PD Scholarships

DEADLINE: Saturday, May 8th, 11:59pm
Requirements for PD scholarship:
-Attend Career Mixer
-Must be involved in one committee
-Attended 1 PM
-Attended 1 workshop
-Attend Banquet
Eligible to all MISSO members who meet the requirements


Please email your submissions to by no later than May 8, 11:59 PM. Make sure to put the subject line of the email in this format: Firstname_Lastname_StudentID_Scholarshipnumber.

DISCLAIMER: Scholarship applicants will be required to attend MISSO virtual banquet on May 15th to hear scholarship winners announced. Failure to attend this portion of the virtual banquet forfeits your award money if you are chosen as a scholarship award recipient.

This is a great opportunity to earn some scholarship money that is only restricted to MISSO members, reducing competition. We hope to receive submissions from all eligible participants and can’t wait to see your creativity! Please reach out to if you have any questions or concerns.

Scholarship 1 (essay) ($300)

What is the greatest benefit you have gained from MISSO this semester? What do you believe MISSO can do next semester to continue to provide its members with the best opportunities to succeed as IT professionals? How do you believe we can increase member engagement going forward?

Min 500 – Max 600 words, double-space

Scholarship 2 (video) ($250)

Make a 3 minute “Elevator Pitch” video where you introduce yourself, talk about your skills, experiences, interests, etc. This is to simulate an actual introduction with a company, so be sure to dress to impress. A good candidate will speak clearly, concisely, and maintain the viewer’s attention by talking about an interesting story about why you’re an ideal candidate. The aesthetics of the video will also be taken into consideration, but we are focusing on the content.

Video: Min 2 min 45 sec – Max 3 min 15 sec

Scholarship 3 (creative) ($150)

Create a meme that describes your time in MISSO this semester. In a Word document, write a description that explains how it relates to MISSO.

Min 200 – Max 300 words, double-space

Scholarship 4 (creative) ($300)

Examine the MISSO website and suggest improvements to a certain section. Then create a user story (in the format “as a user when i click on this button I expect it to do or see XYZ”) and user requirements. Create a visual of what the changes could look like.

Min 200 – Max 300 words

Scholarship 5 (creative) ($250)

Make an informational graphic for future MISSO members that contains successful student tips! The graphic can come in any media form such as a flyer, brochure, or pamphlet. Describe your reason for choosing those tips and your creative process while designing the graphic.

Min 200 – Max 300 words

Scholarship 6 (creative) ($250)

Create a promotional piece that will help MISSO reach out to more people! This can be a flyer, pamphlet, music video, short movie, ad, an Instagram post, ANYTHING! Feel free to be super creative! Then write a short paragraph on why your idea is the best way to get the attention of your desired audience.

Min 200 – Max 300 words