Education Committee

Education Committee Vision Statement:

The DC Chapter of 7×24 Exchange Education Committee exists to seek and find opportunities for Students by way of managing our Scholarship Program. The program consists of three different scholarship for continuing education, as well as a program that provides industry training for building operating engineers for Data Centers. We strive to award these scholarships in hopes to retain Students in the Data Technology Field.

2024-2025 Scholarship Application

The 13th Annual Shariar Zaimi 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter 4 Year Scholarship Application 2024-2025

The 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for students who are pursuing an education in a field that supports the data center industry. 

2023 Scholarship Awards

The 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter Education Committee is pleased to have selected twenty outstanding recipients for the 2023-2024 Shariar Zaimi Memorial Scholarship Awards and one recipient for the Jonathan Litvany Memorial Scholarship Award. These scholarships were established to recognize exceptional full-time students enrolled in an engineering program who are pursuing an education in an engineering or computer science field that supports the data center industry.  Thanks to the support of our sponsors throughout the year we were able to grant $70,000 in awards this year!  Since the program’s inception in 2012, the 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter has awarded 108 scholarships with a total value of $355,500.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients!  They include:

  1. Spencer Acqua, University of Illinois, $10,000
  2. Joshua Gutenson, Penn State College of Technology, $7,500
  3. Victor Cavero, George Mason University, $5,500
  4. Gracie Hill, University of Cincinnati, $5,500
  5. Justin Oehlmann, University of Connecticut, $5,000
  6. Emma Deering, St. Lawrence University, $4,000
  7. Maddy Freese, SUNY Polytech, $4,000
  8. Leanne Rogers, James Madison University, $3,000
  9. Aryan Bhowmick, Penn State, $3,000
  10. Daniel Bruno, George Mason University, $3,000
  11. Ethan Stansbury, Liberty University, $2,000
  12. Kendaro Duong, Virginia Tech, $2,000
  13. Mitchell Palber, University of Virginia, $2,000
  14. Alexander Reif, Delaware, $2,000
  15. Ashley Nickerson, Virginia Tech, $2,000
  16. Bethany Massenburg-Jackson, Ohio State University, $2,000
  17. Tyler Kleinasser, SD School of Mines & Technology, $1,500
  18. Jake Dinh, James Madison University, $1,500
  19. Joseph Ballard, Virginia Tech, $1,500
  20. Daliah Minkara, Purdue University, $1,500
  21. Dagmawi Tefera, NVCC, $1,500

We continue to encourage these recipients to apply for next year’s scholarship program and wish them all luck during their academic year!

Click on the link to see our 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter – Scholarship Administration Policy.


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