Wake Forest University is the recipient of new academic scholarships funded by Inmar, Inc. to attract and develop future students interested in a computer science major.
Inmar Technology Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional graduate and undergraduate students who have a strong interest in majoring in Computer Science at Wake Forest University. The undergraduate scholarships, valued at $10,000 annually, will also allow students to earn $6,400 during the summer and up to $5,000 through fall and spring semester work study programs at Inmar, located in downtown Winston-Salem in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The graduate awards will be valued at approximately $21,000 and will consist of paid work study and scholarship.
The goal is to enroll five to 10 students annually depending on the applicant pool. Scholarship recipients will gain industry experience using the newest web and mobile technology and data analytics and will also receive mentorship networking and career development benefits.
Pete Santago, chair of the Computer Science Department at Wake Forest, said the Inmar scholarship program should attract a new set of students to the computer science program and the University overall. He sees the scholarship program as a way to further connect Wake Forest to the local community and Innovation Quarter.
“Inmar has proved to be a wonderful partner,” Santago said. “This scholarship program and the related work experience opportunity Inmar is offering will provide a real-world context for these students which also benefits the department as a whole.”
Inmar Technology Scholars must declare a major in Computer Science by the start of the junior year and make satisfactory progress toward the fulfillment of degree requirements each year. Undergraduate students can learn more and apply at inmar.com on the IT Careers page. Students interested in the graduate program at Wake Forest should inquire about the Inmar Technology Scholars Program as part of the application process.
“Wake Forest (University) offers an exceptional computer science program that is helping to develop the level of technology talent required to build businesses and communities, and help people improve quality of life,” says Inmar Chairman and CEO David Mounts. “The Inmar Technology Scholars Program will help attract and incentivize the very best students to pursue the field of computer science at an exceptional institution, and earn an income while in school working with the latest technology at Inmar.”
Inmar CTO Greg Kerr said that those selected for the scholarships will serve as contributing members of Inmar’s Technology team, actively engaging to define solutions for Inmar clients, which include many of the world’s leading healthcare, retail and manufacturing companies. “They will do meaningful, challenging technical work alongside highly skilled technology and business teams at our headquarters location.”
About Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.
Inmar is a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks. Our platforms connect offline and online transactions in real time for leading retailers, manufacturers and trading partners across multiple industries who rely on Inmar to securely manage billions of dollars in transactions. Our Promotions, Supply Chain and Healthcare platforms enable commerce, generate meaningful data and offer growth-minded leaders actionable analytics and execution with real-time visibility. Founded in 1980, Inmar is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.