Donate to Scholarships

The AITP of the Ozarks Scholarship Fund is held and managed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri. Our chapter established this perpetual scholarship fund in 2014. This fund is designed to pay out 4% per year, meaning every $25,000 invested into the fund will support a $1000 annual scholarship every year. Our current goal is to grow the fund to $50,000 so that the fund can support $2,000 in scholarships each year.

Fundraising Progress

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Current Fund Amount: $10,000
Amount To Raise: $40,000 

Suggested Contribution Amounts

Gold ($25,000)
 + Your contribution will fund 100% of a perpetual $1000 technology scholarship ($1000/year).
 + We will award a $1000 scholarship in your name every year (e.g. "The Acme Co AITP Scholarship")
 + We will work with you to define scholarship eligibility criteria (e.g. HS or College, GPA, Major, etc)
 + Your scholarship can give preference to YOUR own IT interns or IT employees.
 + You will have the opportunity to provide input on the scholarship finalists before we award the scholarship.

Silver ($10,000)
 + Your contribution will fund 40% of a perpetual $1000 technology scholarship ($400/year).
 + We will recognize you as a major donor when awarding a $1000 scholarship every year.
 + You will have the opportunity to provide input on the scholarship finalists before we award the scholarship.

Bronze ($5,000)
 + Your contribution will fund 20% of a perpetual $1000 technology scholarship ($200/year).
 + We will recognize you as a donor when awarding a $1000 scholarship every year.
 + You will have the opportunity to provide input on the scholarship finalists before we award the scholarship.

With rising college costs, we encourage you to consider helping us reach our goal of $50,000 so that we can provide scholarships to regional IT students and chapter members for years to come!  CFO is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, so your donation is tax-deductible.

How else do we raise funds?

Proceeds from our annual Golf Tournament and a portion of the proceeds from our annual techITout Technology Showcase & Expo are contributed to our Scholarship Fund fund each year.  We also accept donations from businesses and individuals who would like to have a positive impact on students in our region.

Donate Today!

Follow these steps to contribute to the AITP Scholarship Fund.

  1. Go to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks website (cfozarks.org)
  2. Go to the "Donate" Page
  3. Specify a "Gift Amount" and "Gift Frequency"
  4. Specify a "Gift Designation" of "Other"
  5. Specify an "Other Designation" of "AITP Southwest Missouri Scholarship Fund" as shown below:

CFO Scholarship Gift Designation

Enter your "Billing Information" and "Payment Information", then click "Donate Now" to send your donation.