BCS are pleased to announce an increase in the scholarship being awarded to graduates training to teach computing. Those students training to teach computing starting in the 2017 academic year can now apply for a computing scholarship from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT worth £27,500. It is hoped this increase will help attract the best and brightest graduates with the potential to becoming exceptional computing teachers.
In the fifth year of being run, the Computing Teacher Training Scholarship from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT was created in conjunction with the Department of Education with an aim to getting more people into teaching computing.
The scheme has the support of major industry names including Microsoft, IBM, BT, Google, Metaswitch Networks, Compare the Market, HP, Toshiba, Ocado Goldman Sachs, Citrix and Morgan Stanley with over 135 schools and 12 employers having supported the scheme.
To date there have been more than 1234 applications with a total of 322 people having been awarded a scholarship.