The Intersect Group Launches New STEM Scholarship
For a decade, The Intersect Group has worked to provide opportunities for our talented consultants at great client companies. We know just how challenging the current talent shortage for IT and Finance and Accounting professionals is and we want to be part of the solution.
That’s why we established The Intersect Group Scholarship. Our vision is to improve our community by making it easier for students to choose education as a priority in their lives.
“In line with our core values and commitment to serving, we wanted to establish a new and meaningful tradition to show appreciation and support to our clients, candidates, colleagues and community,” says Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, CEO, The Intersect Group.“This new scholarship program is built on the idea that in order to realize the full potential of top talent, one must first be given the opportunity to succeed. Our hope is that this new program will give talented students in our community the support they need to succeed with a degree that’s meaningful to them.”
Through our scholarship program, we are excited to lend support to dependent children of our consultants, clients, and colleagues, who plan to become IT or Finance and Accounting professionals by seeking a degree in a related field. This year, we’ve set aside $12,000 to be used for four $3,000 scholarships.
The new scholarship program is one of many examples of The Intersect Group’s investment in continuous learning and STEM education. We also support programs like MentorNet, and organizations such as the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AIMA), which promote the education and retention of individuals in STEM work and offer scholarship opportunities for those interested in these fields.
From now until March 31, 2016, eligible students can apply for a scholarship online. The four 2016 recipients will be announced in May.