Dear Crooms AoIT Class of 2020,

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association and the Class of 2009 would like to congratulate you on making it this far in your academic career. As a show of our support to academic excellence, technology, and the pursuit of higher education, we are proud to offer the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship (sponsored this year by the Class of 2009). This scholarship will recognize an individual with a $1,000 scholarship who has used their technical acumen to create or contribute to a technological project or product, which could include:

  • Open source software you’ve contributed to or created
  • Animated or 3D video
  • Live video project
  • Website you have designed or built
  • Video game you have designed or built
  • Video game mods, maps, or scenarios
  • Robotics project
  • Network schematics
  • Graphic design artwork
  • Infographic
  • Data visualization or dashboard
  • Hardware design project (Arduino, Raspberry Pie, etc.)
  • BPA, SECME, Art Club, Gamers Club, class, etc. technical project
  • Any other technological project or product

The deadline for application is Friday March 27, 2020 by 11:59pm. The scholarship recipient will be notified shortly thereafter. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and carefully reviewing all applications received. Remember, these are only open to graduating Crooms AoIT Seniors, so your chances of receiving the scholarship are quite high! If you have any questions, please reach out to scholarship@croomsalumni.com

Graduating seniors can find the application here: https://forms.gle/KJ5JP72X2arFJs1A8

Congratulations again on making this far and good luck in your future endeavors!

-The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. is honored to announce that Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship has been released for the 14th year in a row. This year the scholarship is included in the newly created Crooms AoIT Multi-Scholarship Application (a joint endeavor between the school, Business Advisory Council, and Crooms AoIT Alumni Association) which offers Crooms AoIT students the opportunity to apply for eight (8) different scholarships at once.

The deadline for submissions through the Crooms AoIT Multi-Scholarship Application is February 28, 2020. Those looking to learn more about the Community Scholarship are encouraged you visit https://www.croomsalumni.com/page/scholarship to read more about the scholarship and its short and long term goals.

Please join us if you would like to give back and be involved with the Alumni Association this semester! We will be discussing:

* 2020 Scholarship review teams
* TechFest & interaction on campus during the spring semester
* Other opportunities to support Croomies and get involved!

Topic: Crooms AoIT Alumni Planning Meeting
Time: Feb 22, 2020 11:00AM America/New_York
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/436289654

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association is pleased to announce that we will provide three (3) athletic grants to seven (7) sports teams and clubs at Crooms AoIT this year. The decision follows a review of the highest number of applications received for the 8th cycle of our Athletics Grant Program. Each team is a first-time applicant for the grant and include:

  • The boys and girls cross country teams: $250 for operational support
  • The boys and girls track/field teams: $250 for operational support
  • The girls cheerleading team: $300 for practice mats

The Crooms AoIT cross country and track/field teams represent the best of Crooms AoIT athletics has to offer. These programs are inclusive, diverse, and had a strong history of success during the Crooms AoIT's the early 2001-2008 seasons. Following the retirement of our beloved Coach Nat Perkins, the teams are undergoing a rebuilding under the leadership of Coach Corey Carter (cross country, Class of 2007) and Coach Eliane Wiedemer (track/field). We look forward to seeing great wins out of these programs in the coming years.

The girls cheerleading team represents the first time in eight grant cycles where the student members of a team applied for a grant. The students showed a strong knowledge of the benefits of their club and the financials required to support it. We are pleased to recognize these young ladies for their efforts and we wish them the best for the school year.

We would like to thank all of our applicants for their continued efforts and support. Because of you, past, current, and future Croomies have a more fulfilling and well-rounded experience during their high school years. Best of luck in the spring sports season this year, and Go Panthers!

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association is pleased to announce the renewal of the Athletic Grants Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The renewed grant comes after long time Crooms AoIT Alumni Association supporter and Class of 2011 graduate Gregory Raymond expressed interest in providing financial support for program this year.

Since 2012, the Alumni Association's Grants program has provided athletic clubs, sports teams, and school departments with financial support. Mr. Raymond was a member of the volleyball team during his time at Crooms AoIT and expressed his excitement to see the athletic program at Crooms AoIT continue to expand.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association’s grant program has been established to support the arts, athletics, activities and clubs at Crooms Academy of Information Technology in pursuit of a full and enriching academic experience for every student. The Alumni Association raises funds for the grant program through the use of private donations, which are separate from our membership dues. To keep the grant program viable, we ask that your team or program members and families become involved in the to the Alumni Association's events and activities now or in the future to ensure future students are able to receive similar support.

A total of $500 will be distributed during the Fall 2019 grant season. Multiple grants may be awarded, as such, applicants are encouraged to only apply for the amount they need. All funds distributed this season will be issued to a sporting team or athletic club, coach, or physical education program at Crooms Academy of Information Technology. A request amount may be less than or equal to $500 amount.

Submission Deadline: 11:59pm September 30, 2019

Procedures and Reporting Requirements

1. Submit the application: Applications may be submitted by e-mail at management@croomsalumni.com
2. Applications must be received by 11:59pm September 30, 2019
3. Applications will be reviewed by the Alumni Association’s Grants Committee. Distribution will occur in October/November 2019.
4. Input may be sought by the Grants Committee from the Athletic Director or school administrators.
5. You must submit a copy of the invoice supporting the monies spent within one year of receipt of the grant. Please return the invoice by e-mail to management@croomsalumni.com

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