The Betty Stevens Frecknall scholarship is a national scholarship award that is granted each year for the purpose of supporting university students seeking an education in a degree-granting program related to information technology at an accredited college or university.
Scholarship Program Awarding Foundation
This scholarship program is awarded by the Foundation for IT Education (FITE) to honor Betty Stevens-Franknall, who was a strong advocate of self-improvement through education. Betty was always taking classes; she put herself through computer training, and then put her husband through the same course of study. Both she and her husband went on to become successful computer analysts.
The Foundation for IT Education was established in 1975 as a non-profit organization tasked to meet the changing educational requirements of the information profession and industry, and to address the long-term educational efforts essential to support the industry and members of various IT-related professional organizations. The Foundation’s main mission is to help in the professional development of individuals in the Information Technology industry.
Number of Scholarship Awards: Varies
Start of Application Period: January; Annually
Deadline: May 31st of each year
GPA: A major GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher
Major: Check the official website for more information
Eligible Students: College Undergraduates
Applicants need to meet the following criteria to be considered:
– Must be an active AITP student member
– Must declare a computer science, information technology, CIS, or MIS major
– Must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident
– Must have successfully completed at least one full semester of postsecondary education (12 semester hours or its equivalent)
– Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 4-year college or university in the U.S.
1. Go to FITE’s official website and click on the Scholarships Tab.
2. Click on the Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship to learn more about the scholarship award.
3. After you get redirected, you’ll find a link to the online scholarship application located on the right side of the page. Click it to begin your application process.
4. Completely fill out the application by providing all the required information.
5. You may be required to provide supporting documents such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and/or compose original essays on provided topics. Completing the online application will automatically enter you into the applicant pool for the Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship and the William R. Reaugh Scholarship.
• Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship
• William R. Reeaugh Scholarship
• Dave Sadners Memorial Scholarship
• Harold M. Pool Recognition Award
• Sherry Anklam Memorial Award
• Robert Half Technology/AITP Student Scholarship
Career in Computer Science:
Computer scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems for business, science, medicine, as well as other fields.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information research scientists can earn up to $102,190 per year. The BLS projects that there will be an increase in job demand of up to 15% for computer and information research scientists from 2012 to 2022.
The Foundation for IT Education (FITE)
500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600,
Chicago, IL 60611