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Advantech Internet of Things (IoT) Scholarship

Advantech Internet of Things (IoT) Scholarship

The Advantech Internet of Things (IoT) Scholarship was established for two high school graduating seniors who will pursue a career in science, technology or engineering. 


A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female in Starved Rock Country pursuing a degree from an accredited, degree granting college or university with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). 


For more than 30 years, Advantech Ottawa, formerly known as B+B SmartWorx and B&B Electronics, has been a company that designs, engineers and manufactures network connectivity equipment for rugged and remote conditions. 


The emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has completely transformed data networking- Advantech Ottawa responded with its own company transformation. A critical part of that transformation was the development of advanced IoT technologies. With the capability of integrating existing equipment and network technologies, Advantech Ottawa products enable networks to adapt and evolve into more autonomous, smarter, responsive and decisive systems. 


"The Advantech Internet of Things (IoT) Scholarship is highly sought-after and always bring the most applicants. Our Scholarship Selection Committee evaluates the applicants without identifying information, so that their selections are not prejudicial. The Committee always has a tough time selecting the winners because of the number of highly qualified and simply brilliant students who apply." - Pamela Beckett, Founder, SRCCF 


Financial donations may also be mailed or made in person at our office 241 Marquette St, LaSalle, IL 61301. If you prefer to make a financial contribution by mail, please make your check payable to SRCCF. For more information about the Advantech Ottawa Scholarship, please contact (815)252-2906.


A recipient of a 2023 Internet of Things Scholarship, Mason Sterling, of Streator, will attend University of Illinois to study Mechanical Engineering. In his essay Mason stated that, as a child, he loved making plans and figuring out how things worked. He noted that his father was influential in defining his own love of “finding out how things work.” Mason’s parents are Rebecca & Joseph Sterling.


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