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.  

To apply for any of these scholarships, please fill out the online application. This is part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship Application, and will be available December 5, 2017 through February 1, 2018.  

Apply Online Here: http://las.iastate.edu/students/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.

Gloria Cain Scholarship in Computer Science

This Scholarship is in the process of being created to honor a great Academic Adviser in Computer Science who has retired.  Stay tuned for awarding details and opportunities to donate to this scholarship and honor Gloria Cain and her many years of service to students and academics here at Iowa State University.

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.

Computer Science Minority Student Research Awards

Minority students at any level of college education pursuing a degree in Computer Science may be considered for this award.  To be qualified, students must be able to demonstrate strong research fundamentals, skills, or projects.  Financial need is required.

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.