Splunk HBCU Academic Scholarship

For the second year in a row, Splunk is thrilled to offer the Splunk HBCU Academic Scholarship

Last year, we launched this program empowering students from two prestigious historically Black academic institutions: North Carolina A&T University (NCA&T) and Florida A&M University (FAMU). This year, we are furthering our commitment to inclusion by expanding our scholarship opportunities to also include students from Tuskegee University (TU). 

As a Splunk scholarship recipient, you join a global community of engaged and supportive innovators who work to fulfill our mission of removing the barriers between data and action, ensuring everyone can thrive in the data age. We do this with our shared values, diverse perspectives, involvement, and innovation.

We encourage you to please learn more below or click here to complete the 2022 application.

For students interested in internships, Splunk provides a wide range of opportunities, utilizing skills found both inside and outside the classroom for real world, hands on knowledge to round out your degree and help you contribute to a globally thriving community. 

About the Scholarship

Splunk’s North Carolina A&T (NCA&T), Florida A&M (FAMU), and Tuskegee University (TU) Scholarship fund will:

  • Award up to ten (10) students in 2022 a $10,000 USD academic scholarship
  • The scholarship will be awarded to high achieving students who demonstrate leadership in their field of study and a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The program will review applications from students who meet the minimum qualifications
  • This scholarship is open to all NCA&T, FAMU, and Tuskegee students who identify with communities historically excluded from the technology industry including (but not limited to) Black/African American, Women, Hispanic/Latinx, Pacific Islander and American Indian.
     

Eligibility Requirements

All eligible candidates must: 

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at NCA&T, FAMU or TU and plan to be enrolled for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field with interest in software development
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
     

To Apply

To be considered for this scholarship, all students must:

  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation (both need to be from a faculty or staff member at NCA&T, FAMU or TU)
  • Include a resume with work experience, honours / awards, extracurricular activities
  • Submit a current NCA&T, FAMU, or TU transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Provide responses to all of the following three questions:
  1. 500 words or less explain a data problem you would like to solve and how you would approach it
  2. In 250 words or less, share your interest in pursuing a career in science and technology
  3. In 250 words or less share why you are interested in Splunk
     

Application Deadline is February 28, 2022. Winners will be notified by May 31, 2022.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The Splunk NCA&T / FAMU / Tuskegee Scholarships will be awarded to up to ten (10) individuals from each university.
  • The $10,000 (gross) academic scholarship is intended for use towards academic expenses such as tuition, books, materials, housing, and equipment required for a student's academic success.
  • Students are required to be enrolled full time in their university and planned to enroll for the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Splunk reserves the right to withhold the award from any candidate who no longer meets the eligibility requirements. 
  • Splunk reserves the right to rescind the award from any candidate who does not maintain the eligibility requirements. 
     

All scholarship details not specified in these terms and conditions will be determined in Splunk’s sole discretion. If legitimately claimed, the scholarship will be awarded. All taxes (if applicable per jurisdiction) and other expenses not specified in these Official Rules as being covered as part of the scholarship are the sole responsibility of each winner. No transfers, substitutions or cash redemptions will be made, except at Splunk’s sole discretion. Splunk reserves the right to substitute the stated scholarship or portion thereof with another scholarship or portion thereof of equal or greater value for any reason, including, without limitation, scholarship unavailability. No more than the stated scholarship will be awarded. Winners are strictly prohibited from selling, auctioning, trading or otherwise transferring any part of the scholarship.

To apply, please click here.

If you would like to learn more about Early Career opportunities with Splunk, we encourage you to please check out our Splunk University Recruiting careers page, search available Splunk internships and connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Katia Ratkovich
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Katia Ratkovich

Katia is Splunk’s Global University Recruiting Manager. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to attract and retain top university graduates to create a diverse, global workforce. Additionally, she focuses on how university recruiting plays a critical role in achieving a diverse and inclusive environment and co-leads the planning some of Splunk's major diversity initiatives. Katia is a member of Splunk’s Women in Technology group and sits on the D&I counsel. 

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