Deltek creates computer science scholarship at George Mason University

06 April 2022 1 min. read
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Deltek, a provider of enterprise solutions for project-based businesses, has created a scholarship for computer science students at George Mason University.

The Herndon, VA-based firm donated $100,000 to establish the Deltek Scholars Program, which will provide scholarship support to up to eight graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in software engineering.

“We are honored that Deltek has chosen to invest in Mason students, and are eager to put these funds to use to advance our mutual goal of training a world-class tech workforce here in Northern Virginia,” Gregory Washington, president of George Mason University.

With an eye towards encouraging a more diverse tech workforce, the scholarship is targeted at students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Scholarship recipients will also gain access to internships at Deltek, networking and career building opportunities, and funding for capstone projects.

Deltek creates computer science scholarship at George Mason University

“We’re looking forward to hosting interns from Mason, hiring more Mason graduates, and collaborating to advance Northern Virginia as a world leader in information technology,” said Deltek CEO Mike Corkery, who is a member of Mason’s President’s Innovation Advisory Council.

The council is composed of industry, government, and community leaders who advise on the university’s initiative to drive growth and innovation in Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. On April 6, Mason will break ground on its 345,000 square-foot innovation headquarters on its Arlington campus.

Deltek has longstanding ties with Mason, which is the largest public research university in Virginia and has a student body of 39,000. Deltek’s founder, the late Donald de Laski, was a Mason board member and supporter. The de Laski Performing Arts Building on the university’s Fairfax campus is named in honor of him and his wife Kathleen.