A computer whiz at FIU helped turn other students into award winners and earned a $10,000 scholarship and an industry internship in the process.

henry-rivas.jpgComputer science senior and peer educator Henry Rivas received the scholarship from CodePath and the United Negro College Fund for his facilitation of a mobile app course to help 34 students gain new industry skills and also build strong community during the pandemic. The scholarship will cover the costs of Henry’s remaining senior year classes. He also was offered an opportunity to participate in the IBM Accelerate internship program.

CodePath provides FIU students with no-cost computer science courses, mentorship and career support to prepare them for careers in tech. Its mission is to increase diversity in tech by transforming college computer science education for underrepresented minorities and underserved populations, all in collaboration within FIU, a top producer of Hispanic engineers.

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