Society for Information Management (SIM) - St Louis Chapter Scholarship

The Society for Information Management St. Louis Chapter (SIM-St. Louis), in association with the Gateway to Innovation Conference, is pleased to offer eight scholarships for students pursuing studies in the Information Technology field.

These scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors in the St. Louis region who exhibit potential in Information Technology and will be enrolling for an Information Technology related degree at a college or university in the St. Louis region for the 2024-2025 school year.

The missions of SIM-St. Louis and Gateway to Innovation focus on continued development and collaboration for IT leaders as well as supporting the local community.

Applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Live in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area (The metropolitan area includes St. Louis City, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, or Warren, and the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, or St. Clair.)
  • Be planning to pursue a Computer Science, Computer Networking, Information Systems or other Information Technology related degree
  • Be enrolling at one of these colleges or universities for the 2024-2025 school year:
    – Fontbonne University
    – Harris Stowe State University
    – Lindenwood University
    – Maryville University
    – Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla
    – Saint Louis University
    – Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau
    – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    – St. Charles Community College
    – St. Louis Community College
    – University of Missouri – Columbia
    – University of Missouri – St. Louis
    – Washington University
    – Webster University

Scholarship recipients will be notified on March 29, 2024.

Funds for this scholarship will be disbursed in late August to early September 2024, after classes begin.

Questions? Contact

St. Louis Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM)
Supplemental Questions
  1. SCHOOL IDENTIFICATION: This scholarship is for high school seniors in the St. Louis region planning to attend one of the regional collegiate level schools. Please identify which of these schools you plan to attend.
  2. ESSAY: Write a personal statement describing your interest in Information Technology. Maximum 500 words. Topics of consideration could be areas you have demonstrated key qualities of leadership, initiative, collaboration, community service, academic performance, or clarity in career goals.
  3. STEM TEACHER RECOMMENDATION: Enter the name and e-mail address of a member of your school STEM faculty, (preferably a statement from a computer science, mathematics, or science teacher) or a mentor of a STEM extracurricular group who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. NOTE: As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform that person to watch for an email sent on your behalf that will explain how to complete this process.
  4. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize The Society for Information Management St. Louis Chapter (SIM-St. Louis) and its agents to examine, verify and discuss my academic and other information that applies to the consideration of this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work. I understand that the decisions made regarding my participation in this program are made by SIM-St. Louis in reliance upon the truth and correctness of my statements.