VAR vCore Unveils Women In Technology Scholarship, Aims To Expand Gender Diversity In IT And At vCore As Well

The scholarship is starting this Fall with an ASU student looking to study computer engineering with a cybersecurity emphasis, but is expected to impact 100 young women across the western U.S. in the next 10 years.

A fast-growing IT solution provider is investing in the future of young women looking to enter the IT world with a scholarship it hopes will also provide a payback for its own business.

vCore Technology Partners has set up a vCore Women in Technology scholarship it hopes to invest in the education of young women looking at IT as a career, said Steve Leavitt, founder and CEO of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based solution provider.

The scholarship is expected to invest about $1 million over the next 10 years helping 100 women with scholarships to study IT, Leavitt told CRN.

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Ashley Bruner

The first scholarship awardee is Ashley Bruner, one of a set of triplets who will enter college this year. Bruner plans to major in computer systems engineering at ASU, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, starting this fall. She will receive a scholarship of $2,500 per year for four years.

The main goal of the scholarship is to encourage more women to enter the technology business in order to increase the gender diversion of the industry, he said.

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