4 Students Kick Off the School Year with The Intersect Group STEM Scholarship

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TIG recognizes and celebrates the achievements of 4 remarkable students

The Intersect Group, an IT, Finance and Accounting staffing firm, announced the recipients of its scholarship, established to make it easier for students to choose science, technology, engineering and math careers. The scholarship lends support to dependent children of The Intersect Group consultants, clients or colleagues who plan to become IT or Finance and Accounting professionals by seeking a degree in a related field. This year, the company set aside $12,000 to be used for four $3,000 scholarships for students who are now enrolled in full-time undergraduate study this fall.

“We are in the second year of our STEM Scholarship Program and are excited to have recipients from Georgia, North Carolina and Texas,” said Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, CEO, The Intersect Group. “We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional students and support their commitment to lifelong learning.”

Scholarship recipients were carefully selected by a third-party committee based on academic achievement, the quality and content of a written essay, and the student’s character as demonstrated by activities and volunteerism.

The 2017 Intersect Group Scholarship winners are:

Cameron Cassar - a graduate of Chamblee Charter High School (Chamblee, GA). He is enrolled in the Information Management Sciences and Systems program at Howard University (Washington, D.C.).

Courtney French - a graduate of Milton High School (Milton, GA). She is enrolled in The University of Georgia’s Information Technology program (Athens, GA).

Brady Hillhouse - a graduate of the East Hampton School. He is enrolled in East Carolina University’s Finance program (Greenville, NC).

Katherine Skidmore - a graduate of Lewisville High School (Lewisville, TX). She is enrolled in University of North Texas (Denton, TX) to pursue a degree in Accounting with a minor in Spanish.

To be eligible for The Intersect Group Scholarship, applicants had to be graduating high school seniors or GED recipients under the age of 21, who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study in Information Technology, Accounting, or Finance at an accredited two- or four- year college, university or vocational school for the entire 2017-18 academic year.

The scholarship program is part of The Intersect Group’s growing commitment to lifelong learning and STEM education. The company also invests in a number of organizations and programs that inspire today’s youth to pursue STEM education, as well as support professionals who are working in related fields. Examples include Cristo Rey Atlanta, MentorNet, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AIMA).

For more information on The Intersect Group Scholarship and the 2017 recipients, visit
http://theintersectgroup.com/about/2017Scholarship.php

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