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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).

Norm Mineta Internship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in engineering, math/statistics, computer science/information technology, finance/accounting, economics/business, foreign languages, communications, political science/international studies. 2. Must be Asian American or Pacific Islander. 3. Must be an undergraduate student. 4. Must have a minimum 45 units completed before beginning internship. 5. Must have a minimum 2.95 GPA (cumulative OR major). 6. Must be a United States citizen without dual citizenship status. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.twc.edu/students/ for an application form.

Lynda Baboyian Memorial Scholarship

Academic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers. Eligibility To be eligible for an EDSF scholarship, students must have the following: • An interest in pursuing a career within the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale • Full-time student attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the world as of the Fall semester • International students may apply

Design Nine, Inc. Railroad Engineering Scholarship

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. Enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.

Signs Now Sacramento Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Sacramento City College and pursuing a degree in Graphic Communication.

Minority Doctoral Student Scholarships

KPMG Foundation's Minority Accounting and Information Systems Doctoral Scholarships aim to further increase the completion rate among African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American doctoral students. The scholarships provide the funding for them to see their dreams come to fruition. For the 2000-2001 academic year, the Foundation awarded $10,000 scholarships, for a total of 5 years, to 24 minority accounting and information systems doctoral students. There are 65 doctoral students who have had their scholarships renewed for 2000-2001, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 89. To date, KPMG Foundation's total commitment to the scholarship program is $3 million. Financial support often determines whether a motivated student can meet the escalating costs of higher education.

James Woodmansee Hutchinson Scholarship

Eligibility: 1. Area of study in Management Information Systems. 2. Freshman 3. 3.0 GPA

Lockheed Martin Scholarship Award

Full-time undergraduate students at 4-year HACU-member institutions with declared majors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Student must be interested in Lockheed Martin employment opportunities and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Please check the website for the complete list of HACU-member institutions.

Heidelberg USA Scholarship

Sponsored by Heidelberg USAAcademic focus includes Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration given to students who have experience with printing equipment.

Hyperic Education Scholarship Contest

Application Requirements/Description:The essay contest is open to all registered students in high school, an accredited college, university or other institution of higher learning who are enrolled in university-level IT courses.This essay contest encourages students and employees of institutions of higher learning to articulate the management challenges and solutions surrounding the Next Generation Data Center, a new breed of IT workspaces, characterized by increased consolidation and higher utilization of resources, faster delivery times for services, and significantly expanded channels of communication and collaboration.

Cardinal Health Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Operations Management, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems Eligible Schools: Open Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: Open to all four-year accredited undergraduate colleges. Students must be a rising sophomore or junior, majoring in accounting/finance, IS, marketing purchasing/operations, engineering or chemistry, or in their first or second year of pursuing a degree in Pharmacy. Applicants must demonstrate non-collegiate leadership experience. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Cardinal Health Foundation Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.cardinal.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

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