Scholarships


 Invest in the Future 

We provide scholarships to help high school and college girls, as well as women returning to school, succeed in technology-related fields. By serving students in Middle Tennessee, we foster the growth of female tech talent and positively influence our local workforce.

WiTT partners with area businesses and educational institutions to offer a wide variety of scholarships. Our scholarships encourage and enable recipients to pursue technology-related careers and contribute to our local community of women in tech. To foster that community, we provide local scholarship recipients with the opportunity to join WiTT at no additional cost.

Scholarships for WiTT Members

College Scholarships for High School Seniors

College Scholarships for Active 2 and 4 Year College Students

K-12 Teacher Grant

Scholarships for WiTT Members

WiTT Member Professional Development Program

Up to $1,000

The WiTT Member Professional Development Program is designed to support WiTT members in their pursuit of professional development opportunities that will allow them to either advance their existing IT career or transition into the field. Through this program, WiTT members may submit requests to have the costs of their professional development activities covered, either partially or in full, up to a limit of $1,000 per request. These activities include, but are not limited to, training, certification, and conference registration. The requests will be reviewed quarterly by the Scholarships Committee. All WiTT members are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who  have been members of WiTT for more than 6 months and to those who have not previously received professional development funds.

Applications are reviewed and awarded quarterly.

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WiTT Member Scholarship

$3,500

The WiTT Member Scholarship Program is designed to support WiTT members in their pursuit of a technology degree (graduate or undergraduate) that will allow them to either advance their existing IT career or transition into the field. The $3,500 scholarship can be used at any accredited college or university headquartered in the United States. Recipients must be residents of middle Tennessee who are at least 2+ years out from high school, home school, or receiving their GED.

The scholarship is awarded in January and June of each year. All WiTT members are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who have been members of WiTT for more than 6 months and to those who have not previously received a WiTT scholarship.

One of these scholarships is sponsored by Asurion at $2,500, and WiTT matches at $1,000 to provide a total scholarship of $3,500.

Sponsored by Asurion

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Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship, Vanderbilt Data Science Institute

50% Tuition Scholarship

The Data Science Graduate Student Scholarship provides a 50% tuition scholarship to one female WiTT Member enrolling in the data science master’s program through Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute. The data science masters program at Vanderbilt University is designed to be computationally intensive, with a focus on statistical principles while remaining accessible to students with broad educational backgrounds. The degree has a strong interdisciplinary flavor, encourages students to interact with faculty across campus and work with data on topics they are passionate about, and connects to Nashville’s growing data science emphasis in the health care and technology sectors. To learn more about the program, visit the Data Science Institute website.

Sponsored by the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt University

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Lipscomb University Graduate Student Discount

10% Tuition Discount

WiTT partners with Lipscomb University to provide a 10% tuition discount to one WiTT member per year who is pursuing a graduate degree from Lipscomb’s College of Computing and Technology.

Sponsored by Lipscomb University

To apply, contact:

Steve Nordstrom, Interim Dean College of Computing & Technology

steve.nordstrom@lipscomb.edu


College Scholarships for High School Seniors

WiTT College Scholarship

1st Place: $5,000 sponsored by UDig
2nd Place: $2,500 sponsored by AllianceBernstein

WiTT awards scholarships to female high school seniors in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area who will be enrolling in college with the intent to pursue a career in a technology-related field. The purpose of the WiTT College Scholarship is to encourage more women to consider careers in technology and bring more gender diversity to the industry. Applications are due April 15 and winners are announced by August 1.

Sponsored by UDig and Alliance Bernstein

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WiTT Diversity Scholarship

1st Place: $5,000 sponsored by Insight 
Runner Up (2): $2,500 

WiTT awards three tuition scholarships to female students from a traditionally underrepresented minority within Middle Tennessee IT who intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field. Applicants may be current college students or current high school seniors intending to enroll in a 4-year college or university. Applications are due April 15 and winners are announced by August 1.

Sponsored by Insight

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Lipscomb University College Scholarship

10% Tuition Scholarship

WiTT partners with Lipscomb University to provide a 10% tuition scholarship to a female high school senior from Middle Tennessee High Schools seeking admission to Lipscomb’s College of Computing and Technology.

To apply, contact:

Steve Nordstrom, Interim Dean College of Computing & Technology

steve.nordstrom@lipscomb.edu


Scholarships for Active 2- and 4-Year College Students

WiTT Diversity Scholarship

1st Place: $5,000 sponsored by Insight 
Runner Up (2): $2,500 

WiTT awards three tuition scholarships to female students from a traditionally underrepresented minority within Middle Tennessee IT who intends to pursue a career in a technology-related field. Applicants may be current college students or current high school seniors intending to enroll in a 4-year college or university. Applications are due April 15 and winners are announced by August 1.

Sponsored by Insight

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Nashville State Community College Scholarships

$2,000

Up to two scholarships, $2000 each, are awarded to female students who are 2+ years out from high school, home school, or from receiving their GED and who demonstrate a passion for technology. The application deadline is August 15.

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CGI Scholarship & Internship

$3,500 

WiTT sponsor, CGI, offers a $2,500 scholarship to a female student pursuing a computer science, information systems, or related degree at a university in the Middle Tennessee area who is selected for CGI's summer internship program in their Franklin, TN office. WiTT matches the scholarship so that the student receives a total of $3,500.

Sponsored by CGI

Applicants interview and are selected by CGI during the Fall semester.

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WiTT K-12 Teacher Grant

WiTT has committed up to $10,000 annually toward the WiTT K-12 Teacher Grant. The grant is designed to support Middle Tennessee K-12 teachers apply innovative ideas in the classroom that foster interest in technology and technology careers. Through this program, K-12 teachers in Middle Tennessee may submit requests for funding related to professional development or classroom supplies. These requests may be large or small and can include (but are not limited to):

  • Training, or certifications that improve the teacher’s technical acumen
  • Conference registration (and/or associated conference costs) where teachers can gain training on new technology or innovative curricular methods to apply and promote technology fields
  • Purchasing of classroom supplies, such as Raspberry Pi computers, Dot & Dash robots, MakerSpace materials, or software
  • In-classroom initiatives with the aim of increasing student exposure to careers in technology
  • Other classroom needs or professional development activities that would increase students’ exposure to technology and technology careers

Applications are reviewed quarterly.

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