The UNCF/Anthem Corporate Scholars Program is a nationwide workforce initiative that creates career opportunities for minority students. The program will provide scholarships up to $5000 (based on need) for the 2017-2018 academic year, paid for by the Anthem Foundation, for qualified students based on the eligibility requirements.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Students must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
Students must be a junior at a 4- year accredited college/university during the application and interview process.
Students must major in business, communications, marketing, finance, computer science, information systems and management information systems and computer technology.
Students must be an underrepresented minority student have the ability to accept an internship position in the following areas – HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION ARE NOT PROVIDED:
- Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks-California; Business (sales interest)
- Richmond and Virginia Beach- Virginia; Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems
- Atlanta- Georgia (Georgia Tech Area); Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems
- Atlanta – Georgia (Buckhead); Business (Sales Interest)
- St. Louis- Missouri; Business (Sales Interest)
- Albany -New York; Business (Sales Interest)
Students must possess strong analytical problem solving, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Students must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook) and social media platforms
The Anthem Internship Program
All applicants for the UNCF/Anthem Corporate Scholars Program can apply and may be eligible for internship opportunities at the Anthem Corporation. The internship is open to college sophomores for a paid internship for eight weeks during the summer 2017 to develop a diverse workforce in various fields within the healthcare insurance industry based on our nation’s future hiring needs. Summer internship opportunities will be offered at various Anthem business locations in Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks-California; Richmond and Virginia Beach- Virginia; Atlanta- Georgia; St. Louis- Missouri; or Albany -New York. Each candidate will be expected to present to key project/department staff a final report and/or presentation of their internship experience. Housing will not be provided by the program.
Students selected for the internship will be required to participate in the UNCF Student Leadership Conference to be held in late May 2017 in Washington, DC. The UNCF Student Leadership Conference is a 3-day professional development training designed to support our students in having a successful internship experience and becoming high performing career professionals. The travel expenses to and from the leadership conference will be covered by the internship program.
About Anthem Foundation
The Anthem Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. and through charitable contributions and programs, the Foundation promotes the inherent commitment of Anthem, Inc. to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem, Inc. and its affiliated health plans serve. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative solutions to health care challenges, as well as promoting the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets specific disease states and medical conditions. These disease states and medical conditions include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s year-round Associate Giving program which provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign pledges, as well as its Volunteer Time Off and Dollars for Doers community service programs. To learn more about the Anthem Foundation, please visit http://anthemcorporateresponsibility.com/cr/foundation/index.html.
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