Scholarships for Computer Science Students

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UNO Scholarship for Women in Computer Science

This scholarship was founded by BSCS alumni Sabrina D. Farmer in 1995 who currently works as a Senior Engineering Manager for Google. This scholarship is awarded twice a year and may be received twice by a single recipient.

Eligibility:

  • be a female registered full-time at the University of New Orleans
  • be enrolled with a major or minor in the department of Computer Science
  • be enrolled in or completed CS2125
  • exhibit dedication to the field of Computer Science

Award will consist of:

  • up to $3000 per semester for tuition and books.
  • up to 1 year mentoring from founder Sabrina Farmer, Engineering Manager Google (optional)

ACERS scholarship

The ACERS Scholarship (Achievement in ComputER Science) is a merit-based scholarship for students who can demonstrate a degree of financial need greater than that of the scholarship.

Eligibility:

The Office of Financial Aid will be asked to provide need and scholarship numbers on a per-student basis, and the recipients will be chosen by the Department based on merit and eligibility. If you have been chosen for this scholarship you will be notified shortly, and you will need to either accept or decline within 24 hours. In order to maintain this scholarship in a full Fall-Spring cycle the student must remain in good standing with the University.

Award will consist of:

  • The amount of the scholarship is $500 per semester, and the students are chosen on a per-year basis (starting in fall).
  • The scholarship is offered to defray tuition costs in the Fall and Spring semesters.

COMPLETER scholarship

The COMPLETER scholarship (COMPuter science cLosE to TERminus) is meant to aid students who are nearing graduation, which significant financial need, to finish their degrees without having to take gap semesters to pay for school. Our goal is to reduce the length-of-time to degree for committed students.

Eligibility:

Students who have significant financial need, and who have taken, or are in danger of having to take gap semesters in order to pay for school, and who also have above a 2.5 GPA will be eligible for this scholarship.The Department, based on data both from the office of Financial Aid and from conversations with students and students’ academic history will identify students who will be given these awards on a semester-by-semester basis. These will typically be restricted to students with less than 45 credit hours to degree completion, with exceptions to be made at the discretion of the Department.

Award will consist of:

These scholarships will be $500 per student per semester.

Application:

Students who have been chosen for this scholarship will be notified shortly, and you will need to either accept or decline within 24 hours.

Student Mentorship Program

The Mentorship program aids in student retention by pairing Junior, Senior, or Graduate students to act as mentors to Freshman-level students who are in CSCI 1583, CSCI 2120, and CSCI 2125 and CSCI 2450. The Mentors will be expected to meet for 2 hrs per week with a student, and provide assistance with things like study habits, programming tips, exam preparation assistance, the importance of actually turning in assigned homework, etc.

Application:

If you are interested in being a Mentor, please reach out to Dr. Summa prior to the start of the semester. Qualified students should email csumma@uno.edu with [CSCI MENTOR APPLY] at the beginning of the subject line.

Award will consist of:

The Student Mentors are paid hourly at a rate of $15/hr.