I’m happy to announce a new initiative here at CodeBetter and Devlicio.us, the The CodeBetter.Com/Devlicio.Us Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science. This endowment will provide yearly scholarships to students that meet the following criteria:
- Female undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
- Demonstrated financial need
- Full-time enrollment
- The scholarship may be renewed for the same student for up to four years as long as a financial need is maintained.
Why are we doing this?
For one thing, it helps us achieve our mission:
in order to help foster awareness of better practices, superior tools,
proven methodologies and techniques within the software development
community. We do this by providing developers of all
levels a place to teach and learn about these topics through blog and
forum posts, articles, software reviews, tools and examples.
But also, we feel that there is a genuine need for female graduates
and participants in our field, especially at the upper levels of our
But wait, there’s more
This scholarship will also be an adoption of sorts into the
CodeBetter/Devlicio.us family. All of us here will be involved in
choosing the candidates each quarter, and we can provide guidance and
learning opportunities through featured blog posts. We’re also going
to provide a package of software and books chosen by our bloggers to
I’ve chosen the local university
here in Norfolk, VA to establish this scholarship, mainly for ease of
management on my part. This will provide scholarships for as long as
the University exists. To me that’s the coolest part, can you imagine
in 100 years someone getting a .com endowment? I’ve attached the MOU
document for anyone interested in the specifics.
Look for more on this as we choose a recipient for the spring semester!