Reason One Mentorship and Scholarship Program

June 9, 2025
Awards Available: 3

Scholarship Description

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.

Scholarship Details

Successful applicants will receive:

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


  • 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 demonstrated financial need

How to Apply

  1. Information on your background, including:
    • Educational transcript or documentation of acceptance into a relevant program of study
    • 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, such as "What are your career goals?", "What innovative projects have you worked on?" or "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 by a selection committee. The top ten candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview. The chosen scholarship applicants will be notified in the summer following the application period. Scholarship Search