Konica Minolta Awards Women in Technology Scholarship

 Ramsey, NJ – August 9, 2016 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced today it will award its first Women in Technology Scholarship which aims to support future female leaders who will break boundaries in technology. The company will award one $2,500 scholarship to a female who is studying science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or another related document management field.

Applicants must be enrolled at, or accepted to, a two or four year college or university in the United States for the 2016 school year. Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Academic Performance - Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA of a 4.0 scale
  • Full-time status at an accredited college
  • Major Relevancy and Career Path
  • Community Service and Extracurricular Activities
  • Leadership Experience and Qualities

“Konica Minolta is proud to encourage and support young women as they pursue their dreams in the field of technology," said Kay Du Fernandez, vice president, Marketing.  "The EDSF scholarship is one of the many ways we work to create gender diversity for women in the workplace and support the next generation of women who will lead."

Fernandez is the Executive Sponsor of Step Forward, an initiative that was launched in early 2015 which offers a forum for giving and receiving advice and support to women at all career levels. She was voted one of the top ten female leaders in the technology industry by The Cannata Report. Her mission is to encourage women to pursue their ambitions and advance their careers to further the company’s leadership position. 

The scholarship, which will be awarded in August 2016, will be administered by the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), the international, non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications industries.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the  #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.countonkonicaminolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter@konicaminoltaus.

About EDSF
EDSF is a charitable foundation dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals for the document management and graphic communications marketplace. EDSF supports the industry's future by granting scholarships to students in support of their academic careers, by providing research grants to colleges and universities, by building awareness about industry careers, and by recognizing innovative educators and educational programs. EDSF serves vendors and users who design and implement document solutions for business applications. For more information, visit www.edsf.org.



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