A scholarship supporting the future female technology workforce!





Kathleen Mito Scholarship Applicants Should

Have resided in San Diego County for at least one year

Plan to major in science, technology, or engineering

Be graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at UC San Diego, San Diego State University, or University of San Diego in the fall of 2021 and attend full-time

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Financial need may be a consideration but is not a requirement for application

Extra consideration will be given for students with demonstrated commitment to community service.   


Please contact us to get involved or for any questions that you might have. Application opens December 2020. 

Kathleen Mito

God-fearing, tenacious, kind, humble, funny.

Often the only woman in the room, Kathleen Mito never cowered but always outstretched her hand to bring another woman to the table. This scholarship honors the tenacious, kind, humble and funny immigrant from Egypt who embraced opportunities before her and never let go of her heritage.

After graduating from UCI, a relative mentioned his recent “CLUB” trip to Greece. Not knowing what that meant, or even what “IT” meant, she blurted “I want to work with you.” Within months, Kathleen moved to the Bay Area for her internship at SUN and commuted to So Cal on weekends to attend Pepperdine where she obtained her MBA. Kathleen secured a full-time position and, not only learned the business, but thrived. After growing her accounts exponentially, Kathleen moved on to the software side and made her mark at various companies, including OnX, CA, HP, HPE, and MicroFocus.

Kathleen invested in relationships and cultivated a vast and meaningful network of colleagues and customers throughout the industry that became lifelong friends. Not only was she an incredible force in the technology world, Kathleen’s committed to effectuating meaningful change. A generous portion of every check earned would anonymously go to families in need. DiveHeart Foundation was a natural fit for this avid scuba diver as she shared underwater experiences with people of varying “abilities” as much-needed therapy.

Kathleen held fast to her faith; throughout her life and her illness (an abrupt diagnosis of Aplastic Anemia and complication of mucormycosis rhinosinusitis) which she aptly called her “hurricane.” Kathleen continued working and closing deals while receiving treatment and went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2019.

The Kathleen Mito Scholarship


DEC 2020

FEB 2021

At EVOTEK, we believe that a diverse workforce is a stronger workforce and that gender parity in tech can be a reality. That is why we established a scholarship to provide support for women to join the tech industry. Through this platform we seek to honor women in technology that have paved the way for upcoming talent.