2009-12-17 / About Town

IT scholarships available from Tech Collective

Tech Collective, R.I.’s IT and bioscience industry association, has announced five scholarships totaling $7,000, which are being funded individually by Lighthouse Computer Services, Fibertech Networks and the Doug Schwinn scholarship fund.

The Lighthouse Computer Services/Tech Collective scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship established for two R.I. high school or post-secondary students pursuing careers in the IT field. Students must demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership potential and have an affiliation, either directly or through a parent, with the U.S. military.

The Fibertech Networks/Tech Collective scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship established for one female R.I. high school student planning to pursue a degree in information systems, computer science or another IT field. Students must provide evidence of interest and participation in IT initiatives throughout high school.

The Doug Schwinn/Tech Collective scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship established for two female or minority high school students pursuing a degree in information technology. Students must demonstrate commitment, dedication, a strong academic record, leadership and a determination to gain a higher education. Recipients must be legal R.I. residents and attend a R.I. college or university. Scholarship applications must be received by March 2010. Visit www.techcollective. org for specific deadline dates, more information and applications.

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