ITWomen Awards $56,000 in STEM College Scholarships



Media Contact:
Claire Marrero


ITWomen Awards $56,000 in College Scholarships to
South Florida High School Girls for Technology and Engineering

BOCA RATON, FL – June 15, 2015 – The ITWomen Charitable Foundation has awarded  $56,000 in renewable four-year college scholarships to seven young South Florida women who are pursuing technology and engineering-related degrees.

The scholarships were presented at the George Snow Scholarship Fund 2015 Awards Reception June 4 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, Florida.

The graduating seniors will be pursuing engineering degrees ranging from Computer Science and Civil Engineering to Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

ITWomen President Claire Marrero said, “We are grateful to the technology community in South Florida and across the nation for supporting ITWomen’s scholarship program, and are extremely proud of the amazing young women who promise to make a great impact in the technology and innovation industries in the coming years.”

The 2015 ITWomen scholarship recipients and their hometowns, high schools, fields of study and the colleges they will be attending are:

ITWomen 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Leah Stephens, Lake Worth, Atlantic Community HS, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee.

Kelsey Powers, Boca Raton, Boca Raton HS, Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University.

Jovanie Smith, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale HS, Computer Science, Southern University and A&M College.

Aysha Habbaba, Miami, Coral Reef High, Computer Science, Pomona College.

Victoria Carlos, Boca Raton, Olympic Heights Community HS, Computer Science, University of South Florida.

Sarah Curtis, Olympic Heights Community HS, Electrical / Computer Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lauren Brener, West Boca Raton, Boca Raton Community HS, Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University.

About ITWomen
ITWomen is a not-for-profit grassroots organization based in South Florida and founded by senior level women in the technology industry.  The ITWomen Charitable Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) 3 established by ITWomen as part of its community outreach. The Foundation focuses on the ITWomen Role Model Speakers Program and the Scholarship Program as part of ITWomen’s mission to narrow the gender gap in technology.