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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).

ROTC Honor Certificate Award Program

The Honor Certificate Award Program is designed to recognize ROTC cadet and midshipman achievement in leadership and academics. The award includes a framed parchment certificate with the honoree's name prominently inscribed and a ribbon bar. This program is separate and distinct from the AFCEA Scholarship Program, but an ROTC student may apply for and receive both. Recipients of the awards will be selected by individual Professors of Military Science, Naval Science, or Aerospace Studies in accordance with the appropriate Service Department Regulation. Each interested ROTC unit may make one Honor Award nomination annually. The Army, Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force ROTC units at an institution may each submit one nomination. Eligibility: Students receiving the ROTC Honor Certificate Award must be U.S. citizens and juniors preparing to enter their senior year (rising seniors) who are majoring in electronics, electrical, aerospace, or communications engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or technology, information management systems or related technical disciplines. Nominees should demonstrate high academic achievement. Contact Info: Name: Michael Scheidt Phone: (703) 631-6147 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6147 E-mail: edfoundation@afcea.org

Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be either a woman or a member of a minority group underrepresented in the sciences. 2. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. 3. Must be a graduating college senior or a first-year graduate student. 4. Must be pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the following: Chemical engineering, chemistry, communications science, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information science, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, physics or statistics. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.lucent.com/news/foundation/blgrfp/index.html for more information and an application form.

Margaret Lloyd Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Available for applicants at the associate level Eligibility To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Current member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2. Actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours towards pursuing a degree 3. Have at least six (6) credit hours remaining after the award date (after December 30) 4. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0) or 4.5 (out of 5.0) based on the most recently completed 24 credit hours 5. Have not been awarded any AHIMA Foundation scholarship for the academic degree being sought through this application 6. Submit a completed online application and all of its components Additional requirements are listed on the online scholarship application

The Rita Finnegan Memorial Scholarships

For students who exhibit extraordinary potential leadership in Health Information Management. Eligibility To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Current member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2. Actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours towards pursuing a degree 3. Completed 24 credit hours towards a degree (for graduate degree applicants, this can include undergraduate credit hours) 4. Have at least six (6) credit hours remaining after the award date (after December 30) 5. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0) or 4.5 (out of 5.0) based on the most recently completed 24 credit hours 6. Have not been awarded any AHIMA Foundation scholarship for the academic degree being sought through this application 7. Submit a completed online application and all of its components Additional requirements are listed on the online scholarship application

Nex-Tech/Rural Telephone Information Networking and Telecommunication Scholarship

Preference to freshman students majoring in Information Networking and Telecommunications, with a concentration in Computer Networking and Telecommunications, and who have demonstrated academic and leadership potential.

Office Depot Scholarship

Full-time or part-time undergraduate students attending 4-year HACU-member institutions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any of the following majors: Business, International Business, Marketing, Merchandising or Information Technology. Please check the website for the complete list of HACU-member institutions. For students pursuing studies in Business, International Business, Marketing, Merchandising or Information Technology.

GFOA Internships

The Government Finance Officers Association invites highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to participate in our Research and Consulting Center’s internship program, focusing upon the following areas: financial management, budgeting, performance measurement, and information technology. The program is designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to complement their academic studies and interests with practical work experience on topics of concern to GFOA’s membership. Interns may work directly with governmental consulting clients, conduct research on government financial management topics and/or write articles or chapters for GFOA publications. Internships are typically for one full semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). Individuals interested in a longer internship should inquire about opportunities. Applicants should have excellent research, writing, analytic, and computer and interpersonal skills. Established in 1906, the GFOA is the leading organization serving the needs of state, provincial, and local government finance practitioners in the United States and Canada. The GFOA specializes in enhancing and promoting the professional management of governments for the public benefit. To accomplish this mission, the Research and Consulting Center provides high quality research and advisory services as well as publications and reports that advance the practice of public sector financial management. How to Apply To apply for an internship, please submit Resume Cover Letter Writing Sample Dates of Desired Internship Assignment

Questex Media Group Scholarship

Sponsored by Questex Media GroupAcademic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration given to junior, senior, or advanced-degree students who are pursuing a career in the area of journalism, trade show management or marketing communications.

AT&T Foundation Information Networking and Telecommunications Scholarship

This scholarship is based on a combination of demonstrated academic and leadership potential and is targeted toward students with financial need. Students must be majoring in Information Networking.

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research. As such, the program primarily targets "hand-on-the-bench" researchers and engineers. Individuals applying to the program should have a strong interest in working for the DoD as a civilian research scientist or engineer. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page. All Awardees Must Be; a U.S. citizen at time of application, 18 years of age or older as of August 1, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD, a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page. In Addition; *Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply. **Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall.

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