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Visionary Integration Professionals Scholarship Essays

Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS)

Sponsor: Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP)


Scholarship for women who are enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four-year college or university within the United States. Must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or other related fields. 3.0 GPA or higher required. Selection based upon academic performance, essay, and level of participation in community services and/or extracurricular activities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must attend a university, a four-year college or a two-year college
  • Must study full-time
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Restricted to female students
  • Restricted to students studying Earth Science, Engineering/Technology, or Computer Science/Data Processing

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The WITS program, now celebrating its tenth year, offers multiple scholarships to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, computer engineering, or another related field. Inspired by her own journey as a woman in technology, Visionary Integration Professionals CEO Jonna Ward launched the inaugural WITS program in 2007 to encourage and support young women interested in technology fields.

“It is an honor to have supported the upcoming great minds in the technology industry over the past decade,” said Ward. ”After reviewing this year’s remarkable candidates, I am excited to see what the next ten years has in store for women in tech.”  Jonna Ward, CEO

Winners were selected according to their academic performance, essay responses, involvement in the community and extracurricular activities. The 2017 WITS scholarship recipients are:

  • Caitlin Crum, Sacramento, CA – CSU, Sacramento
  • Anna Lou, Cypress, CA – Harvard University
  • Carolyn Ziegler, Centreville, VA – Marion Military Institute
  • Isabelle Greenberg, New York, NY – Stony Brook University
  • Jackie Zamow, Arden Hills, MN – University of Minnesota
  • Riley Schnee, Purcellville, VA – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Rose Nowak, Chicago, IL – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Namrata Kulkarni, Syracuse, NY – Syracuse University
  • Caroline Kuzio, Chesapeake, VA – Old Dominion University
  • Faith Quinlisk, Great Falls, MT – University of Florida
  • Iman Wahle, Portland, OR – California Institute of Technology
  • Radhika Nune, Sunnyvale, TX – University of Texas at Austin

Learn more about the WITS program by emailing WITS@trustvip.com or visiting our website here.

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