CBA - Avanade STEM Scholarship
The Avanade STEM Scholarship (“Avanade Scholars”) through the Mitchell C. Hill Center for Applied Business Technology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is a merit and need-based scholarship program for talented undergraduates majoring in computer information systems or computer science at Cal Poly Pomona. Up to five (5) scholarships will be awarded, provided a sufficient number of eligible students are identified through the application process.
Avanade Scholars can receive up to four (4) years of an annual scholarship to cover undergraduate tuition, mandatory fees, and other related expenses such as attending industry-related conferences. Each Avanade Scholar participates in special activities and receives mentoring from participating members of the Information Technology community.
In addition to completing their chosen major, Avanade Scholars have the opportunity to participate in a series of academic and extracurricular activities designed to foster a supportive community for women in technology. Such activities include:
-A mentoring program connecting Avanade Scholars to successful IT professionals
-Opportunities to attend professional and academic conferences
-An outreach program for Avanade Scholars to mentor middle and high school girls to encourage them to consider a career in IT
-An internship program in partnership with Avanade that will involve premier workforce development opportunities for Avanade Scholars in their junior and/or senior years
-Leadership opportunities through participation in on-campus organizations
-Various community-building social activities with peers
-Actively participate at the Avanade Global scholarship network and engage with other scholars
Candidates for the Avanade Scholars program must complete a Cal Poly Pomona scholarship application through the Bronco Scholarship Portal. A personal essay outlining the students desire to pursue a career in IT and explain what activities in which they participate in or in what ways they foster a supportive community for women in technology. They will also be required to demonstrate financial need and include how they will be impacted by this scholarship. Two letters of recommendation are required: one from a science or technology instructor and one from someone familiar with the student’s academic work and leadership qualities. Additional criteria are listed below. A faculty scholarship committee will select and interview finalists and award the scholarships. Applicants to the Avanade Scholars program must have applied for admission to Cal Poly Pomona and have been accepted prior to the date the committee reviews scholarship applications.
• Incoming freshman or transfer student, and current sophomores or juniors in good standing
• Declared major in computer information systems or computer science
• Demonstrated financial need as determined by 2021-2022 FAFSA/California Dream Act Application, and completion of general scholarship application
• Personal essay and two (2) letters of recommendation
• Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA each semester
• Minimum enrollment of twelve (12) units each semester
Should you have any further questions, please contact Kristin Files within the College of Business at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To begin the application process, please complete your general application first then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities>>Recommended” Tab and APPLY