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Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program - FAQs

Summary: Answers to all the questions you didn't know you had.

What does “Digital Discipline” mean?

Digital Discipline: A job or role in the digital space including but not limited to:

  • User Interface Design

  • User Experience (UX)

  • Strategy/Digital Strategy

  • Content Strategy

  • Development - Front End, Back End/Application Development, Fullstack Development

  • QA (quality assurance)

  • Digital Project Management and Account Management

  • Digital Marketing and Optimization - SEO, SEM, CRO, Social Media Marketing

What levels of education are eligible?

You must 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.). All levels of higher education (Bachelor's, Masters, or PhD) are acceptable.

I am mixed-race, am I still eligible?

Yes, as long as you are of Black African descent you are eligible.

When will the winners be chosen?

The winners will be selected by June 2022.

How will I know if I won?

Selected scholarship winners will be contacted by June 2022.

If I’m chosen, who will be my mentor?

Reason One will choose a mentor that is suitable to your chosen discipline, career goals, and personality. It’s important to us that this is a positive relationship for you, and will pair you with the best candidate on our team.

I have questions about how to apply. Who should I contact?

Email with any questions you have. A member of our team will be in touch soon.

What are examples of supporting materials?

Supporting documents can be videos, samples of your work, a photo of yourself, any news articles, or more information that may strengthen your candidacy for the program.

Can I include a video as part of my application?

Yes, videos are accepted.

Why is this program focusing on Black students?

Because of the stats. The tech industry  is one of the fastest growing industries in both Canada and the US, yet Black tech workers make up less than 3% of the industry in Canada, and less than 8% in the US. Studies prove that Black tech workers are typically the lowest paid in both countries. This is unacceptable and we want to see a change.

Why are you focusing on students from Ontario and South Carolina?

Because our offices are located in Ontario and South Carolina, our hope is to connect with local tech students so we’re able to form long-term relationships.

What if I'm from one of those places, but do not currently live there?

Preference will be given to students who currently reside in Ontario or South Carolina. Our intent is to strengthen the workforce in our communities.