Category Archives: Computer / IT Scholarships

The Accenture Scholarship Program

The Accenture Scholarship Program is intended for minority students such as African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American who are taking up degrees in degrees in engineering, computer science and other degree of studies that are related in information systems or management sciences.

Accenture awards $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled as full-time students in at least the third year of course work by the fall semester. Likewise, scholars are selected according to their major, GPA and involvement in extracurricular activities.  This scholarship however, is not based in financial needs.

To improve the chance of applicants to be selected as scholars, they must do well in their essays since Accenture through its scholarship administrator (Scholarship America) looks for overall content and originality of the student’s writings.

The Accenture Scholarship Program for 2009 just opened up and will only accept applications until January 31, 2009. For more information, please visit the Scholarship Page or read the guidelines here. Students  may also call 507-931-0472 for assistance or send your inquiry at Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities Scholarship America – Susan Busse: One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297 Saint Peter, MN 56082.

The Google’s 2009 Anita Borg Scholarship Application Is Now Open

The application for academic year 2009-2010 Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship Program is now ongoing. This scholarship is intended for female students who are entering their senior year in college or currently enrolled in graduate degree programs in the field of computer science or computer engineering.

And since this Google scholarship is a global program, female students studying in or outside United States regardless of their nationality are all welcome to apply for Anita Borg Scholarship. Previous applicants may also re-apply for this scholarship.

Chosen scholars will receive $10,000 each for the 2009-2010 academic year and Finalists will each receive$1,000 scholarship money. Selections of scholars are based on the strength of academic background and demonstrated leadership of the applicants.

The applications and requirements for Anita Borg Scholarship Program can be submitted online. First-time applicants will be required to register and create an account.  Applicants are also required to briefly answer three essay questions and to submit two letters of recommendation.

Last day of submission of application is on February 6, 2009. Online application is located in this linkFor more details of Google’s Anita Borg Scholarship Program, please visit the their Frequently Asked Questions page.

Microsoft Scholarship Is Now Available

Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in computer science and related technical disciplines may now apply for the 2009-2010 Technical Scholarships that are being funded by Microsoft Corporation.  Microsoft offers four types of technical scholarships namely General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.

Qualified applicants are those who are currently attending a full time Bachelor’s degree program at any college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Students with different nationality can apply as long as they are studying in the aforementioned locations. Aside from this, other factors that may affect application include the students’ interest in the software industry, leadership commitment and financial needs.

To apply, applicants need to answer briefly the following essay in just one page of paper:
•    Describe how you demonstrate your passion for technology outside the classroom.
•    Describe the toughest technical problem you’ve worked on, how you addressed the problem, your role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome.
•    Describe a situation that demonstrates initiative and your willingness to go above and beyond.
•    Describe how you are currently funding your college education.

Submit the said one-page essay along with the Printed Confirmation Page from Online Application to the Microsoft Internship Program, resume, transcript and letter of referral at Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303.

Deadline for the 2009-2010 Microsoft Scholarship application is on February 1, 2009.  To know more about the application process, please visit the Microsoft Scholarship FAQ Page.

The 2008 AISES Google Scholarship

The AISES  Google Scholarship is a program intended for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members who are taking up computer-related degrees such as computer science, computer engineering and management information systems.

Aside from the required degree courses, qualified applicants for AISES Google Scholarship are those graduate or undergraduate students who have at least 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). This scholarship awards $10,000 college money for its lucky recipients which are equally distributed over their course of study.

AISES Google Scholarship award recipients will be also provided with information about various Google internships and other student program opportunities from Google. Deadline of application for this scholarship is on June 15, 2008.

For more information about the AISES Google Scholarship, please visit this link.

Win $5000 From Hyperic Scholarship Contest

Hyperic, a company providing open-source management products is currently running an essay contest that will award $5000 scholarship money. This essay contest can be joined by high school or college students who can submit their proof of enrollment in university-level IT courses for the year 2007-2008 along with 2500-word essay description of their vision for managing the next-generation data center.

The submitted essays must contain real or imagined specific requirements, background and use-case scenarios that will describe the types of IT monitoring and analysis which are required by next generation data centers. The student who has the best defined IT requirements for systems management of the next generation data center will win the $5000 scholarship money.

The submissions of entries are done online until June 15, 2007 and the winner will be announced on August 6, 2007. Click here for contest rule.

Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program

The Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program is a prestigious scholarship competition that is held every year to recognize the academic and leadership excellence of select students. This competition is held in Idaho, Utah, Texas, Colorado and Virginia. Micron selects 2 scholars from each of the five states; then 3scholarships will be further awarded within those states.

This program is a merit-based scholarship competition that awards a grand prize of a $55,000 college scholarship and up to twelve $16,500 scholarships. In addition, selected scholars also win a one-time $1,000 cash grant for their high school institution.

To qualify for this program, applicants must be high school senior who resides in and attends a public or private school in Idaho, Utah, Texas, Colorado and Virginia. They must have a combined SAT score of at least 1350 or a composite ACT score of at least 30 and unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The applicants must also intend to study such field as engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry or material sciences

Application for this scholarship is available online beginning November of each year. Students can also get the application form at their high school counselor. Application and the requirements must be complete and submitted on or before June 19.