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Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarships Awarded for 2003-2004

Monday, October 6, 2003   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dorothy Smith

Several years ago, Betty Stevens-Frecknall left a portion of her estate to the Foundation for Information Technology Education (EF) to set up a scholarship fund targeted at assisting deserving men and women pursuing an education in the field of information technology. President of the Washington D.C. chapter in 1972, Betty 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 strong advocate for AITP and the opportunities it provides to its membership. 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 seeking an education in accredited degree programs related to information technology. All candidates must apply via the Education Foundation Web site. Candidates are evaluated on demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership and financial need. The selection process is administered by EF Regents. The online application is on the EF Web site (, and the submission deadline for the 2004-2005 awards is May 31, 2004.

The recipients for 2003-2004 as agreed upon by the selection committee, which includes Peter Frecknall, representing the family and a representative of the Washington D.C. chapter, are: James Mottola of DeVry Institute in Tinley Park, Ill.; Theresa Webb of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.; and Usman Uddin of University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

It is our hope that the information technology profession will benefit from Betty's vision and generosity for years to come and that her spirit and dedication will be instilled in the students she touches with this gift. The intent of the Betty Stevens-Frecknall Endowment is to provide scholarship funds in perpetuity.

If you would like more information, or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Betty Stevens-Frecknall Endowment, contact EF President William R. Reaugh at

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