ATLANTA – June 21, 2016 – As employers nationwide seek ways to overcome the skills gap, The Intersect Group is supporting STEM education through its new scholarship program. A national IT, finance and accounting consulting and staffing firm, The Intersect Group today announced the recipients of its inaugural scholarship, established to make it easier for students to choose science, technology, engineering and math careers.
The scholarship lends support to dependent children of The Intersect Group consultants, clients or colleagues who plan to become IT or Finance and Accounting professionals by seeking a degree in a related field. This year, the company set aside $12,000 to be used for four $3,000 scholarships for students who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate study this fall.
“The Intersect Group Scholarship recipients are remarkable young people whose talent and drive to succeed is truly impressive,” said Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, CEO, The Intersect Group. “We are thrilled to recognize these exceptional students and not only celebrate their achievements, but also help fuel their ambitions for the future.”
Scholarship recipients were carefully selected by a third-party committee based on academic achievement, the quality and content of a written essay, and the student’s character as demonstrated by activities and volunteerism.
The 2016 Intersect Group Scholarship winners are:
Jada Wilson is a graduating senior at Arabia Mountain High School (Lithonia, Ga.) She plans to enroll in the Mechanical Engineering program at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Ga.)
Caroline Norman is a 2016 graduate of Mount Pisgah Christian Academy (Alpharetta, Ga.) This fall, she will attend Samford University (Birmingham, Ala.) to pursue a degree in Finance.
Davis Riddett graduated from Scholars Guild Academy (Loganville, Ga.) He plans to enroll in the Georgia Institute of Technology Industrial Engineering & Design program.
Kylie Morris is a graduate of Fellowship Christian High School (Roswell, Ga.) She plans to attend the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
To be eligible for The Intersect Group Scholarship, applicants had to be graduating high school seniors, high school graduates or GED recipients under the age of 21, who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study in Information Technology, Accounting, or Finance at an accredited two- or four- year college, university or vocational school for the entire 2016-17 academic year.
The new scholarship program is part of The Intersect Group’s growing commitment to lifelong learning and STEM education. The company also invests in a number of organizations and programs that inspire today’s youth to pursue STEM education, as well as support professionals who are working in related fields. Examples include Cristo Rey Atlanta, Georgia State University and the Panther Accelerated Career Experience (PACE), MentorNet, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AIMA).
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