PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship
PepsiCo Foundation and WCC Partnership:
Education Is What I Like
The PepsiCo Foundation has partnered with Westchester Community College to support Black and Hispanic students pursuing a degree or short-term workforce training in IT fields. This exciting scholarship opportunity is available at only a few community colleges in the U.S.
- Black and Hispanic students are 50% less likely to earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field than are White students.
- Black and Hispanic representation in STEM fields is 50% lower than the overall rates of US working professionals.
- PepsiCo Foundation is supporting two scholarship programs to address minority underrepresentation in high-demand fields.
- The Uplift Scholarship targets students of color pursuing IT career track training.
- Scholars will receive additional support services from faculty coaches and navigators, as well as have access to student support services and emergency funds as needed.