New CTInfoTech Scholarships Available
HARTFORD, Oct. 3 - To attract more young people into information technology careers, the Connecticut Department of Higher Education is offering $1.2 million in new CTInfoTech Scholarships for up to 400 students.
Students may receive up to $3,000 a year for up to four years of full-time undergraduate or graduate study at any Connecticut college in any information technology degree or certificate program approved by the Board of Governors for Higher Education. The due date for applications is Wednesday, November 1.
The idea for the merit-based program was spearheaded last year by State Senate Majority Leader George C. Jepsen, and the General Assembly endorsed the proposal as a pilot program. Only students who apply this year will be eligible for continued grants.
"We know that skilled graduates in information technology fields are in great demand by Connecticut employers," stated Valerie F. Lewis, Commissioner of higher education. "We hope these scholarships will attract more students to major in technology and begin their careers in Connecticut. These grants are an investment in their future and in our states future workforce."
In addition to attending college full-time, eligible students must have a current major in an information technology-related field and a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Freshmen must have been in the top half of their high school class or have combined SAT scores of at least 1,100.
Applications may be obtained from college deans, by calling the toll-free Education & Employment Information Center (800/842-0229), or from the Department of Higher Educations Web site.
Contact: Connie Fraser