AVEVA Launches Inaugural Scholars Program at Howard University to Empower Diverse Talent

AVEVA launches initiative to support diverse sophomore students from HBCUs, offering scholarships, immersive on-site experiences, and guaranteed job placement


HOUSTON, April 22, 2024, – AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, today announced the launch of the AVEVA Scholars Program, a new initiative aimed at supporting sophomore students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The program, spanning three years, includes scholarships and immersive onsite experiences, ultimately paving the way for talented Black scholars to join the AVEVA team upon graduation.

The AVEVA Scholars Program, which will launch at Howard University, offers a unique opportunity for students classified as sophomores in Fall 2024 majoring in Engineering and Computer Science.

Key features of the program include:

  • A $14,000 scholarship payment per year for three years
  • A six-week AVEVA on-site experience with a $7,000 stipend and group housing accommodation provided
  • Guaranteed job placement at AVEVA upon meeting relevant criteria

The on-site program is scheduled to officially commence in June 2024, running for six weeks. During this period, students will receive a comprehensive induction, orientation to AVEVA's business and products, and exposure to the company's values and culture. The program will also focus on developing interpersonal skills through Action for Good activities (Action for Good (aveva.com), presentation skills, etiquette guidance, and social activities.

Scholars who meet relevant criteria can expect a full-time role waiting for them at AVEVA after graduation. By investing in young scholars, AVEVA aims to future-proof its talent pipeline and ultimately increase the pool of diverse talent.

The AVEVA Scholars Program was championed by AVEVA’s BLACK Voices Employee Group, a group that aims to increase Black representation within the company, amplify career opportunities in the technology industry for diverse groups and encourage the development of future leaders. The program aligns with AVEVA's five Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focus areas: gender, race and ethnicity, religion, faith or belief, disability, and sexual orientation. Each focus area has an active employee group working to develop greater understanding and inclusion across the business.

“The AVEVA Scholars Program is not just about education; it's about creating opportunities and forging a path for talented individuals to join AVEVA, driving innovation and making a meaningful impact on our industry and beyond,” said Caspar Herzberg, CEO of AVEVA. “By involving and listening to our employee groups, we can understand the challenges we need to address, take action and develop inclusive programs that will make a difference.”

“The AVEVA Scholars will be afforded the opportunity to learn from engineers and computer scientists at a leading industrial software company, showcase their talents, and develop mentoring relationships that enable them to thrive and become leaders in the technology sector,” said John M.M. Anderson, dean of the Howard University College of Engineering and Architecture. “We look forward to working with AVEVA to further our academic enterprise and student learning experience at the College of Engineering and Architecture, and to sustain our efforts to educate students from underserved communities."

About Howard University   

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprising 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced three Schwarzman Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.  



AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, sparking ingenuity to drive responsible use of the world’s resources. The company’s secure industrial cloud platform and applications enable businesses to harness the power of their information and improve collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners.

Over 20,000 enterprises in over 100 countries rely on AVEVA to help them deliver life’s essentials: safe and reliable energy, food, medicines, infrastructure and more. By connecting people with trusted information and AI-enriched insights, AVEVA enables teams to engineer efficiently and optimize operations, driving growth and sustainability.

Named as one of the world’s most innovative companies, AVEVA supports customers with open solutions and the expertise of more than 6,400 employees, 5,000 partners and 5,700 certified developers. With operations around the globe, AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK.