Scholarships

Invest in the Future

 

We provide scholarships to help high school and college girls, as well as women returning to school, succeed in technology-related fields. By serving students in Middle Tennessee, we foster the growth of female tech talent and positively influence our local workforce.

WiTT partners with area businesses and educational institutions to offer a wide variety of scholarships. Our scholarships encourage and enable recipients to pursue technology-related careers and contribute to our local community of women in tech. To foster that community, we provide local scholarship recipients with the opportunity to join WiTT at no additional cost.

 

WiTT Internship and Scholarship Recipient 

My WiTT scholarship was instrumental in encouraging me to pursue an internship that really exposed me to the world of Cybersecurity and enriched my life both personally and professionally.

WiTT-Lipscomb University Graduate Student Discount

I am working full time and trying to pay off grad school at the same time, with undergraduate loans looming in the background. Because of the student discount, I have been able to continue on without being as burnt out as I would have been. I am beyond thankful!

WiTT TWISTER College Scholarship Recipient

The WiTT program helped me solidify my interests in both engineering and architecture, giving me a better focus in high school. I felt supported and encouraged being surrounded by other women interested in technology and fields that are typically male-dominated. The scholarship helped me financially with school to continue towards my career path.

WiTT TWISTER College Scholarship Recipient

The scholarship helped pay for my college education at Georgia Tech. I now have a greater opportunity to learn about computer science, ai, and energy in an environment that will give me
even greater opportunities for innovation in energy and technology targeted towards improving some aspect of the world, such as war, pollution, or energy crises.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for WiTT Members

WiTT Member Professional Development Program

Up to $1,000 per request

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 give to applicants who  have been members of WiTT for more than 6 months and to those who have not previously received professional development funds.

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WiTT Member Scholarship

$3,500

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 January and June 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.

Sponsored by Asurion

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Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship, Vanderbilt Data Science Institute

50% Tuition Scholarship

The Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship provides a 50% 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

Link to application

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

Contact:

Laura Borgmann
Program Coordinator, Assistant to the Dean
College of Computing & Technology
laura.borgmann@lipscomb.edu

Agile Training Opportunities

WiTT In Kind Sponsor BrainTrust Consulting Group is donating one seat in each of the following courses to support the professional development pursuits of WiTT members:

  • Certified Agile Leadership (CAL)Scholarship Value: $2,250
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)Scholarship Value: $1,295
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)Scholarship Value: $1,295

Sponsored by BrainTrust Consulting Group

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College Scholarships for High School Seniors

WiTT College Scholarship

$5,000

WiTT awards a $5,000 scholarship to a female high school senior in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area who will be enrolling in college with the intent to pursue a career in a technology-related field. The purpose of the WiTT College Scholarship is to encourage more women to consider careers in technology and bring more gender diversity to the industry. Applications are due April 15 and winners are announced by August 1.

Sponsored by UDig

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TWISTER College Scholarships

1st Place- $5,000

2nd Place- $2,500 sponsored by AllianceBernstein

WiTT awards a scholarship of $5,000 and another for $2,500 to female high school seniors pursuing a degree in a technology related field during the Adventure Science Center’s annual T.W.I.S.T.E.R Event.

Applications are typically due by late January, and winners are announced in mid-February.

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WiTT Diversity Scholarship

$2,500

WiTT awards two $2,500 tuition scholarships to two female students from a traditionally underrepresented minority within Middle Tennessee IT who intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field. Applicants may be current college students or current high school seniors intending to enroll in a 4-year college or university. Applications are due April 15 and winners are announced by August 1.

Sponsored by Insight

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Lipscomb University MNPS College Scholarship

10% Tuition Scholarship
WiTT partners with Lipscomb University to provide a 10% tuition scholarship to a female high school senior from Metro Nashville Public Schools seeking admission to Lipscomb’s College of Computing and Technology.

Contact:

Laura Borgmann
Program Coordinator, Assistant to the Dean
College of Computing & Technology
laura.borgmann@lipscomb.edu

Scholarships for Active 2- and 4-Year College Students

WiTT Diversity Scholarship

$2,500

WiTT awards two $2,500 tuition scholarships to two female students from a traditionally underrepresented minority within Middle Tennessee IT who intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field. Applicants may be current college students or current high school seniors intending to enroll in a 4-year college or university. Applications are due April 15 and winners are announced by August 1.

Sponsored by Insight

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Nashville State Community College Scholarships

$2,000
These scholarships are awarded to female students who are 2+ years out from high school, home school, or from receiving their GED and who demonstrate a passion for technology.

Application deadline is the last business day of July.

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CGI Scholarship & Internship

$3,500 scholarship

WiTT sponsor, CGI, offers a $2,500 scholarship to a female student pursuing a computer science, information systems, or related degree at a university in the Middle Tennessee area who is selected for CGI’s summer internship program in their Franklin, TN office. WiTT matches the scholarship so that the student receives a total of $3,500.

Sponsored by CGI

Applicants interview and are selected by CGI during the Fall semester.

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