If you dream in binary, count electric sheep, can't sleep without the hum of at least a dozen cooling fans and regularly grapple with the urge to overclock everything in sight, computer science might be the right major for you. With a lot of work and a bit of luck, who knows, maybe you’ll be responsible for the next big leap in computer technology. Whether you plan to work for or compete with the giants of the computer industry, you’re going to need to take some steps to build your skills, not to mention an impressive resume.
To be a professional computer genius, you will need training and have at least some amount of formal education. Those who plan to embark on a career in technology should seriously consider a degree in computer science. While a college dropout succeeded in founding Microsoft in 1975, that doesn't necessarily mean that a college dropout will succeed in getting a job coding for Microsoft today. A college education, and likely some additional certification, is necessary to succeed in the computer industry today.
Of course the need to go to school brings about the problem of finding a way to pay for school. And in order to pay for school, chances are, you will need to find scholarships or other financial aid. Luckily, computer science majors are highly desirable, and as a result, have many scholarship opportunities available to them. To encourage the popularity and growth of the field, numerous scholarship providers have created computer science scholarships for students with an interest in technology. Major companies like Google, Microsoft, and Intel offer scholarships for the technology-minded student. Many smaller providers and individual colleges have also created funds that award computer science scholarships to students working towards a postsecondary degree.
Below are just a few examples of computer science scholarships. To find more computer science scholarships, students can conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com. At Scholarships.com, students will have access to information about more than 2.7 million scholarships and grants. By using their major as a search criterion, students can find awards created to help those interested in computer science and computer engineering obtain a postsecondary education.
To be eligible for the SMA Native American STEM Scholarship, applicants must: be an enrolled member of federally recognized Pueblo, Nation or Tribe in the United States; be either a high school graduate or a full-time college undergrad student enrolled at an accredited college or university; major in a STEM field; must not have been placed on disciplinary or academic probation at any time; and [...] More
The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. Five merit-based awards ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 will be given to rising juniors and seniors in college, to be applied to the coming academic year.
To be eligible for the WIA Foundation Scholarship, an applicant [...] More
Elevate is giving away scholarships to high school seniors who are attending an Iowa Community College in the fall for a career in advanced manufacturing. Examples of eligible training programs include welding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining, industrial automation, industrial maintenance, robotics, tool and die, and transportation and logistics. Along with filling out the [...] More
The USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards provides college scholarships to students who have shown a career interest in fields of space science, aerospace engineering, aeronautics-related sciences, or space science education. Eligible majors may include, but are not limited to, aerospace engineering, astronomy, astrobiology, computer science, earth science, electrical engineering, geophysics, [...] More
The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) is a consortium of public and private universities and non-profit organizations that sponsors a broad range of programs to enhance teaching, research, and educational outreach within aerospace and earth science, and other NASA related STEM disciplines throughout Alaska. The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) was established at the University of Alaska [...] More
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid [...] More
Applicants of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Scholarships should be students majoring in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, data science, safety or industrial hygiene programs. Applications will be accepted from university freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants, and university seniors planning to attend graduate school. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a [...] More
The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM recruits high quality underrepresented students looking to pursue Master’s and Doctoral degrees in applied [...] More
Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel [...] More
The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program enhances the DoD civilian workforce with innovative scientists, engineers and researchers across the United States. SMART creates a [...] More
Like many colleges and universities, we distinguish between two types of financial assistance: support based on merit and support based on need. A financial aid offer from the University often includes both types of aid. Merit-based aid comes in the form of scholarships and can be automatically reapplied to your financial aid package each year. Many scholarships are awarded by the arts, sciences [...] More
The Center for Women in Technology (CWIT, pronounced “see-wit”) is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in creating technology and in engineering and information technology fields. A successful program for female-friendly engineering and information technology education at UMBC will help make UMBC a destination for women (and their allies) interested in technical careers and serve [...] More
Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other [...] More
The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Any student who identifies as [...] More
The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at an NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time second-year student in a four-year academic [...] More
The Public Education Foundation rallies our community to effectively invest in public education. Thanks to our many community partners, we provide a variety of support to public schools, focusing on students, educators, and school communities. We provide millions of dollars in college scholarships each year to help students pursue their dreams of attending college or vocational school. Together, [...] More
The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission. The program is targeted toward students who have completed their sophomore year and are attending minority-serving institutions (MSIs). You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is [...] More
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent charitable organization with a mission to engage and attract students to the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry by providing financial support. Undergraduate students pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career are eligible to apply, and they must be enrolled full-time at any non-profit [...] More
Trinity University is the best small college in Texas. Trinity University is a force in motion. Through hands-on education driven by perpetual discovery, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, Trinity students answer questions and question answers. With more than 110 majors and minors, you can chart an exciting academic course—or create one for yourself. Trinity University prepares students to [...] More
The Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans on attending an HBCU or an undergraduate student who currently attends an HBCU). Graduate students who are [...] More
Education is vital to the growth and future of every community. Because of this, the Saginaw Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school, community college, university and vocational students. Since awarding our first $500 scholarship in 1987, the Saginaw Community Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships. Learn more about all of our [...] More
The NDSGC has established the prestigious Pearl I. Young Space Grant Award for a student at the University of North Dakota. Applicants will ideally be involved in a research project of NASA relevance. Eligible applicants must have a female gender identity or outside the gender binary, be majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field, provide transcripts that [...] More
The NDSGC has established the prestigious Lillian Goettler Space Grant Award for a female student at North Dakota State University. Applicants must be majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field, provide transcripts that demonstrate a 3.5 GPA, and be US citizens. Applicants will ideally be involved in a research project of NASA relevance. Undergraduate and graduate [...] More
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Applicants must [...] More
The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation's scholarships are awarded to encourage high school students in the State of Hawaii who intend to have a career in business to pursue higher education at any accredited four-year college or university. College students meeting the requirements are also eligible to apply. Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of [...] More
The (ISC)² Graduate Scholarship program offers from $1,000 to $5,000 per graduate student who is pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Applicants must be eligible to begin the first or second year of a master's degree program or pursue doctoral studies and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Citizenship isn't required. Winners are announced in June. [...] More
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must: Be pursuing or planning to pursue a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or similar field in the upcoming fall; Be a senior in high school, an undergraduate student, graduate or post graduate student; and have a 3.3 GPA. Applicants may: Be a citizen of any country; Be attending on campus or online; Be attending full time [...] More
ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. Applicants must be enrolled in a two-year degree, undergraduate, or graduate program. Two-year program applicants must have completed at least 1 semester or the equivalent of 12 credit hours and four-year [...] More
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Economic Club Business Study Abroad Scholarship is offered to a full-time second year or above undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Business and will be studying abroad through a public or private college or university. Applicants must be a resident of Kent, Allegan, Ottawa, or Muskegon County (3 year minimum) or a resident student at a [...] More
Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund is supported by Advocates for African-Americans, a Duke Energy employee resource group in Charlotte. It was founded by Duke Energy employees in 1996 to attract, nurture, develop and promote a diverse workforce. Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South [...] More
Our mission is to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area by increasing philanthropy and supporting the organizations that serve our most vulnerable community members. We envision a thriving Asian and Pacific Islander community with presence and impact. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria [...] More
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be [...] More
Loren and Becky Roslund began building their farm in 1977. As their daughters, Angie and Allison were born, the family farm continued to practice modern technology and efficiency, all the while remembering to keep the family involved. After growing up with agriculture at their fingertips, the Roslund Family established this scholarship in 2009 to assist other young adults interested in the [...] More
The Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program is for first generation high school seniors who are underrepresented, need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education as a means to help out their family, community and themselves. We want to be able to find, sponsor, and guide leaders who are determined to succeed by all means possible regardless of their struggles, lack of [...] More
Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. Applicants must be high school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian) with a minimum 3.3 GPA and financial need. Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college or university in [...] More
Each year, the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-GGS) awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area students graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. This year, we are happy to announce that we will also be awarding scholarships for incoming or current community college students who plan to transfer to a [...] More
This annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future. One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,500 per year. Scholarships may be renewed at $1,500 a year for three additional years. Applicants must be U.S. [...] More
The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be accepted to or enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) program at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United [...] More
In 2015, James and Rose Perryman established The Perryman Foundation to provide for the education of the next generation of innovators. Since its founding, the Foundation has provided over $2 million in financial support to hard working college students. The James T. and Rose M. Perryman Family Foundation awards 3 different types of scholarships: Trade School applicants supporting STEM based [...] More
Conserve Wildlife Foundation invites high school students from across the state to submit an original social media campaign showing why it is important to protect wildlife in New Jersey. The fun and educational "Species on the Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest capitalizes on high school students' expertise with social media platforms and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, [...] More
The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of Albuquerque High alum and 1957 West Point grad Barnes W. Rose and his aunt, longtime New Mexico resident, Eva Rose Nickol. This award is for an Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the STEM majors - Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics.
The ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. This is intended for students with strong math and/or science credentials. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes [...] More
The Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) Scholarship is open to students from schools in Kentucky who have a passion for using technology skills to make a positive social change in the world or at home in their communities. In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must currently be attending a rural high school as a senior in the state of Kentucky and be an [...] More
In order to be considered for the Judith A. Sanders Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must currently be attending Graves County High School or Mayfield High School as a senior. The student must also be planning to attend college to pursue a degree in a computer technology related field. This scholarship is awarded based upon answers to a series of essay questions that are designed to gauge the [...] More
The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have attended college [...] More
The AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch NFP is offering grants to local women who need financial assistance to continue their education at the undergraduate or graduate level. An applicant may be studying full or part time and must meet the following criteria: be a resident of Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville, Berkeley, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, or Villa Park; be continuing education after [...] More
The Robert J. Yourzak Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the PMI Minnesota Chapter, is an academic scholarship valued at up to US$2,000 and is open to all students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in Project Management or related fields of study from accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities anywhere in the world. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must [...] More
The PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarships are for applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral academic degree program in project management or a related field benefitting from project management with the following order of priority: 1st priority: a member of the PMI Alaska Chapter who is a resident of Alaska attending or planning to attend an [...] More
In order to be considered eligible for the PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying to a project management degree program or a related field benefiting from project management with the following order of priority: a member of the PMI Tulsa Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, step-children and grandchildren but not cousins, aunts, or [...] More
GAC scholarships are open to all students enrolled in GAC-accredited, academic, degree granting programs, in project/program/portfolio management or a project management related field of study. Multiple scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each. These scholarships are awarded annually.Multiple scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 each.
WIFLE offers several scholarships to talented individuals to meet demands in the field of law enforcement and to foster the professional development of those engaged in Law Enforcement. The dollar amount of each scholarship will vary based on numerous factors. Scholarship Awards may be renewable on subsequent applications. WIFLE scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic potential, [...] More
The Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship is a prestigious national academic scholarship that is not limited to a particular college or university. Recipients must be full-time university students pursuing an academic degree in an information technology field. The selection committee will choose the scholarship recipients on the basis of scholastic ability, leadership potential and financial [...] More
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More
The Out to Innovate Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers.
One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one [...] More
The goals of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium are: to identify, recruit, and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; to encourage women and underrepresented students to enter these fields of study; and to increase NASA activities and awareness in North Dakota. Undergraduate scholarships will be awarded each school year. The amount of money available for [...] More
The Enacting Curriculum Through Engaging Discourse (EnaCTED) Project (2018-2023) is a collaboration of the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University and school districts in the Boston area. This program focuses on preparing teachers to design and use high quality mathematics curriculum and discourse-based instruction to support [...] More
INI fellowships are merit-based and will be awarded during the admissions application review process. While students may indicate that they are interested in receiving a fellowship, there is no application process for this type of opportunity. Established in honor of the CEO of Alta Associates and founder of the Executive Women's Forum (EWF), the Joyce Brocaglia-EWF Endowed Fellowship in the [...] More
The WW Teaching Fellows are ensuring that young people have the science and math literacy to participate fully as citizens in contemporary society. Fellows bring their STEM expertise to high-need classrooms across the country, receiving financial support and mentorship as they complete a specially designed master’s degree at one of the program’s partner universities. Through the WW Teaching [...] More
NACME is the largest provider of college scholarships for underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees at schools of engineering. NACME Scholarships make a significant impact on the lives of deserving students who ultimately become valued participants in the engineering and computer science workforce. NACME is responsible for over $5 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented [...] More
The CPS Energy Student Assistance for Education (SAFE) Program is designed to promote higher education for professional careers in public utilities by providing personal development through mentoring and a hands-on learning experiences through paid summer employment at the completion of the student's junior and senior year. Our SAFE internship program is open to highly-successful, incoming high [...] More
See the many Friends of MCC Foundation academic and merit-based scholarships available to MCC students, as well as external scholarships that can help you offset your college-related costs. The generosity of our donors allows MCC to provide numerous scholarships to students who exhibit academic, merit, financial need, strong leadership, and service to their communities. Scholarship applications [...] More
The National Science Foundation supports fellowships for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time, research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or math or STEM education. NSF GRFP was established to recruit and support individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions in STEM. Thus, NSF especially encourages [...] More
When you get acceptance letters from multiple colleges, there’s nothing wrong with taking some time to celebrate. But once the mental confetti has fallen, it’s time to decide: which school do you actually want to attend?
High school students planning to work in a STEM-based field can rest assured about their career prospects. Research shows that STEM jobs will grow more than twice as rapidly as non-STEM jobs over the next 8 years. [...]
Did you know that there are more scholarships with deadlines in March than any other month? Now is the time to put in a little bit of your time to apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Of course, you are going to want to prioritize wisely, with just over a week left in the month. [...]