At DGV, we believe that we play a small part in bettering society by aligning with U.S. institutions directly serving the common good. But after the events of 2020, we realized we needed to do more. A global pandemic and local social unrest have brought to the forefront inequities related to education levels, food security, job opportunities, and lifespans determined simply by the zip code someone was born in. We have committed ourselves to create positive change by expanding our mission to include a greater focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
In order to create that change, DGV has established the DGV Scholarship Program aimed at reducing inequality and increasing cultural, racial, and gender diversity within the financial services sector through academic scholarships for women and black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) pursuing degrees in S.T.E.M., business or finance and considering careers in finance and investing. In order to be considered for a scholarship, individuals must be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited four-year college or a university, or be a high school senior accepted for such enrollment; Must be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in S.T.E.M., finance or business; Must be part of an underrepresented demographic in the financial services sector (Women, BIPOC); Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident (holder of a Permanent Resident Card), or an individual granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA); Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and be able to demonstrate financial need; Must maintain contact with DGV at pre-determined times during the year to provide updates on student experience and receive mentorship from DGV Solutions; and must show promise or potential in becoming a member of the broader finance community.
If selected, students will receive an award of $5,000. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.