Reason One Mentorship And Scholarship Program

Reason One
June 09, 2024

The Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program awards scholarship and mentorship opportunities to Black students who are enrolled or recently accepted in a digital-related program, pursuing or with plans to pursue a career in the tech industry.

This program is explicitly focused on removing the systemic, financial, and socio-economic barriers that Black students encounter in tech career paths.

The Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program is offering:

  • Three students a $5,000 scholarship towards application fees, textbooks, and other expenses
  • One year of mentorship and professional development support from Reason One team members

How to Apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • Identify as Black, African American, African Canadian or African-descent
  • Be between the ages of 17-35 years old
  • Live in Ontario, Canada or South Carolina, USA
  • Be enrolled or accepted to a full or part-time digital-related program at a college, university, or specialized program (such as a Bootcamp, etc.)
  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in the tech industry
  • Have demonstrated financial need/support

Have questions? Check out the FAQs.

Each application requires the following:

  1. Information on your background, including:
    • Educational transcript(s)
    • School and community-related activities or programs
    • Honors and awards that you may have received
    • Work experience
  2. “Your story” as a document or video:
    • 500 words if written, or less than 5 minutes if video
    • Your story can provide an overview of your academic and/or professional background, and answer questions like:
      • What are your career goals?
      • What innovative projects have you worked on?
      • Why would you benefit from this program?
  3. Recommendations:
    • Provide the contact information for at least two references. They can be academic, professional, or character references.

All applications will be reviewed after the deadline by a selection committee. The top ten candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview.

All materials must be submitted through the online application. Emailed or mailed documents will not be accepted.

For questions, please email:

Applications open on March 26 and must be submitted by June 9, 2024.

Have questions? Check out our FAQs.