The Charleston Digital Corridor is a creative effort to accelerate Charleston’s knowledge economy. Recognizing that a highly skilled workforce is critical to growing this economy, proceeds from the iFive:K are donated to various education related causes through the Digital Corridor Scholarship Fund.
In 2011, the Charleston Digital Corridor expanded its scholarship fund as part of its overall workforce development strategy to include not only traditional scholarships as in previous years, but also internships, public speaking egagements and other workforce development opportunities.
The Digital Corridor selected the Palmetto Scholars Academy, students at ECPI University, the Women in Charge STEM program at Moultrie Middle School and BarCamp Charleston as the recipients of the 2011 iFive:K proceeds.
The Digital Corridor awarded the Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA), South Carolina’s first Gifted and Talented Charter School, $2,500 to assist with operational costs for the 2010-2011 school year;a $1,000 scholarship to two students at ECPI University, one in Electronics Engineering Technology and the other in Network Security; and $250 to support BarCamp Charleston.
In addition to collaborating with PSA and ECPI, the Digital Corridor and some of it's member companies provided $3,500 funding for the Women in Charge program at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC to assist 7th and 8th grade girls interested in pursuing a career in science and math.
To read more about the Charleston Digital Corridor's partnership with PSA and ECPI click here. For information on the donation made to the Women in Charge program click here.
In 2010, the Charleston Digital Corridor partnered with ECPI University to increase its scholarship reach and selected 5 students from Burke High School seeking careers in a technology-related field as the recipients of its scholarship.
From 2007-2009, the Charleston Digital Corridor Scholarship fund was awarded each year to one male and one female student from Burke High School going to college to pursue a career in technology.
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