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World Wide Technology Scholars Application

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World Wide Technology Scholars

Thanks to the generosity of World Wide Technology, Boys Hope Girls Hope is proud to announce the Boys Hope Girls Hope World Wide Technology Scholars Program (formerly known as the Boys Hope Girls Hope Steward Scholars Program)! In 2016, David Steward, Chairman and co-founder of World Wide Technology, Inc., committed $500,000 over five years in college scholarships for Boys Hope Girls Hope collegians with a focus on STEM career networking and leadership development. Thanks to this commitment, we are able to present the WWT Scholars Opportunity!

The online application is open! Your completed application is due by 11:59pm on Friday, August 5th, 2022

Do you push yourself toward academic excellence each semester? Are you majoring in a STEM field, the Arts or Business?  Do you have an interest in pursuing a paid internship at a multinational technology corporation? Do you see value in developing your professional network now rather than later? Do you like to network with industry leaders willing to share their expertise and guidance? 

If you answered YES to any of the above – here’s your chance to check out the World Wide Technology (WWT) Scholars Program! 

Boys Hope Girls Hope Collegians selected as a WWT Scholar will have the opportunity to: 

  • Participate in at least one of the three online STEM-focused, professional networking conferences in the 2022-23 academic year
  • Earn top-priority, first-look status when applying for Summer 2023 internship opportunities at World Wide Technology (WWT) and WWT’s partner companies 
  • Actively engage as a host or participant with a minimum of 2 Collegian Café sessions each semester
  • Complete an informational interview with one STEM professional and share a report 
  • Earn a scholarship of $3000 ($1500/semester) for the 2022-23 academic year

STEM Conferences, Career Fairs & Professional Networking!

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, various STEM conferences and professional networking opportunities may continue to be held in a virtual format. We believe in-person conference participation will resume this fall but will continue to monitor the safety of domestic travel for Boys Hope Girls Hope WWT Scholars when making travel decisions.  

To be eligible for the scholarship, new participation requirements include: 

  • Selection as a WWT Scholar provides opportunity to participate in multiple STEM-focused professional development conferences during the 2022-23 academic year including:  
  • Actively engage in two Boys Hope Girls Hope sponsored professional develop workshops and opportunities each semester (dates to be provided in advance)
  • Complete an informational interview with one STEAM professional and share a video or typed reflection with opportunity to be shared on BHGH social media outlets.
  • Complete a monthly check-in with WWT Scholars Program Coordinator 

Paid Internship!

All BHGH World Wide Technology Scholars have the opportunity to apply for paid summer internships at World Wide Technology (WWT) and WWT’s partner companies. There is no guarantee of placement but WWT Scholars will have a prioritized preference in the application process. The online application cycle for Summer 2023 internships opens in mid-October 2022 and typically extends through the first week of December 2022.

Scholarship Money!

Selected WWT Scholars will receive the guaranteed maximum from the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Scholarship Fund of $3,000 per academic year with the condition of maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and above.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be a BHGH Collegian in good academic standing and in their 1st, 2ndor 3rdyear of study.
  • For Collegians with a standard 5-year major, 4thyear students may apply.
  • Applicants must have majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business or the Arts.
  • Applicants must have earned a GPA of 3.0 or above in the Fall and Spring semesters. Once all applications are received, the selection committee will verify GPAs to ensure these criteria have been met.
  • Applicants must demonstrate they are “people for others” with a strong work ethic who can articulate BHGH core values and put them into practice through active service-learning.
  • BHGH WWT Scholars must continue to earn a GPA of 3.0 or above each semester in order to keep their funding of $3000/academic year and to maintain their status as a WWT Scholar throughout their undergraduate studies.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the online application by clicking the APPLY NOW button on this page.
  2. Submit one letter of recommendation from a BHGH affiliate leader who has worked with you directly. You also have the option to request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, advisor, or coach from your current college or university. This letter of recommendation should describe your work ethic, your commitment to character development, and highlight your community service/volunteerism.
  3. Submit a screenshot or PDF of your Spring 2022 transcript indicating your semester GPA 
  4. Submit a short essay (maximum of 700 words, 1 page, typed, double-spaced, 12-point font) that expresses your response to the following:
  • In what ways do your core values and your use of technology impact your academic growth and future STEM, business or arts career aspirations? 

For further information, please contact Erin Beezley at ebeezley@bhgh.org

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