As summer winds down and the school year begins, we’re excited to share an update about our Workday VIBETM Scholarship, which we announced in the spring.
As part of our commitments to equity, Workday established the VIBE Scholarship program to provide financial support to students in our Black and Latinx communities who plan to start or continue their college educations. The scholarship provides up to $15,000 awards, renewable for up to three years, to students who self-identify as Black or Latinx and are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in the United States in eligible fields.
“This scholarship enables me to focus on my studies without having the financial burden of figuring out how to pay for my higher education.”Zhyiana A. Student Paterson, New Jersey
We’re proud to congratulate our 27 inaugural VIBE Scholarship recipients. These students intend to study in a variety of majors, from computer science, engineering, and human resources to business administration, economics, and finance. And they’re attending colleges and universities all over the country, from California to Florida, and from Michigan to Texas.
A number of recipients told us what the VIBE Scholarship means to them, including Zahara A. from Faribault, Minnesota, who said, “I don't have enough words to express my gratitude. This scholarship will benefit not only me, but my entire family. My family is ecstatic. I am the first in my family to attend college and the first to acquire such a significant award. This will undoubtedly serve as a positive example for my younger siblings.”
Brett S. from Romulus, Michigan, also sent a message of determination: “As a first-generation college student, my path won’t be easy, but I promise to try my best and use the support system I have around me to put myself in the best position for success.”
We’re thrilled to play a role in helping these ambitious students on their individual journeys, while more broadly contributing to our goal of strengthening our communities and creating opportunity and career pathways for historically underserved students.