IEEE Computer Society Merwin Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Who is Eligible?
Graduate students, and those in the final two years of an undergraduate program in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer related field of engineering who are active members of a student branch or chapter are eligible.

IEEE Computer Society membership is required. (Note: Students applying for the award should have a minimum one year in which to complete their degree, or be considering or enrolled to immediately start further study upon completion.)

Applicants are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 / 4.0 (or exam marks of at least 60%), and be a full-time student as defined by his or her academic institution during the course of the award. Student winners of the Computer Society’s Richard Merwin or UPE/CS award for the previous year (13 months) are not eligible.

Evaluation criteria include participation in student IEEE branch/chapter activities (30%), academic achievement (30%), extracurricular activities (10%), letter of recommendation from student branch/chapter advisor (20%), and quality of Student Ambassador vision statement (10%).

For your transcripts, your minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 / 4.0. If your GPA is based on percentages and NOT a 4.0 grading scale, you must include mark sheets to notate how your GPA is calculated

Additionally, your transcripts should be of your entire current degree track (Juniors and Seniors should include first two years of grades; Masters and PhD should include current track)
Upon acceptance you will have to provide a Letter of Full-time Enrollment certificate for duration of Ambassador tenure with school seal on certificate
Letter of Recommendation(s)
The IEEE Student Branch Adviser or
The CS Chapter Chair (i.e. the professional chapter)
You can also present a second LOR (this is optional)

Year of Need:


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2017-12-31


Sponsoring Organization IEEE Computer Society
2001 L Street N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-4928

Contact Person:

Phone: 202-371-0101

Fax: 202-728-9614