GoDaddy, a world leader in web hosting, domain registration, and SSL certificates awards scholarship money to students seeking higher education in technology related fields. This year, the company is awarding $10,000 to each of 10 US students to be used towards tuition costs. The company released an announcement this week to remind students that the deadline for application for this year’s program is March 30 (2012).
In order to qualify applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program as of the fall 2012 semester. They must also have an SAT score of 1000 or better and a 3.0 GPA. Applicants can substitute a score of 21 or better on the ACT if they do not meet the SAT requirements. At the time of application students are required to submit an essay of 500 words describing how the Internet or its related technologies has aided them in their education to date, and how they expect to benefit from it in the future. Two letters of recommendation must also accompany the application.
GoDaddy is sponsoring the scholarship program for the second straight year as a means of encouraging students to pursue technology-related degrees. The company believes that fuelling such educational goals will be good for the industry by providing technology companies with qualified workers able to fill the open positions expected to be available well into the future.
In his official comments regarding the scholarship program GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman said, “GoDaddy is stepping up to support the future of the technology industry. By investing in these tech-driven students, we are investing in the future of GoDaddy. These scholarship recipients may well be our future employees … the next generation of GoDaddy technologists.”