DSF GERI WOLFF SCHOLARSHIP
The Digital Signage Federation established in 2014 the Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund and will contribute $2000 in 2017 for a young woman who is committed to majoring in computer sciences as a way in which to interest them in choosing a career in the digital signage industry.
The scholarship program is administered annually by the DSF Education Committee which develops the award criteria, evaluates applications, allocates funding, and determine award amount(s).
Awards may be used to defray the cost of university education, but may also be allocated to help pay for DSF student membership, or DSCE certification for students prior to graduation to ensure an ingoing requisite familiarity with the digital signage industry.
- DSF Geri Wolff Scholarship recipients will be selected annually by the Digital Signage Federation Education Committee after review of all application materials. Academic record, professional references, commitment to a career in the field of computer sciences, specifically in digital signage, will be considered.
- The DSF’s Education Committee reserves the right to determine if a scholarship will be awarded in any given year.
- Awards to be made to women enrolled full time in an accredited university with a declared major in computer sciences, committed to graduation, currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Consideration will be given to applicants with exemplary credentials and commendable work ethic.
- Applicants must be students in good standing, have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled full time in an accredited college or university when application is submitted. An official transcript must accompany the application.
- Student must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and must attend college or university in the U.S. or Canada during the duration of the scholarship year.
- The award is intended to be applied solely to academic purposes (tuition, fees, room/board, and/or books) and will be sent directly to the accredited college, university, or technical school where the recipient is doing his or her undergraduate work. The award will be paid only for undergraduate courses for students carrying at least the minimum number of credit hours necessary to be a full time undergraduate student.
- Applicant must submit two professional letters of recommendation (acceptable from professors, internships, and similar).
- Application must be accompanied by a statement of 500 words or less (typed, 12 pt. font, single-spaced) explaining the value and creativity the applicant feels she can bring to the digital signage industry and cite a technological or creative accomplishment that demonstrates originality and innovative thinking in the field of computer science that can translate to the DS industry.
- Scholarship recipient selection(s) will be made without regard to race, age, religion, political beliefs, employment status, or any other factor which could constitute unfair or illegal discrimination.
- Application, transcript, essay, and two professional letters of recommendation must be postmarked or submitted below by March 24, 2017 in order to be considered for the 2017 award.