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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).

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.

APALA Scholarship

The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student of Asian or Pacific background who is enrolled, or has been accepted into a master's or doctoral degree program in library and/or information science at a library school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).Eligibility Criteria for the Award * Applicant must be attending or admitted into a master's degree or doctoral program in library and/or information science at a library school accredited by ALA. * Applicant must be in library school by Fall. * Applicant may be either a full-time or part-time student. * Applicant must be of Asian/Pacific Islander heritage. * Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U. S. or Canada. * Scholarship recipients may not receive more than one scholarship award. * Successful candidate must join, be an active member of APALA, and serve on the Scholarship Committee the following year.

Ralph 'Red' Huffman Family Memorial Scholarship

Preference to students majoring in Elementary Education, Music and Technology Studies. Must be a sophomore, junior or senior.

John J. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship

Junior or Senior college student pursuing an undergraduate degree in a professional field that has direct applications in the passenger rail sector. 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.

Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship

Undergraduate or graduate engineering student in good standing at Michigan Tech University. This scholarship is available to all Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) Members and Club Officers. Please specify on the application if you are a member or officer of REAC. 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.

The Texas CSA Scholarship

For residents of Texas 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

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

Dynamic Digital Marketing Scholarship

Roi.com.au – Australia’s leading search marketing agency – is offering current Australian University & TAFE students, currently undertaking relevant studies in Marketing, Business, or IT an opportunity to develop their skills with industry-relevant training and education. ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE: Search Marketing Training Modules Inclusive of: Search Engine Optimization Essentials PPC & Google Adwords Website design and conversion Keyword research & competitive analysis Copywriting for the web Google Certification Support & Training Career advice from roi.com.au’s CEO and Human Resources department $2,000 in cash towards any learning expenses or business ventures Preference in joining roi.com.au’s graduate program, which allows recent graduates to work across a variety of different disciplines in order develop well-rounded expertise in digital marketing HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should aim to excite roi.com.au’s selection panel by sending the following details to scholarships@roi.com.au Full name Email Address Phone Number University Course or Degree In 100 words or less explain why a career in digital marketing is for you

Accountemps/ AICP Scholarship

Criteria: 1.) Must be an AICPA student affiliate member. 2.) Must be a declared accounting, finance or information systems major. 3.) Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. 4.) Must have satisfactorily completed at least 30 semester hours including at least six semester hours in accounting. 5.) Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.accountemps.com/AT/AICPAScholarship for more information and an application form.

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.

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