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)

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)

Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship

The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) is authorized by Chapter 112 of title 10, United States Code, Section 2200. The purpose of the program is to support the recruitment of new cyber talent and the retention of current highly skilled professionals within the DoD cyber workforce.  Additionally, this program serves to enhance the national pipeline for the development of cyber personnel by providing grants to institutions of higher education.

JMU is one of the original National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Education (Cyber Defense). This designation makes our students who meet the eligibility requirements eligible to apply for this scholarship. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and $27,000 a year stipend ($32,000 for graduates) living expenses while attending an approved institution of higher learning.

Computer Science students (rising juniors/seniors and graduate students) with at least a 3.2 GPA are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage females and members of minority to apply. For more details about eligibility and service requirements please visit the DoD Cyber Scholarship Announcement 2022.

For additional information contact Dr. Heydari: heydarmh@jmu.edu

Federal Scholarship for Service

Federal Scholarship for Service (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)

Jones Scholarship

Stanley (’54) and Rosemary Jones created the Jones Scholarship to open doors for promising and deserving students in STEM. The Jones scholarship supports an academic scholarship for one incoming freshman in the fall semester.

Recipients must be in-state students, have a declared major in: Computer Science, Engineering, ISAT, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Geoscience, or Biology, be a first-generation college student, and have applied to or been admitted to the Honors College. Recipients must remain in the major and maintain good academic standing. The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years as long as these criteria are met.

No application is required. The Second Century Scholarship application process is used to determine eligibility for the Jones award. Learn more about Stanley and Rosemary Jones.

Malcolm G. Lane Scholarship

The Malcolm G. Lane Scholarship provides financial resources annually to one or more students in their junior or senior year.  To be eligible for this scholarship, recipients must have a declared major in Computer Science and a GPA of 3.25 or higher after at least two semesters of study at JMU.  Malcolm Lane is a former Computer Science Department Head and a distinguished computer scientist with a range of experience in academe and industry. (Open to rising juniors and seniors)

Microsoft Scholarships

The Microsoft Scholarship Program awards tuition and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.  If you have any questions, contact scholars@microsoft.com.

 

Second Century Scholarship

The JMU Second Century Scholarship (SCS) provides financial support to exemplary students entering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. SCS covers 100% of in-state tuition and fees and continues for a maximum of four consecutive years, pending continued exemplary academic performance. 

Criteria: GPA of 3.75 or higher (performance in science, technology and mathematics courses will receive additional consideration), demonstrated interest and commitment to study in a STEM area, declaring a major in the College of Integrated Science & Engineering or College of Science & Mathematics

Submit the SCS application through the Madison Scholarship Hub. Eligible students are encouraged to apply before the Early Admission deadline.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

The Women Techmakers Scholars Program encourages women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field. Financial scholarships are awarded to female undergraduate and graduate students based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background, demonstrated leadership, and impact on the community of women in technology. Recipients are also invited to attend a retreat at Google where they will have an opportunity to connect with fellow scholars and Google mentors and participate in professional and personal development training and workshops. (Open to seniors)

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