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CWA/NETT Scholarship Information

During 2013, CWA will award $50,000 in training scholarships to its members.

What is CWA/NETT Academy?

CWA/NETT was formed in 2000 as CWA’s national online training academy to provide training opportunities to CWA members and their families. We have established partnerships with manufacturers, workforce systems, and distributors of telecommunications and IT equipment, including Cisco Systems, for the purpose of developing training on the newest technologies for our members. CWA/NETT partners with Bismarck State College, an accredited institution, to administer our courses.

What is the CWA/NETT Academy Scholarship Program?

CWA/NETT Academy is operated by CWA. Our unique position allows us to assess workplace trends and provide courses that prepare members for the future. New certification requirements, technology developments, and daily feedback from CWA locals help us make curriculum selections. We are focused on your needs for success, not on making a profit like most training vendors.

How can scholarship funds be used?

Scholarships may be used for CWA/NETT online courses. Funds can be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, and certification exams.

Who is eligible to apply?

A CWA member in good standing may apply for the scholarship. CWA members that do not have tuition/training benefits should particularly review this opportunity.

When and how do I apply?

Apply online anytime between now and March 2013. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come basis as long as funds remain available. Visit to apply.

How much scholarship money is available?

A total of $50,000 in scholarships will be awarded ranging from $700-$1,000 per course.

When and how will the scholarship recipients be notified?

Recipients will be notified within days of application.

What will be expected of me as a scholarship recipient?

Scholarship recipients must provide accurate information at all times. They must be enrolled in a class within three months of receiving notification of the scholarship award and complete the course(s).

Who do I contact if I need more information?

CWA/NETT Academy
Kevin Celata

How long are the courses and what is the commitment?

Courses are 12 weeks in length and will require 4-6 hours per week for reading and assignments.

What courses can I take with the scholarship?

Only the following courses are approved through the fund. Please check website for prerequisites, participants may be required to take an assessment test.

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microcomputer Hardware (A+)
  • Networking Fundamentals I (CCNA 1)
  • Networking Fundamentals II (CCNA 2)
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Web Design Theory
  • Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming

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