The IT Leadership Forum, an independent peer group for information technology leaders run by Paragon IT Professionals, has started a scholarship program for high school seniors looking to pursue a technology-related degree at an Iowa college, university or community college. The group will offer nine $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to the class of 2014. The entry deadline is March 1, 2014; to apply, click here. Industry experts have identified a shortage in the number of tech workers in the state and have worked to get more students interested in entering the field.