Desiree Jenkins of Thomasville, North Carolina, was chosen for her excellent GPA and commitment to pursuing a career in marine biology. Growing up near the ocean, she saw the impact of pollution on the local environment, which led her to seek careers where she could make a difference. She has already started learning to dive to prepare for her post-graduate career.
“When I saw that the scholarship was related to STEM, I really wanted to apply for it because I really want to advocate for more women to be in STEM and dominate this field,” said Desiree, who will be a student. from first year to UNC Wilmington this autumn. “I think I was about 8 years old when I decided marine biology was what I wanted to do, so I’ve wanted to do it for a long time.”
CodeWizardsHQ is dedicated to encouraging children in STEM through its interactive and live online coding education program. The company offers a real-world internship at the end of its high school program, so creating a scholarship to support college students was a natural progression.
“The job market for STEM careers is growing all the time, and we know firsthand how important it is for children to be ahead of the game,” said CodeWizardsHQ founder Jey Iyempandi. “This scholarship is an extension of our mission as a company and we are honored to support Desiree in her academic career.”
The 2022 scholarship application is currently open at www.codewizardshq.com/scholarship. To learn more about CodeWizardsHQ’s coding programs for elementary, high school, and high school students, visit www.codewizardshq.com.
CodeWizardsHQ is the leading online coding school for kids and teens ages 8-18. Classes are delivered by a live teacher with a student-centered approach where they learn real programming languages. Each class is designed to engage elementary, high school and high school students with a comprehensive, developmental, challenging and fun curriculum! Find out more and register students for upcoming courses on CodeWizardsHQ.com.
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