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Access to educational opportunity is the fundamental sustainability issue of our time.

Our education initiatives are inspired by a commitment to better prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities, while ensuring that future generations will have the skills needed to compete and thrive in the global economy. 

  • We strive to create and support learning experiences that are accessible, stimulating, enriching—and fun. At the same time, our education efforts are aligned with the needs of each region in our global network, with a particular focus on alleviating disparities in education due to gender, economic level, or distance from urban centers.

    Cognizant’s Making the Future initiative seeks to spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education among young people in the US, to meet the demands of an increasingly technology-based economy.  Since 2011, our Making the Future initiative has awarded over $9 million in grants, and has introduced more than 25,000 children to 1.5 million hours of making activities focused on STEM disciplines in 200 communities.

    Our Project Outreach is one of the world’s largest corporate volunteer efforts, and focuses on learning, mentoring, career counseling and talent development. Outreach volunteers have logged over 1.25 million volunteer hours since inception in 2007. Today, Outreach is supporting learning initiatives in India, the Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Hungary, the Benelux region, UAE, Argentina, Germany, China, UK and North America. In 2015, nearly 33,000 Cognizant associates logged over 376,000 hours towards Outreach activities in 14 countries.

    Additionally, Cognizant Foundation, which spearheads our corporate social responsibility initiatives in India, has been working extensively towards fulfilling the education, healthcare and livelihood needs of economically and socially disadvantaged segments of society.

Today's Inspiration is Tomorrow's Innovation

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

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

Cognizant awards grants to youth-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 2018 grants runs from October 1 through December 1, 2017. Please read the Grant Application and Guidelines for more information.

DOWNLOAD GRANT APPLICATION AND 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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Accelerate Diversity U.S. College Scholarship Program

Cognizant awards college scholarships to U.S. students interested in pursuing the STEM and business fields. Our application period for 2018 scholarships runs through March 31, 2018. Please read the Overview to learn more about the eligibility criteria and the application submission procedure.

CLICK TO APPLY ELIGIBILITY
  • Making the Future U.S. After-school and Summer Program Grants
  • Why Invest in Making? Promising Evidence of Influence
  • Accelerate Diversity U.S. College Scholarship Program
  • Today's Inspiration is Tomorrow's Innovation

  • Today's Inspiration is Tomorrow's Innovation

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

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

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

    Cognizant awards grants to youth-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 2018 grants runs from October 1 through December 1, 2017. Please read the Grant Application and Guidelines for more information.

    DOWNLOAD GRANT APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES
  • Why Invest in Making? Promising Evidence of Influence

  • 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.

    DOWNLOAD PDF
  • Accelerate Diversity U.S. College Scholarship Program

  • Accelerate Diversity U.S. College Scholarship Program

    Cognizant awards college scholarships to U.S. students interested in pursuing the STEM and business fields. Our application period for 2018 scholarships runs through March 31, 2018. Please read the Overview to learn more about the eligibility criteria and the application submission procedure.

    CLICK TO APPLY ELIGIBILITY

ACCELERATE DIVERSITY U.S. COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Cognizant believes that more diversity in the talent pool leads to more diversity of thought, improved creativity in solving problems, greater innovation and delivers a distinct business advantage in today’s competitive global and digital economy.

Completely Cognizant is our commitment to diversity:

  • Our People: Our associates are ambassadors of diversity, representing Cognizant's commitment to a rich and dynamic work environment.
  • Our Culture: We purposefully design our culture to empower our employees and leaders to become catalysts for diversity.
  • Our Clients: Our diversity provides a broad foundation for supporting our global clients, helping us span cultural, political and social differences.
  • Our Community: We are committed to creating educational opportunities that strengthen and develop a diverse global work force.

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

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