Kathleen Mito Scholarship Program
This scholarship honors the tenacious, kind, humble and funny immigrant from Egypt who embraced opportunities before her and never let go of her heritage. Often the only woman in the room, Kathleen Mito never cowered but always outstretched her hand to bring another woman to the table. The award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience, including:
Financial assistance with school tuition, books, and other educational expenses.
Guidance and coaching from an experienced female tech executive to boost academic success.
Get a glimpse into the day-to-day excitement of a tech career through a paid internship.
Guaranteed job within chosen degree with EVOTEK or a partner of EVOTEK post graduation.
God-fearing, Tenacious, Kind, Humble & Funny
After graduating from UCI, a relative mentioned his recent “CLUB” trip to Greece. Not knowing what that meant, or even what “IT” meant, she blurted “I want to work with you.” Within months, Kathleen moved to the Bay Area for her internship at SUN and commuted to So Cal on weekends to attend Pepperdine where she obtained her MBA. Kathleen secured a full-time position and, not only learned the business, but thrived. After growing her accounts exponentially, Kathleen moved on to the software side and made her mark at various companies, including OnX, CA, HP, HPE, and MicroFocus.
Kathleen invested in relationships and cultivated a vast and meaningful network of colleagues and customers throughout the industry that became lifelong friends. Not only was she an incredible force in the technology world, Kathleen’s committed to effectuating meaningful change.
A generous portion of every check earned would anonymously go to families in need. DiveHeart Foundation was a natural fit for this avid scuba diver as she shared underwater experiences with people of varying “abilities” as much-needed therapy.
Kathleen held fast to her faith; throughout her life and her illness (an abrupt diagnosis of Aplastic Anemia and complication of mucormycosis rhinosinusitis) which she aptly called her “hurricane.” Kathleen continued working and closing deals while receiving treatment and went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2019.
A scholarship supporting the future female technology workforce. Join us in making gender equality a reality!
What’s Needed to Apply
Have resided in San Diego County for at least one year.
Financial need may be a consideration but is not a requirement for application.
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Extra consideration will be given for students with demonstrated commitment to community service.
Plan to major in technology or computer science.
Be graduating high school senior who plan to enroll full-time at UCSD, SDSU, or USD and attend full-time.
Invest in You
Application will be open from December 1, 2021 – February 2 (2 pm), 2022.