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TE Connectivity, a provider of connectivity and sensor solutions, recently named 14 students to participate in the first year of its African Heritage Scholarship Program.
The $3.5 million investment works to further diversify TE Connectivity’s workforce and bring new opportunities in the technology industry to top-performing Black and African-American students in the U.S.
This year’s cohort of scholars are from Alabama A&M University, College of the Canyons, Howard University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina A&T, Rutgers University, the University of Arizona, the University of California, the University of Georgia, the University of Houston, the University of Miami, and the University of Texas.
The college students will join TE in May from the 12 colleges to complete 10- to 12-week internships at sites throughout the U.S. After successful completion of the internship, the students receive a scholarship of up to $22,500 for their junior year, based on financial need, and are invited back for a second internship at TE next summer. The scholarship is then eligible for renewal for the students’ senior year. TE expects a new cohort of students to join the African Heritage Scholarship Program each year for the next five years.
The students will work in a wide variety of roles, including product R&D, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, product management, and supply chain. TE’s internship program is designed to fill the company’s leadership development programs and early career roles. In addition to real-world job experience with a global impact, TE’s interns experience a range of professional development workshops covering financial literacy, corporate communications, and personal branding. Other programming includes global networking events, community involvement opportunities, and executive exposure.
For more information, visit te.com/scholarships.