For Immediate Release

TAMPA, Fla. (Jan 22, 2015) – The American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB – seeks to support the teaching and study of software testing within U.S. colleges and universities.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, ASTQB is offering scholarships of $2500 to qualified undergraduates.

Applicants must be students currently enrolled and majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems, or an equivalent subject at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education. Their academic program must include at least one course devoted to software testing.

Submit to the following application materials no later than May 1, 2015:

  • Official transcript of undergraduate studies to date
  • List of departmental course offerings, including a description of the course(s) devoted to testing
  • Indication that a testing course will be taken during 2015-2016 (if not already completed)
  • At least one recommendation letter from a current faculty member
  • Brief (~500 word) essay on contribution of testing to software development

Award of scholarship will be announced by June 1, 2015.

Upon certification of student enrollment for the 2015-2016 term, scholarship funds will be submitted directly to the school’s Office of Financial Aid. The money will be applied to the student’s account per the institutional protocol.

NOTE: The scholarship may be renewed for a second year upon submission of a renewal request indicating satisfactory completion of the software testing course, adequate performance in all other studies, and an additional essay on the student’s insights into software testing.

Please submit any questions to

About ASTQB:

ASTQB is a non-profit organization whose Directors and Technical Advisory Board comprise a group of highly experienced experts in software testing who volunteer their time to the development, maintenance, and promotion of the ISTQB Certified Tester program in the U.S. ASTQB offers electronic ISTQB certification exams worldwide at select exam centers. Learn more at

About ISTQB Software Tester Certification:

The ISTQB Certified Tester program provides certification for software testers internationally. International working parties develop and maintain uniform curricula and exams. One of the core principles of the program is a strict separation between the administration of exams and the training to those who would like to prepare for the exam in ISTQB compliant courses. More than 350,000 software testers worldwide currently hold ISTQB certifications at the Foundation, Advanced and/or Expert Levels. Learn more at


Lois Kostroski, Executive Director
American Software Testing Qualifications Board, Inc.
15619 Premiere Drive, Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33624 USA
Phone 813.319.0890 Email Web

Dave Stevens
Stevens & Stevens LLC
Phone 317.726.0788 Email