Neumont University Celebrates Diversity and Community Contributions with Launch of Women in Technology and Service Scholarships

Oct 30, 2015, 10:13 ET from Neumont University

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neumont University, an institution of higher education that grants bachelor's degrees in computer science and related fields in three years announces two new scholarship awards. The Women in Technology Scholarship and Service Scholarship are available for students enrolling in the fall of 2016.

With the largest enrollment in the history of Neumont University, the school is celebrating an increase in the population, which includes more women in the new 2015 Freshman Class.

"We saw increased enrollment across the board in all types of students this year," President Shaun McAlmont said. "But we're particularly enthused about increasing the number of women attending the university, and we want that trend to continue upwards."

Karick Heaton, director of enrollment, says the timing is perfect for rolling out the Women in Technology Scholarship. Heaton explained that all female applicants who are admitted for fall 2016 are eligible for consideration of the scholarship. The award is a flat $12,000 and is distributed evenly over the 12-quarter program (i.e. $1,000 a quarter).

"Quite simply, the Women in Technology Scholarship is to encourage more women to study the computer sciences," Heaton said. "And Neumont is a place where they can do that with tremendous outcomes."

The university has been honored by the Department of Education for its project-based learning curriculum. Additionally, 97 percent of Neumont graduates are employed in their chosen field within six months of graduation. The average starting salary for a Neumont graduate is $63,000.  

The Service Scholarship is another award that Neumont is excited about. The scholarship will be awarded to students who have made significant contributions through community, religious or military service.  

"For us, being in the center of downtown Salt Lake City has really awakened a sense of community in our staff, faculty and students," Heaton shares. "As an institution, there's been a successful push to increase our participation in service projects on the local level, but we also want to celebrate and support the types of students who have made significant contributions or sacrifices to their communities and our country. And that's primarily who the Service Scholarship is for."

More information about Neumont University's complete scholarship program is available at www.neumont.edu/scholarships.

ABOUT NEUMONT UNIVERSITY

Neumont University was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, to fill the growing national demand for industry-ready technology professionals by offering an intense course of study in three years that immerses students in a rigorous, project-based curriculum. Ninety-seven percent of Neumont students graduate are employed in the field of computer science within six months of graduation. On average graduates earn a starting salary of $63,000. Neumont's innovative approach to computer science education has been recognized by Forbes, Fortune, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Today, and the U.S. Department of Education for innovation in higher education. Students attend classes full-time, year-round, Monday through Friday, and complete 180 credits, including general education courses and core technology disciplines. More information is available at www.neumont.edu.

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