Scholarship Framework

RMOUG Scholarship Framework

  • Scholarships will be awarded on a quarterly basis for amounts up to at least $1000 and with amounts not to exceed $4000 annually.
    • Ideally, two $500 scholarships will be awarded quarterly
      • This is based on all applicants having submitted their paperwork by the quarterly due date and are approved by the scholarship committee and the RMOUG board of directors.
        • If only one applicant submits all of the required paperwork by the quarterly due date, then he/she is eligible for both $500 scholarships for a total of $1000 for that quarter.
          • Applicant(s) may also be awarded additional scholarship funds if there were scholarship roll-overs from other quarters where funds may have not been disbursed and upon discussion and approval of the RMOUG Board of Directors.
  • If no completed paperwork is submitted by the due date for a particular quarter, then the scholarship funds will be available for distribution for the next quarter or at a later time in the fiscal year.
  • All scholarship recipients will also receive one complementary RMOUG Training Days Pass for the next regularly scheduled RMOUG Training Days Event.
  • RMOUG Scholarship Recipients are not excluded from applying for future scholarship awards, but will be required to submit updated applications as defined in this document.
    • Awarding an additional scholarship award to a previous scholarship recipient will be at the discretion of the RMOUG BOD after appropriate discussions and deliberations on the merits.
  • Complete applications are defined as follows:
    • A copy of official transcripts that must be received by RMOUG by the quarterly due date.
    • A letter of reference from an IT instructor that can be emailed or mailed to RMOUG and must be received by the quarterly due date.
    • An email or letter from the applicant that must be received by the quarterly due date and the letter must address the following topics:
      • Applicant’s intent to pursue a career in the Information Technology field
      • Academic achievements within the Computer Science/Information Technologies curriculum
      • Personal experiences as it relates to Information Technologies
  • Complete applications with all of the required paperwork must be received by:
    • March 15th for an April scholarship distribution,
    • June 15th for a July scholarship distribution,
    • Sept 15th for an October scholarship Distribution,
    • Dec 15th for a January scholarship distribution for the following year in January.
  • Each member of the committee will score the qualified applicants based on the following point system:
    • The base score is equal to the GPA score on the current official transcript.
    • The Applicant’s letter can score one point for adequately addressing each of the three topics for a maximum of three points:
      • Applicant’s intent to pursue a career in the Information Technology field
      • Academic achievements within the Computer Science/Information Technologies curriculum
      • Personal experiences as it relates to Information Technologies
  • The qualified applicant’s application, transcript, Letter of Recommendation, and score along with a written recommendation from the scholarship committee, are presented at the Board Meeting for discussion and final selection.
  • Once final selection is agreed upon, the Vice President will make a motion for Board approval.
  • The scholarship check that is given to the recipient will be addressed (written) to a college or university and then the check will be mailed to the scholarship recipient.