Web Development Scholarships
Take Your Web Dev Skills to New Heights
Web developers are those professionals responsible for almost every aspect of web design including server management. Sound like a big responsibility? Web Dev folks are very versatile. The best are mavericks with a lot of experience in a lot of aspects of the process from design and concept to graphics, web standards, search engine optimization, and making the whole package work in the realm of the World Wide Web.
There are many more advanced applications, including design and management of content management programs, online e-commerce capabilities, software development, and even security operations. There is hardware, software and emerging technologies to synthesize with existing.
In the traditional collegiate environment a student interested in an all around "web development" focused program will earn a degree in software development or computer science. Technical and community colleges are likelier to offer certificate programs pared down and packaged as basic Web Development programs.
Web Dev Scholarships
Web Warrior Scholarship Contest sponsored by Thomson Course Technology gives Web Design/Development students the opportunity to compete head to head in an essay contest and win scholarship money. Students compete for $1,000 to be used toward their tuition costs at a college or university web development program.
The very motivated individual web development student may apply to participate in the Sun Developer Network Compatibility Testing Scholarship Program. The scholarship is designed for organizations and for individuals. The purpose is to assist with the testing of current Java specifications for the purpose of debugging and making improvements. A panel of Java and open-source development experts reviews student developers’ work on the project in order to determine eligibility for scholarship consideration.
New Target Internet Scholarship was the creation of New Target, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia. The scholarship is awarded to a female student enrolling in a degree program related to internet technology and development.
University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science funds the BAE Systems Scholarship. Students must be majoring in a degree program related to systems management or development. BAE creates "off-the-shelf" software and systems solutions. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and be willing to consider a career with BAE.
Electronic Document Systems Foundation Scholarships funds scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who will eventually pursue document management. Current majors may include any discipline in IT and computer science, including web design and development, content management and software development.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College has four different campus locations. Their Web Development certificate program is one of the most popular. Scholarships include:
- The Fergus Campus awards monetary scholarships to nearly 150 students each year based on academic merit, financial need and even creative talent. The most sought-after is the Presidential Scholarship, which recognizes the most academically talented with $3,000 awards.
- Aliss Award is given to those students who have been displaced from higher education. Many work part-time and raise families besides trying to balance college and the attendant expenses. Students must have been outside a college program for at least 5 years.
- Minnesota Indian Scholarship is open to students who can prove Native American heritage and prove a financial need.