Information Technology Scholarship


Arizona State University Information Technology Scholarship

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 2011-12 school year.

Applicants must be pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, Web design or other IT-related disciplines. To be considered, you must:

  • Be a female college student entering your junior or senior year of college in fall 2011.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college or university in the United States for the entire 2011-12 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.

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.

Vanguard is committed to hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects our community and society at large. Diversity enables us to promote understanding, respect, inclusion, and continuous learning.

It stimulates innovation, creativity, and problem solving. Finally, it helps us achieve the highest levels of quality, productivity, and effectiveness.

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. We provide an extensive array of investment products and services to individual investors, institutions, and financial professionals.

Because we’re client-owned, our sole focus has always been on doing what’s best for our investors.

This philosophy, along with our unwavering commitment to providing outstanding performance and service at low costs, has earned us tremendous loyalty from millions of clients.

With approximately $1 trillion in U.S. mutual fund assets under management, we also have a strong commitment to technological innovation.

This commitment has helped us make Computerworld magazine’s list of “100 Best Places to Work in IT in 2009.”

Postmark deadline for Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship : November 30, 2010

 

Dissertation Fellowships

Arizona State University Dissertation Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowships are competitive university-wide fellowships designed to support highly meritorious doctoral students who are in the final stages of post-candidacy doctoral work: Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.

Awards will be made across the following five areas :

  1. arts, humanities, and social sciences;
  2. natural sciences and mathematics;
  3. engineering;
  4. professional programs and education; and
  5. interdisciplinary research.

Contact : Pat Saldivar at psaldivar@asu.edu or (480) 965-5906.
Awards :

The Graduate College fellowship provides a $17,000 award plus tuition during the final year of study. At the time of the award, the student must be in good academic standing as defined by the department and the Graduate College.

The academic unit nominating the student provides health insurance.

Eligibility for Dissertation Fellowships :

The nominee must :

  1. have demonstrated the ability to carry out original research at a high level
  2. have already advanced to doctoral candidacy by February 1 of the academic year
  3. be prepared to devote full time to writing the dissertation with no other employment, including university assistantships.
  4. be within one year of completion of the dissertation upon receipt of the award.
  5. maintain a minimum of six (6) graduate level credit hours each semester. Enrollment: nine (9) graduate level credit hours is highly recommended.

Application Process :

The academic unit submits nominations (electronically) to the Graduate College by the deadline listed above to Pat Saldivar at psaldivar@asu.edu . Questions may be directed to Pat Saldivar at (480) 965-5906.

Applications must be submitted and ranked by the student’s academic unit for evaluation and prioritization in accordance with the unit’s established criteria.

Application packet must include the following :

  1. a copy of Graduation Office Candidacy letter (application will not be considered without it)
  2. a 5-7 page statement addressing the significance of the project, theoretical framework, data and methods, research questions/hypotheses, any preliminary findings, and statement of broader impact.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. a letter of support from the doctoral dissertation committee chair addressing proposed dissertation progress and timeline for completion. Chair should also attest to the student’s ability to meet the terms of the fellowship during the award year.
  5. a letter of support from the academic unit chair/director/ or graduate director which must include a commitment to provide health insurance during the fellowship year. This letter should also include a ranking number if more than one nomination is being submitted by the unit.
  6. an unofficial ASU transcript

Terms :

The fellowship recipient must :

  1. enroll for fall and spring semesters in a minimum of nine (9) graduate-level credit hours during the time covered by this fellowship.
  2. maintain good academic standing as defined by the academic unit and the Graduate College
  3. submit a progress report signed by the dissertation chair at the end of each semester.
  4. not be employed as a TA or RA or in any other position at ASU during the year of the award.

The Academic unit must inform the Graduate College of any interruptions in the student’s registration or any fellowship concerns (e.g., falling below 9 credit hours, poor academic performance).

Failure to use this award during the specified period will result in its loss. Under very unusual circumstances (e.g., a documented medical situation) a one-year deferral may be granted.

Note : Each fellow is personally responsible for individual taxes related to fellowship awards.

Additional information regarding tax issues related to awards can be found at students.asu.edu/policies/taxes-and-aid. Specific questions should be directed to a tax advisor or contact the ASU Student Financial Aid Office at (480) 965-3355 financialaid@asu.edu.

Application deadline for Dissertation Fellowships : February 1, 2011

 
 

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