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Cognizant's educational initiatives are tailored to the specific needs of our communities around the world, but the driving principle is the same: to promote learning opportunities that are widely accessible, stimulating, enriching—and fun.

In the U.S., the main focus of our education initiatives is to expand and enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education by increasing exposure to, and interest in, STEM learning activities. In India and elsewhere, our education initiatives focus on helping to fill the void in basic education in remote communities, as well as to improve the disparities in educational opportunities due to income level and gender.

Today's Inspiration is Tomorrow's Innovation

This video highlights Cognizant's Making the Future education initiative. DOWNLOAD PDF

Making the Future 

Making the Future U.S. College Scholarship Program

Cognizant awards college scholarships to U.S. students interested in pursuing the STEM fields. Our application period for 2015 scholarships runs from October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Please read the Eligibility Overview for more information and submit an Application to apply.

Making the Future Scholarship Guidelines 

Making the Future U.S. After-school and Summer Program Grants

Cognizant awards grants to child-serving U.S. non-profit organizations wishing to run after-school, in-school, and summer Maker programs. Programs must support our mission to inspire young learners in the STEM disciplines by providing fun, hands-on learning opportunities. Our application period for 2015 grants runs from October 1 through November 15, 2014. Please read the Grant Application and Guidelines for more information.

Making the Future Scholarship Guidelines 

Why Invest in Making? Promising Evidence of Influence

The Research Group at the University of California at Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science partnered with Cognizant to document the rationale and influence of their Making the Future (MTF) initiative. These efforts resulted in a logic model for MTF, a proposed strategy for establishing key benchmarks & targets for the initiative, and some promising evidence of the influence of their investment in maker programs across the United States.

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Making the Future Video: Today's Inspiration is Tomorrow's Innovation
Making the Future U.S. College Scholarship Program
Making the Future U.S. After-school and Summer Program Grants
Why Invest in Making? Promising Evidence of Influence




MAKING THE FUTURE

There's an education crisis in the U.S.: a relative decline in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) proficiency, fewer young people interested in STEM fields, and – perhaps most alarming – a decline in measured creativity. The future competitiveness and innovative capacity of the U.S., the quality of our workforce, and the prosperity of future generations are at risk.

Cognizant's Making the Future education initiative was created to unleash the passion of young people in STEM disciplines by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities. Through financial, in-kind and volunteer support for schools and nonprofits; advocacy; college scholarships; and our flagship Making the Future After-School and Summer Program, Cognizant seeks to develop 21st century skills like creativity, innovation, and collaboration that will create a brighter future for our children, preparing them to be tomorrow's leaders in our global economy.

Furthering the proud tradition of Project Outreach, Cognizant employees are volunteering to enhance education in the communities where they live and work. For more information, contact MakingtheFuture@Cognizant.com

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