RHT Past Scholarship Winners:
Rebecca Duxler (Illinois State University)
“I feel extremely honored to receive this very prestigious award from Robert Half Technologies and AITP. This award reduces the financial burden and stress of college tuition, allows me to focus more on my studies, and I can be more involved in serving as an officer for Illinois State University's new and growing student AITP organization. I have been very active in the AITP student chapter since the club was first founded and aspire to continue a long-lasting legacy. I am excited to see next year what AITP has to offer at the national level. I will continue to rally support from the student club to raise enough money to send representatives to attend the 2013 NCC. Being a part of this organization has encouraged me to enhance my leadership skills and has helped me gain a greater knowledge of IT through networking, informational speakers, and much more. I plan on utilizing these skills to help establish my career in the IT field. I would like to thank Robert Half Technologies and AITP for sponsoring this award and for giving me this incredible opportunity. I look forward to encouraging and motivating other IT students to participate in this wonderful organization and share my passion with everyone involved in IT.”
Marcus Guidry (Kennesaw State University)
"I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to both Robert Half Technology and AITP for selecting me as one of the two finalists for this prestigious national scholarship award. I am honored and humbled to be a recipient, and to represent Kennesaw State and the state of Georgia. Robert Half Technology is committed to helping students to reach their goals and value their education as the building blocks for their future. Thanks to RHT, I will be able to finish my degree in Information Security. I have been actively involved in AITP for 5 years now, serving in the capacities of chapter president and Student Leadership Council (SLC) for Region 7. I am still passionate about reaching out to students and inspiring them to reach their career goals. I'm also equally passionate about giving back to the community by helping other non-profit organizations with their technical needs. AITP has done many great things to help me in my career path (including helping me with landing my first IT job), so I always take pleasure in giving back to this organization. AITP has also taught me technical and leadership skills, both which are needed in order to be successful in the real world. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in an IT-related field to join AITP and take advantage of the wealth of resources the organization has to offer. I look forward to helping and contributing to AITP in the years to come."
2011 Robert Half Technology/AITP Scholarship Winners:
Michelle Benz - Fox Valley Technical College
"I want to thank AITP and Robert Half Technology for sponsoring and funding this scholarship for AITP student members. Since becoming involved in AITP, doors have continually been opened to me that would have stayed closed otherwise. AITP is a wonderful organization, and has been an integral part of my success as a student and a leader, both on campus and in my personal life. As one of this year’s recipients of the Robert Half Technology / AITP Scholarship, I wish to express my thanks to you and Robert Half Technology for your generosity. I am honored to receive this prestigious national award. I appreciate your confidence in me, and your willingness to contribute to my education. Receiving this scholarship will greatly reduce the financial burdens of pursuing degrees in Information Technology at Fox Valley Technical College. Again, thank you for investing in my future."
Aristide Niyungeko - La Roche College
"I was greatly honored to receive the RHT/AITP scholarship for the 2011 edition of the National Collegiate Conference. I am very grateful towards both RHT and AITP for providing this opportunity. I am also humbled that the selection committee chose me to receive the award. I have benefited greatly from my involvement with the La Roche College chapter of AITP throughout the last three years. I have had the opportunity to participate as a member in various activities. I also have served as the chapter president in my junior year. Overall these experiences allowed to me to gain increased acquaintance with the realities of being an information technology professional, and to develop new skills along the way. NCC 2011 was also a great experience that gave me and my colleagues from La Roche College the opportunity to participate in the Web Application contest, access certification tests from Microsoft, and network with recruiters. The scholarship award will assist me to pay for my education expenses for my senior year and prepare to enroll in graduate school next year. I thank RHT and AITP again for this opportunity"
2010 Robert Half Technology/AITP Scholarship Winners:
Jacqueline Cossairt, Ferris State University
"I am honored to receive the RHT/AITP Scholarship and am very grateful as it will greatly assist in the pursuance of my degree in Computer Information Systems at Ferris State University. Not only being a member of my university's AITP organization but being the Web Design Committee Team Leader has benefited me greatly as a student. It has not only allowed me to gain valuable experience but has allowed me to network with other students pursuing IT degrees, professors, employers and their employees. The experience I have gained and the acquaintances I have made through AITP have helped me obtain my internship for this summer. I would highly recommend that all students pursuing an IT related degrees join AITP as it is equally important to network and gain experience as it is to gain knowledge from course work."
Pallavi Laxane, Texas Tech University
"Thank you very much for selecting me as one of the recipients of the RHT/AITP Scholarship Award for the year 2010. I am very humbled and extremely grateful that the RHT/AITP Scholarship Committee found me competent for this prestigious and competitive award. My association with AITP as the chapter President and an officer in the last three years has been a truly enriching and learning experience. The national conferences always provided an excellent platform to network with other IT professionals and students as well as stay at par with the cutting edge development in the IT industry. I am really privileged to be recognized by Robert Half Technology and AITP for my involvement in the organizational activities and it is my great honor to accept this esteemed scholarship award. I will definitely strive to give justice to it through my education and active participation and put it to good use. Again, I sincerely appreciate this scholarship program and I am very thankful to receive it.”
2009 Robert Half Technology/AITP $2,500 Scholarship Winners:
Stephanie Semmel, Purdue University
“I am so grateful to be selected by Robert Half Technology and AITP as one of this year's scholarship recipients.