Rino Nori University Scholarship

FWSIM is once again is sponsoring our annual Rino Nori University Scholarship with the winner receiving a $2,500 award toward their further education. This program was established in 2014 to promote and reward academic excellence in any of the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields of study and enable education of newer generations pursuing our profession (or those related).  All qualifying members and their children are invited to apply for this scholarship. 

This scholarship is yet another member benefit and at the same time encourages the engagement and interest of the next generation in technology, its potential, and our profession overall.  We are actively working on making the overall program more relevant and beneficial, and are already incorporating some changes with more to come!  If you have ideas on how it can improve further, let me know!

Detailed instructions and Q&A are below:

How Much? Award Amount is $2,500 Annually

When to Submit? All applications must be received between January 1st, 2021 and January 31, 2021 EST

How will it be announced? All applicants will be notified of the results in early April.  The winning FWSIM member or parent should attend the April meeting if possible, however it is not necessary.

Who is eligible?– all below criteria must be met:

  • FWSIM Member in good standing or their child (no AR balances)
  • Actively enrolled college student (p/t or f/t) having:
    • achieved at least 45 total college credits
    • Intending to pursue their first Bachelor degree in any of the areas of STEM (including MIS/computer related).
  • Applicant must not have won this “FWSIM” award


How and what to submit? – all qualifying submissions must have the following 3 components:

  • Essay: Attachment of 1,500-2,500 word essay on topic:
    “What inspires you about technology or other STEM disciplines and its potential to impact our society?  Describe how you have personally demonstrated your passion for this both in and out of school.”

All 3 components must be emailed to both contacts below within the submission timeframe listed above, with a cc to the Sponsoring FWSIM member. 

If the applicant does not receive an email confirmation of submission receipt, they must contact her via email or phone (203)794-4730 as soon as possible to prevent submissions from being filtered by spam or other filters.

How is a winner selected?  - FWSIM members will evaluate and rank the essays; the award will be based upon GPA (on a 4.0 basis) and essay ranking.  In case of a tie the award will be shared among the winners.

What if I have more questions?  Please reach out to me via anna.ransley@gmail.com if you have any questions.



Anna Ransley

FWSIM Scholarship Chair – Board of Directors