Acxiom recently awarded $5,000 scholarships to the nine winners in the company’s Diversity Scholarship Program, and four of the winners are students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
This initiative offers $5,000 scholarships to U.S.-based students from diverse backgrounds who are enrolled in a full-time post-secondary degree program such as computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, information quality, information systems, engineering, mathematics and statistics or related areas of study.
The UA Little rock recipients include the following:
“We congratulate our scholarship recipients on this exciting achievement,” said Acxiom CEO Dennis Self. “Acxiom is passionate about helping the next generation of leaders pursue their dreams through computer science and information technology careers. Our support positions them for future success and helps foster a more diverse pool of qualified talent, which will benefit the marketing and technology industries for years to come.”
This is the Acxiom Diversity Scholarship Program’s seventh year. Diversity Scholarship recipients are selected based on their ability to demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, field of study aimed at information technology, and professional interest as it relates to Acxiom’s business needs.
“We are proud of Acxiom’s inclusive and supportive workplace environment where employees feel empowered and encouraged to share their unique perspective and values,” said Mary Ward, chief people officer at Acxiom. “Our Diversity Scholarship Program was started in 2012 and takes Acxiom’s values into the community by supporting the goals of bright future leaders. We look forward to the contributions these students will make to our industry.”