Longtime supporter IBM awards 10 annual scholarships for students attending tribal colleges and universities who are studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or business as part of its focus to help bring technology to Indian Country.
The objective of IBM’s philanthropic initiatives is to strategically focus its best and most valuable resource—its technologies, especially the innovative solutions that come from its world class research laboratories, and employee talent and expertise. IBM applies its resources against critical societal issues and problems such as education, health, energy and the environment, language/literacy, sustainable and vibrant cities, disaster relief, and culture to assist communities around the world. Its key programs include the Corporate Service Corps, which annually deploys teams of selected high potential employees to emerging regions to work with government, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations on critical local projects; World Community Grid, which utilizes grid computing technology to harness the tremendous power of idle computers to perform specific computations related to critical research around complex biological, environmental and health-related issues; and its On Demand Community volunteer initiative, which has facilitated the contribution of over 10 million hours of volunteer service to schools and nonprofit organizations around the world by our employees and retirees. For more information about IBM’s philanthropic work, please visit ibm.com/ibm/ibmgives.
Marissa (Cheyenne River Sioux)