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Women’s Day Special, DXC Technology Awards Progressing Minds Scholarship 2023-24 to 310 girls in STEM and Sports

Mr. Lokendra Sethi, Vice President, Human Resources, Global Delivery Network, DXC Technology

New Delhi (India), March 8: DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) is proud to announce that 310 exceptional female scholars have been awarded the DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship Program for the academic year 2023–24. Among these recipients, 260 have been granted scholarships for STEM education, while 50 have been acknowledged in the sports category. Each recipient in the STEM category is entitled to receive a one-time financial award of ₹50,000, whereas female athletes will be granted a one-time aid of ₹1,25,000.

The DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship Program is committed to fostering inclusivity and empowering young women and transgender students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Additionally, the program acknowledges and celebrates exceptional female athletes who have achieved success at state, national, or international levels.

Initiated in collaboration with the Buddy4Study India Foundation, the program received an overwhelming response for the academic year 2023–24, with more than 10,000 applications from aspiring scholars nationwide. As part of a multi-layered selection process, as many as 2,260 female candidates were shortlisted in the STEM category, and a total of 425 candidates were chosen in the sports category based on their achievements and eligibility criteria. Subsequently, after meticulous document verification and interviews, a total of 310 female scholars were awarded the scholarship.

Elaborating on the success of the program,Lokendra Sethi, Vice-President – Human Resources, India & Global Delivery Network, DXC Technology, stated, “As we are about to celebrate International Women’s Day, the response to the DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship Program is truly inspiring. The overwhelming number of applications and the exceptional talent we encountered during the selection process further motivated

and propelled us to continue our efforts in fostering inclusivity and supporting the education of deserving girls from marginalized communities in STEM fields and sports.”

Speaking on the successful implementation of the program,Mr. Ashutosh Burnwal, Founder and CEO at Buddy4Study, expressed, “We are delighted and proud to collaborate with DXC Technology for such a thoughtful and comprehensive initiative like the DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship Program. Acknowledging the financial challenges in accessing STEM education and the support needed by female athletes, particularly those from marginalized communities, the Buddy4Study team, through a robust implementation approach, ensured that the most deserving female scholars received the necessary assistance as a part of the program.”

Insights About the Awardees

Among the DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship recipients in 2023–24, close to 98% in STEM and about 70% in sports, come from families with annual family income of below ₹1,00,000, with 49 girls from single-parent households. Among the 50 athletes, 35 have achieved top rankings and participated in a wide range of sports at national, international, and state levels, including Cricket, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, Volleyball, Tennis, and more. These awardees represent diverse regions of India, with Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh being the top three states.

On the other hand, the selected STEM scholars hail from renowned institutions across India, including IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT BHU, NIT Kurukshetra, NIT Silchar, Madras Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, and others.

For additional details about the DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship Program, please visit the following link:DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship.

About DXC Technology

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission-critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private, and hybrid clouds. The world’s largest companies and public sector organizations trust DXC to deploy services to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience across their IT estates. Learn more about how we deliver excellence for our customers and colleagues at DXC.com.

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