SAN DIEGO, CA, February 19, 2019 – TruthFinder is excited to announce the winner for it’s inaugural ‘Women In STEM’ scholarship.
As one of San Diego’s leading technology companies, TruthFinder (owned by The Control Group) employs a diverse pool of talent and frequently participates in local philanthropic efforts to get young students excited about the possibilities of working in tech and computer science.
TruthFinder recently launched TruthFinder’s Women In STEM scholarship, an essay-writing contest that awards a female STEM student a $2,500 scholarship.
After reading through hundreds of entries, TruthFinder awarded the scholarship to Afe Addeh, who has just begun her first year of college at the University of Maryland at College Park, studying computer science.
Afe impressed the judges with her essay, as well as her many accomplishments which included launching the first Girls Who Code computer club at her high school in 2016. She also participated in the Congressional App Challenge and won 3rd place for her app Career Finder. Afe also interned with NASA Goddard in the summer of 2017.
“Giving back to the community has been part of our core ethics since the inception of the brand,” says TruthFinder CEO Steven Gray, “We’re excited to continue supporting a diverse workplace through our Women In STEM program by making a direct impact on the next generation of leaders in tech.”
In addition to the annual scholarship, TruthFinder frequently participates in an Hour of Code at local high schools and has also awarded several local scholarships in the past. TruthFinder’s Women In STEM scholarship is the first national scholarship from TruthFinder.
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About The Control Group
Founded in San Diego in 2012, The Control Group is an award-winning, multi-million dollar technology company. With the focus of helping Americans connect, inform, and protect, The Control Group owns several successful products, including people search platforms Instant Checkmate and TruthFinder — two of America’s most popular public records search engines.