Scholarship Overview

PURPOSE:

To encourage more women to consider careers in technology and bring more gender diversity to the industry, the WiTT College Scholarship is designed for female high school seniors in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area who will be enrolling in college with the intent to pursue a career in a technology-related field.
 

THE AWARD:

The winning award will be $5,000 to be applied to the winner's freshman, fall academic semester. Recipients will need to provide WiTT with college enrollment and financial aid information. 
 

REQUIREMENTS:

To be considered for the program, applicants must: 
  • Be a female, graduating senior of a public or approved private high school, or home school in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area (Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties) with a passion for technology 
  • Intend to enroll as a full-time undergraduate freshman at a 4-year college in the fall of the upcoming academic school year
  • Be majoring in a technology-related field such as computer science, computer engineering, information systems, management information systems, cyber security, data science, etc.  OR  Plan to incorporate technology studies within another academic major with the intent to pursue a career in a technology-related field
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to Middle Tennessee students enrolling in a college or university in the state of Tennessee or those intending to begin their career after college in the Middle Tennessee area
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a WiTT scholarship 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Applicants must submit a complete application (including supplementary materials) by June 15th, 2020

A winner will be announced by August 1.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:
  • Completed application
  • Resume showcasing academic or service club memberships, offices held, years involved, honors, relevant classes, internships or work experience, etc.
  • Transcript showing GPA on 4.0 scale; if another grading scale is utilized, applicants should work with their respective guidance counselor to calculate the GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or person from the student’s community who is not a relative
  • Essay: What interests you in a career in technology, and what problems do you plan on solving through technology? How will this scholarship help you achieve this goal? 
    • Up to two pages (1.5 to double line spacing)
    • Particular attention will be paid to grammar, spelling, style and presentation. 

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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. Parent and Guardian Information

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* 3. High School Information

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* 4. College Information: If you receive this scholarship, which institution do you plan to attend?

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* 5. Please upload your essay on: What interests you in a career in technology, and what problems do you plan on solving through technology? How will this scholarship help you achieve this goal? 

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* 6. Please upload a resume listing your academic or service club memberships, honors, offices, years involved, and highest position held in clubs, classes, etc.

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* 7. Please upload the recommendation letter:

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* 8. Please upload a scanned copy of your transcript:

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* 9. By checking the box below, you verify that all information presented in the application is accurate to the best of your (the applicant's) knowledge.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact scholarships@wittn.org.

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