Future Leaders of IT

Congratulations to 2016's recipients!

Ann Gould

Ann Gould

Ann Gould

Ann Gould is excited to study Software Engineering at Iowa State University in the Fall of 2016. Inaddition to being a part of the honor roll at her high school, her interest in computer science classes has evolved into a passion for programming. She learned the value of leadership when she was a participant in the Des Moines Partnership’s Youth Leadership Initiative, and continued mentoring for the program. She combined her love of leadership and computer science together by becoming the president of Hyperstream, the computer science club at her high school. Ann embraces the spirit of service and has logged over 200 hours of community service. One of Ann’s favorite activities in high school was being a part of the archery club and is looking to becoming involved with Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) nextyear at Iowa State.


Erwin Karincic

Erwin Karincic

Erwin Karincic

Erwin Karincic currently attends Chesterfield Career and Technical Center and James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia. While in high school, he completed a full-time paid internship at the Fortune 500 company Genworth Financial sponsored by RichTech. Erwin placed 5th in the Cisco NetRiders IT Essentials Competition in North America. He has obtained his Cisco Certified Network Associate, CompTIA A+, Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer and many other certifications. Erwin has 4.7 GPA and plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall of 2016.

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You have arrived here because you are taking the next step in becoming a future leader in technology. Through philanthropic contributions from its members, The Connect Worldwide Scholarship Fund offers scholarships on a competitive basis to help you offset your education costs.


Applications for this year are now being accepted. Deadline is Dec. 1st

Scholarships include $2,000 USD payable to your academic institution on your behalf.

There will also be an opportunity to receive other awards throughout the year just by staying engaged with Connect, one of the largest global IT communities. You can connect to HP as well as mentors who can assist you as you achieve your academic and professional goals.

Apply today and get connected to your future!

Submit your application via email to info@connect-community.org with subject line "FLIT Scholarship" or via this online form. Please note that if you use the online form, you will need to email supporting documents to us at info@connect-community.org. The required materials that must be submitted to be considered are below:

  1. Most recent high school or college transcripts.
  2. Three letters of recommendations from teachers and or counselors.
  3. High School seniors must provide proof of university or college acceptance.
  4. An essay (1000 word min) on why you are pursuing a career in information engineering, information management (or related academic discipline) and what you hope to accomplish in your career.