Computer Science is one of the most popular subjects now-a-days. Tuition prices are rising, but there are scholarships for computer science. Students working toward a degree in computer science have a long list of scholarship options ranging from private groups to government agencies. We have provided a list of 20 scholarships for computer science students which will give you a place to start your search.
There are many more scholarships and grants offered each year to support the needy applicants, so if you don’t find a scholarship on this list that works for you, keep searching. There are many more scholarships available for qualified computer science students.
1. AACE International Competitive Scholarships
This scholarship is available to full-time students pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology and other degrees directly related to the field of cost engineering and cost management. Students must be in good academic standing and attending an accredited college of university.
2. ExCEL Computing Scholarships
Academically talented students who demonstrate a financial need are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an approved computer science degree program. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should talk to their school counselor to obtained an application at the applicants high school or college of choice. An example of the requirements for the scholarship can be found at Loyola University’s website.
3. The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS)
Through a partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), this program provides scholarships to students who attend a full-time, approved computer science degree program at a participating university. To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must agree to serve a 10 week summer internship as well as commit to holding a state, federal or local government position for a time period matching the period in which the applicant received the scholarship. So if the recipient is given three years of scholarship support, that student must agree to work three years for the Department of Homeland Security. Stipends are of $20,000 to $30,000 are also available to scholarship recipients. Recipients who do not work after graduation will be required to pay back the total cost of their scholarship and stipend money. More information about this scholarship can be found at the CyberCorps website.
4. Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Xerox offers this scholarship to any minority student enrolled in a technical science discipline. Applicants must be a full-time student at an accredited four year institution, have a B average or better and be working toward a bachelor’s degree, masters degree or PhD. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000.
5. Sarder Scholarship
This scholarship is specific to taking classes through Netcom learning. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years old or older. Scholarships can be applied to both public and online classes. The maximum scholarship amount is $2500 and can only be applied toward tuition expenses.
6. SMART Scholarship
Sponsored by the Department of Defense to support students in both undergraduate and graduate computer, science, math, technology and engineering programs. Scholarship recipients receive full scholarships and gainful employment upon completion of their designated program. Applicants must be enrolled in an approved university, have a 3.0 GPA. All applicants must be available for summer internships and willing to work for the Department of Defense once they have graduated.
7. AFCEA Cyber Security
Undergraduate and graduate students who majoring in cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, digital forensics or electronic engineering at an accredited two or four year college are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be 18 or older, in at least their second year and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship can be applied to both traditional campus classes and distance learning programs.
8. Electronic Document Systems Foundation Scholarship
Students interested in document preparation, production and distribution may be eligible for the Electronic Document Systems Foundation Scholarship. The foundation offers several scholarships for students working toward degrees in computer science and other computer related degrees. Most of the scholarship awards require applicants to be a second year student or higher, but there are a few for students below that level.
9. The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Supporting women in technology, the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is offered by Google. This scholarship awards $10,000 to female undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate strong academic and leadership qualities. Applicants must be enrolled, or intend to be enrolled, in a program at an accredited university. Accepted degree programs include computer science, computer engineering or another closely related field of study.
10. Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF)
This scholarship is available to students interested in document management or graphic communications. There are several different awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to students majoring in computer science, software development or other closely related fields of study. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and attending an accredited university.
11. ESA Foundation Scholarship Program
This scholarship is available to female and minority students working toward a degree in computer and video game arts. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend full-time at an accredited four year college or university. High school seniors must have been accepted into an approved program to be eligible. Scholarships of up to $3,000 are available.
12. Dell Computer Corporation Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have completed an approved college readiness program and be graduating from an accredited high school. Applicants must have a 2.75 or better GPA, demonstrate financial need and plan to attend a full-time bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university. Scholarships are given based on a student’s goals, accomplishments and ability to overcome hardship on the road to academic success.
13. Wayne V. Black Scholarship
This scholarship is open to students pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, pre-law, political science and telecommunications. Topics for submission are released in October of each year along with updated application criteria.
14. Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is offered by the National Security Agency. High school seniors planning to pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering are encouraged to apply. Applicants receive up to $30,000 per year toward their academic expenses. If awarded the scholarship, students must attend school full-time, maintain a 3.0 or better GPA and agree to work in their area of study for the NSA for a length of one and one half the length of time they were granted scholarship funds.
15. AFCEA Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarships
This scholarship is for post graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited four year institution. Applicants must be working toward a master’s degree in computer science, engineering, physics, information management or math. Scholarships are determined by academic excellence and at least one scholarship is given to a woman or minority who demonstrates financial need.
16. IEEE President’s Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed a project that shows outstanding understanding of computer science, engineering or closely related IEEE fields. The scholarship awards $10,000 to be paid out over four years of undergraduate study and a student IEEE membership.
17. GMiS Scholarship Program
Full-time students majoring in computer science or engineering who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants do not have to be of Hispanic heritage, but they do need to show leadership within the Hispanic community to qualify. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
18. Microsoft Tuition Scholarships
This scholarship requires that applicants be enrolled full-time at a four year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico. Applicants must be working toward a degree in computer science, computer engineering or another closely related field. The Microsoft Tuition Scholarship is academic based, which means applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale. The award may cover all or part of the academic expenses for one year.
19. Lambeth Family Scholarship
This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to post-secondary students pursuing degrees in computer science, business, engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences.
20. UNCF Scholarships
This scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, management information systems and food service. Recipients are selected based on good academic performance, leadership, career goals and achievements.