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November 19, 2021

Benedict College Receives $1 Million Investment from ServiceNow to Establish a Tech Scholars Program and NextGen Academy

COLUMBIA, S.C., November 19, 2021– Today, Benedict College announced a $1 million investment and partnership commitment from ServiceNow to equip traditionally underrepresented students with the digital skills needed in today’s workforce.

The partnership will provide access to technology and resources which will include a state-of-the-art ServiceNow Tech Center on the Benedict campus, scholarships for Benedict students, internship opportunities, a ServiceNow Tech Scholars Program that focuses on success in the tech sector, and a ServiceNow NextGen Academy – a two-month program designed to help participants actively take part in the digital economy and move directly into employment.

“Our partnership with ServiceNow presents a tremendous opportunity for Benedict students, who will soon join the skilled workforce driving our nation’s economy,” said Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, president and CEO of Benedict College. “Benedict College is at the forefront of fueling education and innovation in STEM, and our efforts are in lockstep with ServiceNow’s goals to bridge the widening digital skills gap and grow a more diverse workforce. We applaud ServiceNow’s leadership in creating invaluable exposure to the tech ecosystem and establishing critical college-to-corporate pathways for underrepresented talent.”

The ServiceNow Tech Scholars program will equip students at Benedict College and other South Carolina HBCUs with technology skills that will prepare them for potential careers at ServiceNow or the broader technology industry. All Scholars will have the opportunity to meet with a ServiceNow adviser, visit the ServiceNow headquarters in Santa Clara, California, and apply for internships at ServiceNow.

[read the full announcement | source: Benedict College]