So proud of our amazing scholars who’ll be heading off to Dartmouth, FIU, FSU, Georgia Tech, MIT, Penn State, UCF, UF, and USC!
HUGE thank you to Ultimate Software for hosting a lovely awards ceremony on the evening of June 10. It was an absolute pleasure to announce the ten winners who were each awarded an $8,000 scholarship. The girls not only received a goody bag with coffee machine, mugs and gift certificates, but the big surprise of the evening was Ultimate’s gift of a Mac Book Laptop!!!
The proud parents were delighted to learn that each Scholar will be partnered with a MENTOR, and that the girls actually got to meet each other and form valuable connections as they commence their college journeys.
Deepest appreciation to Eamonn Caufield for his warm welcome assuring these incredible young women (and their parents) that they have chosen a rewarding career path and Sheila Hanlon Ravindran for facilitating the awards ceremony at Ultimate; thank you to Rimma Polissky for sharing some words of wisdom, along with Dr. Susan Clemmons who led our Scholarship Selection Committee, and Shawna Cartwright for joining us once again for the brain bending exercise of choosing only ten girls from an outstanding field of applicants.
And of course a GIGANTIC thanks to supporters of our 2018 Celebrity CIO fundraiser for the $80,000 raised for these scholarships. You made it possible for these amazing young women.
To date, ITWomen has awarded 116 scholarships that are helping fuel our future with more female tech leaders. Stay tuned for ITWomen Fellow spotlights.
– Claire Marrero
Please join ITWomen in welcoming:
Graduated from Monsignor Edward Pace High School.
Heading to study Engineering at Dartmouth College
Graduated from Atlantic Community High School
Heading off to study Cyber Security Analytics Bachelor of Science
Penn State University
Graduated from Everglades High School
Heading off to study Computer Science Animation
University of Florida
New World Arts High School
Heading off to Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Majory Stoneman Douglas High School
Florida Atlantic University High School
Heading off to study Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
Cypress Bay High School
University of Florida
Geela Margo Ramos
Miramar High School
Computer Science & Cognitive Science
University of Central Florida
Miami Lakes Educational Center
Florida State University
Graduated High School from the School for Advanced Studies, Miami Dade College
Heading to study Computer Science