Published: 04/25/2023

Empowering Future Tech Leaders: The CIO Council’s Scholarship Fund in Action

Giving Back to the South Florida Tech Community Through Education

As we continue to celebrate the success of our scholarship program, the CIO Council is proud to reaffirm our commitment to empowering the next generation of tech professionals in South Florida. Our goals and achievements thus far are a testament to our dedication to providing deserving high school students with the opportunity to pursue a tech education at Florida schools.

Goals and Objectives

The CIO Council Scholarship Fund aims to encourage local CIOs to give back to the South Florida tech community by offering scholarships to deserving high school students. Our focus remains on providing these promising young minds with the support they need to attend a Florida institution and excel in their tech education.

Notable Achievements

Our collaborative efforts with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), Palm Beach County Public Schools (PBCPS), and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), in association with the Broward Education Foundation, have led to remarkable accomplishments:

  • To date, we have awarded over 80 scholarships across the three South Florida School Districts.
  • We have confirmed our partnership with MDCPS, BCPS, and PBCPS for another year.
  • Every year, we grant four scholarships in each of the three South Florida School Districts, totaling 12 scholarships annually.

Planned Activities for the Future

As we look forward to expanding our impact, we have several planned activities to enhance the scholarship program:

  • Set goals and targets across the three South Florida School Districts for future scholarships, ensuring that we continue to support aspiring tech professionals in our community.
  • Involve South Florida Higher Education institutions in the scholarship promotion and selection process, fostering stronger connections between the scholarship recipients and the schools they will attend.

The CIO Council Scholarship Fund is proud of its achievements so far and remains dedicated to supporting the South Florida tech community’s future leaders. Through our ongoing efforts and the support of local CIOs, we will continue to empower students to excel in their tech education and make a positive impact on the world.

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