September 18, 2012

Vanguard® Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program for Female Students

Vanguard® Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program

Course(s) Offered: IT-related fields
Course Level: College (junior, senior)
Provider: Vanguard®
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to female students entering their junior or senior year of college during the 2013 school year.

The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for female students who demonstrate academic excellence and are pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, web design or other IT-related disciplines.

Since introducing this program in 2004, Vanguard has awarded approximately $450,000 to deserving college students.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the American nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

Eligibility
To be considered, applicants must:
  • Be a female college student entering their junior or senior year of college in fall of year of application.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college or university in the United States for the entire financial award academic year.
  • Be pursuing a major in computer science, computer engineering, Web design, or another IT-related discipline.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Eligible groups
Citizens of the United States; AND
Citizens of ALL other countries who have become lawful permanent U.S. residents

Participating Institutions
All accredited colleges or universities in the United States

Fields of study
Undergraduate studies in computer science, computer engineering, web design and other IT-related disciplines

Number of awards
Not specified by the provider - Several are presumably awarded

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of the college program - typically four (4) years

Scholarship benefits
Awards of up to $10,000 are provided thus removing financial barriers to female students who demonstrate academic excellence in the above-listed and other IT-related disciplines.

The program’s goal is to remove financial barriers for female students pursuing professions in IT. Recipients will be required to report other awards granted and supply their school’s financial aid award letters.

Scholarship checks are sent directly to your home address, made payable to the school of your choice. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Method of Application
If interested and fulfill the above-listed eligibility requirements, then you NEED to visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the 'Program Guidelines' and 'Application Form' for the current program.

To apply, completely fill in the 'Application Form' you downloaded from the official website for onward submission to Scholarship Management Services (a division of Scholarship America).

DEADLINES:
The Postmark deadline is November 30, 2010

PLEASE NOTE:
Vanguard, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is one of the world's largest investment management companies and a leading provider of employer-sponsored retirement plans. Vanguard manages nearly $1.7 trillion in U.S. mutual fund assets (as of December 2011) and offers approximately 170 U.S. funds to investors plus additional funds in non-U.S. markets.

Vanguard proudly sponsors the Vanguard Women in Information Technology (IT) Scholarship Program to promote diversity and extend opportunities to help increase the representation of women in IT-related fields.

Since its beginning in 1975, Vanguard has grown to become one of the world’s largest investment management companies.

Contact
For further information about career opportunities at Vanguard, students may visit vanguard.com/careers.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2012
Open to International students: Yes(BUT legal U.S. residents)

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