The WiTT Diversity Scholarship was created to enhance diversity in our Middle Tennessee community by supporting a female student in our community from a traditionally underrepresented minority within IT that intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field. This year, WiTT is thrilled to announce Genevieve Jean-Pierre as the inaugural first place winner of the WiTT Diversity Scholarship. She received a $5,000 scholarship for her win.
Genevieve, a graduate of Martin Luther King Jr Magnet High School, will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Artificial Intelligence at Duke University this fall. Throughout her high school career, Genevieve has been involved in several extracurricular activities that helped her explore her passions around technology including working as an Interdisciplinary Science Research Student for the School For Science And Math At Vanderbilt and acting as a Youth Science Educator for the Adventure Science Center.
Genevieve’s goal is to create applications and technology that benefit people, especially marginalized communities, by lessening the gap in income, opportunity, and healthcare. In Genevieve’s own words, “Thank you for helping me pursue my dreams to create advances in medical technology!”
In addition to the first place scholarship, Noora Hama, freshman at Lipscomb University pursuing a major in Data Science, and Emra Haskic, junior at Middle Tennessee State University pursuing a major in information systems, received $2500 Runner Up Scholarships.
To learn more about all of WiTT’s scholarship opportunities, please visit https://www.wittn.org/scholarships/.