Computing Student Opportunities

Getting involved in activities such as competitions, events, internships, and research programs are a great way for students to explore their interests, meet like-minded peers and connect with mentors. Scholarships and fellowships can help provide students with the extra boost they need to achieve their academic potential. Below is a list of computing opportunities to assist students on their path to an exciting career in computing.

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ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest
Description: The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University.
Web site: http://cm.baylor.edu/welcome.icpc

Computer Science Education Week
Description: Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is a call to action to share information and offer activities that will advocate for computing and elevate computer science education for students at all levels. Everyone can participate!
Web site: www.csedweek.org

Google Call to Code
Description: In 2014, Google launched a brand new schools competition called ‘Call to Code’ which aims to engage students and teachers in coding and programming. The competition proved to be very popular, with over 2,500 students participating in it during its first year running. The program encourages young people who have an interest in coding, programming and computer science to develop their interest further and master the basics by entering the competition. It’s really easy to enter as it is simply a test of logic and fun programming questions, so nobody needs to be computer science experts to enter. The competition caters for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, so anyone can take part. The program launches in September 2015, with the national on-line competition taking place in November. The top 20 students then go on to the National Final event in Google Headquarters in Dublin on December 9th.
Web site: www.calltocode.ie/

Google Code Jam
Description: Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google.
Web site: http://code.google.com/codejam

Google Summer of Code
Description: Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects.
Web site: www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014

IEEExtreme 24 Hour Programming Competition
Description: IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members – supported by an IEEE Student Branch, advised and proctored by an IEEE member – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.
Web site: www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/students/competitions/xtreme/index.html

Imagine Cup
Description: The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the annual theme.
Web site: www.imaginecup.com

Zero Robotics Competition
Description: Zero Robotics is a programming competition to control mini-satellites while introducing students to STEM education and coding.
Web site: www.zerorobotics.org
 

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ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest
Description: The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University.
Web site: http://cm.baylor.edu/welcome.icpc

ACM Student Research Competition
Description: The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees.
Web site: http://src.acm.org

Africa Code Week
Description: A weeklong celebration of coding in Africa, featuring free workshops, online courses, and a coding tour bus.
Web site: www.africacodeweek.org

American Computer Science League Contests
Description: ACSL organizes computer science contests and computer programming contests for junior and senior high school students. Over 200 teams in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia participate. ACSL is on the approved activities list of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Web site: www.acsl.org

American Statistical Association Statistical Computing Student Paper Competition
Description: The Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics Sections of the ASA are co-sponsoring a student paper competition on the topics of Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics. Students are encouraged to submit a paper in one of these areas, which might be original methodological research, some novel computing or graphical application in statistics, or any other suitable contribution (for example, a software-related project).
Web site: http://stat-computing.org/awards/student/announcement.html

Amrita University - Lord of the Code
Description: A series of competitive programming contests organized by Amrita University hosted in CodeChef.com. Finally after the last session in October, the top ranked students are called to participate in a 5 day programming camp.
Web site: http://amrita.edu/loc

Appreneur Scholar Award Program
Description: The global Appreneur Scholar competition for mobile app development is now accepting entries for its scholarship award. The competition, sponsored by the Kay Family Foundation, honors two students with a $5,000 scholarship and an opportunity to attend the Mobile Apps Showdown and TransformingEDU Summit during the International CES in January. Applicants must be a high school or college student and submit their mobile app entry in November.
Web site: www.appreneurscholars.com

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
Description: The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.
Web site: www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/ibm/index.cfm

Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day
Description: BAM hosts an annual Minority Student Day (BMSD), now in its 23rd year. The goal of the event is to provide area high school students from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds with information about the exciting tools, resources, and career opportunities available to them in high technology. Throughout the day, Microsoft employees guide students through hands-on technology labs and information sessions. Employees also serve as mentors, talking with students about the wide variety of career opportunities available to them in technology.
Web site: www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/ergen/studentday.aspx

Balkan Olympiad on Informatics – BOI
Description: The BOI aims at motivating secondary school students of East Europe to: get more interested in informatics and information technology in general; test and prove their competence in solving problems with the help of computers; exchange knowledge and experience with other students of similar interest and qualification; and establish personal contacts with young people of the East European region.
Web site: www.boi2011.ro/boi2011

Baltic Olympiad in Informatics – BOI
Description: The Baltic Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) is a computer programming contest for high school students. The BOI is a regional version of the International Olympiad in Informatics.
Web site: www.boi2012.lv

British Informatics Olympiad (BIO)
Description: The British Informatics Olympiad (BIO) is an annual competition in computer programming for secondary schools and sixth form colleges. Any student who is under 19, in full time pre-university education and resident in mainland Britain, is eligible to take part and may win prizes including an expenses-paid trip to the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
Web site: www.olympiad.org.uk

Canadian Computing Competition
Description: The Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) aims to benefit secondary school students with an interest in programming. It is an opportunity for students to test their ability in designing, understanding and implementing algorithms. It is also used to determine participation in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
Web site: http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/contests/computing.html

Central-European Olympiad in Informatics – CEOI
Description: The Central European Olympiad in Informatics (CEOI) is an annual informatics competition for secondary school students. Each of the participating central European countries sends a team of up to four contestants, a team leader and a deputy team leader. The contestants compete individually, i.e. a team score is not calculated. Competitors are selected through national computing contests.
Web site: http://ceoi.inf.elte.hu

Computer Science Education Week
Description: Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is a call to action to share information and offer activities that will advocate for computing and elevate computer science education for students at all levels. Everyone can participate!
Web site: www.csedweek.org

CS Games Social Computing Competition
Description: The Computer Science Games are a collegiate competition that includes challenges from all aspects of computing. The Games are a weekend long thrill ride with logic puzzles, difficult algorithms, intense video game competitions, social activities, and of course, programming. Organized by students from different university every year, the CS Games is open to all undergraduate students.
Web site: http://csgames.org/corpo

CyberCenturion (UK)
Description: CyberCenturion sits between the existing Cyber Security Challenge schools program for secondary schools and the main Challenge competition program and has been designed to inspire future professionals towards careers in cyber security. It is a chance for anyone interested in the world of cyber security to get their first real experience of the scenarios and challenges existing professionals have to undertake on a daily basis. CyberCenturion is modeled after the U.S. CyberPatriot program. The competition is played in teams.
Web site: http://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/competitors/cybercenturion

CyberPatriot (US)
Description: CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
Web site: www.uscyberpatriot.org/home

Dare to be Digital Video Game Competition
Description: Dare to be Digital is a video games development competition for extremely talented students at Universities and Colleges of Art. Teams of 5 students, usually a mix of artists, programmers and audio, assemble at Abertay University for 9 weeks during June to August to develop a prototype video game, receiving mentoring from industry. The students also receive a weekly stipend of £150 per student, free accommodation at the University's halls of residence and a team budget of £200.
Web site: www.daretobedigital.com

Dream it. Code it. Win it. Programming Competition
Description: The purpose of “Dream it. Code it. Win it.” is to promote creativity, diversity, and literacy in the computer science field among students. The contest is open to students enrolled at an accredited institution at the high school and university level. Participants are to submit a video that showcases a tool they coded that solves a problem affecting them or their peers.
Web site: https://dreamitcodeitwinit.wordpress.com

DWITE – Online Computer Programming Competition
Description: Online computer programming contest for Canadian secondary school students.
Web site: http://dwite.ca

Europe Code Week
Description: Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.
Web site: http://codeweek.eu

Festival of Code
Description: The Festival of Code is the largest annual hack event for young people in the world. Open to anyone aged under 18, it sees over 1200 young coders come together each year for a week of digital prototyping in centres across the UK, and internationally. At the end of the week participants are invited to a showcase weekend where they have the opportunity to present their projects to industry experts, meet like-minded peers and participate in a series of workshops and hacking challenges. The Festival gives budding developers a rare opportunity to develop and apply their skills to real world challenges, using open data and supported by specialist mentors.
Web site: http://festival.yrs.io/

French-Australian Regional Informatics Olympiad – FARIO
Description: The FARIO is an annual competition held over the internet between IOI candidates and other interested students from France and Australia.
Web site: http://orac.amt.edu.au/fario

German National Computer Science Competition
Description: The German National Computer Science Competition (BWINF), which was launched in 1980, begins on 1 September each year. The BWINF is funded by the BMBF and is an initiative of the Fraunhofer Information and Communication Technology Group and the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). The competition addresses young people aged up to 21 years who want to be able to control computers productively, rather than just use them.
Web site: www.bmbf.de/en/448.php

Google Call to Code
Description: In 2014, Google launched a brand new schools competition called ‘Call to Code’ which aims to engage students and teachers in coding and programming. The competition proved to be very popular, with over 2,500 students participating in it during its first year running. The program encourages young people who have an interest in coding, programming and computer science to develop their interest further and master the basics by entering the competition. It’s really easy to enter as it is simply a test of logic and fun programming questions, so nobody needs to be computer science experts to enter. The competition caters for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, so anyone can take part. The program launches in September 2015, with the national on-line competition taking place in November. The top 20 students then go on to the National Final event in Google Headquarters in Dublin on December 9th.
Web site: www.calltocode.ie/

Google Code Jam
Description: Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google.
Web site: http://code.google.com/codejam

Google Summer of Code
Description: Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects.
Web site: www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014

HPCAC-ISC Student Cluster Competition
Description: The competition consists of five teams of university students from around the world that will compete to demonstrate the incredible capabilities of state-of-the-art high-performance cluster hardware and software. The teams will be competing in real-time and will build a small cluster of their own to demonstrate the greatest performance across a series of benchmarks and applications. The students will have a unique opportunity to learn, experience, and demonstrate how high-performance computing influences our world, including day-to-day learning.
Web site: www.isc-events.com/isc12/student_cluster.html

HP CodeWars
Description: HP CodeWars is a first-class computer programming competition for high school students. The event successfully combines several quality ingredients: a high-tech HP environment, a wide range of programming challenges, plenty of programmer food, music, plus giveaways - all in an exciting, stimulating, and competitive environment.
Web site: www.hpcodewars.org

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Summer Research Grant
Description: The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) will fund scholarships for deserving graduate students who need financial support for their research during a summer period. Any student with a meritorious project is invited to apply, but scholarships will be granted only to applicants who are student members of the IEEE at the time of the grant.
Web site: www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/students/awards/comp_intelligence.html

IEEExtreme 24 Hour Programming Competition
Description: IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members – supported by an IEEE Student Branch, advised and proctored by an IEEE member – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.
Web site: www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/students/competitions/xtreme/index.html

Indian Computing Olympiad
Description: The Indian Computing Olympiad is a nationwide competition organized annually by IARCS in coordination with CBSE. The goal of the competition is to identify school students with outstanding skills in algorithms and computer programming.
Web site: www.iarcs.org.in/inoi

INROADS Internship Opportunities
Description: The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS Internships are awarded to outstanding students. Only the best and the brightest are selected. Our Interns are graduating high school seniors, college or university freshmen or sophomores with a B grade point average or better, and a combined SAT score of at least 1000, or an ACT score of 20 or better. They have demonstrated a proven leadership ability, and are interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, actuarial science, engineering, computer and information sciences, sales, marketing, supply chain management, healthcare, and retail store management.
Web site: www.inroads.org

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Description: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from about 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for over $3 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12.
Web site: www.societyforscience.org/isef

Intel Science Talent Search
Description: The Intel® Science Talent Search® (Intel STS) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse and beginning in 1998 with Intel, SSP has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
Web site: www.societyforscience.org/STS

International Olympiad in Informatics
Description: The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is one of the most recognized computer science competitions in the world. The competition tasks are of algorithmic nature; however, the contestants have to show such basic IT skills as problem analysis, design of algorithms and data structures, programming and testing. The winners of the IOI belong to the best young computer scientists in the world.
Web site: www.ioinformatics.org/index.shtml

Internet Problem Solving Contest (IPSC)
Description: The Internet Problem Solving Contest (IPSC) is an online contest for teams consisting of up to three people. Several problems will be published at the beginning of the competition. Each problem consists of a problem description and two input data sets. To solve a problem you will have to compute correct output data for the given input data sets. Usually this means that you will write a program that solves the problem, but you may produce the output by hand or in any other way.
Web site: http://ipsc.ksp.sk

Imagine Cup
Description: The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the annual theme.
Web site: www.imaginecup.com

Irish Schools' Programming Competition
Description: This is an annual computer programming competition held at Dublin City University (DCU). The goals of the competition are: To encourage and reward young programmers, (male and female), to promote contacts among programmers in Ireland, to select a team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
Web site: http://aispc.computing.dcu.ie

Microsoft DigiGirlz Days
Description: This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.
Web site: www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz/digigirlzday.aspx

Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp
Description: DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology.
Web site: www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz/hightechcamp.aspx

Microsoft High School Internship Program
Description: This paid internship program is 8-10 weeks in the summer for local Puget Sound high school students. The program provides challenging and achievable projects that will encourage approximately 20 high school juniors and seniors to pursue their interests in the field of technology.
Web site: http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/high-school-intern-program.aspx

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science
Description: Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is an intensive six-week residential academic enrichment program for about 80 promising high school juniors who intend to pursue careers in science, engineering and entrepreneurship, especially those from minority backgrounds and other underrepresented segments of the population. The program is free of charge to participating students, not including transportation.
Web site: http://engineering.mit.edu/education/special_programs/mites.php

Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
Description: Increasing public understanding of science and technology is one of the principal goals of AAAS. The association has improved coverage of science and technology in mass media for more than 30 years through the Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program. This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced science, mathematics and engineering students in newsrooms across the country. The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to non-specialists.
Web site: www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/program.shtml

MIT Launch
Description: MIT Launch is a four-week entrepreneurship summer program for all grades of high school students at MIT. Launch entrepreneurs start a company in teams, pitching to a panel of judges and investors at the end of the program. Many need-based scholarships are available.
Web site: www.launchsummer.org

MTConnect Student Challenge
Description: This is an innovative challenge with 2 distinct competitions that seeks (undergrad and grad) student-created ideas and applications utilizing the MTConnect Standard to collect, analyze, and leverage data to improve operations and transform productivity in manufacturing.
Web site: http://web.ncdmm.org/cn/ackdg/Mtconnect

National STEM Video Game Competition
Description: Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.
Web site: http://stemchallenge.org

ProjectCSGIRLS Competition
Description: The challenge is simple. Build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes - global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. You can think of it as a virtual hackathon for middle school girls. We're looking for projects that are powerful in their ability to change and disrupt the present in a positive way.
Web site: http://www.projectcsgirls.com/competition-details.html

Research Science Institute
Description: Research Science Institute (RSI) brings together about 70 high school students each summer for six stimulating weeks at MIT. This rigorous academic program stresses advanced theory and research in mathematics, the sciences and engineering. Participants attend college-level classes taught by distinguished faculty members and complete hands-on research, which they often then use to enter science competitions. Open to high school juniors, the program is free of charge for those selected.
Web site: www.cee.org/programs/rsi

Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology
Description: The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation.
Web site: www.siemens-foundation.org/en/competition.htm

SEARCC International Schools Software Competition
Description: This competition commenced in 1989 in Singapore and continued every year. It has provided an immense service to the younger generation and motivated them to embrace the field of Information Technology.
Web site: www.searcc.org/competitions/international-schools-software-competition

SEARCC International Micromouse Competition
Description: The aim of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation Micromouse Competition, inaugurated during the SEARCC96 Conference, is to expose our youth and the general public to automation and robotics in a way that is both fun and easy to relate to. It is hoped that this will assist in developing an automation culture in the SEARCC member countries. The objective of the competition is to build a Micromouse, a small microprocessor-controlled robot vehicle that is able to navigate its way through an unknown maze. It searches for the quickest path from the start to destination points in the maze, and then negotiates the path in the shortest possible time.
Web site: www.searcc.org/competitions/international-micromouse-competition

SEARCC International Internet Competition
Description: South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) organized one of the first International Internet competitions in the world.
Web site: www.searcc.org/competitions/international-internet-competition

South African Computer Olympiad
Description: The CSSA Computer Olympiad is one of the oldest and largest competitions of its kind in the world. The aims of the Olympiad are to; identify, encourage and reward computer aptitude; promote and encourage computer studies; and create an awareness of career opportunities in ICT.
Web site: www.olympiad.org.za

Student Cluster Competition
Description: In this real-time, non-stop 48-hour challenge, teams of six undergraduate or high school students design and assemble a small cluster on the SC exhibit floor and race to demonstrate the greatest sustained performance across a series of applications. The teams have to partner with vendors to design and build a cutting-edge cluster from commercially available components that does not exceed the 26 amp power limit.
Web site: http://sc12.supercomputing.org/content/student-cluster-competition

Summer Science Program
Description: MIT co-sponsored residential science research program. With locations in New Mexico and California, and many MIT students among the program's alumni/ae, students learn mathematics, physics, astronomy, and programming over the program's 6 weeks. The curriculum is organized around a central research project: to determine the orbit of a near-earth asteroid (minor planet) from direct astronomical observations.
Web site: www.summerscience.org

UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge
Description: UK Bebras is a problem solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. Questions are inspired by topics in computer science but only require some basic reasoning ability. Connections to Computer Science are described in the solutions to all past contests.
Web site: http://www.beaver-comp.org.uk/

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission HBCU Student Research
Description: The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission HBCU Student Research program provides opportunities to participate in ongoing Nuclear Regulatory Commission research and development in the following disciplines: computer science, engineering, earth or geosciences, health physics, materials science, mathematics, molecular/radiation biology, performance and risk assessments, physical sciences, statistics. The program is open to U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents; undergraduate and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities; U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
Web site: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10050

USA Computing Olympiad
Description: The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), the most prestigious international computing contest at the high school level, was launched in 1989 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), designed in the spirit of several other prominent high-school olympiads. In 1992, Dr. Don Piele, professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, heard about the IOI, and founded the USACO in order to bring a team from the USA to the event.
Web site: www.usaco.org

Women's Technology Program
Description: Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a four-week summer academic and residential experience where 60 female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes (taught by female MIT graduate students), labs, and team-based projects in the summer after their junior year. Students attend WTP in either Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or Mechanical Engineering (ME).
Web site: http://wtp.mit.edu

Zero Robotics Competition
Description: Zero Robotics is a programming competition to control mini-satellites while introducing students to STEM education and coding.
Web site: www.zerorobotics.org
 

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Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund
Description: The Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund exists for the purpose of furthering education in the field of information and records management. It is supported by contributions from various chapters of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators International (ARMA), companies, individuals, and other organizations. The Houston ARMA Chapter created the Fund in 1985 to honor Alice L. Haltom CRM at retirement for her untiring efforts to improve the profession of information and records management during her career that spanned more than three decades.
Web site: www.alhef.org

Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation Scholarships
Description: The A.O.E. National Foundation promotes academic excellence by awarding scholarships in varying amounts to women who promote engineering and technical science by exemplifying high standards in: character, conduct, integrity, academic achievement and scholastic aptitude, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.
Web site: www.aoefoundation.com/scholarships.html

Association of Old Crows Enlisted Tuition Grants
Description: The AOC distributes over $60,000 annually, through the AOC Educational Foundation and affiliated chapters, for scholarships and grants to assist military enlisted personnel and US undergraduate students in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, and related disciplines.
Web site: www.crows.org/aef/scholarship-a-grants.html

Betty Stevens Frecknall Scholarships
Description: A national scholarship, awarded annually, supports university students seeking an education in an accredited degree program related to information technology.
Web site: www.edfoundation.org/bettystevensfrecknallscholarship.htm

Catching the Dream MESBEC Program
Description: The MESBEC program is the oldest of Catch the Dream's programs for Native American students. The six priority fields of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. Science includes all the medical fields. These fields are the ones in which tribes need graduates the most, and the fields in which there are the fewest Indian graduates.
Web site: www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm

Ciencia Nation Scholarships-College STEM Majors
Description: The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program is a partnership to improve Hispanic student access to higher education and degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Web site: www.alliancescholars.org/applications

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Description: The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The CBYX for Young Professionals program is intended primarily for young adults in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Participants actively participate in securing their internship positions with assistance from our partner organization in Germany, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, and are expected to cover incidental expenses as well as represent the U.S. diplomatically while abroad.
Web site: www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/cbyx.php

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Description: The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.
Web site: www.davidsongifted.org/fellows

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Description: Fellows in the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program are using high performance computing to better understand fundamental properties of the world and universe around us, and to solve complex problems in areas of national importance, such as climate change and sustainable energy sources.
Web site: www.krellinst.org/csgf

Edison Scholars Program
Description: The Edison Scholars Program is part of our tradition of investing in the future by making the dream of a college education a reality for many students. This program also helps the company foster its workforce for tomorrow by supporting students pursuing higher education in the areas of math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, computer science or information systems.
Web site: www.edison.com/community/programs.asp?id=6362

EDSF Scholarship Program
Description: The EDSF scholarship program was initiated in 1999 to recognize and support the next generation of professionals for the Document Management and Graphic Communication industry. The industry encompasses the wide range of businesses and professionals involved in the creation, management, production, distribution and storage of print and electronic documents.
Web site: www.edsf.org

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship
Description: In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30. The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA. Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students.
Web site: www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp

Ford Blue Oval Scholarship
Description: The Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services, in partnership with the SME Education Foundation, is pleased to offer the Ford Blue Oval Scholarship program for graduating seniors living in Bexar County, Texas. As part of their Operation Goodwill program, the Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services has established this scholarship program to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering or technology related programs.
Web site: www.smeef.org/Scholarships/ford_blue_oval_scholarship.php

Friends of Alan Turing Scholarship
Description: Scholarship for LGBTQ and ally students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and/or math) fields
Web site: www.pridefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply/

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Description: The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Online applications are typically due in mid January.
Web site: www.gmsp.org

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Description: Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology. In her honor, Google is proud to honor Anita’s memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.
Web site: www.google.com/anitaborg

Hispanic College Fund Google Scholarship Program
Description: The Google Scholarship Program offers funds to students studying computer science or computer engineering who are juniors or seniors in college, or pursuing a Master's or PhD. Selected scholars will be invited to an all-expenses paid trip to the Google Headquarters.
Web site: http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.123/default.asp

Hispanic College Fund Lockheed Martin Scholarship Program
Description: The Lockheed Martin Scholarship program scholarship funds for students from pursuing degrees in business administration, science or engineering.
Web site: http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.124/default.asp

HENAAC Scholars Program
Description: The HENACC Scholars program provides educational grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 dollars to Hispanic students studying science, technology, engineering or math.
Web site: www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines

HSF/Procter & Gamble Company Scholarship
Description: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Procter & Gamble Company have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The award amount is $2,500.
Web site: www.hsf.net/pg.aspx

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Conference Travel Grants
Description: The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Student Travel Grant Program offers a number of travel grants to assist IEEE Student members presenting papers at IEEE NNS (Neural Networks Society) sponsored conferences
Web site: www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/students/awards/travel_grants.html

IEEE Computer Society Merwin Scholarship
Description: IEEE Computer Society is offering $40,000 in student scholarships from $1,000 and up, to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts.
Web site: www.computer.org/portal/web/studentactivities/merwin

Lance Stafford Larson Student Scholarship
Description: The Larson family, which includes IEEE Past President Robert Larson, created this award to encourage students to develop excellence in their communication skills and to motivate students toward achievement in the field of Computer Science. One award of $500 is given each year to the first place winner. First, second, and third place winners also receive a certificate of commendation and a writing implement. All undergraduate students who are IEEE Computer Society members may compete. The application deadline is October 31 of each year.
Web site: www.computer.org/web/students/larson

Microsoft Scholarships
Description: A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal—making a real difference in the software industry. Look for opportunities in the summer and fall.
Web site: http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/university-programs.aspx#tab_scholarship-program

Mas Family Scholarship Program
Description: The Mas Family Scholarship program is funded by the interest generated from a multi-million dollar donation by the Mas family in 1997 and is also the largest scholarship program for Cuban-American students in the US. The scholarships will further the education of talented young men and women with leadership potential who, as future leaders in their professional fields, will advance the cause of a free society. Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships are available in the fields of Engineering, Business, International Relations, Economics, Communications, and Journalism.
Web site: www.masscholarships.org

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
Description: The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is an Agency-wide fellowship program (also called GSRP Training Grants in what follows) for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. This twelve month award requires students to participate in a ten week research experience at the NASA Center or HQ extending the GSRP fellowship award.
Web site: https://fellowships.nasaprs.com/gsrp/nav

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Description: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of fifteen following disciplines: including computer and computational Sciences.
Web site: http://ndseg.asee.org

National GEM Consortium - GEM Fellowships
Description: GEM's fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers programming on the importance of graduate school and tools for access and successful matriculation. Additionally, GEM produces publications for graduate and undergraduate students, university and industry administrators to assist in the education process of how to obtain a graduate STEM education. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice.
Website: www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship

Northrop Grumman SPHE Scholarship
Description: Merit-based scholarships awarded, in the amount of $5,000 to undergraduate students, attending Hispanic Serving Institutions or Historically Black Colleges or Universities who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Web site: www.shpefoundation.org/scholarships/ahetems-northrop-grumman-scholarships

NSA Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
Description: The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program) was proposed and introduced into legislation in 1986. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes provides a tremendous opportunity to gain valuable experience in your field while attending college and getting a degree. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.
Website: www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/stokes.shtml

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Description: The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include numerous individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research, many who have become leaders in their chosen careers, and some who have been honored as Nobel laureates.
Website: www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

SMART Scholarship for Service
Description: The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
Website: http://smart.asee.org

SWE Scholarship Program
Description: SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico.
Website: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/scholarships#activePanels_

Symantec Graduate Fellowship
Description: Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. and M.S. students. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas of Symantec’s business interests in information security, availability, and integrity. Fellowship participants also gain first hand research and development experience through guidance and mentorship from a top scientist of Symantec Research Labs during the fellowship period. Each participant is also encouraged to spend a summer working with their mentor at Symantec on a research project in their area of interest.
Website: www.symantec.com/about/careers/college/fellowship.jsp

TELACU David C. Lizárraga Fellowship
Description: Since 1983, the TELACU Education Foundation has been advancing communities through education. Each year we provide scholarships to hundreds of Latino college students in California, Illinois, Texas and New York. We also annually provide academic programs and guidance to 1,500 middle and high school students, nursing school students and veterans. The success of the Foundation is best summarized by the numbers: 100% of TELACU Scholars earn their college degree and are prepared to make lasting, positive impact across all areas of society.
Website: http://telacu.com/site/en/home/education/applications.html

Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship
Description: The Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing at accredited colleges or universities in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be citizens of the US or Canada and working towards a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: Engineering/ Engineering Technology; Computer Science/MIS; Pre-law; Political Science or Telecommunications/Information Technology.
Website: www.entelec.org/ENTELEC/About/WayneVBlackScholarship

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Description: Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.
Website: www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx

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King's Quest
Roberta Williams

Video games immerse users in a world of high tech thrills, stunning visuals, unique challenges, and interactivity. They enable users to become a warrior princess or a gruesome ghoul, create a virtual persona, or even develop worlds that other gamers can play on. But before the games of today became reality, they were the dreams of a few innovative individuals.

Roberta Williams is considered one of the pioneers of gaming as we know it today. During the 80’s and 90’s along with husband Ken Williams through their company On-Line Systems, she developed some of the first graphical adventure games. These included such titles as Mystery House, Wizard and the Princess and the popular King’s Quest series. Williams also helped introduce more girls and women to the world of gaming by bringing games developed from a woman’s perspective to mainstream market.

Turing machine
Alan Mathison Turing
Alan Mathison Turing

Did you know that computing has been used in military espionage and has even influenced the outcome of major wars? Alan Mathison Turing designed the code breaking machine that enabled the deciphering of German communications during WWII. As per the words of Winston Churchill, this would remain the single largest contribution to victory. In addition, he laid the groundwork for visionary fields such as automatic computing engines, artificial intelligence and morphogenesis. Despite his influential work in the field of computing, Turing experienced extreme prejudice during his lifetime regarding his sexual orientation. There is no doubt that computers are ubiquitously part of our lives due to the infusion of Turing’s contributions.

Router
Sandra Lerner

It is difficult to imagine a time when computers were not capable of sharing information and resources with great ease. Sandra Lerner pushed the boundaries of network computing as one of the co-founders of Cisco Systems, which introduced one of the first commercially viable routers. The router was born while Sandra was working at Stanford University in the 1980’s after earning her Master’s degree there in Computer Science. To avoid the tedious task of transferring information between computers using floppy disks, she and co-founder of Cisco, Leonard Bosack, created a local area network, or LAN, between their campus offices using a multiprotocol router that Bosack developed. Shortly thereafter the pair started Cisco Systems, and began selling the router which was a success, because it could work with so many different types of computers. After Leaving Cisco in 1990, Lerner started the trendy cosmetics company Urban Decay and became a philanthropist and avid activist for animal rights.

@ symbol
Ray Tomlinson
Ray Tomlinson

Have you ever considered that someone, at some point, was in a position to choose what symbol would be used separate the user from their location in an email address? That person, it turns out, was Ray Tomlinson, and in 1971 he chose "@". Tomlinson is credited with demonstrating the first email sent between computers on a network, and when asked what inspired him to make this selection he said, “Mostly because it seemed like a neat idea.”

After completing his Master’s degree at MIT in 1965, Ray joined the Information Sciences Division of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since then he has made many notable contributions to the world of network computing. He was a co-developer of the TENEX computer system that was popular in the earliest days of the Internet; he developed the packet radio protocols used in the earliest internetworking experiments; he created the first implementation of TCP; and he was the principle designer of the first workstation attached to the Internet.

Bletchley Park
Dr. Sue Black
Dr. Sue Black

Dr. Sue Black has demonstrated the power of social networking. She used Web 2.0 technologies to help raise awareness of, and critical funding for, Bletchley Park, the UK World War II center for decrypting enemy messages. She has also been an active campaigner for equality and support for women in technology fields, founding a number of online networking platforms for women technology professionals. A keen researcher, Dr. Black completed a PhD in software measurement in 2001. Her research interests focus on software quality improvements. She has recently won the PepsiCo Women's Inspiration Network award, been named Tech Hero by ITPRO magazine and was awarded the first John Ivinson Award from the British Computer Society. In 2011 Dr. Black set up The goto Foundation, a nonprofit organization which aims to make computer science more meaningful to the public, generate public excitement in the creation of software, and build a tech savvy workforce. Read Sue's blog about The goto Foundation: http://gotofdn.org

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