Rentec Direct is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Rentec Direct Tech Mastery Scholarship.
The Tech Mastery Scholarship program from Rentec Direct provides assistance to undergraduate and graduate students by helping them achieve their academic dreams and future goals in technology.
“Technology is constantly changing and adapting thanks to new ideas and innovations from the fresh minds of the industry,” says Nathan Miller, president of Rentec Direct. “It’s especially exciting to see how those studying computer science and technology will impact our future.”
“As an internet-based organization, Rentec Direct is directly influenced by changing technology. We want to support future technology influencers and we found one of the best ways to do this is to encourage academic achievement through a scholarship program,” explains Miller.
As part of the application process, students are asked to answer the following question:
What are some the greatest obstacles the tech industry has overcome in the past five years and what, if any, major obstacles do you foresee for the industry in the future?
Essays were judged on the level of creativity, humor, and content.
“All the applicants this year were extremely talented, and demonstrated commitment to the industry through academics and extracurricular activities,” says Miller. “The scholarship committee had their work cut out for them selecting the recipients for the 2018 awards.”
2018 Tech Mastery Scholarship Recipients
Click on the links under each recipient’s bio to see what they had to to say about the obstacles in technology.
Jonah Anthony, Texas Tech University
Jonah will be a freshman at Texas Tech University in the fall and plans to major in Computer Science. Jonah hopes to be the head developer and owner of a major software company one day.
Jonah has completed coursework in computer science, video game design, and graphic design at the high school level. Jonah spent his summers attending robotic camps at the University of Texas and Ischool technology training and says he is ready to continue these studies at a University level.
Click here to read Jonah’s award-winning essay on Curing Boredom One Code at a Time.
Neha Sanku, The Ohio State University
Neha will be a freshman at The Ohio State University in the fall and plans to major in Computer Science and Engineering. Neha is considering a career in Artificial Intelligence and would love to work at Google one day.
Neha already has knowledge of basic Java, C++, and HTML. Neha also participated in her local “Girls Who Code” initiative as the spokesperson who communicated details of her team’s “Impact Project.” Of the experience, Neha says, “The Girls Who Code organization has exposed me to many various ways that coding supplements the betterment of the world, and I hope to be a part of a solution.”
Click here to read Neha’s award-winning essay on Artificial Intelligence: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Albert A., Columbia University
Albert will be a Graduate Student at Columbia University in the fall, completing his studies in Mathematics and Computer Science. Albert plans to one day be a software developer.
Albert hopes to “pursue a career in something that has led to great feats, such as landing the Curiosity Rover on Mars, and has revolutionized the way we learn and teach through the use of mobile devices”.
Click here to read Albert’s award-winning essay on From Convenience to Concern: Data Storage in the Digital Era
2019 Scholarship Deadline
Rentec Direct introduced the Tech Mastery Scholarship in 2016 for students pursuing an education in computer science or technology.
The next deadline for the Tech Mastery Scholarship is April 15, 2019.
About the Rentec Direct Tech Mastery Scholarship
Rentec Direct will offer up to four $500.00 scholarships per year to outstanding college students pursuing an education in Computer Science, software development or other closely related fields of study. For more information about eligibility, requirements, and upcoming deadlines visit Rentec Direct’s Tech Mastery Scholarship page.