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TELUS Diversity in Technology Scholarship

Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA

Req ID:  25187
Jobs by Category:  Students and New Grads
Job Function:  Co-op & Internship Programs
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

Description

 

At TELUS, we recognize the value and advantages of diverse ideas and are committed to increasing the representation of women and visible minorities within key areas of our organization. We strive to provide a platform to support the next generation of leaders and champions in our business and are focused on growing diversity within technology fields.

 

Four $5000 scholarships are available.

 

Scholarship Award - Successful applicants will receive: 

 

  • A $5000 Scholarship 
  • Special events access
  • Career conversation with a member of the TELUS Talent Acquisition team

 

Eligibility - The scholarships will be awarded to individuals who:

 

  • Are entering their final year of a bachelor degree or diploma program in the field of Technology (STEM program) at a Canadian post-secondary institute
  • Demonstrate perseverance, a passion for technology, and contribution towards the community
  • Identify as female and /or a visible minority
  • Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident

 

Student Application Requirements

 

Attach the following documents:

 

  • Transcripts: Include your official transcripts with final marks from the last year
  • Reference Letter outlining your community involvement, volunteer and/or extracurricular activities
  • Resume

 

Important dates:

 

  • May 16, 2022 – July 31 2022 (11:59 PM PST): Submissions open
  • October 2022: Winners notified 
  • November 2022: Scholarship awards received 

 

Eligible institutions

 

Canadian educational institutions which have provincial degree granting powers, or their affiliates (e.g. universities, university-transfer colleges).

Qualifications

 

Selection of scholarship winners

 

Evaluation criteria:

 

  • Academic performance
  • Volunteer/community involvement and/or extracurricular activities; Quality of the reference letter
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete a video essay 
  • Selection Committee’s decision is irrevocable
  • Award recipients will be chosen in October and award payments are expected to be made towards the end of November

 

Responsibilities of scholarship recipients

 

  • Send proof of registration from the educational institution you will be attending
  • Use the scholarship in the academic year for which it is awarded

 

Payment

 

  • TELUS will forward payment of the scholarship directly to the winners
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that payment of tuition fees is made within the defined time frame set by the educational institution regardless of the timing of the scholarship payment

 

Continuation

 

TELUS retains the right to change and/or end the sponsorship of the scholarship plan without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

  • I am currently completing my post-secondary program part-time, am I still eligible?
    • Yes, part-time students are eligible if they are in entering the final year or semester of study in the fall.
  • I am currently in the process of completing my last year of post-secondary studies and will be graduating in the spring, can I still apply?
    • No, our scholarship is to fund the last year of studies, so you are no longer eligible. Students must be entering their final year of a degree or diploma program in the fall in order to apply, and confirmation of enrollment will be required before the funds are released.
  • I am a Canadian Citizen attending a post-secondary school outside of Canada, am I eligible for this scholarship?
    • No, scholarship recipients must be a Canadian permanent resident or citizen attending a Canadian post-secondary institute.
  • Why is the scholarship focused on women and minorities?
    • TELUS values all forms of diversity and we have various ongoing programs and initiatives to ensure our team strongly represents the broad demographic and cultural make-up of our customers. However, we are dissatisfied with the current representation of women and visible minorities in our technology roles. The goal of our Diversity in Technology scholarship is to support students in their education and career objectives and highlight TELUS as an inclusive employer that honors individuality.

 

 

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

Students & New Grads

Seriously, we’ve been waiting for you. What we are proposing is a pretty simple partnership -- you bring the education and the ambition, and we’ll find you the opportunity that plays to your strengths and puts you on the path toward a great career.

We are honoured to be recognized

11 million
Number of hours since 2000 that we’ve volunteered

5 years
Consecutively named Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

6th year
TELUS has been named Canada’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations by Maclean’s/Sustainalytics

Accessibility

TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.