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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).

CLA Scholarship for Minority Students

A maximum of three scholarships are awarded each year. Recipients are each awarded $2,500, a one-year student membership to CLA, and a certificate of recognition. They are honored at the CLA Awards Ceremony during the annual conference and encouraged to enroll into CLA's Mentoring Program. The CLA Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland is funded by CLA's Edna Yelland Scholarship Fund. Contributions to the fund are tax-deductible and will enable CLA to continue supporting ethnic minority students and encouraging commitment to the improvement of library services to ethnic minority communities in California. Eligibility Applicants must: be US citizens (or permanent US residents) and permanent California residents; be enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's of library and information science or information studies program and have completed one or more courses; intend to work in a California library upon graduation; be a member of one of the following ethnic minority groups: African American or Black; American Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; Latino/Hispanic; Pacific Islander; provide a description of your financial need; and be available for interview by the Edna Yelland Scholarship Committee. Individuals will be chosen for oral interview based upon the merits of the written application.

Carlson Caspers 1L Diversity Scholarship Program

Carlson Caspers' Diversity Scholarship Program annually provides up to two $5,000 scholarships to prospective law students who are pursuing or who have obtained a degree in chemistry, physics, life sciences, pharmacy, engineering, or computer science and who are committed to practicing intellectual property law in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Scholarship recipients will be considered for a paid internship at Carlson Caspers during the summer prior to entering law school and will be considered for a paid clerkship during the summers after their first and second years of law school.

Committee 30 - Ties 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.

Cargill Scholarship Program

Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Finance, Accounting, Computer Science/MIS, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: Students are also eligible for this scholarship from the following institutions: Kansas State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Carolina A&T State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Internship opportunities may become available to students receiving this scholarship. Cargill will consider the following majors: Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Science, Agricultural and Animal Sciences. Donor/Sponsor Name: Cargill Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.cargill.com

PGM'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

PGM’s Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications. There will be two (2) $1,500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. The second scholarship is open to graduate students entering into medical school or currently within their medical school program. The scholarship program here at PGM is competitive and will be based upon leadership, academics and achievements.

Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS)

Attention all college-bound women! If you’re pursuing a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, computer engineering, or another related field, Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) would like to invite you to apply for our annual Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) program. Please download the application for specific requirements. Now in its eighth year, the program has awarded nearly $100,000 in aid to more than 60 women across the country. WITS offers support for women who are attending or planning to attend a two- or four-year college within the United States for the upcoming school year. VIP awards multiple scholarships of up to $2,500 per recipient. Candidates are evaluated based on the following criteria: Academic performance Community involvement Extracurricular activities Leadership qualities Career path Essay response

Hallmark/UNCF Scholars Program

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: MINIMUM GPA 3.0 ETHNICITIES African American, American Indian - Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES 4-Year Colleges ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Junior, College Senior MAJORS Graphic Arts, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Illustration, Photography/Video, Mechanical Engineering, Business, English, Marketing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science/MIS, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, Interactive Design, Finance, Economics

The CSA Leadership Scholarships

For applicants who exhibit a solid record of volunteerism Eligibility To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Current member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2. Actively enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours towards pursuing a degree 3. Completed 24 credit hours towards a degree (for graduate degree applicants, this can include undergraduate credit hours) 4. Have at least six (6) credit hours remaining after the award date (after December 30) 5. Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (out of 4.0) or 4.5 (out of 5.0) based on the most recently completed 24 credit hours 6. Have not been awarded any AHIMA Foundation scholarship for the academic degree being sought through this application 7. Submit a completed online application and all of its components Additional requirements are listed on the online scholarship application

AFCEA Military Personnel Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel), and to disabled veterans who are currently enrolled part time or full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. Eligible candidates must be at least second-year college students enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors in four-year institutions at the time of application. All candidates must provide a copy of Certificate of Service, Discharge Form DD214, copy of latest performance review or other verification of service. (Please black out your Social Security Number when submitting.) Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible. Eligibility: Applicants must be: 1. U.S. citizen 2. Currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States 3. An undergraduate student enrolled at the time of application 4. Enrolled part time or full time in an eligible degree program An overall 3.0 GPA is required. Candidates must be majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; or mathematics. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. Important: PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation will be required from field-of-study professors. If that is not possible, we will accept recommendations from commanding officers/employers in the related field of study. Instructions on electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process. 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 submissions in pdf format preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.

HORIZONS Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered. Be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits). Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense. Demonstrate financial need. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25. Be a woman. Be a citizen of the United States. Recipients of past awards may apply for future financial assistance. Fields of Study Focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics. Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Selection Criteria Awards will be based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of objectives, recommendations, and financial need. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. Women In Defense reserves the right to revise, suspend or discontinue this program without notice. Complete submission packet includes: - Completed application - Three essays - Official academic transcripts - Two recommendation letters - Proof of U.S. Citizenship

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