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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).

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.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate SophomoreMinimum GPA: 2.5Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Science, Information Systems, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Computer Science, Business-Related, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, Information Systems Engineering, International Business, Management Information ScienceEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and UniversitiesEligible Locations: CaliforniaScholarship Detail:Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the largest natural gas and electric utilities within the United States. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company Scholarship is available to California residents. A preference will be directed to students from Central and Northern California.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship

AWIS offers undergraduate women the opportunity to apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship. The Schechtman Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who wish to pursue research. Any female student matriculating at a college or university, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to apply. Entering and current freshmen are especially encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold United States citizenship. Chosen field of study must be recognized by the National Science Foundation. Restrictions are subject to change. This scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, enrolled at a U.S. institution, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and studying in the life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences, or psychology. The award can be used for any aspect of education.

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.

Litherland/FTE Scholarship

The Foundation for Technology Education proudly announces the $1,000 Litherland/FTE Scholarship in honor of Dr. Les Litherland. The scholarship is for an undergraduate student majoring in technology education teacher preparation. The award is based upon interest in teaching, academic ability, need, and faculty recommendations. Eligibility Requirements: * Applicant must be member of the International Technology Education Association. (Membership may be enclosed with scholarship application.) * Applicant must not be a senior by application deadline. * Applicant must be a current, full-time (as defined by the respective institution) undergraduate majoring in technology education teacher preparation. Application and Deadline: Send application package, that consists of four sets of the following required items: * Letter of application that includes statement about personal interest in teaching technology and applicants address with day and night telephone numbers. * Applicants resume or vita. Material should not exceed three pages and should identify career goals, current professional and college activities and achievements. * A photocopy of applicants college transcript. A grade point average of 2.5 or more (on a 4.0 scale) is required. * Three faculty recommendations. Applicant must show support for application by having his/her professors and/or advisor provide letters of recommendations.

Silicon Valley Scholarships

Eligibility: Must be a US Citizen, (National of the US) as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence. Must enroll as a student at NHU; the NHU Silicon Valley Scholarship is not transferable to other institutions. Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Must enroll full time at NHU in the Associate of Science Program (in Math & Science, Engineering or Computer Science) or Computer Information Systems BS Program at the time of award and maintain full-time enrollment for each semester scholarship funds are awarded. Must submit a complete FAFSA and NHU Silicon Valley Scholarship Application to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship and must demonstrate financial need as defined by the Department of Education rules for need-based Federal Student Aid.

FTE Scholarship

The Foundation for Technology Education announces the availability of a $1,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in technology education teacher preparation. The award is based upon interest in teaching, academic ability and faculty recommendations. Eligibility Requirements: * Applicant must be member of the International Technology Education Association. (Membership may be enclosed with scholarship application). * Applicant must not be a senior by application deadline. * Applicant must be a current, full-time (as defined by the respective institution) undergraduate majoring in technology education teacher preparation. Application and Deadline: Send application package that consists of four sets of the following required items: * Letter of application that includes statement about personal interest in teaching technology and applicants address with day and night telephone numbers. * Applicants resume or vita. Material should not exceed three pages and should identify career goals, current professional and college activities and achievements. * A photocopy of applicants college transcript. A grade point average of 2.5 or more (on a 4.0 scale) is required. * Three faculty recommendations. Applicant must show support for application by having his/her professors and/or advisor provide letters of recommendations.

UNCF/UPS Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $5,000.00Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate SeniorMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Finance, Marketing, Computer Science, Human Resources, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and UniversitiesEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:The UNCF/UPS Scholarship Program will provide scholarships for students attending UNCF's member institutions. The awards will be "last dollar" scholarships of up to $5,000 based upon unmet financial need. Scholarship recipients must be a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a UNCF institution majoring in finance, marketing, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, information technology or human resources.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: The UPS Foundation(Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.)

OutputLinks Sustainability / Stewardship Award

Sponsored by OutputLinksAcademic focus includes all Document Management and Graphic Communications careers with special consideration to students who, through school, volunteer, environmental sustainability projects and community activities have demonstrated leadership and community involvement.

Rolf S. Jaehnigen Family Scholarship

Rolf S. Jaehnigen, a long time IMA® and Stuart Cameron McLeod Society member, and his family have established a $1000 scholarship to recognize a student who is passionate not only about his/her business career, but also about the arts as well. The arts include music (voice instrument), dance, and theater.  To apply, you must be a junior or senior accounting, finance or information systems major at an accredited business school.  Open to IMA student members.  Please submit an essay in English of up to 250 words about how your involvement with the arts has made an impact on your personal and/or professional life.  Please provide both a hand-written, cursive ONLY, and typed version of the essay along with your most current school transcript available. All transcripts must be submitted in English.  Include your name, school, address, e-mail, telephone number, and IMA member number at the end of the submission. Please send submissions to Tara Barker, Research & Academic/Student Community Manager: Tara Barker IMA 10 Paragon Drive, Suite 1 Montvale, NJ 07645-1760 USA

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