Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

About Accelerate Diversity:
Cognizant’s Accelerate Diversity scholarship program addresses the challenge that while the future has never looked brighter for STEM careers, there is evidence that these exciting careers are failing to attract and include all segments of our population. This unique scholarship is designed from a Cognizant perspective to identify and develop diverse talent for the Future of Work.

Students are eligible to submit an application for consideration if they are:
    -Currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior at an accredited 4-year college or university (graduating between 2019 - 2020)
    -Enrolled as a STEM or Business major with a focus on pursuing a career in IT and related
     business services
    -Able to demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity (see application requirements)
    -A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States

Amount: Award amounts are $5,000. The award will be payable to the institution earmarked for the account of the student. The award is non-transferable, and the recipient may not receive cash.

Additional Benefits: Awardees are eligible to receive career mentorship from Cognizant professionals. Awardees may also be considered for career opportunities with Cognizant.

About Cognizant:
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business
process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses.
Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction,
technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative
workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide
and approximately 244,300 employees as of June 30, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100,
the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and
fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter:

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