Since 2021, Greater Washington Partnership, in collaboration with over 20 post-secondary partners, has championed approximately 340 scholarships for undergraduate students across the Baltimore to Richmond region through the Emerging Tech Talent Scholarship program. The scholarship supports learners from underrepresented populations in the tech workforce by equipping them with skills for careers in technology, such as cybersecurity, data analytics, and software development.  

This October, Greater Washington Partnership and Monumental Sports & Entertainment hosted the second annual Emerging Tech Talent Scholar Career and Gameday at Capital One Arena. Seventeen exceptional students attended, all of whom were recipients of scholarships awarded through their universities that were made possible with generous support from the Deloitte Foundation, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and T. Rowe Price. In total, these students hailed from seven of our region’s top academic institutions: American University, Bowie State University, Marymount University, Trinity Washington University, the University of the District of Columbia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.