Rentec Direct Scholarship

Rentec Direct is excited to announce the recipients of the Rentec Direct Tech Mastery Scholarship for Spring 2017…

The Tech Mastery Scholarship program from Rentec Direct aims to assist undergraduate and graduate students with achieving 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 company, Rentec Direct is directly impacted by changing technology. We want to support the goals and dreams of 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:

How has technology evolved to make an everlasting impact for internet-based organizations in the last 5 years?

Essays were judged on the level of creativity, humor, and content.

“We were extremely fortunate to receive some outstanding applications this year,” says Miller. “The scholarship committee had their work cut out for them selecting the recipients for the spring awards.”

Click on the links under each recipient’s bio to see what they had to to say about the evolution of technology.

Spring 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Evan Schweikert, Oregon State University

Evan will be a freshman at Oregon State University in the fall and plans to major in Computer Science. Evan’s dream job is to be a software engineer for Apple one day.

As an eighth grader, Evan developed an application for Apple’s App Store to help teachers plan their seating charts. By 2014, Evan started a local technology consulting business to help people fix their computers, develop workflows, and learn new software.

Click here to read Evan’s award-winning essay on Technological Evolutions That Transformed Internet Organizations.

Andrew Smith, Montana State University, Bozeman

Andrew SmithAndrew will be a freshman at Montana State University, Bozeman in the fall and plans to major in Computer Science.  Andrew hopes to also complete a master’s program in the field and one day be a Software Engineer of Artificial Intelligence.

Andrew published a Montana Drivers Training Android App currently promoted and used by the State of Montana Department of Driver’s Education. Before attending MSU, Andrew plans to graduate high school in May of 2017 with an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science. Andrew has also published 2 books currently available on Amazon about Minecraft.

Click here to read Andrew’s award-winning essay on The Evolution of Connectivity Through Everyday Technology.

Fall 2017 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 October 21, 2017.

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.