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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).

Foth Production Solutions, LLC Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural engineering, mechanization, power and equipment, biochemistry, biological sciences, biotechnology, computer systems, environmental engineering and science, food packaging, food science and technology, pulp and paper technology, soil conservation or soil science. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must reside in Wisconsin, preferably in Brown, Calumet, Dane, Dodge, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto or Outagamie counties. Preference given to applicants who plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Engineering, Madison Area Technical College or Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship

Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship awards one $2,500 prize each semester to the student who can write the winning essay on how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company. This is open to student at least 18 years old in good academic standing and majoring in Product Design, Interaction Design, UX Design, Engineering, or Computer Science. All essay submissions must be emailed to at scholarship@buildium.com.

Web Design & Development Scholarship

The Web design and Development Scholarship is for any high school senior student across the country interested in pursuing graphic design, web design and development or other arts. Students entering this contest are required to develop a homepage and one interior page for an educational website that does not yet exist on the web. The site does not have to be live, but those that are will be awarded additional points towards final score. These pages must be submitted as an image file (ex. jpeg, pdf, tif.) The site should be related to a school class or club and should reflect a collaborative effort between a “pseudo client” and the student as the designer. The client can be a number of different people, including a teacher, an administrator, or a professional in the field. The student should also include a log of meetings with their client as well as a budget to follow—this should include a simple breakdown of the design, development, hosting and maintenance costs for their site. A written essay or video is required to describe the process students used to collaborate with their client to ensure their design and/or website met their client’s needs, why they chose this contest, why they deserve the scholarship and how they went above and beyond the requirements. They should also include their future education plans and any other relevant information. A letter of recommendation shall accompany the submission. A student funds release document must be included with the submission. If the final decision on the student’s college choice is not noted, it is the student’s responsibility to resubmit the final document with all the information filled out by June 15, 2014. A web parameters manual, any additional instructions, general guidelines of the rubric and examples for inspiration will be provided after a student registers online. Students should submit all entry information online. Please visit http://www.eschoolview.com/StudentScholarships.aspx for all information on requirements, registration and submission. Please fill and submit everything online. Call 888.932.6460 for any further questions!

Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship

AWIS offers undergraduate women the opportunity to apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship. The Schechtman Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who wish to pursue research. Any female student matriculating at a college or university, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to apply. Entering and current freshmen are especially encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold United States citizenship. Chosen field of study must be recognized by the National Science Foundation. Restrictions are subject to change. This scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, enrolled at a U.S. institution, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and studying in the life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences, or psychology. The award can be used for any aspect of education.

Mathematics/Computer Science - Academic Opportunity Award

Prospective Math or Computer Science major. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.

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

Darrell R. Berry Scholarship

Eligibility: 1. Students applying must be enrolled in Occupational Programming, second semester or second year, with at least a 3.0 GPA. 2. Recipients must maintain full-time enrollment at Delta College during their scholarship year. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 credit hours or more per semester. Whenever appropriate, scholarship funds may be granted to students whose circumstances restrict their enrollment to less than 12 credit hours. 3. Scholarships will be awarded to students who may or may not have financial need. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. 4. To continue to receive this scholarship, the recipient must reapply for this scholarship each academic year.

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.

Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. US citizenship required. Availability dependent upon renewals. Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate students. 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.

Ruth & Roger Pruitt Mathematics & Computer Science Scholarship

Recipients will be students enrolled in the Mathematics and Computer Science department with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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