Scholarship for Technology Majors from Rural Communities

Two new scholarships offer funds to help high school students from rural communities prepare for technology jobs. The scholarships are provided by The Rural Technology Fund, a new organization dedicated to encouraging students from small towns in rural America to pursue computer and technology jobs.

Mayfield, KY (PRWEB) May 5, 2009 — Two new scholarships offer funds to help high school students from rural communities prepare for technology jobs. The scholarships are provided by The Rural Technology Fund, a new organization dedicated to encouraging students from small towns in rural America to pursue computer and technology jobs.

The Judith A. Sanders Memorial Scholarship is a $500 one-time grant. One scholarship will be awarded this year to a student from a rural community who demonstrates commitment to his or her intended career utilizing computer technology. Applications and guidelines are available at Rural Technology Fund. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2009.

 

 

I grew up in a rural community, and I know how few resources were available in schools and at home for students who wanted to prepare for a career with computers

I want to change that by helping rural high school students get money for college — and I want to challenge information technology businesses to help us make a difference, one student at a time.

The Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship is a $500, one-time grant. One scholarship will be awarded this year and the program is open to students from rural schools who have a passion for making positive social change in the world or at home in their communities. Applications and guidelines are available at Rural Technology Fund. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2009.

“I grew up in a rural community, and I know how few resources were available in schools and at home for students who wanted to prepare for a career with computers,” says Sanders. “I want to change that by helping rural high school students get money for college — and I want to challenge information technology businesses to help us make a difference, one student at a time.”

The Rural Technology Fund will award its first scholarships in 2009. Eventually, Sanders hopes to extend beyond scholarships to include funding for technology-related after-school programs and training events and to help rural schools and community centers to have access to specialized learning labs. Sanders hopes that the RTF web site will become a portal where those who are interested in technology can find links to additional college grants and scholarships, internships, and related programs.

The Rural Technology Fund is a Kentucky-based organization that provides college scholarships for students from rural areas and small towns across the United States to promote information technology and computer-based careers. Visit Rural Technololgy Fund for additional information.

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