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Computer science degree programs are designed to teach individuals the theory and practice of computing systems and software. For this major you'll need to be creative, analytical and attentive to detail. If this sounds like you continue reading to find out more about some of the fastest growing occupations in the country and the computer science scholarships that can help get you there.

Like many academic programs, computer science degree programs are constructed in a variety of formats. Some programs stress practical problem solving while other programs focus on abstract, conceptual knowledge. Some, but not all, programs feature electrical engineering coursework, allowing students to explore the design and function of computer circuitry. Also, programs differ regarding the level and amount of math and logic knowledge they expect from incoming students. You'll need to explore your programs of choice carefully to ensure that you end up with one that matches your educational and vocational goals.

Typical core computer science courses you're likely to encounter include data structures, algorithms, software engineering, computer graphics, robotics, database design, artificial intelligence and operating systems. There are a host of specialized fields within computer science that you can concentrate on at the undergraduate level. These include graphics, computational linguistics, robotics, multimedia studies and many more. If you want to concentrate on more advanced topics such as bioinformatics or computer architecture you will most likely need to continue your studies at the graduate level.

This is an intellectually challenging major. You will encounter many abstract concepts while also mastering many precise programming languages. The curriculum will consist of lectures as well as lab work. You'll be required to log long hours on projects and assignments. Many students find the ability of thinking abstractly and precisely at the same time to be a difficult set of skills to master.

However, once mastered these skills can lead to a host of exciting careers. As was mentioned above, careers such as database administrator, computer system designer and computer security specialist are some of the hottest in the nation. And they look to remain so for the foreseeable future. More jobs are available than there are graduating students to fill them.

Click on the links below to continue your exploration of computer science scholarships.

Fellowships for Selected Professions

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women in the final year of graduate study in designated fields where women's participation has been low. Women in engineering master's programs are eligible to apply for either first or final year of study. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research and/or practice in areas of public interest. All women are eligible to apply for fellowships in the following degree programs: architecture (M. Arch.), computer/information sciences (MS), engineering (ME, MS, PhD), mathematics/statistics (MS).

Thurmond Woodard/Dell/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

Scholarship Value: up to $10,000Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Graduate Student, MBA StudentMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Business, Finance, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Business Sales , Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information SystemsEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, Selected HBCUs and majority institutionsEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:The Thurmond Woodard/Dell/United Negro College Fund Corporate Scholars Program was established in association with UNCF to increase student interest in technology and Dell, while expanding the company's pool of prospective diverse employees. The Program focus this year is on MBA candidates. There are limited opportunities for sophomores and juniors majoring in majors listed in eligibility criteria above. Candidates must be enrolled in degree granting programs at four year institutions. As part of the award, scholars will receive: Up to a $10,000 scholarship, Paid summer internship, Housing accommodations in a Dell US location and round trip transportation to and from the designated location. Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Dell(Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.)

Kawasaki-McGaha Scholarship Fund

Requirements: Attend Hawai‘i Pacific University pursuing an undergraduate degree. Major in Computer Studies or International Studies.

New York Central Railroad Memorial Scholarship

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. General criteria applies. Priority given to a student at Clarkson University.

Fellowships for Selected Professions

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women in the final year of graduate study in designated fields where women's participation has been low. Women in engineering master's programs are eligible to apply for either first or final year of study. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research and/or practice in areas of public interest. All women are eligible to apply for fellowships in the following degree programs: architecture (M. Arch.), computer/information sciences (MS), engineering (ME, MS, PhD), mathematics/statistics (MS).

Affirmative Action Scholarship

Applicants must be a member of a minority group, defined by the U.S. Government as: Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic (regardless of race), Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native. Extra consideration shall be given to members of the Special Libraries Association and to persons who have worked in and for special libraries, but the scholarships are not restricted to these persons. Preference shall be given to those who display an aptitude for interest in special library work.

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and getting a degree. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees; and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. Please note: must maintain a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale after your freshman year, if selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition. Benefits Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles) Year-round salary Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation Receive annual and sick leave and paid federal holidays Health and life insurance Participation in federal retirement plans Qualifications for High School Students - You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance A high school senior at the time of application A minimum SAT/College Board score of 1600 (1100 Critical Reading and Math, 500 in Writing) or ACT of 25 A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is preferred Demonstrated leadership abilities

ICI Educational Foundation Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be of Hispanic background. 2. Must be pursuing a bachelors or associate degree in business, computer science, engineering, or a business-related major. 3. Must be a United States citizen. 4. Must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in the semester of award. 5. Must plan to enroll as a full-time student for the fall and spring semesters. 6. Must be an undergraduate student. 7. Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.hola.armstrong.edu for more information and an application form.

Postdoctoral Research Award Program

Selection: The main criteria for selection will be scholarship and appropriateness of the proposed work for ETS. Affirmative action goals will also be considered in the selection process. Who should apply: The program is open to any individual who holds a doctorate in a relevant discipline and provides evidence of scholarship.

AFCEA Fellowship

Fellowships of $15,000 will be awarded to full-time postgraduate students who have earned Master's degrees or the equivalent and who are currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; or computer science. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. The dissertation title or abstract of the specific area of research is required. Important: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen with earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees (or their equivalents) and be currently enrolled in a doctoral program at any accredited university in the United States. A thesis statement or abstract of the intended area and nature of research is required. Primary consideration will be given for demonstrated excellence of the research topic. Please note: Endorsement by the Dean of the College of Engineering is required, regardless of major. The AFCEA Ph.D. Fellowship seeks to reward excellence for demonstrated effort at the doctoral level of study, rather than the potential for such excellence. Please read the requirements carefully to determine specific eligibility before submitting an application. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail: scholarship@afcea.org

Canadian National Railway Company Scholarship

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. Enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited* four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.

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