FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ITWomen Awards $55,000 in College Scholarships
BOCA RATON, FL - June 08, 2012 - The ITWomen Charitable Foundation has awarded a total of $55,000 in college scholarships to 11 young South Florida women pursuing degrees in engineering and information technology.
The high school seniors selected from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties will be attending universities and colleges throughout Florida, as well as Princeton, Mount Holyoke, Tuskeegee, Georgia Institute of Technology and Embry Riddle, to pursue mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, cyber security and other related fields.
The winning scholarship applicants were awarded $1,250 in four-year renewable scholarships, an HP laptop donated by Electronic Systems, Inc. (ESI), and other products as part of their scholarship awards.
The ITWomen Foundation presented its scholarships at the George Snow Scholarship Fund 2012 Awards Reception June 7 at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
The scholarship program supports ITWomen's mission to increase the number of women in technology and engineering careers.
ITWomen 2012 Scholarship Winners
The ITWomen scholarship recipients and their hometowns, high schools, the colleges they will be attending, and their fields of study are:
Bria Bonner, Miami, Miami Central Senior High, Tuskegee University, Computer Science.
Vinnessa Burnett, Miramar, Everglades, University of Miami, Electrical Engineering.
Rachelle Cucca, Jupiter, Jupiter Community, Florida State University, Mechanical Engineering.
Christiana Elford, Palm Beach Gardens, Suncoast Community, Princeton University, Mechanical Engineering.
Ana Girardot, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton Community, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering.
Allonia James, Miami, Miami Norland Senior High, Miami-Dade College, Computer Engineering.
Hiranya Mir, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes Educational Center, Embry Riddle, Homeland /Cyber Security.
Jessica Silva, Miami, Coral Gables Senior High, Florida International University, Computer Science.
Brianna Tubbs, Jupiter, Jupiter Community, University of South Florida, Engineering.
April Vasquez, Miami, Miami Sunset Senior High, Miami-Dade College, Electrical Engineering.
Karla Villalta, North Miami Beach, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High, Mount Holyoke, Engineering.
ITWomen is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization based in South Florida that works to increase the number of women in technology and engineering careers and foster professional advancement and support. As part of its mission, ITWomen provides scholarships and role model speakers through the ITWomen Charitable Foundation.