Betty Stevens-Frecknall left a portion of her estate to the Foundation to set up a scholarship fund targeted at assisting deserving men and women pursuing an education in the field of information technology. Betty, a former President of the Washington D.C. Chapter in 1972, served several years as that Chapter's Association Director (now Chapter Liaison) and also was President of the Mid-Atlantic Region. She was always a very strong advocate for AITP and the opportunities it provides to members. She particularly wanted to be able to continue supporting and encouraging personal and professional growth and enable access to career advancement.
The endowment created a national scholarship that is awarded annually to support university students who are seeking an education in an accredited degree program related to information technology. Candidates are evaluated on demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, financial need and quality of the application. The selection process is administered by the Foundation Regents.
The following are the winners of the Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year:
Carice Poston ($5,000) University of Dayton, Dayton, OH Frank Walker ($3,000) Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE.
Congratulations to Carice and Frank for their achievements!
The Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2010-2011 academic year through May 31.