Announcing Our 7x24 International Exchange Central Virginia / VCU Endowed Scholarship
November 2022 Update
As you are aware our fundraising over the past two years has been targeted at initiating and sustaining both a scholarship program as well as continue to build on the foundation we started in 2020 for our internship program. We had 2 interns in the summer of 2021 and 2 interns in 2022, all were virtual and from the VCU School of Engineering. We also awarded our first scholarship in fall of 2020. Please take a moment to read the scholar profiles here. Additionally, we recently announced an Endowed Scholarship with VCU and handed over our first of 2 checks for $ 25,000! This substantial event was mentioned at the 7x24 International.
As you can see, we have tremendous momentum as we build our chapter through great events and now we have integrated scholarships and internships into our repertoire. We couldn’t have done this without your support! Thank you for all of your contributions.
Internships are next and we’d like you to consider participating by working with an intern for the summer of 2023. If you are interested in hosting an intern for a couple of weeks, while also supporting our Chapter, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our President, Dave Mulholland and our Committee Chair Anita Taylor will contact you with details. In the event it is safe to have “in-person” interns next summer we will certainly support that.
We will offer two internship opportunities, a two-week and four-week program. To offset the costs of the intern, we will be asking our host companies to help sponsor the student. Two weeks are $2,500 and four weeks are $5,000. Please contact us to get in line to sponsor an intern next summer. The Internship program runs from the third week of May until the first week of August, a ten-week period.
As you can imagine it takes an enormous amount of planning to ensure a successful program. Proper scheduling is crucial and we need host companies. If you are interested in hosting an intern or know of any data center related business that would benefit from an intern, please email email@example.com. We will need you to submit your written commitment by the end of December 2022.
A special thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Fall Golf Tournament. It’s your support that allows us to fund these important initiatives. We hope that you can join us again in 2023 for our Golf outing as this supports what we do with VCU and the industry.