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Foundation for IT Education Announces Scholarship Recipients

Saturday, November 27, 2004   (0 Comments)
Posted by: William R. Reaugh, EF President

The Foundation for Information Technology Education (EF) is very pleased to announce scholarship recipients for the 2004-2005 academic year. Both scholarship programs, open to students nationally, support college-level students who are seeking a degree in an information technology field.

The first scholarship is the result of a generous grant from the estate of Betty Stevens-Frecknall. Betty served as president of the Washington D.C. chapter, as association director (now chapter liaison), and as president of the Mid-Atlantic Region. She was a strong advocate for AITP and the opportunities available to its membership.

The primary criteria for this scholarship are demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and financial need. The selection committee is composed of EF regents, and representatives from the Stevens-Frecknall estate and the Washington D.C. chapter. More than 230 applications were submitted on the EF Web site for this award. After extensive review, the committee has named the following recipients:

Rhonda Steele of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Jenny Browne of Mesa Community College, Mesa, Ariz.

We are extremely grateful to the estate for its confidence in the EF to appropriately manage the endowment, and administer the scholarship selection procedure.

The second scholarship, the Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship, is being awarded for the first time. In 2003, several individual members of AITP joined together with local chapters and the AITP Special Interest Group, Education (EDSIG), to establish this fund. Kevin Jetton served as association president in 2002, and has been the driving force behind the National Collegiate Conference since its inception in 1996. This program is intended to recognize outstanding service to fellow IT professionals through leadership and volunteer activity, including leadership roles in AITP student chapters. The other major factor in identifying a recipient is demonstrated academic achievement. Candidates must be AITP student members.

The selection committee for this award is composed of EF Regents. The initial winner is:

Rick Hoxie of St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

It is our hope that these three recipients will continue to demonstrate leadership, service and scholarship, and contribute to the information technology profession in the future.

Scholarship applications for the 2005-2006 academic year will be available on the EF Web site after January 1. The submission deadline will be May 31, 2005. More detail about both scholarships is available on the Web site. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to either of these funds, please contact EF President William R. Reaugh at

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