Multi-national donates scholarship to expand IT opportunities 

CDU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover with IT students Nicklas Pedersen, Wilfrid Russell-Smith and Member for Soloman, Damian Hale.

A world-renowned provider of business software, SAP, has boosted the outlook of information technology students studying at Charles Darwin University with its funding of a substantial scholarship.

SAP, a multi-national software development and consulting corporation, has sponsored a scholarship valued at $25,000 for a student studying IT at CDU.

The cheque was presented to the Vice-Chancellor of CDU, Professor Barney Glover, by the Member for Solomon, Damian Hale, on behalf of the company.

In officially launching the scholarship, Professor Glover acknowledged the support of SAP and the NTG in bringing the scholarship to fruition.

“It is great to see companies of the scale of SAP supporting CDU’s students by helping to ease the financial burden of studying,” Professor Glover said.

“Scholarships are an integral part of the university community and both SAP and the NTG should be commended for their efforts, which will provide benefits to the NT by supplying more job-ready IT specialists to the workforce.”

CDU’s Head of School of Engineering and Information Technology, Professor Friso De Boer echoed Professor Glover’s sentiments and said scholarships of this nature were critical to attracting new students to the university and providing opportunities for Territorians in regional and remote areas.