Q: What is the Project Height Scholarship?
In the legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, Meta’s Civil Rights Team is proud to partner with Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation (DIHEF) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) to award the Project Height Scholarship.
The goal of Meta’s Project Height Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to undergraduate or graduate students with career interests at the intersection of technology and civil rights, building the next generation of industry leaders.
Q: How much money are you donating to the scholarship?
We will be providing 26 students with a $10K scholarship.
Q: Who will be eligible to apply for the scholarship?
The Project Height Scholarship program will provide financial support to twenty-six undergraduate and graduate students with career interests at the intersection of civil rights and technology. This may include students studying business, law, policy, computer science, or other relevant disciplines. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or degree program, provide a personal statement demonstrating an interest in the intersection of technology and civil rights and (2) commitment to community service through volunteer efforts and have one letter of recommendation. For full details see ncnw.org or dorothyireneheight.org.
Q: Will a certain portion be allocated to graduate vs. undergraduate students?
We have no set ratio, the scholarships will be awarded to people who best fulfill the criteria and show promise in the field of civil rights and technology.
Q: Do students have to be from the US to apply? What about foreign students? Do students need a social security number to apply?
The program is based in the U.S. and designed for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants will not need to provide a Social Security Number to be eligible.
Q: Can students apply for this scholarship if they already receive support from elsewhere?
Yes, the student can have funding or scholarships from other places (e.g., Pell grants, Houston Live Stock Rodeo Scholar, etc).
Q: What is the process for someone to apply for the scholarship?
Students will need to submit the electronic application form which will be linked on the NCNW and DIHEF website. Once complete they will need to submit the form and the required documents [e.g. personal statement, letter of recommendation] along with their application.
Q: When will students find out if they have been successful?
For consideration, all application materials must be submitted via the application form by Friday March 3rd at 11:59pm EST / 8:59pm PST. Scholarship Award Recipients will be notified by March 24th.
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