Robert Half Technology/AITP
Each year, Robert Half Technology
and the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) offer two $2,500
scholarships to two outstanding AITP Student Members pursuing studies in
Information Technology. The scholarships awarded are based on demonstrated
academic achievement, leadership activities, community service and future
HERE for the application
Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include
"RHT Scholarship" in the subject line. An official academic
transcript is required along with the completed application.
The winners are recognized during the Annual AITP National
Collegiate Conference awards banquet held in the spring (March/April) of each
Application Submission deadline: February 25
Transcript Submission deadline: March
What is the scholarship award?
Two recipients will each receive an award of $2,500, to be applied toward
future tuition expenses and fees at an accredited institution in the United
Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
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
student who has satisfactorily completed at least one full semester of
college (12 semester hours or equivalent)
as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate or graduate
student at an accredited institution in the United States.
U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
active AITP student member.
How do I apply?
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants are asked
to submit the following:
completed application form. Click HERE for the Application!
transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate schools attended. You
must request that the registrar of your school send them directly to AITP.
Many schools assess a nominal service charge to send official transcripts,
which will be the responsibility of the applicant.
When is the application deadline?
deadline for all applications is February 25.
official transcripts must be submitted by March 1 . We will
not accept student copies or other unofficial transcripts, or
transcripts that arrive after March 1.
cannot process incomplete applications and will not be responsible for
materials that are lost or delayed in the mail.
Where do I send my application
Please email your completed application to email@example.com (please read
the application for detailed rules and instructions).
Your official academic transcripts should be mailed to:
c/o: Kevin Jetton
2607 Rim Oak
San Antonio, TX 78232
How will the recipients be chosen?
A Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of AITP and Robert Half Technology
representatives will select the recipients based upon their outstanding
academic achievement, leadership and future career interests. AITP cannot
process any incomplete applications and cannot be responsible for materials
that are lost or delayed in the mail. This scholarship program does not
discriminate against students on the basis of sex, race, color, age,
disability, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the
selection of students.
When will the scholarships be awarded?
Scholarship winners will be announced at the AITP National Collegiate
Conference Awards Banquet. The monetary award will be sent directly to the school
for credit to the account of the student recipient, to be applied toward future
tuition expenses and fees at an accredited institution in the United States.
You do not need to be present at the conference awards banquet to be eligible
for the award.
How will the scholarship be paid?
are made for the academic year following the application.
scholarship is non-renewable.
monetary award will be sent directly to the school for credit to the
account of the student recipient, to be applied toward future tuition
expenses and fees at an accredited institution in the United States.
Half Technology and AITP may request additional information from the
recipients to meet government and tax requirements.
Half Technology and AITP have your permission to use your name and/or
picture in advertising and sales promotion materials or any advertising
media without compensation to you.
How can I find out about AITP
Click here for Details
and options to become a student member of AITP
AITP student members enjoy access to the highest quality IT
educational opportunities, conferences, events, contests, scholarship
opportunities and forums for networking with experienced professionals and
those new to the field.
Past Scholarship Winners:
2011 Robert Half Technology/AITP Scholarship Winners:
Michelle Benz - Fox Valley Technical
Aristide Niyungeko - La Roche
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. I am very honored to be
a member of AITP and I am humbled to have been recognized by both this amazing
association and the Robert Half Technology. My involvement with AITP at my
chapter’s level has been hard work, yet enjoyable and rewarding as this
scholarship proves. Attending the National Collegiate Conferences has been a
highlight of each year I have come and I am proud that AITP is continuing to
support and train tomorrow’s IT leaders. Thanks again, Robert Half Technology
and AITP! Thank you again so much; I am extremely grateful. I’m also
looking forward to next year’s NCC!
Mitch Paschen, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
"Thank you to Robert Half Technology and AITP for
helping me to pursue my higher education. I have been an AITP member
since my freshman year of college, and have slowly moved up the ranks to now be
president of our chapter. It is a great honor to be one of only two
people in AITP to receive this award. AITP has helped show me aspects of
business that I could never learn in the classroom such as business
networking. Inviting speakers during our meetings gave me a chance to
talk to people in the IT work force and get a feel for what it is like.
AITP has helped me prepare for the interviews that have landed me my summer
internship in Washington DC. I have heard Robert Half speak at several
meetings and in fact, it was one of their representatives that encouraged me to
apply for this scholarship in the first place. I have enjoyed being an
AITP member and will continue to do so. Again, I would like to thank AITP
for working with Robert Half Technologies to help further my education."
2008 Robert Half Technology/AITP
$2,500 Scholarship Winners:
Grant Newman, Central Michigan
As a three-year member of AITP it is
an incredible honor to be selected for a Robert Half Technology/AITP
scholarship award. Not only is this an incredible blessing towards my
tuition, but it is also a great opportunity for me to share my positive
experiences in AITP with current and potential members back here on the campus
of Central Michigan University; proof and encouragement that working hard and
pouring into AITP is a rewarding commitment. I have grown immensely as a
student and future professional through my involvement with AITP and I can't
wait to use this scholarship to the fullest extent during my last semesters at
CMU. Thank you Robert Half Technology and AITP!
Michael Koehler, Delta State University
Words cannot express how it feels to
be one of only two people selected to receive the 2008 Robert Half
Technology/AITP scholarship. It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by
such prominent organizations. The generosity and commitment they show
toward students is absolutely incredible, and the opportunities they provide
for students like me to interact and network with other IT professionals can’t
be beaten. The past few years with AITP has helped me develop
professionally, and reinforced my dedication to the ideals of scholastic
achievement and personal integrity. With only a year left in my
undergraduate career, I’m looking forward to becoming a professional member of
AITP and giving back to the next generation of information technology professionals.
Thanks again, Robert Half Technology and AITP!
2007 Robert Half Technology/AITP
$2,500 Scholarship Winners:
Daniel Fowler, Tarleton State
First off, thank you Robert Half
Technology and AITP for forming the alliance and hosting the national
conference which gives a chance for future IT professionals like myself to
demonstrate our skills and network with current IT professionals. The RHT
scholarship will help reduce the increasing cost of tuition and reminds me that
IT professionals like RHT are aware of our efforts in continuing our
professional development through organizations such as AITP. I will
continue to be a part of AITP as a professional member and I look forward to
working for an organization that gives back such as RHT. Thank you!
James Conley, Gateway Technical
I would like to take the time to
thank Robert Half Technology and the Association of Information Technology
Professionals for awarding me the 2007 RHT/AITP scholarship award. It
means so much to me in furthering my education. It feels good to know
that if you put in hard work and dedication that someone will recognize your
efforts. The scholarship leaves me rejuvenated and motivated to achieve
excellence. The AITP National Collegiate Conference was great as always,
it really helps to network and get the latest technology and information form
AITP members. I want to give a personal Thank You to Katherine Spencer
Lee, Kevin Jetton, Gateway Technical College, my friends and family for
supporting me and making my journey back to college an experience of a life
time. I spent 18 years in the automotive industry until my job was
shipped overseas. Going back to college was a big decision for me at the
age of forty. I wanted a career and not just a dead end job. I can
not find the words to express the gratitude and appreciation that I feel by
receiving this scholarship. I hope one day that I can reach and guide a
child, student, adult, dislocated worker or anyone that needs encouragement and
support when they get ready to reach for excellence! p.s.
AITP Member for Life!
2006 Robert Half Technology/AITP
$2,500 Scholarship Winners:
Gary "Tim" Bondurant,
University of Redlands
"It meant a great deal to me to
be recognized by my AITP peers and the working professionals of Robert Half
Technology. An incredible confidence comes from knowing that you are supported
by your colleagues in the industry. Thank you so very much."
Michael Knudson, Texas A&M
"I’m extremely proud to be one of
only two recipients in the nation to receive the Robert Half Technology/AITP
scholarship. It made me realize how important AITP is as an organization of
information technology professionals willing to help out students. This
generous scholarship has allowed me to focus on being active in my campus
student chapter of AITP, rather than having to get a part time job to help pay
for tuition. AITP is great way for students to bridge the classroom experience
with the real world of companies and their recruiters.”
2005 Robert Half Technology/AITP
$2,500 Scholarship Winners:
Aaron Kotzam, Purdue University
Alexandrea Mannchen, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County