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).

John and Betty Becker Vocational/Technical Scholarship

John and Betty Becker are interested in assisting students that hope to improve their career path by attaining a certificate or degree in computer information systems architecture engineering and construction technology manufacturing technology engineering or engineering technology. They desire to provide an opportunity to individuals who are highly motivated to gain an education that will provide rewarding employment opportunities. 1. Applicant must attend the Larimer County Campus 2. Applicants must plan to pursue a certificate or degree program in one of the vocational, occupational or technical programs 3.Applicants must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more 4. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA 5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, in essay, letters of recommendation, and FAFSA score

AFCEA Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to students currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the hard science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA while employed by a small business. Applicants must be a young professional (age 40 or under) with demonstrated entrepreneurial talents or accomplishments. Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Graduate students must have completed at least two postgraduate-level classes prior to the deadline date. The scholarship is intended for students attending school on a part-time basis, whether at a two-year community college or accredited university institution. Part-time status will be defined as enrollment in at least two classes (semester-equivalent) with a declared major in a science or technology degree program or a declared major in a business field with a science or technology minor. Student enrolled in on-line or distance-learning programs will be eligible, as long as all other criteria are met. Eligible students must also be currently employed (see above). Eligibility: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen, attending an accredited college or university in the United States as either a traditional or distance-learning student, and working toward a degree in the following C4I-related fields of electrical, computer, chemical, systems or communications engineering; computer science; physics; mathematics; technology management; computer information systems; management information systems or related fields. Business majors with a minor in science or technology are also eligible. An overall GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale or better is required. Undergraduate applications will be accepted from sophomore, junior and senior students - minimum second-year students please. Graduate applications will be accepted from students who have completed at least two postgraduate-level courses and are enrolled in an eligible degree-granting master's degree program. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Important: PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation will be required as follows: • One letter must be from a faculty member in your chosen major having personal knowledge of your degree program, achievements and potential. • One letter must be from current small business employer or relevant current public service agency. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.

Sherry Anklam Memorial Award

The Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter of AITP established this award program to honor the memory of Sherry Anklam, a Chapter Past President who embodied all of the best values that this award is based on.

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 for more information and an application form.

Tarrant County Branch Scholarship

Scholarship Details Scholarship type: One for education and counseling majors, and one for STEM majors. Number of scholarships: 2 Amount per award ($): $500/semester Total scholarship amount ($): up to $2,000 for four semesters Minimum GPA: 2.75 or GED score of 3000 Field of study restrictions: Education, school counseling, science, technology, engineering, or math Year restrictions: Must be currently enrolled at or entering Tarrant County College with the intent to pursue an Associate Degree in the field of education, science, technology, engineering, or math Residential restrictions: U.S. citizens and residing in Tarrant County for at least 12 months University restriction: Tarrant County College Full-time enrollment required: Must enroll in a minimum of 9 semester hours for period of award Transcripts required: Yes All other restrictions: n/a Application link:

HSF/Monsanto Fund Scholarship

Program Description:The HSF/Monsanto Fund Scholarship Program is a scholarship of $10,000 per year. Selected students will receive $10,000 for one academic year, renewable the following year upon confirmation of continued eligibility. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to students who are participants of a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).Eligibility Requirements: * Be of Hispanic American heritage * Be a U.S. Citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. * Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. * Be a Sophomore majoring in Agriculture Science/Agronomy (includes Agriculture Engineering), Biology (includes Molecular Biology), Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology (includes Entomology), Engineering, Botany/Horticulture (includes Crop Science, Plant Science, Plant Pathology), Chemical Engineering (includes Process Engineering), Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration (includes Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain Management), Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology (IT/MIS) * Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Gerald A. Fogarty Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by the Providence & Worcester Railroad Company. For students pursuing undergraduate studies in computer science or information technology. Eligibility To receive 99% of our scholarships, you MUST live in Worcester County, Massachusetts. All of our scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment in an undergraduate 2- or 4-year degree program at an accredited college or university. If you already have a Bachelor's Degree, you are not eligible for our scholarships. Using information from the scholarship application, foundation staff match all applicants with the scholarships for which they are eligible. 70% of our scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors. Both high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the remaining 30% of our awards.

Michael and Gina Garcia Rail 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. Priority given to student who is married and/or supporting a family while enrolled as a student.

The PMIEF Academic Scholarship Program of UMT - UMT Online Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Programs

Partial Tuition Scholarships (approximate 35% of full tuition) for UMT Online Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Programs.EligibilityIn order to be considered eligible for the scholarship, each applicant must meet the general admission requirements of UMT and must meet all of the existing admission requirements for each UMT academic program eligible for a PMIEF scholarship.The following categories of individuals are not eligible for these scholarships * Current UMT students * Individuals admitted to UMT but not yet attending UMT * Recipients of other UMT academic scholarships * Recipients of another PMIEF academic scholarship for the same academic year

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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