Best Information Technology Scholarships

By Jason Marshall , last updated October 26, 2011

The field of information technology is booming, and that means more and more scholarship opportunities are opening up for its students. As the field grows, so do funding opportunities. But what are some of the best scholarships for information technology students? The following list details scholarships that are among the best for students in this exciting and growing field.

NBSE/SHPE and SWE Member Scholarships

This scholarship is intended for minority students pursuing an information technology degree. Applicants must be a member of the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, or the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. If you are eligible to be a member of one of these organizations, but aren’t, it might be worth it to join. This scholarship alone can be worth up to $10,000 and an internship in the IT department of Morgan Stanley. That’s a great financial boost and a leg up on your resume.

Xerox Scholarship

Xerox offers a generous scholarship to fund the technical education of minority students. Recognizing that minorities often have less educational opportunities than their white counterparts, Xerox has made this scholarship available to minority students who stand out academically. Available to minority students who are enrolled in a technical program at the Bachelor’s level or above (including information technology), awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.

LITA/ Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

As libraries become more and more digitized, it is crucial that universities produce more trained library science graduates. With that in mind, the Christian Larew Memorial scholarship, through the Library and Information Technology Association, awards $3,000 every year to deserving students enrolled in an accredited Masters of Library Science program.

Robert Half Technology/AITP Scholarship

For students who are members of AITP and who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0, the Robert Half Technology/AITP Scholarship offers a generous award. Students who are chosen will receive up to $2,500 to apply towards their education. This awards focuses on students who plan on pursuing an information technology career in business and industry.

Foundation for Information Technology Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation for Information Technology sponsors several lucrative scholarships. To be eligible, most require students to be members of AITP, so it should be worth it to join if you are an information technology major. Some of the scholarships the Foundation facilitates include the Betty Steven-Frecknall Scholarship, which is a national award for information technology students attending an accredited university program. Other national awards include the Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship and the William R. Reaugh Scholarship, both of which emphasize service to IT students and/or professionals. They also make scholarship funds available for students from Colorado with the Harold M. Pool Recognition Award and the Dave Sanders Memorial Scholarship, which is specifically for students graduating from Columbine High School.

These are only some of the best information technology scholarships. You should do a complete search to find the awards that fits your background and circumstances. There are many scholarships available and you should not pass up the opportunity to apply for any of them.

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