CLEARWATER, FL, NOV 5, 2018 – Beginning this year, the Vology for Diversity in Technology Scholarship Fund is helping minority and female students at St. Petersburg College reach their higher education goals in critical technology disciplines.
5 scholarships covering the entire costs of technology certification programs were awarded by Vology at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Each semester, finalists enrolled in those technology certificate programs receive their awards to be applied toward the costs of tuition, fees, books and other college expenses at St. Petersburg College.
Successful recipients of the scholarship are enrolled in certificate programs including: Cybersecurity, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Linux System Administrator, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Computer Support and Help Desk Support Specialist.
“We at Vology are extremely proud to be able to provide this scholarship fund to promote technology education for women and minority students,” said Barry Shevlin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Vology. “Our scholarship program enables us to recognize and financially support the higher education of those who we believe can make a lasting impression and contribution to technology and set themselves up for a bright future.”
Student selections are made by the St. Petersburg College Foundation Selection Committee along with an internal Vology committee made up of technology employees and company leadership.
“Vology’s drive to promote technology education for women and minorities is a win for everyone,” said Julie Clement, Chief People Officer at Vology. “There is a clear disparity in the technology workforce that programs like our Diversity in Technology Scholarships work to balance out. We’re very happy for the students who will receive these scholarships each semester.”
Recipients for the 2018 Fall semester scholarships are – Andrea Carpenter, Jehrel Gooden, Jennifer Hernandez, Angel Martinez and Brandon Salary.
Vology, a leading Managed IT, Security, and Cloud Services Provider, positions companies for growth by powering digital transformation and delivering custom solutions. Vology currently monitors, manages and maintains 260,000 devices at 32,000 customer sites, providing 24/7/365 support through its U.S.-based Network and Security Operations Centers and provides field services with access to 2,200 fully vetted field technicians nationwide. Vology is ranked as the No. 21 Managed Services Provider in the world on the 2018 MSP 501 list.