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Scholarship Opportunities

Below you’ll find links to a sampling of scholarships currently available to information technology graduate students.  We encourage you to seek other scholarship opportunities that may be specific to your career interests (data analytics, healthcare information management, and cyber security, for example), your region, or the distinct perspective you bring to the field of information technology. 

SMART

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

Healthcare Information Management Systems Scholarship

Healthcare Information Management Systems (HIMSS) is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization with a goal on providing more efficient health through more effective information technology. The HIMSS Scholarship is awarded to one currently enrolled undergraduate student, one master’s level student and one doctoral level student. Recipients will be awarded $5,000.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

This scholarship supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years.

Virginia Tech Alumni Association National Capital Region Scholarships

These annual awards are made to either part-time or full-time graduate students enrolled in one of the Virginia Tech masters or doctoral programs offered (or administered) out of the National Capital Region campus.  Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA or higher and have earned at least 12 credits. Each scholarship award is for a minimum of $2,000.  Applications are available in early May of each year.  Contact scholarships@ncrhokies.org.

Cisco Talos Snort Scholarship

Two $10,000 scholarships awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, information technology, cyber security, networking or similar areas of study.  Application to participate is early April for following academic year.

For Women:

Women Techmakers Scholarship

Scholars receive $10,000 for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students is chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships are awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership and impact on community. All scholarship recipients are invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of development workshops.

Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

Created in support of women who are beginning careers in technology to encourage them to pursue computer science, engineering, and technical studies, and become leaders in the field. All scholarship recipients are awarded grants of up to $10,000 to support their education, and select participants are offered a Palantir internship.

AAUW’s Career Development Grants

This award provides assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or reentering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields. Award amount: $2,000–12,000

AAUW’s Selected Professions Fellowships Program

Created in 1970 to support women in graduate and professional degree programs in fields where female participation traditionally has been low. Award amount: $5,000–18,000

Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Scholarship

This scholarship program encourages and supports women with the interest, aptitude and potential for a successful career in IT.  One graduate-level award of $5,000 is made annually, renewable for two additional years.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

10 Cyber Security Scholarships to Look Out For

From Tripwire -- ten cybersecurity scholarships featured based on their overall value (opportunity and monetary), as well as for how applicable they are to a wide range of students--including gradute students.