Virginia Tech’s Master of Information Technology has launched a new initiative, the MIT Scholars Program that will award student scholarships beginning this fall.
The MIT Scholars program aims to enhance academic excellence for more culturally representative people under technology. The program will provide an average of $ 2,000 per study term as well as tuition fees for applicants pursuing an online Master of Information Technology degree. Up to 10 bursaries will be awarded at the beginning of the 2022 fall semester.
Alison Garrett, program director of the Master of Information Technology said throughout her career, she has seen the benefits of various teams, including everyone in solving difficult problems. And these MIT Scholars will encourage aspiring and knowledgeable IT professionals to pursue their Master of Information Technology degrees, strengthening the skilled staff in the fields of high technology.
Parviz Ghandforoush, Executive Director of the Information Technology Master Program, said that the Opportunity for Undergraduate Scholarships in the Ace of Information Technology is highly needed, improving the diversity of the university’s student organization and giving more students the opportunity to graduate. He said it would be of great help in creating a new field.
Commissioned more than 20 years prior by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Master of Information Technology program is outlined as an integrator program inside the Pamplin College of Trade and the College of Designing to supply working IT experts with the interdisciplinary knowledge they have to be succeed in basic and rising innovation areas. Graduated class, understudies, and workforce individuals are locked in at the cutting edge of building, computer science, and commerce to go up against and prevail the innovative challenges of the 21st century. As the IT field proceeds to develop, opportunity exists for giving graduate programs to teach skilled IT experts for authority positions.
Glenda Scales, director of international collaboration and chief technology officer at the College of Engineering said, the online Masters of IT program consistently provides courses taught in a flexible learning environment with their professional expertise. By creating bursary opportunities, we increase our competitiveness in recruiting students into our program.
Janice Branch Hall, assistant director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Pamplin said Improving the diversity of their student organization enhances students’ learning skills and success, and they have made this a strategic priority. Investing in the MIT Scholars program is also an important step in differentiating the information technology sector. They said they wanted their efforts not only to have a positive impact on Virginia Tech, but also to be ambassadors for social change working to uplift the human condition.