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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).

The Generation Google Scholarship

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer. Who can apply? Generation Google Scholarship for current high school seniors To be eligible to apply, applicants must: ­Be a current high school senior Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada Intend to pursue a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability) Be available to attend Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer. Generation Google Scholarship for current university students To be eligible to apply, applicants must: Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the academic year Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the US or Canada Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female. Students with disabilities should apply to the Google Lime Scholarship on google.com/students/scholarships). Application process Please complete the online application which must include: General background information (includes contact information and information about your current and intended universities) Current resume Academic transcripts from your current and prior universities (if you have earned a prior degree) Two letters of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor Responses to four essay questions Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarships

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.

Lockheed Martin/UNCF Scholarship

Eligible Majors: Business, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: Lockheed Martin is an industrial corporation leader which specializes in the areas of Aeronautics, Electronic Systems Information Technology & Global Services, Integrated Systems & Solutions and Space Systems. Lockheed Martin and UNCF have partnered to create this opportunity for candidates to apply for a $2,000 Scholarship. In addition, applicants will be considered for internship opportunities. This scholarship is also available to Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering majors. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Lockheed Martin Corporation Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.lockheedmartin.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

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.

Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship

Note: All required documents must be submitted electronically.Beta Phi Mu awards this scholarship to a student beginning library or information studies at an ALA accredited school. Requirements for this scholarship include: 1. Applicant must have been admitted to a graduate program in Library and Information Studies accredited by the American Library Association and have not completed more than 12 hours by the Fall semester following the March 15th deadline. 2. A completed application form. 3. One typed page autobiography. Applicants are judged upon several factors but the autobiographical piece is of prime importance. 4. Up to date transcripts from all institutions of higher learning. 5. Five letters of recommendation from academic instructors, employers, and/or supervisors of paid or volunteer work experience.

Rural Women in Technology Scholarship

The Rural Women in Technology scholarship is awarded annually to one female high school senior or undergraduate college student who is currently or has attended high school in a rural community. In order to be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must be planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a computer technology related field, or already doing so as part of an undergraduate degree program. This scholarship is awarded based upon answers to a series of essay questions that are designed to gauge the student’s passion for his or her intended career in computer technology as well as the student’s sense of citizenship and pride in their rural community.

HSF/HSBC-North America Scholarship

Program Description:The HSBC-North America Scholarship Program is available on a competitive basis to outstanding Latino undergraduate students. Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic heritage * Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale * Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) * Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree * Must reside in one of the following Counties: Los Angeles, CA (LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura); Monterey/Salinas, CA (Salinas); Chicago, IL (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Will, McHenry); New York, NY (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond); Las Vegas, NV (Clark) * Be a current undergraduate sophomore OR a student currently attending community college and planning on transferring to a four-year college or university where you will be a Junior. * Be majoring in one of the following majors: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Technology (IT/MIS), Management, Marketing, Public Relations

E.J. Josey Scholarship Award

The E. J. Josey Scholarships are two (2) unrestricted grants of $2,000 awarded annually to African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA accredited programs.Persons Wishing to Apply Must: Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada. Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application. Essays should be submitted in Word 2003 The winning essays will be announced at the mid winter meeting of BCALASpecial Instructions: Include a cover letter providing the applicant's name, address, phone number, graduate program, and name of school and anticipated date of graduation. Essay submissions must be in plain text, Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect format to be mailed electronically as an attachment. Only essays submitted electronically will be considered. Please include E.J. Josey in the subject line of your electronic submission. The essay must be typed, doubled-spaced.Essays will be judged on the basis of good argument development and critical analysis, clear language, conciseness, and creativity.

JPMorgan Chase/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Computer Science, Operations Management Scholarship Detail: The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and JPMorgan Chase have partnered to provide rising juniors enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs valuable work experiences with JPMorgan Chase as well as financial support during the following academic year. Successful completion of the internship makes one eligible to receive a need-based scholarship up to $10,000. Internship sites may be in JPMorgan Chase locations in New York and Chicago. In addition to completing the online application, students must provide an official transcript, resume and faculty recommendation. Donor/Sponsor Name: JPMorgan Chase Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.jpmorganchase.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

The Home Depot Scholarship Award

Full-time undergraduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any of the following majors: Supply Chain and Logistics, Finance or Information Technology. Please check the website for the complete list of HACU-member institutions.

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