The U.S. is currently experiencing a major shortage of technical talent entering the workforce, which will negatively affect American competitiveness and economic growth if this trend continues. To combat this issue and encourage the pursuit of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors, alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav have announced the rollout of the firm’s STEM Scholarship Partnership Program.
As an initiative through the firm’s charitable initiative, the Blue Heart Fund, the program will offer 20 $10,000 scholarships over the next year to the sons and daughters of alliantgroup’s clients and CPA and industry alliance partners.
“STEM education has long been a personal passion of mine. STEM is truly the future of our economy and those seeking a career in STEM related fields will find some of the highest paying and in demand jobs around,” said Jadav. “I hear too often from companies about the shortage of technical talent out there for the positions they are trying to fill and I am on a personal mission to help solve this problem.”
To be eligible for the new STEM Scholarship Partnership Program, students must be:
- A recent high school graduate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- A child of an alliantgroup client, CPA partner or industry alliance partner
- The son or daughter of an employee for one of our clients that has been nominated by that company’s CEO
Candidates can apply in one of two ways:
- Submit a YouTube link to a short (30-120 second) video
- Write a 500 word essay discussing how their passion for STEM has fueled their educational goals.
Candidates must also submit an unofficial copy of their high school transcript. All applications must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.