VIP Announces 2015 Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Winners

FOLSOM, CA – Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance, today announced the winners of its 2015 Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program. As in past years, the program offers multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 per recipient to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, computer engineering, or another related field.


Beginning in only a few select cities, WITS has spread nationwide, attracting more than 275 applicants to this year’s competition. VIP will award $20,000 to 11 recipients for the 2015-16 academic year.


“We received an astonishing number of applications for this year’s WITS program,” said Jonna Ward, CEO of VIP. “It’s encouraging to see so many promising young women pursuing higher education and seeking a job in the IT field.”


Award winners were chosen based on academic performance, involvement in the community and extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership experience, and essay responses. This year’s scholarship recipients are:

  • Alyssa McDevitt – York, PA
  • Amanda Hawkins – Manassas, VA
  • Angeline Rao – Sugar Land, TX
  • Chrystal Woodcock – Menifee, CA
  • Courtney Thurston – Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Elaine Haas – Trafford, PA
  • Grace Breckenridge – Auburn, CA
  • Katherine Lynn – St Augustine, FL
  • Laura Parreira – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Melanie Krassel – Encino, CA
  • Ysabella Mar Rongo – Clarkdale, AZ


VIP encourages all interested college or university-bound students to apply for next year’s WITS program in the first half of 2016.


About VIP
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) empowers client success through the delivery of technology solutions, management consulting services, and integrated learning. VIP Performance Delivery Solutions® help clients strengthen business and mission outcomes and drive operational effectiveness by merging the right strategy, people, and processes with forward-thinking technologies. VIP has the mature infrastructure and proven processes of a large business, combined with the agility and attention to detail often provided by small companies. This unique position allows VIP to provide world class yet customized solutions that meet clients’ individual needs. Since 1996, VIP has delivered measurable results for over 1,000 federal, state and local, and commercial organizations. VIP has offices across the U.S., including its corporate headquarters in Folsom, CA.