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 $25,000 a year stipend ($30,000 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. For more details about eligibility and service requirements please see the DoD Cyber Scholarship Announcement or contact Dr. Heydari (Open to all students)

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)

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


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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