For Immediate Release – 3/10/2017
Contact: Deena Pierott
iUrban Teen Announces Formation of iSucceed Teen Scholarship
Portland, Ore. – iUrban Teen has recently announced the formation of iSucceed, a scholarship program for the benefit of students in the Portland metropolitan area with a preference for those pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts (STEM+A).
Scholarships are valued at $2,500 for each recipient and are for the benefit of select young people who have been accepted to, or who are enrolled in good standing in, an accredited two or four-year degree or technical/career program. The scholarship is intended for individuals who have been iUrban Teen program participants and preference will be given to applicants who participated in free and reduced lunch program during high school. The program is launching in the Portland Metro area and is expected to expand to other iUrban Teen cities in the coming years. Applications are due by April 30, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. To apply online, visit the iUrban Teen website scholarship page http://iurbanteen.org/aboutus/scholarship/.
“A scholarship program has been a dream of mine since I started iUrban Teen more than five years ago,” said Deena Pierott, founder and chief innovator of iUrban Teen. “This is a natural extension of our mission to inspire our underrepresented youth to pursue a career in STEM+Arts. We now have one more tool available to these amazing students, helping create a spark for their future.”
Scholarships like this help make higher education opportunities possible for young people and further iUrban Teen’s mission to expose and inspire underrepresented youth to become tomorrow’s business and technology leaders. To support this scholarship, visit http://iurbanteen.org/aboutus/scholarship/.
About iUrban Teen – iUrban Teen is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) nationally recognized program dedicated to bringing career focused education to underrepresented teens ages 13 to 18. Youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of careers and civic engagement that step them outside of their current boundaries. Our target demographics are African American, Latino and Native American males, however, the program is inclusive of all youth. We have almost equal parity of girls that participate in our programs and also youth with special needs. iUrban Teen programs are now in Washington, Oregon, California, Texas and launching in New York. Founder Deena Pierott has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion. The program launched in 2011 and has served more than 2,800 youth in the Portland metro and Seattle metro areas. The program was recently featured in INC Magazine as one of the top five organizations building the diverse talent pipeline in tech outside of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit http://iurbanteen.org/ or contact Deena Pierott at 360.747.7068.