Information technology (IT) teachers can recognize their outstanding students who have trained for and received a CompTIA certification and help them win $250 to further their pursuit of an IT career. The foundation presents scholarships worth $250 each to 20 students nationwide who are pursuing careers in the IT industry. The IT Merit Award Scholarship program recognizes outstanding accomplishments by students and adult learners in the CompTIA Education to Careers (E2C), CompTIA Authorized Delivery Partners and existing CompTIA Learning Alliance (CLA) programs who have trained for and received CompTIA certification.

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