Jillian Kramer Awarded Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship

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(L to R): Jean Ann Linney, PhD, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Jillian Kramer; David Cermak, Vanguard principal and chief diversity officer.

Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences junior receives $10,000 merit-based scholarship

12.03.2012 VILLANOVA, Pa. –  Villanova University student Jillian Kramer, a junior Computing Science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received a Women in Information Technology Scholarship from Vanguard. 

Kramer, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., is enrolled in the University Honors Program and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  She received an award in the amount of $10,000 and was honored at a special recognition ceremony November 28 at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on Villanova’s campus.

“I want to congratulate Jillian for her outstanding academic performance which enabled her to win this prestigious scholarship,” said Jean Ann Linney, PhD, Dean, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  “I also wish to thank Vanguard for their ongoing financial support of women in technology.” 

As part of its commitment to diversity, Vanguard offers scholarships to minority and female college students at select schools. The Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to female students entering their junior or senior year of college.  The program recognizes those who demonstrate academic excellence and are pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, web design or other IT-related disciplines.

“Vanguard is pleased to recognize and support the academic achievements of deserving students like Jillian,” said David Cermak, Vanguard principal and chief diversity officer.

Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies, currently employs more than 450 Villanova alumni.