Rebooting through EmTech Programs (REP) Scholar Application

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Rebooting through EmTech Programs (REP) aims to increase the number of academically talented, minority, and low-income students obtaining bachelor’s degrees in the Emerging Technology (EmTech) disciplines such as data analytics/data science, cybersecurity, information systems technology and applied AI.

The goal of REP is to prepare low-income students (with a focus on underrepresented populations such as women of color) for the workforce through upskilling and reskilling in EmTech fields. This goal will be addressed through the following objectives:

  1. Increased retention and completion of enrolled REP Scholars seeking Bachelor of Science degrees in targeted EmTech fields; and
  2. Increased workforce placement of REP Scholars that attain a Bachelor of Science degree in targeted EmTech fields.

Over a four-year period, the NSF S-STEM funds will support at least 60 MDC “REP Scholars” (20 students per EmTech discipline with scholarships and wrap around services toward preparing for the tech workforce. Enrolled scholars will take classes full-time and are expected to complete the program in two years and participate in supports that research has proven effective in promoting achievement among STEM/computing students.

Supports include, but not limited to:

EmTech Connect

  • TechUp Space Series
    industry tech leaders
  • Faculty Mentorship
    educational Focus
  • Virtual one-on-one mentoring
    career focus

Savvy Tech Workshops

  • Financial Literacy
    responsible consumers , sucessful entrepreneurs, and wise investors
  • Personal Growth
    self-promotion, boost confidence, and career success

Leadership Rotation Academy

  • Research Track
    projects led by faculty
  • Internship Track
    practical work experience at an agency
  • Digital Upskilling Track
    informal learning toward industry certifications

REP Scholars will receive a scholarship up to $10,000 per academic year for two consecutive years (2024-2025 and 2025-2026) as follows:

  • Fall term – up to $4,000
  • Spring term – up to $4,000
  • Summer term – up to $2,000

Application Available Now