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Empowering Future Tech Leaders: CIO Council of South Florida Awards Scholarships at 18th Annual State of the CIO


At the 18th Annual State of the CIO event held on Tuesday, March 5, 2023, four exceptional students were honored with $1000 scholarships from the CIO Council of South Florida. This esteemed award ceremony not only provides valuable learning and networking opportunities but also serves as a crucial platform for nurturing the next generation of technology leaders.

The scholarships were presented to deserving recipients from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, recognizing their outstanding achievements and commitment to STEM education. These students represent the bright future of the technology industry and have demonstrated remarkable potential in their academic pursuits.

  • Rafael Colom, Southwest Miami Senior High
  • Mikhail Guevara, Miami Lakes Educational Center
  • Kathya Hernandez, South Dade Senior High
  • Leonardo Valdivia, Miami Lakes Educational Center

The CIO Council of South Florida recognizes the importance of investing in young talent and supporting their journey towards successful careers in technology. By awarding these scholarships, they aim to empower students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the ever-evolving field of STEM.

Through initiatives like the State of the CIO event and scholarship program, the CIO Council continues to play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and excellence in the technology sector. Congratulations to the scholarship recipients, and best wishes for their future endeavors in the exciting world of technology and beyond.