As 2017 approaches Fans are ready to view "Hidden Figures"'starring Taraji P. Henson Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.The film is destined to be a box office hit. Hidden Figures tells the story of an extraordinary young African American mathematics genius by the name of Katherine Johnson, who worked with her two colleagues to develop calculations that ultimately helped engineer John Glen make history as the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the earth. Johnson is played by Taraji P. Henson.
In anticipation of the film's release, 21st Century Fox has teamed up with PepsiCo to launch The "Search For Hidden Figures" scholarship program.
Created in an effort to provide additional funding opportunities for young women with an interest in pursing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the contest is truly amazing. Similar to the film's story, 21st Century Fox and PepsiCo hope to inspire as many young women as possible to strive for greatness through the scholarship.
"PepsiCo is incredibly proud to work with 21st Century Fox and the New York Academy of Sciences to shine a light on women and girls doing outstanding but unheralded work in science, technology, engineering and math," said Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo's Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development.
The contest will run from November 14 - December 10, 2016.
For more information on the Search For Hidden Figures scholarship contest, including how you can enter, visit their official website here.