One of the Intertech Foundation's focuses is the inspiration of young people towards the building of science, engineering, and technology skills. To further that pursuit, the Foundation has announced its 2020 STEM scholarship for students interested in pursuing careers as professional software developers. This opportunity helps current college students or college-bound high school seniors who have excelled in the areas of Math and Science and plan to pursue college studies in the field of computer science.
This non-renewable scholarship* (only awarded for one year to any scholarship recipient), in the amount of $2500, will be available for college or high school applicants starting January 1st, 2020. To be eligible, the student must possess:
A) Cumulative high school or at least one full year of college GPA of 3.3 or better
B) An intent to study computer science
C) Currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college or university within the US (not required at time of application)
Students must submit the following (only complete applications considered):
A) Official school transcript from current and prior institutions, including high school (SENT DIRECTLY FROM STUDENT'S SCHOOL(s) to the Intertech Foundation. (emailed transcripts will not be accepted)**
B) Resume defining work experience and extracurricular activities
C) Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from a Math or Science teacher familiar with the student)
D) Copy of official college/university acceptance letter (not required at time of application)***
E) 350 to 500-word essay describing the students work ethic and what they hope to accomplish in the "real world" after graduation from college
A Grant committee comprised of the Intertech Foundation Board of Directors will judge and select one recipient from the applicants based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.
Factors playing into the selection include:
The $2,500 scholarship award will be in two equal payments of $1,250, each made directly to the student's college or university at the beginning of each semester. The scholarship recipient must maintain a minimum of 3.3 GPA during the first semester to receive the second payment. The scholarship recipient's school must provide:
A) Proof of the student's GPA after the first semester
B) Proof that the student is in good standing and is enrolled for the upcoming semester
C) Receipts for each check received from the Intertech Foundation on the student's behalf.