Softcat has been a founding member of TC4RE since its inception three years ago and are committed to a goal which strives for racial equality in the tech industry.
This year, TC4RE has announced its scholarship programme for the second consecutive year, with a focus on supporting diversity and inclusion in the technology sector. The initiative is a partnership between all 11 founders of the organisation, with the scholarships being fully funded by its members.
Four deserving winners will win a share of £5,000 in grants this coming October, which can be put towards supporting university education.
Graeme Watt, CEO at Softcat, founding member of TC4RE, said:
“Softcat is delighted to be partnering with TC4RE to promote diversity across the technology industry. We know that supporting a diverse range of students to pursue a career in technology is hugely powerful for our economy, our society and, importantly, for the individuals themselves.”
Julie Simpson CEO from ResourceiT and TC4RE Member commented:
“The UK is home to one of the largest, most visible and diverse ethnic minority communities in the world, one that contributes a huge amount to our country’s success – socially, culturally and economically. I am extremely pleased to be a part of a drive to continue to push for that same representation across the technology industry, which is why we are pleased to announce TC4RE will be providing £5,000 worth of scholarships to ethnic minority students to help then pursue a career they are passionate about.”
Tom Lemon, UK Managing Director of Protiviti and TC4RE Member, added:
“Protiviti is proud to support TC4RE in its journey to increase diversity across the technology sector and we see this scholarship as a way to pave the way for the next generation of leaders.”
The scholarship programme was launched in May this year and following an evaluation period, will award the winners in October.
We’re excited for this new round of scholarships and the positive impact the TC4RE community is having on the technology industry.
To find out more about the scheme visit https://tc4re.org/tc4re-scholarship-competition/.