Information Technology Scholarships

The academic field of information technology teaches individuals how computers and computing systems provide a foundation for our electronic lives. Successful degree candidates for this major should be creative, organized and patient. You'll also need well-developed critical thinking and reading skills. If you think you have what it takes, continue reading to explore the world of IT and information technology scholarships.

Information technology or IT exists at the crossroads of computer engineering and information systems. IT is the point where it all comes together – computer systems, networks, applications, hardware and software. Because of this, you'll receive instruction across a wide range of information technology subjects. Typical courses encountered in this major may include programming fundamentals, database management, networking, systems security, systems analysis and algorithm design.

After you complete your broad introductory study you will then choose a concentration so as to focus your elective courses on a specific subject. Examples of these concentrations include networking, Web development, digital communications among many more. Along with these core courses you'll also enroll in electives such as creative writing, public speaking and life science courses. 

Your core courses will most likely be taught in a variety of formats. You can expect lecture and traditional classroom instruction along with computer lab courses, individual and group presentations and online learning. For some courses you'll work as part of a team. This will probably be the case for your senior thesis project, in which you and several classmates will work together to solve an actual information technology problem. 

IT scholarships, in some ways, mirror the field itself. They can be found for a wide range of information technology sub-fields. Popular areas of concentration, such as digital communications, may feature the most scholarship opportunities. Still, the field is large enough that there should be plenty of scope for all. 

The employment prospects for IT professionals is expected to remain robust over the coming decade. While some entry-level positions continue to be outsourced, the majority of new IT jobs will remain in the country. Career opportunities and advancement should be best for those graduates with secondary skills and knowledge, such as Web development or supply chain management.       

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Fellowships for Selected Professions

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women in the final year of graduate study in designated fields where women's participation has been low. Women in engineering master's programs are eligible to apply for either first or final year of study. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research and/or practice in areas of public interest. All women are eligible to apply for fellowships in the following degree programs: architecture (M. Arch.), computer/information sciences (MS), engineering (ME, MS, PhD), mathematics/statistics (MS).

OutputLinks Communications Group Marketing Professionals Scholarship Honoring Nina Garmon

Available to students around the world whose academic focus is on marketing in the graphic arts or communications industry. This scholarship may be applied to any marketing education program.

Cisco Scholarship

Amount: $1,200 per semester - Valued at up to $7,200. Audience: community college graduates. Eligibility: Successfully Completed prior to entering DeVry: IT Essentials I or II, or CCNA Semester I. Community college graduates must be accepted into and begin studies in one of the following technology degree programs+: Biomedical Engineering Technology (Biomedical Technology in NY) Biomedical Informatics Computer Engineering Technology Computer Information Systems Electronics Engineering Technology Game and Simulation Programming Network and Communications Management Technical Management Deadline: One year from community college graduation to apply and start at DeVry. Offered in the US & Canada. +Program availability varies by location.

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered for the Wells Fargo scholarship, an applicant must: Be an enrolled member of a United States federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, as verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC); Be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources; Be a college junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university as full time and degree seeking student maintaining an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application; Demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF).

Betty Shanahan Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. A one-time only graduate student scholarship to recognize SWE's Executive Director & CEO Betty Shanahan's outstanding accomplishment over 10 year's of service. SWE membership required. Amount: TBD A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible. You must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.

Maley/FTE Technology Teacher Scholarship

The Foundation for Technology Education proudly announces the $1,000 Maley/FTE Technology Teacher Scholarship in honor of Dr. Donald Maley. Its purpose is to support teachers in their preparation to increase the positive outcomes of technology education. Criteria include: (1) evidence of teaching success, (2) plans for action research, (3) recommendations, (4) plans for professional development, and (5) the applicants need. Eligibility: * Applicant must be a member of the International Technology Education Association. (Membership may be enclosed with scholarship application). * Applicant must be a technology teacher at any grade level who is beginning or continuing graduate study. Application and Deadline: Applicant must send an application package that consists of four sets of the following required items: * Letter of application with clear explanation of: (a) plans for graduate study, (b) plans for action research, (c) the applicants need, and (d) identification details -- school name, grade level, address, telephone, and home address. * Applicants resume not exceeding four pages that describes current position, professional activities, and achievements. * Applicants official college transcript(s). * Documentation of acceptance into graduate school. * Three recommendation letters from among the following: undergraduate faculty, graduate faculty, and school administration.

OutputLinks Communications Group Industry Analysts/Media Scholarship Honoring Katherine O'Brien

Available exclusively to nominees submitted by analyst and media representatives around the world associated with the graphic arts and corporate communications industries. May be applied to any two- or four- year college or university program.

Google 2006 Anita Borg Scholarship

Candidates must: * be entering their senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program at a university in the United States. * be Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field majors. * be enrolled in full-time study. * maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in their current program.

AFCEA ROTC Scholarship

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to ROTC students majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, computer, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; electronics; computer science; physics; mathematics; science or mathematics education; technology management; or other technical fields at accredited degree-granting four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Eligibility: Candidates must be nominated by the Professor of Military Science, Naval Science, Aerospace Studies or designated Commanding Officer as appropriate. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in ROTC, have good moral character, demonstrate academic excellence, exhibit the potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, and have a financial need. In addition, applicants must provide two Letters of Recommendation from faculty in their field of study. An official transcript including all college-level study as well as courses in progress is also required. Important: For consideration for the Medal of Honor Scholarship, please apply for the AFCEA ROTC Scholarship. Endorsement by the ROTC unit commander is required and must be included with the application. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail:

Benjamin Davis Endowed Scholarship

Recipients selected by the faculty of the Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences. This scholarship may be awarded to a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.000.

PSE&G Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $2,500 to $3,000Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate SeniorMinimum GPA: 2.5Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Management, Management Information SystemsEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and UniversitiesEligible Locations: New Jersey Scholarship Detail:The Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G), a major energy provider through electricity, gas and steam to the residents within the state of New Jersey. The PSE&G Scholarship will provide scholarship assistance to New Jersey residents who are enrolled within the fields of business, information technology and engineering disciplines.Donor/Sponsor Name: PSE&G

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