WiTT Member Professional Development Program
Up to $1,000
The WiTT Member Professional Development Program is designed to support WiTT members in their pursuit of professional development opportunities that will allow them to either advance their existing IT career or transition into the field. Through this program, WiTT members may submit requests to have the costs of their professional development activities covered, either partially or in full, up to a limit of $1,000 per request. These activities include, but are not limited to, training, certification, and conference registration. The requests will be reviewed quarterly by the Scholarships Committee. All WiTT members are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who have been members of WiTT for more than 6 months and to those who have not previously received professional development funds.
Applications are reviewed and awarded quarterly.
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WiTT Member Scholarship
The WiTT Member Scholarship Program is designed to support WiTT members in their pursuit of a technology degree (graduate or undergraduate) that will allow them to either advance their existing IT career or transition into the field. The $3,500 scholarship can be used at any accredited college or university headquartered in the United States. Recipients must be residents of middle Tennessee who are at least 2+ years out from high school, home school, or receiving their GED.
The scholarship is awarded in Spring and Fall of each year. All WiTT members are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who have been members of WiTT for more than 6 months and to those who have not previously received a WiTT scholarship.
One of these scholarships is sponsored by Asurion at $2,500, and WiTT matches at $1,000 to provide a total scholarship of $3,500.
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Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship, Vanderbilt Data Science Institute
100% Tuition Scholarship
The Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship provides a 100% tuition scholarship to one female WiTT Member enrolling in the data science master’s program through Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute. The data science masters program at Vanderbilt University is designed to be computationally intensive, with a focus on statistical principles while remaining accessible to students with broad educational backgrounds. The degree has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, encourages students to interact with faculty across campus and work with data on topics they are passionate about, and connects to Nashville’s growing data science emphasis in the health care and technology sectors. To learn more about the program, visit the Data Science Institute website.
Sponsored by the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt University
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Lipscomb University Graduate Student Discount
10% Tuition Discount
WiTT partners with Lipscomb University to provide a 10% tuition discount to one WiTT member per year who is pursuing a graduate degree from Lipscomb’s College of Computing and Technology.
Sponsored by Lipscomb University
To apply, contact:
Steve Nordstrom, Interim Dean College of Computing & Technology
Pivot Technology School
To support more women entering the technology industry, this scholarship provides partial funding for a Pivot Tech student pursuing a Certificate of Completion in the fields of Software Development, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity. Pivot Technology School is a leader in the technology education space, specializing in providing industry-standard tech skills with a unique and innovative approach. The scholarship to a 20-week program with a value of $2,500 and includes a 1-year Membership to WiTT. To be considered for the scholarships applicant must be a female pursuing an education in Software Development, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity and accepted at Pivot Tech, be a resident of Tennessee, and a essay to include how they will leverage their WiTT membership to give back to the community 250-300 words or a video essay. Interested applicants will reach out
directly to Pivot Tech, for more information and to apply by
submitting an essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.