2016 ITWomen Scholarship Winners!

ITWomen 2016 Scholarship Awards, 7 scholars with ITWomen members

2016 June 1 at the George Snow Scholarship Fund ceremony in Boca Raton. Front row, l to r: ITWomen president Claire Marrero, Noel Picinich, Janet Weinthal, Maria Mejia, ITWomen officers Christine Zambrano, Catherine Skelly and Brenda Husinka. 2nd row: ITWomen Advisory Board member Raj Rawal, and scholarship winners Melissa Tropeano, Michele Wu, Tonishee Smith and Desiree O’Conner.

Congratulations to these scholars awarded on June 1:

  • Maria Mejia, Miami, Computer Science hometown Miami, iPreparatory Academy, Williams College.

  • Noel Picinich, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering; hometown Boca Raton, Boca Raton Community, Cornell University.

  • Michele Wu, Computer Science Engineering, hometown North Miami Beach, Miami Lakes Educational Center, University of Florida.

  • Desiree O’Connor, Civil Engineering, hometown Coral Springs, Blanche Ely, Florida International University.

  • Tonishee Smith, Computational Media, hometown West Palm Beach, Suncoast Community, Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Melissa TroppeanoMechanical Engineering, hometown Boca Raton, American Heritage, University of Central Florida.

  • Janet Weinthal,  Electrical Engineering, hometown Boca Raton, FAU High School, Florida Atlantic University.

91 Scholarships to Date!

ITWomen has awarded 91 Scholarships to outstanding female graduates since the organization’s founding in 2002, thanks to the generous support of the IT community in South Florida. More than half a million dollars has been raised. The funds for the scholarships are raised each year through the previous November’s ITWomen Celebrity CIO Scholarship Fundraiser and individual gift sponsors and donations to the ITWomen Charitable Foundation.

The $8,000 scholarships are four-year renewable scholarships of $2,000 per year. In addition, the ITWomen Virtual Mentor program will pair each student with a mentor for support through the college years.

— Christine Zambrano 
ITWomen VP Digital Content