Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN) Has Announced A New Scholarship!
Posted By: Lailah Berry on February 01, 2021 |
Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN) has announced a new scholarship to empower the next generation of Black History Makers and to kick off their Black History Month celebration.
Amazon is starting Black History Month 2021 with a monthlong celebration that is rooted in their commitment to being a place where Black leaders can grow their careers, as well as supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in the Black community.
In 2021,Amazon is committed to doubling the representation of Black directors and vice presidents and remain focused on representation through hiring, retention, and growth and development, including promotion of their employees. As they invest in growing leaders from within, Amazon is creating developmental opportunities for those who are underrepresented in the tech industry, specifically employees at all levels. These programs range from $700 million upskilling commitment to pilots such as the Amazon Black Employee Network Executive Leadership Development Program, which includes targeted and specialized training to increase the number of Black leaders at the director level and higher.
Access to higher education provides an individual with the tools, knowledge, and strategies to improve their lives and positively impact their community.
To help eliminate barriers for Black students and provide access to careers in supply chain and computer science, Amazon's Black Employee Network has established a new scholarship program. The scholarship is geared toward high school seniors who plan to continue their education and pursue a computer science or supply chain–related field of study. Recipients of the scholarship will receive $5,000 per year for four years toward college tuition, plus a connection to industry mentors within the Black Employee Network. Applications are now open, with submissions due by March 4, 2021. Interested students can learn more about the scholarship and apply here: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/amazon...
Want to work for Amazon? They are currently hiring and are holding a virtual event this month!
Featured Roles Include:
Corporate/TECH (Seattle and Nashville)
SDE I & II (Software Development Engineers)
Business Intelligence Engineers
Program Manager I, II, III
Supply Chain Manager I & II
WHS (Workplace Health and Safety) Specialists
Human Resource Assistants
Register for this event now!
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