Scholarships for Information Technology Majors

As technology integrates more and more into businesses and everyday lives, the need for technology professionals grows. Information Technology is one such field of study that has seen exponential growth and popularity. For students majoring in IT, here are a number of helpful information technology scholarships:

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Foundation for IT Education Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 31

The Foundation for IT Education hosts a number of scholarships and awards—7 to be precise. Most of the following scholarships also have the same eligibility criteria: the student must be majoring in computer science or IT related field, have at least a 3.0 GPA, are enrolled full-time, have completed at least one full semester, and are US citizens or permanent residence.

  • John W Council Scholarship
  • Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship
  • William R. Reaugh Scholarship
  • Betty Stevens–Frecknall Scholarship
  • Dave Sanders Memorial Scholarship
  • Harold M. Pool Recognition Award
  • Sherry Anklam Memorial Award

A few are special, however. For example, the Dave Sanders Memorial Scholarship awards scholarships to Columbine High School students in honor of Dave Sanders, a technology and business instructor who lost his life in the 1999 tragedy.

The Harold M. Pool Award recipient must be a member of AITP and nominated by another member. The student must also be attending college within the state of Colorado.

For the Sherry Anklam Memorial Award, students must also be affiliated with the Northeastern Wisconsin chapter of AITP.

Alice L. Haltom Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 1

Information is the name of the game here. The Alice L. Haltom scholarship is for students looking to pursue a career in records and information management. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree can earn $1,000; additionally, undergrad and graduate students can earn $2,000.

To be eligible, students must submit a 200–300-word essay about how your education will benefit your future career in records and information, submit three letters of recommendation, and also provide a copy of your most recent high school transcript.

Eli Lilly Scholarship

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: TBD for 2020

The BDPA Education and Technology Foundation offers this $4,000 scholarship to any students of an ethnic minority who’s also pursuing a degree in information technology. Academic prowess is emphasized for this award.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, be an active member of BDPA, demonstrate leadership skills, and also be majoring in one of the following fields: information systems, computer science, computer engineering, or information technology.

SEMA Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadline: March 5

Have a passion for cars? This scholarship is for students who are interested in working in the automotive industry, including those who want to bring their information technology skills to the field.

Requirements include: having a 2.5 minimum GPA, being a US citizen, pursuing a degree that leads to the automotive industry, and also be passionate about all things automotive.

Want to find more information technology scholarships? In that case, look online and through scholarship databases. Otherwise, talk to your high school counselor or college’s financial aid office. Generally, there are plenty of scholarships out there for you to apply for. There’s also no such thing as applying for too many scholarships, as long as you meet all the requirements.

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