be interested in careers in computer science / technology – Be available for workshops after school or on the weekends once per week during the 2020 – 2021 school year ​ ​ Note: AOT prioritizes candidates that: – Self-identify as African American / Black – Self-identify as Hispanic / Latinx – Self-identify as females and/or girls – Self-identify as LGBTQIA+

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NY – America On Tech’s 2020 Spring Break Coding Bootcamp

Program Description:

America On Tech’s Spring Break Coding Bootcamp is a week-long immersive program in web design & development. Students will work individually and in teams, building a portfolio of online projects using HTML, CSS, and other industry-aligned tools such as Bootstrap and Repl.it. The Bootcamp is comprised of 2 sessions a day for 5 days, and features 6 session challenges and 1 team competition. Free lunch is provided every day, and prizes will be awarded for top performers in challenges and competitions!

Type: Competition

Program Location: 25 Broadway, New York, NY

Program Date(s): 4/13/2020

Application Deadline: April 2020

Age/Grades: 10th and 11th

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Be a current sophomore or junior in a NYC public or charter high school in order to apply Be interested in careers in technology and computer science Be available to attend all 10 bootcamp sessions in lower Manhattan from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday, 4/13 through Friday, 4/17 Want to have fun learning to code this Spring Break! Note: AOT prioritizes candidates that: Self-identify as African American / Black Self-identify as Hispanic / Latinx Self-identify as females and/or girls Self-identify as LGBTQIA+ ​

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National – $1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship

Program Description:

IvyPanda.com provides $1500 in scholarships annually for talented students who demonstrate mastery of essay writing. Scholarships will be awarded to two winners: the winner will receive $1,000; the runner-up prize is $500.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: https://ivypanda.com

Program Date(s): 7/1/20

Application Deadline: 5/31/20

Age/Grades: All

Eligibility Requirements: We will accept submissions from current high school, college, or university students from any country. The winners will be required to send us proof of their academic status or enrollment.

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Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Varies by program

Program Date(s): Summer, Varies by Program

Age/Grades: Girls Grade 10th & 11th

Cost: Free. Scholarships available.

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National – Girls Who Code: Clubs

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Any school in the US

Program Date(s): During the school year

Application Deadline: N/A

Cost: Free

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National – Girls Who Code: College Loops

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: On College Campuses

Program Date(s): During the school year

Application Deadline: N/A

Age/Grades: College

Cost: Free

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National – NASA Internships

Type: Summer Internship

Program Location: varies by program

Program Date(s): Available throughout the calendar year

Application Deadline: ongoing – depends on program

Age/Grades: High school through graduate level students

Cost: Free to apply

Eligibility Requirements: NASA internships are available to high school through graduate level students attending full-time accredited programs appropriate to the NASA internship opportunity for which they receive an offer. U.S. citizenship is required for most internship opportunities. Select opportunities are also open to citizens from countries participating in the NASA International Internship (I^2) Program. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study appropriate to NASA’s long-term professional workforce needs. College-level interns must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. While NASA Internships are available to students in a wide-variety of majors ranging from business to science and engineering, individual internship opportunities will target specific disciplines. Applicants have the opportunity to browse and selectively apply for specific internship opportunities once their application is complete.

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