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Here are some of the Information Technology scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Robert Half Technology/AITP Student Scholarship

The Foundation also works with the Association of Information Technology Professionals to support the scholarship selection process for the Robert Half Technology/AITP Student Scholarship program. These scholarships, awarded annually, are open to AITP student members. Selection criteria include demonstrated academic achievement, leadership activities, community service, and future career interests. The scholarship recipients are announced at the annual AITP National Collegiate Conference.

Ernst & Young Foundation

Ernst & Young and the Ernst & Young Foundation sponsors a number of scholarships in accounting departments, business schools, engineering departments and information systems departments at a number of schools around the country. Additionally, in support of the firm's commitment to diversity, the firm and the foundation support a number of national programs that are dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified minorities looking to major in accounting, business and information systems. These organizations include: The National Association of Black Accountants, The National Association of Hispanic Accountants, Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Hispanic Business College Fund, A Better Chance, National Achievement Scholarship Program, INROADs, National Black MBAs, United Negro College Fund, National Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Minority Doctoral Student Scholarships

KPMG Foundation's Minority Accounting and Information Systems Doctoral Scholarships aim to further increase the completion rate among African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American doctoral students. The scholarships provide the funding for them to see their dreams come to fruition. For the 2000-2001 academic year, the Foundation awarded $10,000 scholarships, for a total of 5 years, to 24 minority accounting and information systems doctoral students. There are 65 doctoral students who have had their scholarships renewed for 2000-2001, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 89. To date, KPMG Foundation's total commitment to the scholarship program is $3 million. Financial support often determines whether a motivated student can meet the escalating costs of higher education.

NABA National Scholarship

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is a national membership organization with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging, and serving as a resource for greater participation by African Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession. NABA's programs are designed to help strengthen the skills base for its student members, provide support to those professionals seeking higher levels of accomplishment, identify opportunities for minority students and professionals in the accounting profession, and encourage a greater number of African-American students to select accounting as their chosen field of study. NABA works actively with accounting firms, corporations, schools, and colleges in the placement of minority candidates for accounting positions. NABA was established in 1969 by a group of nine African-American accountants who were concerned about the limited number of minorities in the field of accounting, and particularly, the limited number of certified public accountants. At the time of inception, there were about 100 African-American CPAs; today, there are more than 5,000 members. Scholarships: NABA makes available student scholarships at both the national and local levels. Scholarships are awarded to deserving and successful college students to assist in furthering their education. Over $2 million has been awarded over the past 10 years. Scholarships include the following: NABA National Scholarship: minimum amount is $6,000; overall GPA of 3.3 and accounting GPA of 3.5 required. Various sponsored scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000, overall GPA of 3.3 and accounting GPA of 3.5 required. To be eligible for a NABA scholarship, you must: be an ethnic minority who is an undergraduate business major (accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, etc.); be a paid NABA member for the current fiscal year; have an overall and accounting GPA as previously indicated; and submit a personal biography of no more than 500 words indicating career objectives, leadership abilities, community activities, and NABA involvement.

Accenture Undergraduate Scholarships

In 2006, the Accenture American Indian College Fund will award five scholarships to undergraduates. These scholarships will meet a vital need for American Indians seeking higher education and having financial need. The program seeks to select the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native students who are attaining a professional, teaching, social services, high technology or business degree. It is comprised of the following awards: Accenture Scholars Three $20,000 scholarships for students pursuing a four-year degree. Finalist Scholarships Two scholarships of $2,000 per year for four years. In addition to the scholarship funds, scholarship recipients in their junior year may be eligible for summer internships with Accenture. Eligibility: Candidates will have excelled academically and demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to community. Specific eligibility criteria are that the successful candidate: Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribe and be able to demonstrate involvement with or measurable interests in Native American activities or affairs. Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester of secondary school. Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman. Have demonstrated character, personal merit and commitment. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. Application Procedure: Note: Application for an Accenture Scholarship additionally provides eligibility for other AIGC-administered undergraduate awards. You need only complete one application. Also for students in the field of social services and high technology degrees.

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered for the Wells Fargo scholarship, an applicant must: Be an enrolled member of a United States federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, as verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC); Be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources; Be a college junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university as full time and degree seeking student maintaining an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application; Demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF).

Accenture Foundation Scholarship Program

Accenture Foundation provides awards to African American, Native American, Asian American, and Hispanic American students pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, information systems, and management-related programs. Accenture Foundation employees and their children are not eligible to apply. Eligibility Requirements Class standing - Junior/Senior Discipline/Area of Study Natural Sciences Business Engineering Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Minimum - GPA 3.0

Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist undergraduate students complete their bachelor's degree in business and technology. Recognition is given to academic excellence and professional work experience. Applications are accepted at the time of admission. Must have a minimum of three-years work experience. Must be a first-time admitted GGU undergraduate student in a degree program (international or domestic). Must have a minimum of 30 transfer units from any accredited two or four year US regionally accredited academic institution or qualified international institution. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 from US institutions or comparable grade level based on evaluation of international academic credentials (graduated award based on academic performance). Must be enrolled at least half time (six units per term) and attend at least two terms per year in order to maintain scholarship. Must maintain a minimum institutional GPA of 3.00. 3.00 maintaining GPA

Nancy Goodhue Lynch Scholarship

Eligibility: For outstanding, undergraduate students currently attending an eligible Datatel client institution, who are majoring in an Information Technology-related curriculum program. The applicant will need to indicate their major on their application. Personal Statement Essay: The Nancy Goodhue Lynch scholarship personal statement essay should explain why the applicant chose to study a technology-related curriculum field, the impact of technology on their future, and the importance of receiving the Nancy Goodhue Lynch scholarship. Award Amount: The top two rated applications for the Nancy Goodhue Lynch scholarship are awarded $2,500 each. Winners Profile:

AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals

The AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals will provide $1,500 to those students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed in the science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA. 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 per semester with a declared major in a science or technology degree program. Students enrolled in online 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 majoring in electrical, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; mathematics; physics; technical management; computer information systems; computer science or related fields. Undergraduate applications will be accepted from sophomore, junior and senior students - minimum second-year students please. An overall GPA of 3.4 is required. 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. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail: scholarship@afcea.org

Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship

The Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship was developed to provide educational opportunities for talented individuals pursuing advanced degrees at the master's level and to acknowledge and honor the unique contributions of Dr. Ralph W. Shrader, the only AFCEA Chairman of the Board to be elected to two different two-year terms. Dr. Shrader championed increased opportunities for women and minorities in the communications and electronics fields. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is grateful to Booz Allen Hamilton for providing the initial investment to establish the Dr. Ralph W. Shrader Scholarship fund. The Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarships will be provided directly to the winners and is in addition to any other funds which the students may receive. Presentation will be made by a representative from the AFCEA Educational Foundation and whenever possible, Dr. Shrader or a designated representative from Booz Allen Hamilton. Scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; technology management; or information technology. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. Please Note: Distance Learning or Online Programs will not qualify. Eligibility: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled full time in a master's degree program at an accredited university in the United States. Primary consideration will be given for demonstrated academic excellence. Important: The AFCEA Graduate School scholarships seek to reward excellence for demonstrated effort at the master's level of study, rather than the potential for such excellence. Please read the requirements carefully to determine specific eligibility before submitting an application. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail: scholarship@afcea.org

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

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