Scholarship Overview

PURPOSE:
To enhance diversity in the Middle Tennessee tech industry, the WiTT LGBTQ+ Scholarship supports an LGBTQ+ student in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area who intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field.

THE AWARD:
WiTT will award $3,500 to the selected high school student and a 1-year membership to WiTT. Winners must provide WiTT with college enrollment and financial aid information.

REQUIREMENTS:
To be considered, applicants must: 

  • Identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ Community
  • Be a graduating high school senior enrolling in a 4-year college/university next fall OR an active college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled 4-year college/university within the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area (Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties)
  • Have a passion for technology and plan to pursue a career in a technology-related field
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a WiTT scholarship
APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Applicants will need to submit the following materials by due date in order to to be considered: 

  • Completed application
  • Resume showcasing academic achievements, community involvement, 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 or academic advisor 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: As part of an underrepresented group, how has that experience formed who you are today, and how do you plan to use that experience in a career in technology to lift up others in the future?
    • Up to two pages (1.5 to double line spacing)
    • Particular attention will be paid to student’s efforts in supporting the community and interest in a technology-related career
    • Particular attention will be paid to grammar, spelling, style and presentation

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* 1. Applicant Information

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* 2. Please select your preferred pronouns:

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* 3. High School Information

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* 4. College Information:

If you are a high school senior, which institution do you plan to attend? What major are you considering?

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* 5. Essay: As part of an underrepresented group, how has that experience formed who you are today, and how do you plan to use that experience in a career in technology to lift up others in the future?

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* 6. Please upload a resume.

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* 7. Please upload your 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.

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* 10. How did you hear about this scholarship?

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

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