VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University student Jillian Kramer, a junior Computing Sciences 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.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.