VIP Announces 5th Annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program
Folsom, Calif. – October 20, 2011- Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) is pleased to announce the fifth annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program. The scholarship supports promising women who are enrolled at, or are accepted into, either a two or four year U.S. college or university for the 2012 school year. In 2011, VIP received a record-high number of applications and granted eight WITS awards to well-qualified recipients.
The 2012 WITS Program offers multiple scholarship awards with values up to $2,500 per recipient. To qualify, candidates must have a career path in information technology or a related field and meet the program requirements defined in the application. Submissions are evaluated based on candidate essays, which define and offer meaningful solutions to specific local or statewide information technology problems. Additionally, consideration will be given to academic performance, as well as the level of involvement and leadership in community service and extracurricular activities.
“Reviewing WITS essays is a rewarding and inspiring opportunity,” said Leah Hagans, a WITS Committee Co-Chair.” It’s exhilarating to see continuous growth in the number of applications we are receiving.”
So far, nearly 40 scholarships have been awarded to promising women across the country. The program allows VIP to successfully support many qualified professional women while also investing in the future of the IT industry.
“It is such a pleasure to provide this opportunity to deserving women who are interested in our field,” said President and CEO, Jonna Ward, who initiated WITS in 2008. “I wish that more scholarships like this had been available when I was in college and preparing for a career.”
For more information on the 2012 WITS program, or to apply for the scholarship, please contact WITS@vipconsulting.com or download the application here. Also, be sure to visit VIP’s Facebook page to see up-to-date posts about the program. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012. Awards will be announced on April 16, 2012.
Established in 1996, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) is a global technology and managed services firm that has provided solutions to over 900 clients in multiple industries as well as federal, state and local government. VIP helps its customers challenge boundaries and uncover new possibilities to increase productivity, maximize revenue, improve performance, mitigate risk and reduce costs. With nearly 800 staff, VIP offers expertise in Business Intelligence, Management Consulting, Enterprise Technology Solutions, Learning & Talent Management, SAP Consulting & Integration, Systems Integration, and Testing & Quality Management. VIP's corporate headquarters is located outside of Sacramento, California with offices in New York City, DC Metro, Houston and Chennai, India.