Ohio Information Technology Scholarship

Funded by
Lesley Markievich
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$1,500
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
2
Application Deadline
Feb 27, 2022
Winners Announced
Mar 31, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Location:
Ohio
Field of Interest:
Information technology or a related field
Gender:
Identies as a woman
Education Level:
High school senior or current undergraduate
Location:
Field of Interest:
Gender:
Education Level:
Ohio
Information technology or a related field
Identies as a woman
High school senior or current undergraduate

There has never been a better time to invest in an information technology degree. 

Constant technological advancements have led to a rise in IT jobs, and the number of jobs available in the computer and information technology field is expected to grow 13 percent by 2030, adding 667,600 jobs in just one decade. The IT field also offers competitive wages, with a median wage of $91,250.

This scholarship seeks to support students in Ohio who are interested in studying information technology.  

Any female high school senior or current undergraduate in Ohio or Pennsylvania who plans to pursue a degree in information technology or a related field may apply.

To apply, tell us why you’re interested in information technology and how you picture your ideal career and life.

Published November 21, 2021
$1,500
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
2
Application Deadline
Feb 27, 2022
Winners Announced
Mar 31, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Why do you want to pursue information technology? How do you picture your best career/life?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Leah Scala
Mcdonald High SchoolMcDonald, OH
Unfortunately, my family has never had the best aptitude with technology. Whenever a problem would arise, whether that be with our television, tablets, computers, or any other device, I would always be the first one to come to the rescue. Due to there constantly being something for me to fix, I've grown up completely surrounded by technology and figuring out its inner workings. What started out as a chore grew into a hobby, as I would sit in my room and read about all of the different components of computers and how they were built. Then, that hobby slowly turned into a passion as I realized the global need for well trained information technology specialists. Certainly there has been a significant growth in the use of technology in daily life. The availability of information has expanded to the end of our fingertips. Aspects of data and technology has become undeniably intertwined in jobs, school, and recreation. Yet with this growth, there comes a necessity for people to understand how it works. I hope to become trained in information technology because I know that it will allow me to find a meaningful occupation where I am able to feel fulfilled in solving problems and making people's lives easier. I've always loved being able to address problems and fix them. In my mind, there is nothing more rewarding. I am also interested in the way we utilize data. I am considering majoring in data analytics, that way I can take raw data and make it understandable to everyone. I know that these fields are growing and becoming more and more important in our society. Data is used in every aspect of business, and the need for those who can dissect it is growing rapidly. In my life, I was always under the impression that you go to college to get a job that pays well. I never thought that you could also be passionate about what you study. However, I am very fortunate to be able to pursue a stable field that I am also interested in. Although there are a lot of women that are afraid or discouraged to pursue stem fields, I am completely open to the challenge it provides. I am excited to see how technology expands and helps the world in the future. The thought of all the possibilities of how technology could expand is exciting to me, and I can't wait to find my place in this growth.

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When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 27, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 31, 2022.

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