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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.       

Click on the links below to find the information technology scholarships that are right for you.

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 Dot Wagg Memorial Scholarship

For graduate students with a JD degree or working toward a JD degree 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

Rod Key Memorial Scholarship

Students must attend Arizona State University and be pursuing a degree in Graphic Information Technology. • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale

Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship

The Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship is open to students from schools in Kentucky who have a passion for using technology skills to make a positive social change in the world or at home in their communities. In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must currently be attending a rural high school as a senior in the state of Kentucky and be an active member of their schools STLP. Additionally, the student must also be planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a computer technology related field. 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.

General Graduate Library Studies Scholarship

Purpose The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies leading to a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs. Preference will be given to an individual meeting the federal definition of Alaska Native ethnicity. Eligibility An applicant must be an Alaskan resident who: is eligible for acceptance, is currently enrolled, or will be a student in a graduate school library media specialist certificate program during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received. makes a commitment to work in an Alaska library for a minimum of one year after graduation as a paid employee or a volunteer, or for two semesters for one semester’s financial assistance. A scholarship recipient who fails to fulfill this commitment will be expected to repay the money received. Candidates awarded the scholarship must supply proof of admission to an accredited program before the scholarship is disbursed. Criteria for Selection An individual will be selected by a Scholarship Committee of AkLA based on the following criteria: Financial need Demonstrated scholastic ability and writing skills Applicant’s response to an essay question regarding his/her professional goals and objectives in pursuing a library career Strength of references. Three Applicant Reference Evaluation Forms are required, at least one of which must be from a librarian. References may include additional comments or letters.

Geraldine Smother Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to applicants who have had to overcome challenges toward achieving their educational goals. 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

Committee 15 - Steel Structures Professor Wallace Sanders Scholarship

General criteria applies for an engineering student in the field of structural engineering pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. 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.

Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Network Engineer

Our student trainee program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in a team environment working with customers and network engineers to design, develop, and implement new network architectures and enhancements to the Agency's networks. These projects span technologies in local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and video teleconferencing. Responsibilities include hardware and software integration, analysis, testing, documentation, problem resolution, requirements definition, and project documentation. Candidate will also participate in engineering reviews, staff meetings, and other activities, which will increase their network understanding and the issues and challenges facing a telecommunications service provider. Students will work along side engineers and get to use or enhance their knowledge of a range of communications technologies, network systems and certifications, such as Wide Area Network (WAN) (DWDM, SONET, ATM, MSPP, etc), Local Area Network (LAN) (IP, Ethernet, etc.), Video, Satellite, Network Security, Encryption, Enterprise Systems. Minimum requirements: Students should be pursuing undergraduate or graduate level degrees in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar IT Engineering discipline. Students should have computer proficiency, good interpersonal and communication skills, some working knowledge of network topologies and protocols and the ability to work in a team environment. Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. Co-Op Students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three semesters or four quarters (this can include a summer tour) on the job prior to graduation. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological examination, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

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.

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.

Data Center Incorporated Scholarship

Eligibility: 1. Declared major in Management Information Systems. 2. Junior or senior standing fall. 3. 3.0 or better GPA.

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