Information about specific scholarship opportunities that are particularly relevant for UNCG Computer Science students are posted here. Additional information on scholarship and other financial aid is available through the UNCG Financial Aid Office.
Scholarships Specifically for UNCG Computer Science Students
Mary D. Murray Scholarship
Mary Deese Murray graduated from the Women’s College (now UNCG) in 1932, and spent thirty-three years teaching high school mathematics and English. After retiring in 1965 she devoted her life to various civic and community activities in Hickory, NC. She was a loyal supporter of UNCG, and a gift through her estate continues to support UNCG students who are majoring in the mathematical sciences (Mathematics or Computer Science). To apply for this scholarship, please refer to the Mary D. Murray Scholarship Application Form [Word (docx) format or PDF form]. Note that before applying, students must have completed and filed a current FAFSA with the UNCG Office of Financial Aid (form available here). Other requirements (such as transcripts) are described on the application form.
Samanage Success Scholarship
Samanage is a company that builds modern support management solutions and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Samangae is dedicated to promoting the future of a tech-savvy workforce, and as such they are sponsoring a $2500 scholarship specifically for a promising Computer Science major at UNCG (see also: the Samanage Success Scholarshp web site). All full-time students in good academic standing are eligible. To apply for this scholarship, please download and fill out the scholarship application form (this Word document) and submit that form with transcripts to the Department of Computer Science before April 15.
Suthaharan Family Scholarship
Prof. Suthaharan joined the UNCG Department of Computer Science as a faculty member in 2001, and has been a major influence in the academic success of many students over the years. He has been particularly moved by students who overcome personal challenges and disabilities, and excel in their study of computer science. Along with his family, Prof. Suthaharan has established a scholarship to provide support for Computer Science undergraduates that encounter particular challenges in pursuing their academic goals. This scholarship is designated for students with financial need (as determined by a FAFSA filing with the Officie of Financial Aid), with special consideration given to students with disabilities. To apply, students should fill out an application form, which should be submitted along with supplemental materials by April 15 to the Department of Computer Science (either hardcopy or emailed to email@example.com).
Suthaharan Family Scholarship in Data Science
Prof. Suthaharan and his family have established a second scholarship to reward high-performing students with an interest in Data Science. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be in the Data Science and Big Data Concentration in Computer Science (either undergraduate or graduate programs), and must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Eligible students who wish to apply should fill out a Suthaharan Family Scholarship in Data Science application form, which should be submitted along with any supplemental materials by April 15 to the Department of Computer Science (either hardcopy or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Other Important Scholarships
The STAMPS (Science, Technology, and Math Preparation Scholarships) program is an NSF-funded scholarship program to support UNCG students in the STEM disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics/Statistics, and Physics/Astronomy). Incoming undergraduate students are automatically considered for this scholarship, and there is no separate application process. For more information about the STAMPS program, see the STAMPS web page.
UPE, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, has a scholarship that is open to active members of UPE, and provide from $750 to $1,500. Any active members of UNCG’s UPE chapter are welcome to apply. Applications must include a brief essay, transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. 2011 scholarship applications are due June 15, 2011, and more information can be found at the UPE Scholarship web site.