Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship

One of the Intertech Foundation’s focuses is the inspiration of young people towards the building of science, engineering and technology skills. To further that pursuit, the Foundation has announced their 2016 STEM scholarship for students interested in pursuing careers as professional software developers. This opportunity is aimed at current college students or college-bound high school seniors, who have excelled in the areas of Math and Science, to pursue college studies in the area of computer science.

This non-renewable scholarship* (only awarded for one year to any scholarship recipient), in the amount of $2500, will be available for college or high school applicants starting January 1st, 2016. To be eligible, the student must possess:

  • Cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.3 or better
  • An intent to study computer science
  • Currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college or university within the US (not required at time of application)**

Important Scholarship Dates

Date Applications May Begin Deadline for Applications Selection Deadline 2015 Recipient Notified
January 1st, 2016 March 15th, 2016 May 10th, 2016 May 15th, 2016
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To apply, students must be ready to submit the following (only complete applications will be considered):

  • Official high school transcript (sent directly from student’s high school to the Intertech Foundation)**
  • Resume describing any extracurricular activities and employment experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from a Math or Science teacher familiar with the student)
  • Copy of official college/university acceptance letter (not required at time of application)***
  • One-page essay describing how the student hopes to participate in the professional software development industry
  • Experience with the National First Robotic Challenge (not required)

A Grant committee comprised of the Intertech Foundation Board of Directors will judge and select one recipient from the applicants. Factors playing into the selection include:

  • Participation in school related organizations
  • Elected leadership positions
  • Community involvement
  • ACT/SAT score
  • Grade point average
  • References
  • Essay, etc.
  • Participation in the National First Robotic Challenge (not required, but favorable)

The scholarship award will be made in two equal payments directly to the student’s college or university at the beginning of each semester. The scholarship recipient must maintain a minimum of 3.3 GPA during the first semester to receive the second payment. The scholarship recipient’s school must provide:

  • Proof of the student’s GPA after the first semester
  • Proof that the student is in good standing and is enrolled for the upcoming semester
  • Receipts for each check received from the Intertech Foundation on the student’s behalf.

Scholarship not available to children of Intertech employees

** Intertech Foundation, 1575 Thomas Center Dr, Eagan, MN 55122

*** Proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university within the US must be presented by winning student prior to receiving grant funds.

Update

Our 2016 STEM Scholarship is closed for applications. Please check back in early 2017!

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