Otago Polytechnic has awarded its 2018 “Women in I.T.” scholarship to Heather McDonald.

Heather, who is in her second year of studying for a Bachelor of Information Technology, says the scholarship means a lot, both personally and financially.

Worth $1000 for every year of study and awarded to a self-leading and motivated student, the Women in I.T. Scholarship has lifted Heather’s confidence.

“Although I am not short on motivation to do the best I can, this has definitely given me a boost. It shows people believe that I will continue to excel and complete the Bachelor of Information Technology.”

Heather welcomes Otago Polytechnic’s support of women in the I.T. sector.

“The past year and a-half has made me realise that gender has nothing to do with your knowledge or ability to learn new things in the I.T. industry. This comes down to each individual person.

“The scholarship is a great way to advertise to women who might be thinking about entering the industry but just need that extra little push – to make them feel welcome in an environment that is still predominantly male.”

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Published on 23 Aug 2018

Orderdate: 23 Aug 2018
Expiry: 31 Mar 2019