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Scholarships

The Computer Science Department and College of Engineering benefit from the generosity of many donors and organizations interested in supporting students in their studies of computer science. Below is a listing of these departmental and college level opportunities with basic application requirements (if applicable). More information about these scholarships and generous benefactors can be found by clicking the scholarship title. Students are encouraged to visit the Boise State Financial Aid Scholarships page to apply for university level opportunities. Recognition and a listing of past scholarship recipients can be found here.

Ada Lovelace Computer Science Scholarship for Women

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
  • Required:  Female
  • To Apply: You must submit a cover letter (no more than one page in length) and a resume to csscholarships@boisestate.edu by the Friday of the second full week of April (4/21/2017). This application will qualify you for consideration of this award as well as all other female preferred departmental scholarships (the Hutchison, Rayner and Keynetics scholarships). For more information, please contact Jordan Morales at jordanmorales@boisestate.edu or 208-426-5759.

The Ada Lovelace Computer Science Scholarship for Women was established March 2013.  This scholarship provides recognition of the world’s first computer scientist, Ada, Countess of Lovelace.

Bradley Morse Memorial Endowed Computer Science Scholarship

Eric and Elizabeth Schneider Computer Science Scholarship

EXPAND.CS Computer Science Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  2.5
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
  • Intent to stay an work in Idaho after graduation
  • To Apply:  The application can be found here. For more information, please contact Jordan Morales at jordanmorales@boisestate.edu or 208-426-5759.

Hutchison  Computer Science Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0 for Junior and Seniors
  • First-year, Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • Preferred:  Female
  • To Apply: You must submit a cover letter (no more than one page in length) and a resume to csscholarships@boisestate.edu by the Friday of the second full week of April (4/21/2017). This application will qualify you for consideration of this award as well as all other female preferred department scholarships (the Ada Lovelace, Keynetics and Rayner scholarships). For more information, please contact Jordan Morales at jordanmorales@boisestate.edu or 208-426-5759.

James and Amy Hepworth Computer Science Award

Keynetics Inc. Computer Science Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate status
  • Preferred:  Female undergraduates.  If none, then qualified female graduates.  If none, then any qualified undergraduate student.
  • To Apply: You must submit a cover letter (no more than one page in length) and a resume to csscholarships@boisestate.edu by the Friday of the second full week of April (4/21/2017). This application will qualify you for consideration of this award as well as all other female preferred department scholarships (the Ada Lovelace, Hutchison and Rayner scholarships). For more information, please contact Jordan Morales at jordanmorales@boisestate.edu or 208-426-5759.

The Keynetics Inc. Computer Science Scholarship was established in 2009 by Eileen Langan Barber to encourage and support students, particularly women, to pursue computer science degrees.  Eileen co-founded Keynetics Inc., an Idaho based parent corporation of software companies providing elegant but simple solutions ranging from internet retailing, to fraud screening to protect customers during online transactions.  Eileen believes strongly in the value of mentoring, and knows that young women need role models and money to support their education.

Margaret Hamilton Computer Science Scholarship
The Margaret Hamilton Scholarship for Women in Computer Science scholarship is for female students pursuing a degree in Computer Science, who plan to enroll at least part-time (6 undergraduate credits, 5 graduate credits) each semester of the award, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. You must also demonstrate financial need per the federal financial aid rules. We can determine your financial need by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

National Science Foundation Scholarships for Engineering and Computer Science (College of Engineering)

  • U.S. Citizen of Permanent Resident
  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science (or another Engineering discipline)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.5 (for high school applicants) or 3.0 (for current BSU students)
  • Participation in monthly community building activities required.
  • Enrolled/enrolling in a first-year level mathematics course for Summer or Fall 2016
  • Must show financial need (FAFSA)
  • To Apply: You must submit either a single-page essay explaining you interest in pursuing an engineering or computer science career or interview with the Scholarship Coordinator explaining your interest. A letter of recommendation is also required. The application can be found here. For more information, please contact Lynn Olson at lynnolson1@boisestate.edu or 208-426-2686.

NCWIT Idaho Affiliate Aspirations Award Scholarship (College of Engineering)

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0
  • High School Grades 9-12
  • Required:  Female
  • To Apply: Applications are generally accepted during the winter and more information can be found here.

The Boise State University College of Engineering offers winners and runners-up of the Idaho Affiliate Aspirations Award $1,000 to attend Boise State University and major in Computer Science. This award is renewable for up to four years. For more information, please contact Lynn Olson at lynnolson1@boisestate.edu or 208-426-2686.

Rayner Computer Science Scholarship

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Computer Science
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0
  • Freshman or Sophomore
  • Required:  Female
  • Must show financial need (FAFSA)
  • To Apply: You must submit a cover letter (no more than one page in length) and a resume to csscholarships@boisestate.edu by the Friday of the second full week of April (4/21/2017). This application will qualify you for consideration of this award as well as all other female preferred department scholarships (the Keynetic, Ada Lovelace and Hutchison scholarships). For more information, please contact Jordan Morales at jordanmorales@boisestate.edu or 208-426-5759.

 

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