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Computer Science Department Scholarships

The Computer Science Department awards various scholarships to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in computer science. Students are notified each year when applications are due via the department list serv. For more information, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors should contact Professor David Bernstein(Open to all Computer Science students)


Federal Scholarship For Service (SFS)

SFS is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. Additionally, participants receive stipends for living expenses. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Computer Science students (rising juniors) in good standing are encouraged to apply. For more details about eligibility and service requirements please visit the Undergraduate SFS Announcement. Interested students must submit the Scholarship Agreement Form (PDF) (Open to rising juniors)


Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was created to "provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields." For more information contact JMU Faculty Representative, Melinda Adams(Open to rising juniors and seniors)


Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to encourage women to "excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders.".

Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership.

In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google. We know how important a supportive peer network can be for a student’s success. The retreat will include workshops, speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities scheduled over a couple of days. (Open to seniors)


Microsoft Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to recipients for one academic year. The scholarship will cover 100 percent of tuition for the academic year as posted by the financial aid office of the university or college. The scholarships are made through the designated school and are not transferable to other academic institutions. The funds are to be used for tuition only. (Open to all students)


Information Assurance Scholarships

If you are interested in scholarship programs related to Information Security and are eligible to apply, please contact Dr. Heydari (Open to all students)


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