Crooms AoIT Alumni Association awards scholarships to three graduating seniors

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association is proud to announce the winners of its two scholarships for the Class of 2020.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship, sponsored by the Class of 2009, worth $1,000 is being awarded to Eyad H. Even though the disruptions caused by COVID-19, our Crooms AoIT students submitted excellent examples of their technology prowess. Eyad's submission of a proof-of-concept video game using Java stood out as an example of the technical ability of Crooms AoIT students to build their own code-base while also integrating SDK libraries from third-parties. Eyad plans to study computer engineering in the fall at a Florida university.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship valued at $1,000 is being awarded to Joelyz W. For the first time ever, the evaluation committee has also decided to award a $250 runner-up scholarship to Corey C. These decisions follow receipt of the largest number of scholarship applications -31 in total - in the Community Scholarship’s 14 year history. Each applicant demonstrated how volunteerism and community service is important to them and how Crooms AoIT has positioned the graduating seniors to support their communities. Joelyz's tremendous involvement both at Crooms with 15+ clubs / groups, and in her community volunteering at multiple local organizations while maintaining a high GPA was extremely impressive! She is choosing between several strong Florida universities for attendance in the fall. Corey C. also had excellent volunteering experience along with a strong ability to convey thought and emotion in his writing, and he plans to attend Seminole State College in the fall to study business.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association would like to thank this year’s applicants for their hard work and efforts, and we wish all of you – and, all of the graduates from the Class of 2020 - the best of luck in your future endeavors!

Tech Innovation Scholarship Increased to $1,000 and Application Released

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

Graduating seniors can find the application here:

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

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

Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship Released and Increased to $1,000

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 to read more about the scholarship and its short and long term goals.

Involvement & Planning Meeting - February 22 @ 11am

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
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A record three athletics grants to be awarded to Crooms AoIT teams

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!


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