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Disney & Blacks In Technology
Future Technologist Project (FTP)

The Blacks In Technology Foundation is educating and inspiring the next generation of technologists through training, mentorship, and events. Blacks in Technology Foundation is supported in part by Disney Future Storytellers. Through collaborations like these, Disney is empowering the next generation of storytellers and innovators to dream about their future, build their talents and skills, and become who they imagine they can be.

In alignment with the mission of Blacks In Technology, the Future Technologist Project (FTP) aims to address the inequities in the tech industry one individual at a time. We will select 10 winners.

Scholarship Award:

  1. Scholarship recipients will receive vouchers for technical training certifications in various specializations (including but not limited to):
  • Software Engineering (Full-stack, Backend, Frontend, Mobile and Web)
  • Product Management
  • Data Science/Data Engineering
  • Information Technology (Networking and/or Systems Engineering)

   2. Blacks In Technology Annual Conference, BITCON 2023 in Nashville, TN Sept. 5-7

  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Total Access Pass to All Conference Sessions, Workshops, Competitions, and After Parties
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations at the JW Marriott Nashville

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in an accredited college/university (taking at least one class), 
  • Pursuing OR already graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology or related field 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Timeline: 
    • Application Deadline: August 11, 2023 5:00PM EST
    • Review/Selection Period: August 12 – 13 2023
    • Notify Award Recipients: August 14, 2023
    • BITCON 2023: September 5-7, 2023
    • Training Programs Start: October 1, 2023