Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships not only help finance tuition, but they also are a great addition to students’ résumés, which can lead to additional academic and career opportunities. There are a number of academic scholarships available to Computer Science undergraduate students.  

Computer Science Scholarships are offered to undergraduate students. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria which is set by the donors. Some of these include the non-traditional student, demonstration of leadership, minority status, research interests, and more.  A majority of the scholarships available are listed below. Award amounts differ from year to year as funding sources change, but awards typically range from $500 to $2,000.  

By simply completing one application (the OneApp), you will be considered for ISU Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships, LAS College scholarships, and department scholarships. There are many scholarships that consider academic achievement, financial need, major, career interest and other factors. Just remember — you only need to complete the OneApp to be considered for any of these scholarships. https://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/

Charlie & Barb Hunt Scholarship in Computer Science

A fund has been established to reward students who have a strong work ethic, are highly motivated and are pursuing an education in Computer Science or Software Engineering while encouraging a higher education for non-traditional students.  This includes students who may be managing many life challenges including, but not limited to raising children,working full or part time, returning to college after taking time away from studies, or other life circumstances.  This award is available to 2nd year students and up and financial need is required.

Arthur A. Collins Education Fund in Computer Science

This award has been established in honor of Arthur A. Collins by Rockwell Collins to support student scholarships. Scholarships are available to Computer Science students at any stage of their educational career.  To be qualified, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better, be able to demonstrate leadership and personal integrity, with preference given to residents of Iowa.

Mark Giese Computer Science Scholarship

This fund has been established by an alumni of the Department of Computer Science out of appreciation for the education he received here. Scholarship recipients shall be undergraduates enrolled in the Department of Computer Science, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Students shall have demonstrated leadership through their participation in extracurricular or community organizations and activities. Examples of extracurricular activities include involvement in recognized student organizations, professional organizations, or community service. Preference shall be given to students who are underrepresented.

Bian Li Women in Computer Science Endowed Scholarship

The donors created this scholarship as a way of supporting women in Computer Science, specifically Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The Donors hope that the recipients of the scholarship are individuals that will use their degrees attained at Iowa State University to impact the community and world in a socially positive way.

Computer Science Scholarships

Computer Science receives funding from donations by friends, family, alumni, and other donors. Thanks to their generosity, this general scholarship is available to all students studying Computer Science.