Historically, the AV industry has been a predominantly male-led space, making it an extremely important initiative to ensure that the women in our industry are encouraged, acknowledged, and supported. The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) has been a model advocate for the cause with the introduction of the Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund in 2014.
The Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund looks to inspire women majoring in computer sciences to consider choosing a career in the digital signage industry. A noble cause, we’d like to help spread the word to encourage both applications and donations for the 2016-2017 term!
In order to apply for the scholarship, please see the following qualifications:
- Enrolled full time in an accredited college or university with a declared major in computer sciences and other digital signage related fields, committed to graduation and currently in their junior or senior year.
- Students in good standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled full time at time of application. Consideration will be given to applicants with exemplary credentials and commendable work ethic.
- The award is intended to be applied solely for academic purposes and will be sent directly to the accredited U.S. or Canadian college, university or technical school where the recipient is doing his or her undergraduate work.
- Application must be accompanied by two professional letters of recommendation, a current transcript and a statement of 500 words or less explaining the value and creativity the applicant will bring to the digital signage industry; as well as cite a technical accomplishment that demonstrates originality and innovative thinking in the field of computer sciences that can translate to this sector.
Applications are due on or before Friday, December 2, 2016. Recipients will be notified in February 2017. For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.digitalsignagefederation.org/scholarship.
Here at Peerless-AV, we’ve continuously been supporters of the scholarship. Along with sharing information for applicants, we’d also like to encourage individuals and organizations to aid in the cause by donating to the fund. If you’d like to donate, you can reach out to DSF Executive Director Brian Gorg at email@example.com.
Do you know a woman with a bright future in the digital signage industry? Share the news of the Geri Wolff Scholarship!