25 Scholarships for Aspiring Computer Science Students

Tech and computer science scholarships are plentiful, and varied. If a well qualified student runs down the list of all applicable scholarship, he or she is bound to find some relief to today’s high price of education. Here are 25 computer science scholarships we found particularly interesting and relevant.

1. AFCEA Distance Learning Scholarship

This scholarship awards $2,000 to outstanding computer science majors enrolled full time at an online learning institution. The best applicants are selected for this award.

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2. Education-Portal.com Scholarship

This annual scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an outstanding student with a minimum 3.0 high school grade point average seeking a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

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3.AACE International Competitive Scholarships

This scholarship is open to freshmen students pursuing a degree in computer engineering and computer sciences. Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

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4. VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This minority scholarship is open to full-time college students pursuing a degree in computer science. This $5000 award is for top achieving students at an accredited Historically Black College in the United States.

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5. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Held annually in Washington, D.C., this fair is open to high school students in grades 9 through 12. Top students are invited to attend to compete for more than four million dollars in annual scholarships.

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6. The HP Scholar Program

The HP Scholar Program is a partnership between UCLA, University of Washington, San Jose State, Morgan State, and North Carolina, A&T. This $4000 annual scholarship program is open to outstanding minority students pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

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7. The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a legally blind and academically gifted student majoring in computer science through the American Foundation for the Blind.

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8. Northrop Grumman Foundation Scholarship

Open to high school seniors, this $5000 scholarship is awarded to students enrolling in computer science. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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9. $1,000 GPA isn’t Everything Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a well rounded student who may not have obtained a high grade point average in high school but wishes to enroll in college full time in a computer science field.

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10. $2000 “No Essay” Scholarship

College Prowler offers this $2000 scholarship to students seeking to avoid completing an essay for a scholarship. It is available to computer science majors and anyone entering a four year college. Applicants are drawn at random.

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11. Electronic Document Systems Foundation Scholarship Awards

Awards of up to $5,000 are given to students pursing a career in the production of documents. Scholarships are also awarded to freshman and transfer students in the United States and Canada.

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12. Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Memorial Scholarships

This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to females enrolled at an accredited engineering or computer science college with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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13. Lambeth Family Scholarship

Students must be enrolled in a degree program in computer science or other science field. The strongest applicants are awarded $3,000 in scholarships.

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14. Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship

This $2000 scholarship is awarded to active duty military or honorably discharged enlisted soldiers in the U.S. Army. Applicants must be accepted at an accredited university for computer engineering. Top applicants are selected for scholarships.

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15. $100,000 Intel Science Talent Search

This scholarship is awarded to entrants selected by a panel of professionals and determined to be the most promising applicant in a field of science, including computer science.

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16. $15,000 UC Edison International Scholarship Program

Awarded to outstanding community college transfer students who intend to complete a four year degree in computer science at a university.

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17. $10,000 SWE Scholarship Program

Awarded to promising female high school freshmen with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who plan to major in the computer science field.

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18. $2,000 Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund.

This scholarship is awarded to the most deserving applicants enrolled in a two year or four year college to assist them in completing a four year degree.

19. $1,000 XEROX Technical Minority Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the best minority applicants in a field of technology. High school seniors with a 3.0 grade point average are encouraged to apply.

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20. Pitney-Bowes Scholarship

Awarded to the top high school seniors entering college into the field of computer science. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

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21. GET-IT Student Scholarship

Awards of $1,000 are given to high school seniors with a 2.5 grade point average who plan to major in computer sciences.

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22. $5,000 HSF/Qualcomm Q Awards Scholarship

Awarded to outstanding Hispanic students who are accepted to a California university and major in science and technology.

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23. Free Textbooks for Freshman Scholarship $1,000

This cash for textbooks scholarship is awarded to the best four freshman applicants who demonstrate financial need.

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24. $5,000 Verizon Scholarship

Verizon awards scholarships to top freshman applicants to study technology and computer science.

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25. Rockwell Collins Scholarship $2,250

This scholarship is awarded to the most promising freshmen entering college in a field of science.

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