Community Outreach & Giving Back


Since 2001, we are proud of contributing over $100,000 back into our local community.

SIM and its chapters across the country continue to recognize the importance of reaching out to influence college students’ choice of major.  But they have also recognized the need to engage students  earlier in their education.  SIM chapters are have extensive "Give Back" programs and participate and sponsor STEM initiatives across the K – College level spectrum.  This has included chapter partnerships with YearUp, donations over $1.6 Million annually in college scholarships and a mix of locally designed and national programs such as: First Robotics, "icStars," "NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing," "CyberGirlz Technology Camp," and various other initiatives.

SIM Wisconsin has been very active in giving back to the communities within Wisconsin for over 20 years and has donated over $100,000 back into our communities.. To highlight the scholarship program, since 2013, SIM Wisconsin has provided $28,000 in scholarships to college students focused on IT careers.


The Kate Kaiser Scholarship Award

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate college students currently pursuing an IT-related major who have shown leadership skills, community involvement, student organization involvement, and work history.  They are required to submit a resume, a one-page statement of why they deserve the scholarship, emphasizing their role in organizations, especially IT-related organizations, and a reference from a faculty member.

We are actively seeking applications for our 2023 scholarships. Don't delay as the deadline for applying is Friday, April 21, 2023 at noon.

Apply Now for the 2023 Scholarships


Our 2022 Scholarship Awardees

Allison Balliet - Computer Science

Jackson Hemming - Computer Science

Haley Jamiola - Computer Engineering

Lucy Kuo - Computer Science and Economics

Mariana Pena - Computer Networking and Information Technology

Anila Rudi - Information Science and Technology

AnnaLynn Seehafer - Cybersecurity and Computer Science

"Give Back" Programs