SOURCE: HelloWorld


April 07, 2014 10:00 ET

HelloWorld Awards Aspiring Computer Scientists Inaugural Technology Scholarship With Hopes of Keeping Young Talent in Metro-Detroit

Two Michigan College Students Receive $5,000 Scholarships for Future Leadership Potential in Technology and Computer Science

PLEASANT RIDGE, MI--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2014) - HelloWorld, a leading digital, mobile and social engagement platform, today announced the recipients of its HelloWorld Technology Scholarship, which celebrates the achievements of budding Computer Science students. The two winners of the inaugural award are Andy Peterson, of Hudsonville, MI, and Samuel Delamarter, of Eaton Rapids, MI.

In partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance, the HelloWorld Technology Scholarship provides financial assistance to college students while connecting them to potential internship and employment opportunities. A total of two $5,000 scholarships were awarded for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.

Scholarship recipients were chosen in a two-step process. In November 2013, full-time Computer Science and Computer Information Systems students were invited to complete an application and essay outlining their personal and academic background. To be considered, students were required to have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher. The four finalists were then invited for an in-person interview with the HelloWorld talent team.

"As digital technology continues to evolve rapidly, it's important to show today's students there are companies right here in Michigan seeking young talent," said HelloWorld CEO Matt Wise. "We believe in the future of technology in Detroit. It's important to give outstanding students extra reasons to stay in the area as their career develops, as their ideas will inspire the next generation of technology."

Andy Peterson is a junior at Calvin College, majoring in Computer Science. A part-time developer at CQL, Andy was drawn to Calvin because of its computer science program. During his junior year of high school, he helped started a robotics program, which later took part in the First Tech Challenge. Andy is now president of the Residence Hall Executive Team, a mentor for the First Tech Challenge and Te-Create and is on the Dean's List.

Samuel Delamarter attends Aquinas College, where he is double majoring in Computer Information Systems & Mathematics. Samuel works as a specialized technology assistant at Aquinas Information Technology and Services and sports a 3.8 GPA. After graduating, Samuel is contemplating receiving a Masters degree, running his own business or becoming a teacher.

About HelloWorld, Inc. (formerly ePrize)
HelloWorld provides brands with a rich consumer engagement platform. The company blends creative, technology and legal services to allow marketers to create a multifaceted dialogue with consumers across the web, social and mobile channels and at live events. Combining 15 years of R&D, as well as five acquisitions over the past three years, HelloWorld's technology solutions allow brand marketers, franchisees and CMOs to create personal customer connections through a massive, scalable approach -- all unified on a single platform. HelloWorld has created promotional campaigns, CRM programs and loyalty solutions in 44 countries for Fortune 500 brands and world-class agencies, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, The Gap, Live Nation, Yahoo!, and Procter & Gamble. Formerly known as ePrize, the company is headquartered in Detroit, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Seattle. For more information, visit their press page on or text CRM to 30364 for mobile demos and alerts.

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