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:
CodeBetter.Com exists 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 profession.
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 each candidate.
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? Here’s the MOU document for anyone interested in the specifics.
Look for more on this as we choose a recipient for the spring semester!