Vancouver, BC – July 15, 2010 – In acknowledgement of her academic excellence and achievements as an ambassador for women in her field, Simba Technologies has awarded Mareija Eskelinen (North Shore resident) the Simba Technologies Inc. Scholarship in Computing Science.

Eskelinen, a third year computing science student at Simon Fraser University, can apply the $500 scholarship to covering tuition, books and living expenses.

Simba awards the scholarship twice annually to a female undergraduate student studying computing science full-time at SFU who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and documented community/volunteer service. A Simba Technologies’ endowment to SFU funds the scholarship.

“Mareija’s achievement reflects the tenets on which this award is based,” says Amyn Rajan, Simba’s CEO. “This scholarship follows our commitment to promote gender diversity in computing science while recognizing and assisting B.C.’s brightest talent in reaching their educational goals.”

“SFU is proud to work closely with industry partners, such as Simba Technologies, that share our commitment to academic excellence and students,” says Nimal Rajapakse, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences. “Awards such as these are more than just money for students. They give students confidence in their abilities and open doors for future opportunities, in this case for women in the world of computing science.”

Rajapakse notes that Rajan, a well-accomplished SFU Faculty of Applied Science alumnus, is giving back to students, the community and computing science by bestowing this award.

 About Simba Technologies Inc.

Simba Technologies Inc. (http://www.simba.com) is the recognized world leader in standards-based data access products, solutions and services for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. Simba delivers data connectivity and interoperability solutions to many of the world’s leading companies on various platforms, including Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux. Simba’s best-in-class products support multiple data interfaces, including ODBC, JDBC, OLE DB, OLE DB for OLAP (ODBO), XML for Analysis (XMLA), ADO, ADO.NET, ADOMD, and ADOMD.NET.

Simba’s software is used worldwide. Its customers include leading independent software vendors and global enterprises like Oracle®, Microsoft®, Infor® and SAP® AG.

Simba has established Computing Science scholarships at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.

Company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.