We are pleased to announce that the Freedom in Tech Alliance (FITA) is partnering up with Liberty Memes to bring you the FITA Liberty Memes Scholarship.
Since the dawn of the technology industry, our industry has had the privilege of operating under a nearly free market with very lax regulations. Today, we suffer constant attacks by politicians from both the left and the right. From the bill introduced by Sen. Hawley to regulate features on social media platforms, to White House officials considering banning encrypted messaging services, the government poses constant threats to both our individual liberty and the innovation that drives our industry.
At the same time, the big tech companies seem to be inviting regulation from the government by constantly destroying the public’s trust by pushing their left-wing politics on America. Today, 7 out of 10 Americans believe that social media companies are actively censoring political views they find disagreeable.
The ultimate goal of FITA is to shape the culture shared by entrepreneurs, founders, and those working in the technology industry, to once again value freedom of speech principles and free enterprise. In order to have a positive impact on the future of the technology industry we believe it is critical to raise up the next generation of technology leaders who can bring the principles of freedom and liberty to the companies they work for and the companies they found. Political views begin to form in high school and are often solidified during college. We believe it is imperative to give our youth the opportunity to truly grasp the principles of liberty and freedom that they can take forward with them throughout their college years and into their careers. Together with a partner that shares our goals, we are excited to announce the launch of the FITA Scholarship and the FITA Fellowship.
FITA Scholarships will be used to help recipients pay for their tuition and education, and can be put towards traditional colleges and universities or technology and coding bootcamps, such as General Assembly. Recipients of FITA Scholarships will become accepted into the FITA Fellowship and become a FITA Fellow. As a FITA Fellow, recipients will receive mentorship from, and connections to other business and technology leaders to help shape their careers. Ultimately, the future of the technology industry is shaped by the next generation of leaders who we raise up today - our youth.
We have partnered with Liberty Memes to bring you the first FITA scholarship. The Liberty Memes Community Group has raised over $500,000 for charitable causes and has helped many people in need. Now this powerful community wants to help us take back the technology industry. Liberty Memes will be helping us crowdfund within their community to fund the FITA Liberty Memes Scholarship.
Funds raised in partnership with Liberty Memes will be used to help the recipient of the FITA Liberty Memes Scholarship pay for their tuition and education. The recipient will be selected based on a combination of merit, financial need, and adherence to classically liberal and libertarian principles and our mission.
If you’d like to contribute to the funding of the FITA Liberty Memes Scholarship, you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/liberty-memes-freedom-in-tech-scholarship/