Thursday, January 6, 2011

American CyberSystems Offers $5,000 College Scholarship to YWCA of Greater Atlanta's Teen Girls in Technology Program

/PRNewswire/ -- American CyberSystems, Inc. (ACS), a major sponsor of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta's Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech) program, announced today that it is offering a $5,000 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate and TGI Tech participant looking to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) in college. TGI Tech is a program dedicated to preparing young women for non-traditional careers with a STEM focus.

"This scholarship can help to open the door for a program participant whose goal is to immerse herself in non-traditional learning subjects. The opportunity to go to college is something some of these girls may not have without outside assistance, such as the generous scholarship provided by American CyberSystems," said Judy Brown-Fears, TGI Tech program director.

The TGI Tech program is introduced to middle school students and continues through high school. American CyberSystems President Raj Sardana and his wife, Nita Sardana, have sponsored TGI Tech since 2006. ACS encourages its employees to take an active role in strengthening the community by supporting teen technology education and mentoring.

ACS funded a TGI Tech field trip last year to the Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Florida. The trip exposed participants to the importance that women have in the NASA program and also provided the opportunity to experience science and technology in action.

"TGI Tech serves as a valuable learning tool for girls in their formative years," Nita Sardana commented. "Having two daughters currently pursuing degrees in college, we understand the importance of introducing technology at a young age."

"ACS provides leading-edge information technology solutions and understands how very important it is to foster IT careers for girls today so we can fill the pipeline with skilled professionals for the future," Raj Sardana said. "These same students may one day be ACS consultants working at Fortune 100 companies here in Atlanta."

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