Computer Science Scholarships
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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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).
The Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship provides one (1) grant of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who is blind or visually impaired pursuing a degree in engineering, computer, physical, or life sciences. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen and submit: 1. Written documentation of a visual impairment from an ophtalmologist or optometrist. Applicant need not be legally blind. 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.
The Honor Certificate Award Program is designed to recognize ROTC cadet and midshipman achievement in leadership and academics. The award includes a framed parchment certificate with the honoree's name prominently inscribed and a ribbon bar. This program is separate and distinct from the AFCEA Scholarship Program, but an ROTC student may apply for and receive both. Recipients of the awards will be selected by individual Professors of Military Science, Naval Science, or Aerospace Studies in accordance with the appropriate Service Department Regulation. Each interested ROTC unit may make one Honor Award nomination annually. The Army, Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force ROTC units at an institution may each submit one nomination. Eligibility: Students receiving the ROTC Honor Certificate Award must be U.S. citizens and juniors preparing to enter their senior year (rising seniors) who are majoring in electronics, electrical, aerospace, or communications engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or technology, information management systems or related technical disciplines. Nominees should demonstrate high academic achievement. Contact Info: Name: Michael Scheidt Phone: (703) 631-6147 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6147 E-mail: email@example.com
Be of Hispanic heritage
Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Must intend to enroll as an undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or 5th Year Senior in the next academic year and be pursuing first undergraduate degree
Must major in one of the following:
Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation, Aerospace Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybernetics/Robotics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Industrial Engineering/Technology, Information Technology (IT/MIS), International Business, Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing, Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Science, Supply Chain Management, Telecommunications
Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a four-year U.S. accredited college or university in the geographic locations listed above.
Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DACA applicants must submit household income information.
Will be invited to be mentored by a GE Hispanic Forum member and enrolled into a career readiness program
Please check website for deadline of application.
Recipient must be a declared Mathematics or Computer Science major with a good academic record.
With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up. The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2018. Winners will be announced August 15.
NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.
Scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors or related fields. Students must be attending full-time in an eligible undergraduate/graduate degree program with a GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Qualifying STEM Majors include: electrical, computer, chemical, systems, or aerospace engineering; computer science; computer information systems; technology management; management information systems; physics; mathematics; bioinformatics; or other majors related to the mission of AFCEA.
In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty.
Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to:
Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred.
If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date
Cyber Security Certification Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to Young AFCEAN** candidates currently pursuing a certification such as those required by DOD 8570.01-M. Enrollment in an AFCEA Professional Development Center (PDC) Cyber Security course is eligible.
**A Young AFCEAN is an AFCEA member under the age of 40.
Applications are requested from qualified sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled full time in an eligible degree-granting program. Must be at least second-year student, regardless of academic hours accumulated.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application in a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Distance-learning programs are eligible.
U.S. citizenship required.
A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.
Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. cyber security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, digital forensics, information technology, or electronic engineering.
These are merit scholarships based on demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.
PLEASE NOTE: Two letters of reference are required. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a field-of-study professor; an additional letter may be from a second faculty member or an employer.
Instructions on electronic submission of the Recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to:
Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033
An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required. All items must arrive by the deadline date - electronic submission in pdf format preferred.
If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.
Preference is given to degreed engineers preparing for reentry to the engineering workforce following a period of temporary retirement. Established to assist women in obtaining the credentials to reenter the job market as engineers. Eligibility is restricted to women who have been out of the engineering job market as well as out of school for a minimum of two years prior to reentry. Recipient may be entering any undergraduate or graduate year, including doctoral programs, as full or part time students. 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.
Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, computer engineering or computer science. 2. Must be a junior, senior or graduate student. 3. Must have a minimum 2.9 GPA. 4. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/mae/views/projects/rocket/ for more information and an application form.
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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