Robert-Half Technology/AITP ScholarshipWinners Announced at 2004 AITP NCC
Saturday, May 29, 2004
Posted by: Kevin Jetton
The first ever Robert-Half Technology/AITP scholarships were awarded at the recent AITP National Collegiate Conference in Omaha, Nebraska wherein two AITP student members pursuing studies in Information Technology were selected from a total of 72 applicants from all over the country. The scholarships will be awarded based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership activities, community service and future career interests.
Applicants had to meet all of the following criteria:
- A declared computer science/CIS/MIS/IT major (this must be indicated on your transcript) with an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
- A student who has satisfactorily completed at least one full semester of college (12 semester hours or equivalent)
- Enrolled as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution in the United States
- A U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
- AITP student member.
The two $2,500 scholarship winners were recognized during the Collegiate Conference Banquet by Bill Reaugh, 2004 AITP Education Foundation President and Katherine Spencer Lee, Robert Half Technology Executive Director and conference keynoter.
Virginia Aguilar From Kalaheo, Hawaii, Virginia is a freshman at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where she is working on her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, she plays volleyball for Hardin-Simmons, and has received numerous academic honors including the National Hispanic Scholar of the year, Coca Cola Scholar semifinalist and the U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award, among many others.
After finishing her undergraduate degree, Virginia would like to obtain an MBA and ultimately, start her own sports information network for local community athletic leagues.
Rick Hoxie Originally from Eldridge, Iowa, Rick recently transferred, to St. Ambrose University in Davenport Iowa. He maintains a 4.0 grade point average and serves as the president of the local AITP student chapter. Currently seeking a bachelor's degree in computer network administration, Rick intends to obtain a master's degree in Information Technology. Rick has also been the recipient of several academic honors including the Stone Opportunity Scholarship and was recognized as a Collegiate All-American Scholar.
In addition to his educational pursuits, Rick is currently employed by a local bank as an IT specialist and has recently obtained his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation.
Congratulations to the winners and be looking for the RHT/AITP Scholarship Application and deadlines next year!