Information technology students receive scholarships

A group of information technology students are one step closer to ensuring their future in the field after receiving scholarships. 

The recipients of the IBM annual IT scholarship were announced on Tuesday, with 21 students receiving a $35,000 scholarship to support their second year of a Bachelor of Information Technology.

New collar jobs: A group of information technology students were awarded scholarships as part of a partnership between Federation University and IBM on Tuesday, preparing the next generation for the digital future.

New collar jobs: A group of information technology students were awarded scholarships as part of a partnership between Federation University and IBM on Tuesday, preparing the next generation for the digital future.

Part of a partnership between Federation University and IBM, the scholarships are aimed at fostering job readiness in students who will be part of Australia’s digital future, in roles IBM has termed ‘new collar jobs’. 

“We thank IBM for facilitating this scholarship program and for their long-standing support of our students since 2001. Awarding these scholarships confirms IBM’s genuine commitment in creating jobs which will be highly sought after in Australia’s digital future,” Vice Chancellor Professor Helen Bartlett said. 

“Since the program’s inception IBM has invested well over $7 million in scholarships with more than 200 students successfully graduating, many of whom have gone on to full time employment with IBM in Ballarat.”

2017 IBM Information Technology Scholarship Program Recipients:

  • David Myers
  • Thomas Hogg
  • Andrew Greig
  • Corey Page
  • Lucas Smith
  • Jordan Ribbink
  • Jorrod Michell
  • Joseph Thorpe
  • Samuel Rasmussen
  • Samuel Pike
  • Darryl Wall
  • Beau Nieuwveld
  • Thomas Bannister
  • David Hagan
  • Scott Ryan
  • Daniel Cooper
  • Kewen Ding
  • Thomas Brooks
  • Joshua Power
  • Jordan Thomas
  • Benjamin Skelly.