In today’s tech-driven economy, scholarships for technology students are vital to ensure promising talent can afford their training.

Technology is a practical, wide-ranging major teaching students the formulas and codes to create computer or other electronic devices in various industries from manufacturing to healthcare. The NCES reports that around 28 percent of U.S. bachelor’s degree students enter an STEM field, such as technology. Following in the footsteps of tech leaders like Bill Gates or Tim Cook can result in great job prospects. The BLS predicts that around 488,500 IT jobs will be added through 2024 for 12 percent growth. According to CIO magazine, five technology jobs that are booming in 2017 are artificial intelligence, big data, full-stack development, low-code development, and cyber security.

Fund your unique technology goals by clicking to these 25 tech-centric scholarships.

1. AACE International Education Board Scholarships

Deadline: February 28th

The American Association of Cost Engineering (AACE) International Education Board funds scholarships worth up to $2,500 for full-time college students majoring in computer science, information technology, surveying technology, engineering technology, building science, and related fields. Suitable candidates will have 30+ credits for sophomore or higher status, attend accredited U.S. four-year colleges, carry a minimum “B” average, and have career hopes in the construction industry.

Contact

AACE International Education Board Scholarships

1265 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive

Morgantown, WV 26505

(304) 296-8444

info@aacei.org

Scholarship Link

2. Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: November 4th

As a San Jose-based Fortune 500 software company worth $4.79 billion, Adobe created the Women in Technology Scholarship for $10,000 to help fill STEM gender gaps. Ladies enrolled full-time at accredited U.S. undergraduate schools for a tech-related major like computer science, information technology, software engineering, or data science with a strong academic GPA could apply. Applications should include four brief essay questions and a 60-second video describing one’s dream career.

Contact

Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship

345 Park Avenue

San Jose, CA 95110

(408) 536-6000

adoberesearchwebmaster@adobe.com

Scholarship Link

3. Asia SiVon Cottom Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Named for one of three DC Public School students who died on American Airlines Flight 77 during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Asia SiVon Cottom Memorial Scholarship Fund has provided over $250,000 to 85 scholars. Qualifying for up to $2,500 requires being a United States citizen, attending an accredited U.S. university, pursuing STEM majors like technology, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better, exhibiting ambassadorial potential, and writing a 300-word essay about September 11’s aftermath.

Contact

Asia SiVon Cottom Memorial Scholarship

5057 Sargent Road, NE

Washington, DC 20017

(202) 253-8506

Scholarship Link

4. Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 31st

The Foundation for IT Education gifts four annual scholarships for technology students, including the $2,000 Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship Program to honor the U.S. Navy employee who led the Mid-Atlantic DPMA Region XI. Judges seek active AITP student members majoring in computer science, information technology, or management information systems full-time at an accredited, four-year U.S. institutions who achieve an overall GPA above 3.0. Also consider the William R. Reaugh Scholarship and Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship.

Contact

Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship Program

1120 Route 73, Suite 200

Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

(800) 224-9371

aitp_hq@aitp.org

Scholarship Link

5. Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships

Deadline: April 3rd

The Bosch Group, a leading vehicle tech supplier generating over $61 billion in sales, donated $100,000 to award 15 Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships annually. Funding is reserved for full-time vocational students who are enrolled full-time in ASE/NATEF-certified automotive technology programs in the United States. Eligible recipients must intend to become aftermarket professionals, succeed academically with a 2.5 GPA or better, submit a non-family reference, and submit a 250-word personal essay.

Contact

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships

4501 Research Commons, Suite 200

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

(919) 549-4800

info@aftermarketsuppliers.org

Scholarship Link

6. Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship

Deadline: March 31st

Scholarship America administers several STEM-focused programs, including the $5,000 Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship from a fast-growing, Fortune 500 tech giant in New Jersey. Interested applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents who are attending two- or four-year colleges full-time with a 2.5 GPA or higher in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Students are judged based on their innovative, hands-on projects related to robotics, 3D modeling, software programming, or similar mediums.

Contact

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship

7900 International Drive, Suite 500

Minneapolis, MN 55425

(800) 537-4180

MakingtheFutureScholarship@Cognizant.com

Scholarship Link

7. ExxonMobil Bernard Harris STEM Scholarships

Deadline: April 10th

Partnering with ExxonMobil, the Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. Foundation confers four STEM Scholarships for $5,000 each year to African-American and Hispanic seniors in 69 Council of the Great City Schools districts from Anchorage to Philadelphia. Accepted applicants of color must exhibit the leadership skills and academic aptitude with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 to finish a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or math fields full-time.

Contact

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris STEM Scholarships

1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2550

Houston, TX 77056

(713) 877-1731

info@theharrisfoundation.org

Scholarship Link

8. Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Deadline: December 4th

Google, the Internet’s second-largest company, collaborated with Lime Connect in 2008 to design a $10,000 scholarship for students with visible or invisible disabilities. Eligible bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD students at U.S. or Canadian institutions must be working full-time toward technology degrees, such as computer science, web development, or computer engineering. Although there isn’t a GPA requirement, applicants must submit a transcript, resume/CV, essay response, and two references.

Contact

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

590 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor

New York, NY 10022

(212) 521-4469

recruiting@limeconnect.com

Scholarship Link

9. HENAAC Great Minds in STEM Scholarships

Deadline: April 30th

Since 2000, the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference’s (HENAAC) Great Minds in STEM Scholarship has granted $3.2 million total to 1,200 bright Latino students who will be tomorrow’s technological leaders. Winning up to $10,000 involves enrolling full-time at an ABET-accredited institution for an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM fields. The Chevron Scholarship specifically gifts $5,000 to Hispanic students interested in the oil and gas industry.

Contact

HENAAC Great Minds in STEM Scholarships

602 Monterey Pass Road

Monterey Park, CA 91754

(323) 262-0997

scholars@greatmindsinstem.org

Scholarship Link

10. Howard E. and Wilma J. Adkins Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

Valued at $2,500, the Howard E. and Wilma J. Adkins Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the American Welding Society (AWS) honor the late Director-at-Large who chaired the Madison Beloit Section. It’s designed for full-time college juniors and seniors who are receiving bachelor’s degrees in welding engineering technology at ABET-accredited colleges with a minimum technical GPA of 3.2. Preference is given to U.S. citizens in Wisconsin and Kentucky.

Contact

Howard E. and Wilma J. Adkins Memorial Scholarship

8669 NW 36 Street, Suite 130

Miami, FL 33166

(800) 443-9353

vpinsky@aws.org

Scholarship Link

11. John Kloss Memorial Veteran Scholarship

Deadline: September 30th

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) donates 56 scholarships for $1,000 to $2,500 annually based on grade level to meritorious students with an average cumulative GPA of 3.8. The John Kloss Memorial Veteran Scholarship specifically supports honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces members who are returning to a CAHIIM-accredited college at least part-time for an associate’s to master’s degree in health information technology.

Contact

John Kloss Memorial Veteran Scholarship

233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 233-1131

info@ahimafoundation.org

Scholarship Link

12. Johnson & Johnson Technology Scholarship

Deadline: June 2nd

The National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Scholarship Program gifts nearly $100,000 per year through scholarships for technology students, including one sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. This $5,000, merit-based fund supports seven African Americans matriculated as rising college sophomores or juniors at four-year, accredited U.S. institutions full-time with a STEM major focused on information technology. Showing good citizen, active community involvement, and a minimum 3.0 GPA is necessary.

Contact

Johnson & Johnson Technology Scholarship

9500 Arena Drive, Suite 106

Largo, MD 20774

(301) 584-3135

info@bdpa.org

Scholarship Link

13. Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarships

Deadline: July 31st

Based in Fort Lauderdale as America’s largest owner-operated electricity retailer, Liberty Power partners with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to provide three Bright Horizons Scholarships for $10,000, $6,000, and $4,000 annually. Eligible students must be over age 18, have completed at least one college semester, attend an accredited, nonprofit U.S. college, declare any STEM major, and be committed to career objectives in the energy sector.

Contact

Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarships

1901 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 600

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

(954) 598-7098

respejo@libertypowercorp.com

Scholarship Link

14. Litherland/FTEE Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: December 1st

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) presents the Litherland/FTEE Undergraduate Scholarship for $1,000 per year to active members who are majoring in technology or engineering with teacher preparation coursework. Qualified winners would attend an accredited U.S. college full-time, showcase academic ability with a 2.5 GPA or greater, intend to teach technology in grades K-12, participate in classroom practicum activities, and provide three faculty recommendations.

Contact

Litherland/FTEE Undergraduate Scholarship

1914 Association Drive, Suite 201

Reston, VA 20191

(703) 860-2100

iteea@iteea.org

Scholarship Link

15. Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Worth $5,000, the Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship is bestowed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers upon female ASHRAE Student Branch members who are earning associate or bachelor’s degrees in engineering technology. Welcomed applicants should rank in the top 30 percent of their class, hold a minimum “B” average, attend an ABET-accredited school full-time, and prepare for the HVAC profession.

Contact

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship

1791 Tullie Circle NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

(404) 636-8400

lbenedict@ashrae.org

Scholarship Link

16. Marine Technology Society ROV Scholarship

Deadline: April 19th

The Marine Technology Society, where “Opportunity Runs Deep,” offers the ROV Scholarship for up to $8,000 to full-time college undergrad or graduate students who are interested in powering remotely-operated vehicles to direct underwater research. Eligible MTS members must attend an accredited, four-year college, major in marine technology or engineering, and verify a minimum 3.0 GPA with a certified eTranscript. Other funds include the John C. Bajus and Charles H. Bussmann Scholarships.

Contact

Marine Technology Society ROV Scholarship

1100 H Street NW, Suite LL-100

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 827-7173

ROVscholarships@mtsociety.org

Scholarship Link

17. Monique Pegues Graduate Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: October 28th

The Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Women in Transportation (WTS) makes six scholarships available for technology students, including the $2,500 Monique Pegues Graduate Leadership Scholarship. Selected applicants will be enrolled at an accredited master’s program in Texas or Oklahoma with an overall GPA above 3.0 to further their career with transportation-related STEM majors, including civil engineering, logistics, and transportation technology. Please share a maximum 1,000-word personal statement of your industry contributions.

Contact

Monique Pegues Graduate Leadership Scholarship

5005 Greenville Avenue, Suite 100A

Dallas, TX 75206

(214) 753-8107

djohnson@haydenconsultants.com

Scholarship Link

18. National Space Club Keynote Scholarships

Deadline: December 2nd

Founded in 1957, the National Space Club and Foundation presents the Keynote Scholarships for $1,000 apiece to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students who will speak publicly at the Goddard Memorial Dinner in March. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens, pursue a STEM major like technology full-time, be academically strong with minimum “B” average, be first-time speakers, and have definite plans in the astronautics industry.

Contact

National Space Club Keynote Scholarships

204 E Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

(202) 547-0060

scholarship@spaceclub.org

Scholarship Link

19. Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: August 31st

Deemed one of Silicon Valley’s most valuable private tech companies by Forbes, Palantir Technologies, Inc. started the Women in Technology Scholarship in 2010 to support females who are active, full-time STEM majors at accredited U.S. colleges. The $10,000 award requires having a strong focus in computer science, at least sophomore standing, and a cumulative GPA above 3.0. Applications must include a 500-word essay about a technology solution they’ve been working on.

Contact

Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

100 Hamilton Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 473-9158

inquiries@palantir.com

Scholarship Link

20. PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 7th

The Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Company sponsors the Better Together STEM Scholarship Program to gift $5,000 each year or $20,000 total to students studying engineering, computer science, information technology, cyber security, or environmental science at 17 accredited California colleges. Eligible schools include UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay, San Francisco State, Stanford, and California Polytechnic. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better for continued renewal.

Contact

PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 997300

Sacramento, CA 95899

(507) 931-1682

pge@scholarshipamerica.org

Scholarship Link

21. Raytheon’s Women Cyber Security Scholarship

Deadline: March 9th

Raytheon’s Women Cyber Security Scholarship stands among the five scholarships for technology students granted by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education for $8,000 with (ISC)2 exam vouchers each year. Eligible female U.S. citizens must be enrolled as undergrads at accredited, four-year colleges online or on-campus, pursue technology training focused in IT security, possess an outstanding GPA of 3.2 or higher, and attach one recommendation letter.

Contact

Raytheon’s Women Cyber Security Scholarship

311 Park Place Blvd., Suite 610

Clearwater, FL 33759

(727) 493-3587

scholarships@isc2.org

Scholarship Link

22. Robotics Education & Competition Scholarships

Deadline: Varies

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation partners with numerous U.S. colleges to provide 392 technology scholarships worth $4.59 million combined each year. Undergrads typically earn $2,000 to $11,000 for engaging in STEM majors full-time, maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, and regularly competing in robotics competitions. Great robotics schools to consider include Ohio State, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Kettering, Embry-Riddle, Arizona State, and University of Denver.

Contact

Robotics Education & Competition Scholarships

2390 Almaden Road, Suite 40

San Jose, CA 95125

(903) 401-8088

scholarships@roboticseducation.org

Scholarship Link

23. Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Valued at $5,000, the Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship is distributed by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists annually to four ASRT members who are working towards a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at accredited U.S. institutions. Competitive applicants will carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while studying radiologic technology, medical information technology, or clinical laboratory science to make healthcare better and safer. Also consider the Jerman-Cahoon or Marie L.A. Racine Scholarships.

Contact

Siemens Clinical Advancement Scholarship

15000 Central Avenue SE

Albuquerque, NM 87123

(800) 444-2778

foundation@asrt.org

Scholarship Link

24. SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Payable over four years, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation Family Scholarship awards $40,000 to four and $20,000 to three recipients annually. Qualified candidates will have a parent or grandparent with SME membership, attend an ABET-accredited college in the U.S. or Canada, major in manufacturing engineering or manufacturing engineering technology, score at least 1000 on the SAT or 21 on the ACT, and display academic excellence with a minimum “B” average.

Contact

SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship

One SME Drive

P.O. Box 930

Dearborn, MI 48121

(313) 425-3000

foundation@sme.org

Scholarship Link

25. Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program

Deadline: February 26th

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program awards a $30,000 scholarship with at least 50 percent tuition coverage to STEM professionals who are admitted to master’s programs for math, science, or technology education at 28 partnering universities. Chosen fellows receive mentoring, lifelong membership, and extensive preparation for educating high-need urban or rural school students in grades 7-12. Accepted schools include Georgia State, Mercer, Rutgers, Montclair State, and Piedmont.

Contact

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program

5 Vaughn Drive, Suite 300

Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 452-7007 ext. 141

kostendt@woodrow.org

Scholarship Link

Robert Half’s 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide shows that technology students have a profitable incentive for their major choice. Average salaries grew by over 5 percent in the top 10 tech jobs like network security administrator and database developer since 2016. For instance, data scientists claim IT income ranging from $116,000 to $163,500! Getting the best bang for your education buck is still important to avoid stinging student loan bills later though. Consider these 25 scholarships for technology students to bulk up your financial aid package for success.

 

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