July 06, 2021 (Toronto, ON) – Varicent, the leading provider of next generation Sales Performance Management (SPM) software, is proud to share that it has selected 25 winners for the E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program.
The E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program(which stands for Equity, Diversity, Growth, Empowerment) was created to foster more opportunities for diversity within the technology sector for historically underrepresented people, specifically women and people of color, with an emphasis on the Black and Latinx communities.
“We successfully honoured what we set out to achieve when creating the E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program and remain committed to bringing more diversity, equity and inclusion to our industry,” says Marc Altshuller, President and CEO, Varicent. “Thank you to our applicants, and our internal panel who supported this initiative. I look forward to continuing this scholarship program in the years to come and supporting initiatives in STEM that bring diversity.”
Varicent planned to award 15 scholarships of $5,000 USD to high school seniors or current undergraduates located in Canada or the U.S. who plan to pursue a STEM-related major such as computer science, data science and engineering. Due to an overwhelming number of qualified applicants, Varicent was able to increase the amount of scholarships awarded to 25. Two of Varicent’s partners, Smart Tech and Spectrum, supported the scholarship program after it was originally announced, providing financing for three of the 25 scholarships.
The scholarship winners were selected based on several criteria reviewed by an internal panel created by Varicent. The panel contributed unique perspectives, STEM-backgrounds and expert knowledge. All of the well-rounded recipients selected by Varicent’s panel met the scholarship criteria and possess promising potential within the technology sector.
The E.D.G.E. Scholarship Program is one of the initiatives under Varicent’s corporate social responsibility called Our Cause. Varicent is determined to apply science and technology to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, creating diverse and meaningful change in the workforce.
Applications for next year’s scholarship will be accepted starting March 2022. To learn more about Varicent’s E.D.G.E. scholarship and the recipients, please visit varicent.com/company/our-cause.
For more information on Varicent’s contributing partners, please visit www.smarttechinc.net
Varicent is the leading provider of innovative Sales Performance Management software focused on helping organizations Plan, Operate and Pay to drive sales performance and growth. With a full suite of solutions to assist in smarter territory and quota planning, efficient revenue intelligence operations, and the fastest and most flexible way to pay sellers accurately and on-time, Varicent is the trusted SPM solution for customers worldwide. Varicent combines powerful SPM technology with its augmented intelligence-powered platform to enable customers to quickly and easily see and address sales trends, problem areas, and opportunities by predicting outcomes and prescribing actions to optimize revenue. To learn more about Varicent, visit www.Varicent.com.
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