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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.

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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).

Cisco/UNCF Scholars Program

Scholarship Value: $4,000 Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.2 Eligible Majors: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Eligible Schools: Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Jarvis Christian College, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Morehouse College, Paul Quinn College, Rust College, Saint Augustines College, Shaw University, Spelman College, Wiley College, Xavier University, Morgan State University Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This scholarship is designed to provide financial support and Cisco internship opportunities for African American Electrical Engineering or Computer Science majors, with a special focus on women and students who demonstrate community service. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA. The other participating institutions are California State Polytechnic (San Luis Obispo), Georgia Tech, Grambling State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina A & T State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, Prairie View A & M University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, University of Michigan and University of Texas at Austin. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Cisco Systems, Inc. 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.

Daimlerchrysler Corporation Fund Scholarships

Awarded to entering sophomore women in mechanical or electrical engineering, these scholarships are renewable for two additional years. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or above.

Barbara Thomas Enterprises, Inc.

A. All Applicants: (1) Applicant must be a member of AHIMA (2) Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) or 3.5 (out of 5.0) or higher. (3) Applicant must be a full-time student (4) Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or its territories (5) An Independent Study Program student is not eligible for the loan or graduate scholarships. B. Undergraduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be accepted for admission to a program for health information management (HIM) or technology (HIT) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). (2) Applicant must be accepted for admission to the Independent Study Program of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and have successfully completed three modules. C. Graduate Scholarships: (1) Applicant must be a credentialed HIM professional (RHIA, RHIT, or CCS) and hold a bachelor's degree. (2) Applicant must be enrolled in a college or university accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. (3) Applicant must be an active or associate member of AHIMA AND (4) Applicant must be pursuing, at a minimum, a master's degree in a program related to HIM (computer science, business management, education, public health, etc.)

Cisco Scholarship

Amount: $1,200 per semester - Valued at up to $7,200. Audience: community college graduates. Eligibility: Successfully Completed prior to entering DeVry: IT Essentials I or II, or CCNA Semester I. Community college graduates must be accepted into and begin studies in one of the following technology degree programs+: Biomedical Engineering Technology (Biomedical Technology in NY) Biomedical Informatics Computer Engineering Technology Computer Information Systems Electronics Engineering Technology Game and Simulation Programming Network and Communications Management Technical Management Deadline: One year from community college graduation to apply and start at DeVry. Offered in the US & Canada. +Program availability varies by location.

Ivy Parker Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1986 to honor a past chair of SWE Board of Trustees, the scholarship is awarded to a female engineering or computer science student entering her junior or senior year. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Minimum GPA is 3.0. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

B.J. Harrod Scholarships

These scholarships were awarded for the first time in 1999 to honor the dedication and accomplishments of SWE's Managing Director from 1984 to 1995. The awards are made to freshmen students majoring in engineering or computer science. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

SWE Corporate Scholarship

First established in 1999, this scholarship is awarded to an entering sophomore student majoring in engineering or computer science. Recipients must be U.S. citizens. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or above.

NDSEG Fellowship Program

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Applicants must receive or be on track to receive their baccalaureate degrees by the upcoming Fall. Preference to applicants pursuing doctoral study and research in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences (including toxicology), chemical engineering, chemistry, cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, and physics (includes optics). Recommended GPA is 3.0 and higher. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). NDSEG Fellows may choose as their fellowship institutions appropriate United States institutions of higher education offering advanced degrees in science or engineering. During part of their tenure, fellows may study or engage in research or field work away from their academic institutions if, in the judgment of the faculty, such arrangements further the fellow's education and contribute directly to the attainment of an advanced degree, and the fellow is officially enrolled and earning academic credit.

Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarships

Preference is given to students in computer related engineering majors. 3 @ $1,500 A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible. You must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.

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