Information Technology Scholarships
Scholarships for Information Technology Majors
Majoring in information technology or a similar subject is a great path to go down. There are many different jobs out there with that major, and a lot of different working environments. While in college, it would be good to find some scholarships. Here is a list of scholarships for information technology majors.
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Betty Stevens Frecknall Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $2,000
The Details: Betty Stevens Frecknall started her career in computers as a card punch operator. She retired as a level GS14 as manager of a large programmer group responsible for major projects within the HUD information systems infrastructure. She was an advocate of equal opportunity and access to career advancement for all qualified workers. Students will need to have a declared computer science, CIS, MIS, or information technology major and have completed at least a full semester of college and enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited institution in the US.
The Deadline: May
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.edfoundation.org/bettystevensfrecknallscholarship.htm
The Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $10,000
The Details: This scholarship includes a $10,000 award, a Creative Cloud subscription membership for a year, an Adobe Research mentor, and an opportunity to interview for an internship out of Adobe. Students must be female, currently enrolled as an undergraduate, 2nd year or above or be a master’s student. The student must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field, have a strong academic record, and can’t have a close relative working for Adobe Research.
The Deadline: September
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://research.adobe.com/scholarship/
SMART Scholarship Program
Multiple recipients, Varies
The Details: The SMART Scholarship Program, Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation, is there to help enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative, and brilliant scientists, engineers, and researchers. Students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance, book allowances, as well as summer internships from 8-12 weeks. After they get a degree, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. They must be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines listed on the website.
The Deadline: December
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://smartscholarshipprod.servicenowservices.com/smart/
VIP Women in Technology Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $2,500
The Details: The VIP Women in Technology Scholarship is sponsored by Visionary Integration Professionals, which is a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance. Students must be female and enrolled at or accepted into a two or four-year college or university within the US. They must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or another related field.
The Deadline: April
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.trustvip.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020WITS.pdf
David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $10,000
The Details: Students must be a current AIAA student member in good standing, must have completed at least one academic semester of full-time college work, and their education plan will need to include studying to enter the aeronautics field and be encompassed by the technical activities of AIAA.
The Deadline: January
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.aiaa.org/get-involved/students-educators/scholarships-graduate-awards
Davidson Fellows Scholarship-Scholarships for Gifted Students
Multiple recipients, $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000
The Details: These scholarships are for gifted, high-achieving students who are 18 years of age or under. They will have needed to have completed a significant piece of work. The application categories are science, technology, engineering, math, literature, music, philosophy, and outside the box.
The Deadline: February
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows-scholarship
BETF Corporate Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $5,000
The Details: The BETF Corporate Scholarship is from the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Education and Technology Foundation. In 2020 they are sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, Oracle, and Eli Lilly. Students will need to be a high school student or college student, have a proven academic performance, and be currently enrolled in a STEM-related major with an emphasis on information technology. Students will also need to have a diverse background.
The Deadline: July
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://betf.org/scholarships/
Lance Stafford Larson Student Award
Multiple recipients, $500
The Details: This award was established by the Larson family in memorial for their son, who died in an electrical accident while an undergraduate at the University of Maryland. The award was created to encourage students to develop excellence in their communication skills and to motivate students towards achievement in the field of computer science. There will be one award of $500 given to the first-place winner, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will all receive a certificate of commendation. This is open to all IEEE student members.
The Deadline: October
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.computer.org/volunteering/awards/scholarships/larson
AFCEA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Multiple recipients, $2,500-$5,000
The Details: AFCEA offers a few different scholarships. They all have their own eligibility requirements. They include a STEM Major Scholarship ($2,500), an Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship ($3,000), Cyber Security Scholarship ($5,000), and a Student Member Scholarship ($2,500).
The Deadline: May
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.afcea.org/site/foundation/scholarships/stem-majors
Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarship
Multiple recipients, $1,500
The Details: This scholarship was started in 1992 to honor the woman known as “Amazing Grace.” She was born in 1906 and was admitted to Vassar College at the age of 17. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1928 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics. She then earned her master’s degree at Yale University in 1930. She went on to have successful careers in academia, business, and the US Navy as well as making history in the computer field. Preference will be given to students in computer-related engineering majors.
The Deadline: May
Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://swe.org/scholarships/admiral-grace-murray-hopper-scholarship-est-1992/
We also have many other scholarships located on our website, from scholarships for military spouses to scholarships for veterans and service members.
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