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Caldwell University is pleased to announce that Jannice Salazar, a dedicated and accomplished computer science student, has been awarded a scholarship from the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) Foundation. 

The HITEC Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of Hispanic technology leaders. Its mission is to provide financial support, mentorship and resources to promising Hispanic and Latinx students pursuing careers in technology and related fields.

Salazar is currently a senior majoring in computer science at Caldwell and exemplifies the qualities and aspirations that HITEC Foundation seeks to nurture. In her scholarship application essay, she expressed the importance of her Hispanic heritage and how it shaped her desire to pursue a career in the STEM fields. “Growing up in Costa Rica, I was surrounded by lush rainforests, towering mountains and diverse wildlife,” said Salazar. “From a young age, I developed a love for nature and a sense of responsibility to protect it. This love of nature sparked my interest in science, as I sought to understand the natural world and find ways to contribute to its preservation.”

Her scholarship from the HITEC Foundation will provide Salazar with financial support, access to HITEC’s extensive network of technology leaders, and mentorship opportunities to help her thrive in her academic and professional pursuits.

For more information about Caldwell and its computer science programs, please visit here.

About Caldwell University
Founded in 1939 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Caldwell University promotes intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic growth to a diverse population and welcomes all cultures and faith traditions. Inspired by St. Dominic de Guzman and our Catholic heritage, we transform students’ lives by preparing them through the liberal arts and professional studies to think critically, pursue truth, and contribute to a just society.

About the HITECH Foundation
The HITEC Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to uplifting the next generation of Hispanic technology talent. The HITEC Foundation supports students across the United States with scholarship, individualized mentorship, and career development workshops with access to internship and early career opportunities. Our corporate partners invest their resources because they not only believe in the potential of these young technologists, but also depend on their talent to innovate advanced solutions. The generous support of like-minded partners and individuals enables the HITEC Foundation to deliver programs that have a great impact on our community.