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Webucator Awards 2019-2020 Computer Science Scholarship

Webucator has been offering a scholarship for Computer Science students who show potential for leadership in the field of Computer Science since 2015. We receive numerous applications every year and it is always hard to choose just one winner. But we have to. The winner for the 2019-2020 academic year is Abou Diomande.

Abou finds the field of Computer Science rewarding because he gets “to solve problems that are going to help people and better our world” and because it is a field in which he “will never be bored”. After college Abou hopes to work as a software application developer. In a letter of reference, one of Abou’s professors said “Along with persistence, Abou has demonstrated curiosity in learning more about computer science and related fields, and seems to enjoy the challenge of building software applications. He also shows respect for others in his interactions with faculty and other students. These positive character traits are good indicators that he can achieve success in his continued studies and make a significant contribution in his future professional work.”

Congratulations Abou! You are the 2019-2020 recipient of Webucator’s Computer Science Scholarship! We are happy to award you $1,000 to be used to help pay for your education.

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Webucator Awards 2017-18 Computer Science Scholarship

Webucator offers a Computer Science scholarship annually to support a student who shows potential for leadership in the field of Computer Science. Once again, there was a lot of interest in the scholarship this year and we had great candidates to choose from. We are happy to announce that we have selected Albert A. as the recipient of our 2017-2018 scholarship. Albert is currently enrolled at Rutgers University and is transferring to Columbia University in the fall.

Albert, congratulations! You are the recipient of Webucator’s $1,000 Computer Science Scholarship for the 2017-18 year! Computer science is an exciting field in which to work and we think and hope you will have an exciting career!

Webucator’s Computer Science Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who shows potential for leadership in the field of Computer Science. The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 academic year is March 31, 2018.

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Webucator Awards Computer Science Scholarship to University of Washington Student

Webucator offers a Computer Science scholarship annually to support a student who shows potential for leadership in the field of Computer Science. There was a lot of interest in the scholarship again this year and we are happy to award it to Hokyin (Joe) Ma, a student at the University of Washington. Hokyin has been interested in computer science since he was 12 years old and hopes to turn his passion into a career. Continue Reading »

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Webucator Awards Computer Science Scholarship to University of Alabama Student

In October 2014 we announced that we would offer a scholarship to support a student who shows potential for leadership in the field of Computer Science. We were happy to find that there was a lot of interest in the scholarship and we are even happier to award it to Jared Beach, a student at the University of Alabama. Jared’s essay explaining how he plans to use computer science in his career set him apart from the other applicants.

Jared, congratulations! You are the recipient of Webucator’s $1,000 Computer Science Scholarship for the 2015-16 year! Computer science is an exciting field in which we think and hope you will have an exciting career!

Webucator’s Computer Science Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who shows potential for leadership in the field of Computer Science. The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 academic year is March 31, 2016.

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Webucator Announces New Kids Coding Initiative

Technology is rapidly changing the way the world works. For our workforce to stay competitive in the decades to come, our children must learn to write code. Organizations like Code.org are working to ensure all kids have the opportunity to learn computer science and to get kids excited about coding. We want to help too.

Webucator provides technology and business training to companies and organizations. We have developed a wide selection of self-paced technology courses, including courses on web development, which we sell to companies and organizations. In 2014, we started giving these courses away to library patrons around the country and to homeschool students. To date, over 2,000 kids have enrolled in our courses at no cost!

Effective immediately, any high school or college student in the United States can take our self-paced courses for free. Continue Reading »

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To College or Not to College – the Million Dollar Question

As soon as my parents had children they started saving every penny they could to pay for our college education.  They both went to private liberal arts schools and they wanted us to be able to do the same, and to go to the best schools we could get into.  They believed strongly in the importance of a college education, and to a large extent their lives were geared towards giving their children this opportunity.  No going out to eat, no expensive vacations, no new cars.  Save, save, save.  College is what mattered.

My sister graduated from Princeton University in 1988, I graduated from Hamilton College in 1990, and my brother graduated from Pomona College in 1993.  We all had positive college experiences that prepared us for our futures, and we are all grateful to our parents for making these experiences possible.  I can’t imagine what I might have done instead of spending four years at Hamilton that would have better prepared me for my future.  Continue Reading »

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Webucator Announces New Homeschooling Training Program

As CEO of a training company, I think a lot about learning, which has a great deal to do with the decision my wife and I made to homeschool our daughter starting in the fall of 2014, when she starts 7th grade. To prepare for this endeavor I have spent a lot of time looking at the materials available online for free, and I have found an incredible amount of great content. Continue Reading »

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GUI Design Training

We recently had a client ask if we could deliver GUI Design Training,  Well, we thought, GUI design is not new, so finding a good GUI design trainer and courseware should be pretty simple. Continue Reading »