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ERIC Number: EJ1179284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Managing an NSF-Funded Information Technology Scholarship Program
Mahatanankoon, Pruthikrai; Hunter, William; El-Zanati, Saad
Information Systems Education Journal, v16 n3 p35-44 Jun 2018
Our nation's competitive edge is highly dependent on the success of STEM education and the ability of information technology (IT) graduates to find jobs. The School of Information Technology at Illinois State University (ISU) is strategically positioned to offer S-STEM scholarships to talented, financially disadvantaged students in the IT discipline. This article shares our experience and strategies from managing the ISU CS/IS Scholarship Program, a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM scholarship grant. Leveraging our unique educational setting and multiple student support activities, we were able to provide financial support as well as implement several strategies needed to educate and retain qualified undergraduate IT students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0966226