We’re excited to announce the latest recipients of our We Stand Together Scholarship: a scholarship for students who identify as Black or African-American for our 19-Week Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive program. Please help us welcome Brian Uhegwu, Elijah Gilead, and Lijah Jordan to the May cohort. Below, read a bit about each of them!
Elijah is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and is the youngest of four. He has a background in corporate operations management and has led teams with positivity and humility. Elijah enjoys watching anime in his free time, as well as educating himself on health and wellness. He is now enrolled in the 19-Week Software Engineering Coding Bootcamp, and he is hoping to acquire the skills needed to transition into tech as a developer! Elijah’s mantra is “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”
Brian is a first-generation Nigerian-American raised in Houston, Texas. Initially brought up as a skilled concert pianist and saxist, he always had a deep passion for music and technology and taught himself as much as he could in various forms like music theory, programming, and robotics. Emerging from Texas State University with a biology background, Brian eventually felt unfulfilled and decided to cement himself with his true passions and make his dreams a reality. He is very grateful and eager to begin his journey with Galvanize/Hack Reactor.
Lijah is honored to accept the We Stand Together Scholarship. He has always had an interest in technology and a curiosity about how it works. That curiosity has led him to wonder what goes on beneath the surface of the different interfaces we all use every day. With the help and guidance from loved ones during the pandemic, he began to pursue this interest. He looks forward to the challenge that the bootcamp will bring and believes that through hard work, he will succeed.