9 Scholarships for Online Information Technology Students
posted November 12th, 2013 by King University
Information technology as a specialized industry is taking off with great career opportunities awaiting candidates with the right mix of credentials. Starting or completing your bachelor’s degree in information technology can be a big investment of both time and money; however, you will receive a big payoff in the future because college graduates are more likely to see increased earning potential and better job placement outcomes than those professionals who enter the job market with just a high school diploma. Scholarships can help alleviate the cost of college tuition, and King University accepts various forms of financial aid for our online information technology degree, including scholarships.
Foundation for Education IT Scholarships:
1. Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship
This annual national scholarship is awarded to students seeking an information technology degree from an accredited college or university.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be an active Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) student member and a declared IT major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must have completed one full semester of college credits and must be enrolled as a full-time student. Visit www.edfoundation.org/bettystevensfrecknallscholarship for more information.
2. Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship
Student AITP members who are seeking an information technology degree from an accredited college or university are eligible to receive this annual national scholarship. As a service award, applicants with exceptional service to fellow IT students and/or other professionals improves your overall consideration for the scholarship. Visit www.edfoundation.org/kevinjettonscholarship for more information.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be active AITP student members and a declared IT major with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must have completed one full semester of college credits and must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student.
3. William R. Reaugh Scholarship
This annual national service scholarship is awarded to students who have displayed exceptional service to fellow IT students and professionals and are seeking an information technology degree from an accredited higher education institution.
Eligibility requirement: AITP student members who are a declared IT major and hold an overall and major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must also be enrolled full time and have previously completed one full semester of course credits. Visit www.edfoundation.org/williamreaughscholarship for more information.
AITP Student Scholarships:
4. Robert Half Technology/AITP Student Scholarship
These national scholarships are awarded annually to students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, involvement in leadership activities, steady community service and promising future career interests in information technology.
Eligibility requirements: AITP student members who are declared IT majors with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply for scholarship awards. Students must also be enrolled full time in an accredited program and have successfully completed one semester of courses. Visit www.aitp.org for more information.
Morgan Stanley Scholarships:
5. Morgan-Stanley Information Technology Scholarship
These annual scholarships are awarded by Morgan Stanley, a notable provider of financial and technological solutions. An additional perk of these scholarships is the inclusion of internships and career opportunities with the firm.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must currently be enrolled in their sophomore or junior year at an accredited higher education institution with a competitive GPA. Students must be a declared technology major in addition to other fields for consideration. Visit www.morganstanley.com for more information.
6. Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Minority students enrolled in an information technology degree program are eligible to receive between $1,000 and $10,000 as part of the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must identify as a minority student and be a full-time student at a four-year higher education institution with a competitive GPA. Visit www.xerox.com for more information.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships:
7. NSBE/SHPE and SWE Member Scholarships
Minority students pursuing an information technology degree are eligible to receive this scholarship, which can be worth up to $10,000 and can provide you with a valuable internship with the information technology department at Morgan Stanley.
Eligibility requirements: Minority applicants must be members of the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers or the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Visit www.societyofwomenengineers.swe.org for more information.
Library and Information Technology Association Scholarships:
8. LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology
Information technology is used in a variety of industries, including library science. For nearly two decades, the Library and Information Technology Association—a division of the American Library Association and Library Systems and Services Inc.—has awarded this scholarship annually to minority students who have an interest in the technical side of library services.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants should have experience in library science and an interest in pursuing a career in the field of library automation. Visit www.ala.org/lita/awards/lssi for more information.
9. BDPA/BETF Eli Lilly Information Technology Scholarship
Eli Lilly, in partnership with the Black Data Processing Associates Education and Technology Foundation (BDPA/BETF), provide scholarships to recognize exceptional minority students who have an interest in information technology.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be graduating high school or a current college student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must demonstrate tremendous leadership through academic and civic involvement. Visit www.betf.org/scholarships/eli-lilly for more information.
Information technology scholarships can provide much needed financial assistance for tuition and other costs associated with earning a college degree. King University accepts many forms of financial aid and will work with you to create a manageable payment plan so you don’t have to put off your earning a degree any longer.