Scholarships

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has a number of awards and scholarships awarded each spring. Information on each is given below. An announcement is sent by email to all department majors early in the spring semester with instructions on how to apply. Applications are normally due by the middle of February.

Students studying together.

Mary Hudson Scarborough Award for Excellence in Computer and Information Systems

For outstanding academic achievement by graduating seniors in computer science, information systems, and information technology. This is a non-monetary award.

Doris K. Lidtke Excellence in Service Award

For students majoring in computer science, information systems, or information technology who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as have provided significant service in their field (as member of a computer club or organization, tutoring, community service, etc.). Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 required. Must be a senior at the time of receiving the funding. To be used for tuition and fees. Full and part-time students eligible. U.S. citizenship not required. Typical award amount: $2,600.

James W. Smith Scholarship

Awarded to a continuing student majoring in computer science demonstrating the qualities of James W. Smith, a colleague in the department who passed away in 2001. This includes enthusiasm for computer science as demonstrated through scholarly achievement and/or encouraging and helping others to learn about the discipline; exemplary scholarship in computer science courses;  demonstrated ability in mathematics courses; evidence of the potential for success in the computer science discipline; awareness of the social impact of computing and computers on society; and the need for responsible behavior of professional computer scientists. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required. To be used for tuition, fees, room and board. U.S. citizenship not required. Typical award amount: $7,300.

Applied Information Sciences Scholarship

For students majoring in information systems who have demonstrated academic excellence. Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 required. Must be a junior or senior at the time of receiving funding. Full and part-time students eligible. Must be nominated in writing by a faculty member within the department, and a current resume provided. U.S. citizenship not required. Typical award amount: $3,200.

Wendy and Larry Letow Scholarship

For students majoring in computer science, information systems, or information technology who have demonstrated academic excellence. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required.  Must be a junior or senior at the time of receiving funding. Extra consideration given for those involved in intramural sports. Full and part-time students eligible. To be used for tuition, fees, room and board. U.S. citizenship not required. Typical award amount: $2,000.

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

Scholarships are available for students majoring in computer science with a concentration in computer security. Contingent on continued funding by the National Science Foundation. Additional info.

Three Computer Science Majors Receive $5,000 Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum Scholarships for Spring 2016 Semester

  • Sara Bittner: Computer Science
  • Jarrett Booz: Computer Science
  • Sydney Dinetz: Business Administration & e-Business/Jewish Studies
  • Hammad Imran: Business Administration/Information Technology
  • Zachary Sierakowski: Computer Science w/Software Engineering track

See the press release for more on these commendable students.

AOC Scholarship Winners

On February 16, 2016 the department was informed that undergraduate computer science majors Anthony Panei and Chance Brilz were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Aberdeen Proving Ground Susquehanna Association of Old Crows (AOC) Chapter plus a one year membership to the AOC. The Chapter will recognize and present awards to winners at the Chapter Scholarship and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on March 24th at Aberdeen Proving Ground.