BoldIQ proud to be part of Washington State Opportunity Scholarship’s OpportunityTalks Breakfast

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports promising low- to middle-income students pursuing a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care degree.  Graduates of this program will fill high demand, high tech jobs in software development, aerospace, biomed, transportation and more. Scholarships of up to $22,500 as well as professional development, skills-building workshops are provided to help increase the rate at which students enter the workforce.

This type of community focused organization is at the heart and mind of each BoldIQ employee. The CEO of BoldIQ has the privilege of serving on the Executive Leadership Committee for the OpportunityTalks breakfast, a key event benefiting the WSOS and the entire BoldIQ team will be attending the breakfast.

In addition to this event, BoldIQ also hosts WSOS students in our offices for exposure to STEM related work, and members speak at WSOS events.

WSOS By the Numbers:

  • 55% of WSOS Scholars are the first in the family to attend college
  • Over 60% are women
  • More than 8,600 students have received support from WSOS since its inception
  • More than 2,200 Scholars have graduated to date, and three-quarters are employed in their field or seeking an advanced degree in their field

As a side note, this year’s OpportunityTalks keynote speaker is Derek Thompson – the author of the bestselling book Hit Makers and a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, so it should make for an interesting breakfast.

For more information on WSOS, click here.