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CompTIA Accepting Applications for Aspiring Tech Pro Scholarships

Sep 27, 2021

Ten $2,000 awards available to student members of the leading IT industry association

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, announced today that it is accepting applications for the Fall 2021 edition of its Aspiring Tech Pro Scholarship Program.

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to 10 students who are pursuing a career in technology and are student members of CompTIA. A student membership in the association is free and available to any student interested in learning more about a career in technology.

“Our student membership program is a great entry way into the world of technology, whether you are firmly committed to a career in tech or curious about the opportunities available to you,” said Kelly Ricker, executive vice president for events and education at CompTIA. “As a student member you may be eligible to receive a scholarship award, an investment in your future as you work to attain your educational goals and embark on a journey to become a future leader in the tech industry."

The CompTIA Scholarship program honors aspiring technology professionals who are positively impacting their local IT communities, advancing the vision and mission of CompTIA and making significant contributions to the tech industry while enrolled in school as they prepare for a career in tech.

Scholarship applications are limited to self-nominations by students and may be submitted through October 15. All applications received by that date will be evaluated and scored by a selection committee. Winners will be notified by November 30, 2021. The nomination form and complete details on the CompTIA Aspiring Tech Pro Scholarships are available at https://certs.comptia.org/fallscholarship/.

To sign up for a free CompTIA Student Membership visit https://www.comptia.org/membership/it-pro/join-as-a-basic-student.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit  https://www.comptia.org/.

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