Last year, Facebook announced initiatives to support the Black community.
The company earmarked $200 million to support Black-owned businesses following the death of George Floyd. The pledge is part of a broader $1.1 billion supplier diversity program designed to provided funding and resources to Black-owned businesses this year.
The organization has also launched an online application through the Facebook Elevate program to help more individuals gain access to industry-recognized career certifications. The social media behemoth is giving 100,000 scholarships to Black learners seeking gain access to vital digital skills. The scholarships can be used for the Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associate Exam.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must reside in the United States and identify as Black. On the application page, you can read the frequently asked questions to get a better understanding of how the scholarship and certification process works.
After you’ve read about the program, you can submit your application. The short application includes personal questions and a statement of goals. After approval, applicants will receive a voucher to cover the costs of the Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associate. The cost of the exam in the United States is $99.
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SOURCE: Black Enterprise, Charlene Rhinehart