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COMPUTER SCIENCE.

Computer science is often defined as "the systematic study of algorithmic processes, their theory, design, analysis, implementation and application." An algorithm is a precise method usable by a computer for the solution of a problem. The term algorithm comes from the last name of a Persian author, Abu Ja'far Mohammed ibn Musa al Khowarizmi (c. 825 c.e.), who wrote an early textbook on mathematics. Some computer scientists study broad classes of algorithms, while others study algorithms for a specific task. Algorithms must be written down in some notation. Often the notation used is a programming language, as algorithms written in a programming language can be transformed and executed on a digital computer. Such algorithms are called computer software. Computer science is also concerned with large software systems, collections of thousands of algorithms, whose combination produces a significantly complex application. For these systems new issues become prominent: reliability, security, dependability, scalability, and modifiability of both the computer software and hardware. Another aspect of computer science is the impact it has had on other disciplines. Computer science "thinking," namely the modeling of processes by algorithms, has had a major impact on researchers in other fields.

Early History

The field called computer science was born in the 1940s, though its roots extend back to the nineteenth century and even earlier. One of the early founders of the field was Alan Turing (19121954), a citizen of Great Britain, who in 1937 published his famous paper entitled "On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem." In this paper he introduced the concept of an abstract computing device, later dubbed a Turing machine. It was precisely the simplicity of his model that permitted scientists to ask, and answer, fundamental questions about the nature of computation. Any computer can be simulated by a Turing machine, and the converse is also true. Moreover, the complexity of Turing machine computations yields insights into the efficiency of computations on real computers. Two other famous mathematical logicians who made early contributions to computer science were Alonzo Church (19031995) and Kurt Gödel (19061978). Church developed a system called the lambda calculus, which makes possible logically precise expressions of mathematical propositions. The lambda calculus proved to be a model for functional programming, and the popular LISP programming language used the lambda calculus as its theoretical base. Of equal import was the so-called Church thesis, which states that every effectively calculable number-theoretic function is lambda-definable. The importance of this result is that it ties numerical computation to string manipulation, an initially surprising result. Kurt Gödel is best known for his proof of "Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems." As early as 1931 he proved fundamental results about axiomatic systems, showing that in any axiomatic mathematical system there are propositions that cannot be proved or disproved within the axioms of the system. In particular the consistency of the axioms cannot be proved.

Computer science was not founded solely by mathematicians. An equally important group was electrical engineers, who focused on actually building a computing machine. World War II identified and spurred a need for computing devices, machines that could help carry on the mechanics of war. Enlisted into this cause were some of the greatest scientists of the day. One of these was Howard Aiken (19001973), who in 1944 built the Automatic Sequence Control Calculator (Mark I) at Harvard University. Another groundbreaking effort was the development of the ENIAC computer by John Mauchly and John Presper Eckert at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania. Mauchly and Eckert were in turn influenced by John Vincent Atanasoff (19031995), who is now widely recognized as the inventor of the world's first electronic computer, the so-called Atanasoff-Berry computer (ABC machine). The ABC machine employed all of the basic units of a modern digital computer, including binary arithmetic, a separate arithmetic unit, and vacuum tubes for emulating logical switching circuits such as adders. The mathematician-turned-computer-scientist John von Neumann (19031957) worked closely with Mauchly and Eckert, and among many results he is usually credited with the idea of the stored program computer, the idea that a computer would contain within it both a program for processing the data as well as the data itself.

Computer Science Chronology

During the early period (1950s1960s), a great deal of computer science work focused on understanding and refining essential elements of a computer system. Operating-systems software was developed to facilitate the control of the functional units of a computer: the processor and the input and output devices. Programming languages were devised so programmers could more easily express the computations they wished to accomplish. FORTRAN (Formula Translation), developed by John Backus and a team at IBM around 1954, was the first popular, high-level programming language. Its focus was on efficient numerical calculation. LISP (LISt Processor), developed by John McCarthy at MIT around 1956, focused on symbolic programming. Both languages had major impacts and, though less popular, were still in use in the early twenty-first century.

The study of algorithms.

As the definition of computer science is the systematic study of algorithms, it is not surprising that the decade of the 1970s was a period when the study of algorithms was dominant. One aspect of this research was the development of a theory of algorithms. Building on the theories of Church and Turing, computer scientists asked questions such as "Is there an algorithm for any Turing machine such that it decides whether or not the machine eventually stops if it is started in some initial state?" This is termed the Halting Problem. The Halting Problem has been shown to be unsolvable. Another aspect of the theory of algorithms has to do with problem reducibility. For example, it has been shown that if an algorithm did exist for the Halting Problem, then it would be possible to solve Hilbert's "tenth problem"namely, given a Diophantine equation, determine a procedure that decides in a finite number of steps if the equation has an integer solution. Computer scientists have shown that Hilbert's problem is reducible to the Halting Problem and is therefore unsolvable.

A second aspect of algorithm studies concerns the development of new algorithmic solutions for specific problems. Topics such as sorting, searching, and graph theory were closely studied from an algorithmic point of view. Many new and efficient algorithms for these topics have been producedfor example, Hoare's Quicksort algorithm for sorting, hashing as a technique for searching, and Tarjan's algorithm for determining graph planarity, to name just a few. As the search for new algorithms proceeded, new techniques for analyzing the performance of these algorithms were developed. Methodologically, worst-case, best-case, and average-case analysis have become standard questions to address when presenting an algorithm. There are standard mathematical notations for presenting these results. Algorithm design techniques were identified, for example, divide-and-conquer, depth-first search, greedy method, and dynamic programming.

No discussion of computer science would be complete without a discussion of its most famous problem, "Does P NP?" P is the set of problems that can be solved in deterministic polynomial time. That means that for a problem with inputs of size N, there must be some way to solve the problem in F(N) steps for some polynomial F. F can be any polynomial, even N to a very high power. For example, sorting a set of N numbers can be done in polynomial time. This problem is in the set P. NP is the set of problems one can solve in nondeterministic polynomial time. That means for a problem with inputs of size N, there must be some way to solve the problem in F(N) steps for some polynomial F just as before. In NP, however, the program is allowed to make lucky guesses, though it must prove the solution is correct. Many problems are in NPfor example, the traveling salesman, finding a Hamiltonian cycle, satisfiability of propositional expressions, finding a maximum clique, integer knapsack problem, and the optimal scheduling problem.

All problems in P are also in NP. You do not need to use nondeterministic guesses in an NP program if you do not want to. But does P NP? This problem was first posed by Steven Cook (1971). No one has ever proven that they are equal and no one has ever proven they are not. But despite this failure, the "P NP?" problem has contributed a great deal to our understanding of algorithms. This has come about because computer scientists have been able to identify a large class of problems, all of which are reducible to each other, that is, solving one of these problems will immediately lead to a solution for the others. This class is called the NP-complete problems. The fact that NP-complete problems are (intuitively) the most difficult in NP follows from the fact that we may prove P equals NP if and only if some NP-complete problem has a polynomial-time algorithm. In his original formulation of the "P NP?" problem, Cook showed that the satisfiability problem (find an assignment of values to Boolean variables in a logical statement to make it true) was a member of the NP-complete problems (this is called Cook's Theorem). However, despite many efforts, no one has ever shown that an NP-complete problem is also in P. Because no one has found such an example, many researchers believe that P is not equal to NP. And yet computer science is relatively new, and lots of other difficult problems have remained unsolved for centuries before someone came up with a solution, so perhaps this one just needs more time.

Artificial intelligence.

The 1980s saw a great deal of work in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). AI is the subfield of computer science that is concerned with the computational understanding of intelligent behavior and with the creation of systems that produce such behaviors. One approach has been to develop computer programs that mimic the way humans behave. A second approach is to produce a computational model of some intelligent behavior, regardless of whether the model imitates human processes or not. One of the earliest examples of the latter approach was James Slagle's SAINT program for performing symbolic integration at the level of a college freshman. AI researchers early on emphasized heuristics as a problem-solving approach. Heuristics differ from algorithms in that they may not converge (or produce) the correct or exact answer, but experience shows that they often produce acceptable answers. For example, computers that play chess must evaluate the worth of their position at every step. Since it is computationally infeasible to work out the worth of all of the possible moves, researchers have developed heuristics that return a numerical assessment of the worth of a future move.

Returning to Alan Turing, in an article he published in 1950 he described a game in which a human interrogator attempts to determine, solely on the basis of a written interrogation, whether the identity of the "person" answering his questions is in fact a person or a computer. This has come to be known as the Turing test. This challenge inspired a great deal of AI research. Of special mention is the ELIZA program developed by Joseph Weizenbaum, which appears to emulate a nondirective therapist. If the person being interrogated says "I am very happy," ELIZA might respond with "Why are you very happy?" and so it goes. Other researchers attempted to develop computer programs that would exhibit behaviors that were believed to be signs of human intelligence. Playing chess or proving mathematical theorems were two such areas of intense study. There are many subareas of artificial intelligence, including natural language understanding, general problem solving, knowledge representation and reasoning, learning, machine vision, robotics, and autonomous agents.

Personal computers and the Internet.

An important phenomenon of the 1980s was the success of industry in producing a low-cost, miniaturized computer processor. This brought about the personal computer. Initially these machines might include 640,000 bytes of memory, no disk (only a floppy drive), and a processor whose speed might be 1 KHz (kilo-hertz) or less. The cost of such a machine was approximately $5,000. As technology improved, prices steadily dropped while capabilities were enhanced, and computers moved from the exclusive domain of the government and large corporations into the home and small business arena. A personal computer in 2004 might have 1 billion bytes of memory, a disk with a capacity of 100 gigabytes, and a processor whose speed is 10 MHz (megahertz) and might cost less than $2,000. Word processing and accounting (spreadsheets) became dominant applications. But this had little effect on computer science per se.

In the 1990s research that had started back in 1969 with the U.S. Department of Defense, and that led to the digital network of computers called the ARPAnet, became accessible to everyone as the Internet. Research on packet switching and network protocols led to the development of TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol), the standard that now enables any pair of connected computers to communicate. As the number of Internet users grew, computer scientists began to study how best to exchange information between them. This culminated in the development of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee (c. 1990).

In the early twenty-first century new issues challenged computer researchers. People studied how digital sensors by the thousands can be coordinated to do things like predict the weather. Others developed methods for connecting thousands of idle personal computers together to work on a single problem (GRID computing). And simulations of physical processes down to the atomic level could be achieved, as digital computer speeds reached Teraflop level (a thousand billion instructions per second).

Basic Methodologies of the Field

The digital computer is the center of computer science. Abstract models are developed in the hope of capturing essential elements, but the models need sufficient accuracy so conclusions reflect what will actually occur on a real digital computer. Algorithmic thinking requires one to express solutions to problems as a sequence of steps, each one sufficiently precise that it could be translated into the elemental steps of a digital computer, and then to analyze the efficiency of these steps.

Another fundamental mode of thinking for a computer scientist is representationnamely, the way in which data is stored so that algorithms making use of the data will compute efficiently. For example, a phone book is organized alphabetically so we can easily locate a person's phone number if we know his or her name. On the other hand, if we know a phone number and want to know the name of the person who has that number, the phone book is useless. Organizing the data so questions can be answered efficiently is the end goal of data representation. Representation does not only refer to ways to organize data but also ways to encode data. For example, how does one represent a mathematical expression that needs to be differentiated or integrated, or how should one encode speech, sound, or a movie so that it is compact yet is able to be faithfully rendered? Compression algorithms have succeeded in reducing the size of popular songs to approximately 3 megabytes (3 million characters), but a full-length feature movie, using the best encoding scheme of the day, requires approximately 1,000 megabytes. The former can be transferred across the Internet in a matter of minutes, while the latter requires several hours or more. Computer scientists are researching both sides of the problem, studying how to increase the bandwidth of the network while also improving the degree to which compression algorithms work.

Some Examples of Computer Science Merging with Other Fields

Library science, which is concerned with the archiving of texts into digital libraries so the information can be efficiently and accurately retrieved. With the advent of the Internet, digital libraries are causing major changes to the traditional bricks-and-mortar library.

Management science, which is concerned with the development of computer models to help businesses perform their planning and forecasting functions. It also uses computer databases to store business transactions and to mine those transactions to better understand the critical elements of the company.

Economics, which uses computer models to forecast economic conditions and to evaluate the effects of varying strategies.

Medicine and biology, which use computer models to diagnose and treat disease. Modern imaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) critically rely on computers, graphics algorithms, and software.

Psychology and cognitive science, which are concerned with understanding human thought and emotion. Computer models are used to gain insight into the operation of the human mind and nervous system.

Linguistics, which is concerned with the use of computers for speech recognition and synthesis and for machine translation between languages.

Computer scientists have differing approaches to problems. Theoreticians aim to bring order to rapidly emerging subfields. They attempt to develop models or analytic methods to help understand what is going on. In some computer science areas formal models exist, such as automata theory, switching theory, graph theory, and formal languages. However, for some fields, such as operating systems, programming languages, and compilers, theory has had a limited impact. Experimenters build systems and then use them to test out a variety of questions. Performance analysis and comparisons of different architectures are often the results of such experimentation.

Relationships to Other Disciplines

Computer science originated within mathematics, mainly through mathematical logic, and through electrical engineering with the use of Boolean algebra and switching theory to describe electronic circuitry. Conversely, computer science has strongly influenced mathematics. In some cases computers have been used to help prove theorems. One example is the question of whether four colors are sufficient for coloring any planar map, called the Four Color problem. This problem remained unsolved for more than one hundred years until the Four Color Theorem was proven by Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken in 1976. As part of the Appel-Haken proof that four colors are sufficient, they use a computer to investigate a large but finite number of potential counterexamples.

Computer science has an equally strong connection with engineering, and in many ways the connection is much stronger than with mathematics. Computers are now indispensable when it comes to designing and building any complex structure, from a skyscraper or submarine to a computer. CAD/CAM systems (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) rely on a combination of computer graphics, specialized algorithms, and a complex of supporting software to provide the engineer with a set of tools by which one can master the complexity involved.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s a new bond grew between the physical sciences and computer science. The fields of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy posed grand challenge experiments, problems that require massive high-speed computations. Human-genome sequencing is one such problem. Biologists view DNA as an encoding of information needed to generate a unique organism. The international effort to sequence the 3 billion DNA letters in the human genome, accomplished on 14 April 2003, was considered by many to be one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings of all time. Computer science played a pivotal role. All of the sequence data generated by the Human Genome Project has been deposited into public databases and made freely available to scientists around the world. Assembling and interpreting this data has required new levels of coordination and collaboration of computer scientists and biologists to formulate the necessary computing algorithms, data-management approaches, and visualization systems. In short, high-performance computing has fundamentally changed the way biologists do science; parallel computing systems have enabled high-throughput genome analysis; and modern search engines are allowing access to unprecedented amounts of biological data.

Another grand challenge is the Human Brain Project. This is a broad-based effort involving neuroscientists and information scientists (computer scientists, engineers, physicists, and mathematicians). The goal is to produce new digital capabilities providing a World Wide Web (WWW)based information management system in the form of interoperable databases and associated data management tools. Tools include graphical interfaces, information retrieval and data analysis, visualization and manipulation, and biological modeling and simulation. It is expected that the neuroscience databases will be interoperable with other databases, such as genomic and protein databases. From these two examples and many more one sees that researchers from many fields are now regarding computation as a third paradigm of scientific investigation, alongside theory and experimentation.

See also Calculation and Computation ; Logic ; Mathematics .

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computer science

computer science The study of computers, their underlying principles and use. It comprises topics such as: programming; information structures; software engineering; programming languages; compilers and operating systems; hardware design and testing; computer system architecture; computer networks and distributed systems; systems analysis and design; theories of information, systems, and computation; applicable mathematics and electronics; computing techniques (e.g. graphics, simulation, artificial intelligence, and neural networks); applications; social, economic, organizational, political, legal, and historical aspects of computing.

It is not a science in the strict sense of being a discipline employing scientific method to explain phenomena in nature or society (though it has connections with physics, psychology, and behavioral science), but rather in the looser sense of being a systematic body of knowledge with a foundation of theory. Since however it is ultimately concerned with practical problems concerning the design and construction of useful systems, within constraints of cost and acceptability, it is as much a branch of engineering as it is a science.

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Computer Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE

The term Computer Science encompasses three different types of research areas: computability, efficiency, and methodology.

General Introduction

Computability deals with the question of what is "mechanically" computable. The most natural way to describe a "problem" is as a numerical function, i.e., as an operation that gets numbers as input and produces numbers as output. A crucial observation is that there is an inherent property in functions that makes them "computable in an organized fashion," e.g., by a series of rules. Most numerical functions do not have this property and the field of computability is concerned with the functions that do. In order to rigorously define "organized fashion" one needs to define formal models of computation. The conclusion of decades of different models that were developed in the beginning of the 20th century was the "Church-Turing Thesis." This thesis states that all reasonable models of computation are equivalent. Thus the property of being "computable" is considered to be inherent to the function and not dependent on an external computing machine.

Once it is established that a function is computable, it is important to find out whether it is efficient. Efficiency is also inherent in the function, rather than the machine computing it. A faster machine will only be able to compute a function faster by a constant multiple. However, a function that is not efficiently computable will cease to be realistically computable when presented with larger inputs, even on a fast machine. Consider, as an example, the sorting problem. Given a list of n numbers, we would like to sort them in ascending order. The naive way of doing it is to choose the smallest number and move it to the front. Then choose the next smaller and move it to the front, and continue until all numbers are sorted. This scheme takes in the order of n2 operations. Thus, sorting 1,000 numbers will require roughly 1,000,000 operations. Suppose we have two machines, one of which is 10 times faster than the other. Suppose also that someone came up with a scheme that sorts n numbers in time n, rather than n2. The slow machine would sort the 1,000 numbers using 1,000 operations using the faster scheme. The fast machine would use 1,000,000 operations using the first scheme, but being 10 times faster than the other machine, it would do it in the time the slow machine would be able to do 100,000 operations. Nevertheless, the slow machine wins by a factor of 100.

We conclude that the computation scheme, and not the machine, is the main contributor to the efficiency of computing a function. This computation scheme is called an "algorithm" in computer science, and the efficiency of the algorithm is called its "complexity."

The fields of Computational Complexity and Design and Analysis of Algorithms are the two main fields of computer science dealing with the efficiency of programs. Computational complexity can be likened to the study of the "forest" of functions, and the different traits causing different classes of complexity. Algorithm design and analysis is the study of methods that can lead to efficient algorithms for specific problems.

The final part of the science of computing is the methodology part. In view of the above discussion one can study computability and efficiency even in a world without computers and electricity. Nevertheless, the existence of computing machines creates many new problems. A machine that computes functions must deal with numerous peripheral devices and multiple functions being computed at the same time. The best ways of organizing these tasks are studied in the research area called operating systems. People who want to write down the code for very large and complex algorithms, need ways that would make it easy to write in the most error-free ways, easy to test, and easy to maintain and understand. These topics are researched in the areas of programming languages and software engineering. Dealing with huge data sets requires ways to index, search, and retrieve data efficiently. These methods are studied in the research areas of databases and information retrieval. The field of Natural Language Processing aims at the goal of having computers understand our speech. The desire to have systems that see and react, e.g., for self-driving cars, necessitates the area of computer vision and image processing. The proliferation of computers requires that they communicate, which leads to the areas of networks and communications. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence allows machines to be able to autonomously perform a range of tasks. All above research areas are concerned with methods that enable easier, better, and more efficient use of computing machines.

Computer Science in Jewish Sources

It is clear that one will not find too many hints of the methodology part of computer science in Jewish sources, since that branch of computer science evolved around the computer. Artificial life or robotics seems to be hinted at by the golem concept. The Talmud (Sanh. 65b) mentions that *Rava created a man and sent it to Rav *Zeira. There are additional midrashic and later references to the power of creating "artificial life" by use of the Holy Name. The relationship between these passages and Artificial Intelligence is only superficial. The point made in these passages seems to be the creative power of holiness, rather than the potential of the physical sciences.

A pervasive method in web technologies and digital libraries is the hypertext method. This method has been very successfully used in Jewish literature. The traditional page format in the Vilna Shas, for example, is a pure use of hypertext. The main text is centered in large letters, the main commentators are arranged around it in smaller letters, and links to appropriate passages in the Bible and in the main posekim are suitably incorporated. The printings of many other Jewish texts are in a similar format (e.g., Rambam, Shulḥan Arukh). These Jewish texts represent the most extensive use of windows and hypertext technology prior to the end of the 20th century. Some research papers in computer science were motivated by the hypertext in Jewish texts.

Computability and efficiency, especially the algorithmic part, do not require a machine, therefore it is not surprising that such topics are considered in the ancient world as well as in Jewish sources. Algorithms have a natural place in mathematics. For example, the sieve of Eratosthenes is a method for automatically finding prime numbers.

Such algorithms abound in the Judaic literature. Most of these algorithms deal with the methods of arriving at the *halakhah. The baraita of Rabbi *Ishmael (Sifra 1:1) gives the 13 rules by which the Torah is interpreted. Even after the codification of the Mishnah, the problems of deciding halakhah were not solved, since the Mishnah leaves many issues in a state of dispute (maḥeloket). The Talmud, although far from settling the disputes in the Mishnah, does offer numerous rules to settling mishnaic disputes. Examples are "yaḥid verabbim – halakhah ke-rabbim" (in a dispute between one and many the halakhah follows the many), "halakhah ke-veit Hillel" (the halakhah is according to the House of Hillel), "halakhah ke-Rav Akiva me-ḥaverav" (the halakhah follows Rabbi Akiva's view when he is opposed by his colleagues). Nevertheless, in numerous places, the Talmud and its commentators have declared that halakhah is not to be deduced from the Mishnah (tj, Hag. 1:8; Rashi, Sanh. 100:2, "Rava Amar Ipkha") The Rif goes further and says that halakhah cannot be deduced from the Talmud either (Er. 11:2). Rabbi Ovadiah *Yosef (Yabi'a Omer, introduction) states that it is not in our power to derive the law from the Talmud without consulting the *rishonim and *aḥaronim. These opinions discourage the posek from applying the rules as an algorithm.

A research project in Machon Lev gathered the given rules and meta-rules of deciding halakhah in the Mishnah and constructed a rule-based system to compare decisions deduced strictly by the algorithm with the halakhot as decided by the Shulḥan Arukh, or the Rambam when the Halakhah did not appear in the Shulḥan Arukh. The system was run and tested on Mishnayot in the tractates Yoma, Ta'anit, and Ḥagigah. The system achieved 90.3% success,

Jewish Contribution to Computer Science

The study of computability began in the early 20th century, before the advent of computers. Among the leading scientists who studied models of computation was the Jewish mathematician Emil Leon Post (1897–1954), who was born in Poland and educated in New York. He invented the model of computation named after him, the Post Machine, and proved results similar to those of Gödel, Church, and Turing. Post was the inventor of recursive function theory – the formal theory dealing with computability.

Most undecidability results (functions that are inherently not computable) are proved by a technique called diagonalization. In this technique values are placed in an infinite two-dimensional matrix and then a perturbation of its diagonal is proven not to be a row in this infinite matrix, leading to a contradiction. This method was first studied by Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor (1845–1918), born to a Jewish Danish father, who converted to Protestantism, and a Danish Catholic mother. Cantor was the first to introduce Hebrew to modern mathematics. He used the letter א to denote infinite continuous sets, such as the total number of numerical functions, and אo to denote countable infinite sets, such as the number of computable functions. He also proved that אo is strictly less than א.

For a rigorous study of an algorithm's complexity, one needs a carefully defined model. The model on which most algorithmic analysis is calculated is the sequential von Neumann model. Johann von *Neumann (1903–1957) was born into a Jewish Hungarian family. He spent most of his adult life in the U.S. and was one of the original six mathematics professors at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. He was one of the leading mathematicians of the 20th century. His ideas on logic design were used in the development of the first computers and he pioneered game theory, fault tolerance in systems, and cellular automata.

Recently, newer models of computation have been sought. These models do not enhance the power of computation but it is hoped that they can achieve greater efficiency. For example, one of the most famous currently open problems in computer science and mathematics is the P=? np problem. The question is whether non-determinism adds computation power. The computation in the von Neumann model is deterministic, i.e., there is a unique instruction that follows every program instruction. In non-deterministic computation the next instruction is "guessed" following certain rules. One of the scientists who introduced non-determinism is Michael Rabin (1931– ) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Intuitively, non-determinism should allow us to compute problems faster, using the power of the "guesses." However, it is still an open question whether there exist problems that can be computed efficiently non-deterministically yet cannot be computed efficiently deterministically. Specific efficient nondeterministic problems have a unique trait that if they can be computed efficiently deterministically, then all efficient nondeterministic problems can be efficiently computed deterministically. These problems are called np-complete problems. The major theorem in the study of np-completeness proves that deciding whether a logical formula can be satisfied is NP-complete. This theorem was proven independently by Steve Cook and Leonid Levin (1948– ), a Jewish Russian computer scientist who emigrated to the U.S. in 1978. The theory of NP-completeness took off when Richard Karp (1935– ), an American computer scientist, published the first set of np-complete problems.

New models of computation were suggested, which, possibly, compute efficiently problems that are inefficient in the von Neumann model. Some notable examples are Quantum Computation, pioneered in the 1980s by Paul Benioff, Richard *Feynman, and David Deutsch. The quantum model assumes that bits behave in a quantum fashion. An alternate model, basing computing on dna, has been introduced by the American scientist Leonard Adelman (1945– ).

One may mention another fundamental concept in complexity, that of Kolmogorov complexity. Kolmogorov complexity is the minimum size necessary to encode a function. It is named after Kolmogorov, who wrote a paper on it in 1965. Nevertheless, a year earlier, the Jewish mathematician Ray Solomonoff (1926– ), published two papers on what is termed Solomonff induction and algorithmic probability, that independently tackle many of the same concepts.

Jewish contributions in the area of algorithms is also quite prominent. Some fundamental algorithmic methods were invented by Jewish scientists. Examples are linear programming and dynamic programming. Linear programming problems are optimization problems where one needs to optimize a linear function, i.e., a function that describes a line, subject to constraints that are also linear functions. This field of optimization is important since many problems in operations research, such as multi-commodity flow problems and scheduling problems, can be defined as linear programs. Linear programming was discovered by the Soviet mathematician and Nobel laureate in economics Leonid Vitaliyevich *Kantorovich (1912–1986). One of the most widely used algorithms for solving linear programs is the simplex method, developed by the American mathematicians George B. Dantzig (1914–2005).

Dynamic programming is a method of solving a large problem incrementally, by first solving it for small instances and subsequently constructing solutions for larger and larger instances based on previously computed solutions to the smaller cases. It is the core of many important algorithms in all areas of Computer Science. Dynamic Programming was invented by the American mathematician Richard Bellman (1920–1984).

Jewish contribution abounds in the methodology part of computer science as well. Artificial Intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs, where the term "intelligent" is left as an intuitive notion. The field tries to make programs behave more as "intelligent" entities than programmed functions. among its most notable founders are the American scientist Marvin Minsky (1927– ), Nobel laureate in economics Herbert *Simon (1916–2001), whose father was Jewish, and Boston scientist John McCarthy (1927– ), who had a Jewish mother.

The field of cryptography deals with the ability to encrypt information. This is especially critical for information that gets transmitted publicly, as over the Internet, and is what makes electronic commerce possible. Public-key cryptography was co-invented by American computer scientist Martin Hellman (1945– ). He was one of the co-authors of the Diffie-Hellman algorithm for secure key distribution over non-secure channels. The most widely used public-key algorithm today is the rsa algorithm, named after mit scientist Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir (1952– ) of the Weizmann Institute, and Leonard Adleman (1945– ).

The A.M. Turing Award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to a person selected for lasting and major contributions made to the computing community. The Turing Award is often recognized as the "Nobel Prize of computing." It is sponsored by Intel Corporation and currently is accompanied by a prize of $100,000. Almost a third of the Turing Award winners to date are of Jewish descent. These are Alan Perlis (1966), Marvin Minsky (1969), John McCarthy (1971), Herbert Simon (1975), Michael Rabin (1976), Richard Karp (1985), William Kahan (1989), Edward Feigenbaum (1994), Manuel Blum (1995), Amir Pnueli (1996), Adi Shamir (2002), Leonard Adleman (2002), and Robert Kahn (2004).

It should be noted that three of the above 14 names are Israelis in Israeli universities. Indeed Israel is an international power in computer science. Israeli research is at the cutting edge of the scientific research. Five of the top 100 most cited computer scientists in the world are Israelis. Israeli universities are ranked at the top of international lists of leading computer science department.

Computer applications are not in the scope of this article, but we will mention in passing that many ubiquitous applications, such as the basic programming language, spreadsheets, the automated electronically switched telephone network, spread spectrum communications, the Internet, Google, and more, were co-invented by Jews.

Computer Science as an Aid to Judaism

The proliferation of electronic databases has not skipped the Jewish world. There are currently over a dozen different Jewish databases on the market, both as text and as scanned images. In addition there are numerous Internet sites on Jewish topics ranging from providing candle lighting times all over the globe to hospitality information in different communities. The first Jewish database was the Bar-Ilan Responsa Project.

The project was conceived in 1963 by Weizmann Institute scientist Aviezri Fraenkel and later migrated to Bar-Ilan University. Fraenkel was the project's director from 1963 to 1974, succeeded by Ya'akov Choueka, who headed the project from 1974 to 1986. The idea was to create an electronic library of the responsa with a search engine to enable easy access to information. The project required research and solutions in areas such as information retrieval, data compression, Hebrew computational linguistics, and Human-Computer Interaction. It led to many graduate theses and publications in computer science and for many years was at the cutting edge of technology. In its beginnings the database resided on an ibm mainframe. From 1979, it also became usable in a time-sharing mode from terminals on the Bar-Ilan campus, in Israel, and abroad. During Uri Schild's tenure as project director, it was decided to compress the database to a single compact disk. This made the system accessible to every home, scholar, rabbi, and dayyan. Because of the care the Project takes in seeking error-free text, it is unique in the fact that it is indeed a tool for pesikat halakhah, and used by many posekim today.

An emotionally charged and controversial current phenomenon is the Torah codes, or *Bible codes. This issue has involved Jews and Christians, scholars, scientists, and laymen, and has even produced best-selling books such as The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin.

Underlying the codes is the traditional Jewish idea that there are several layers to the Torah, and that the remez is a valid form of learning Torah. Rabbi *Jacob ben Asher's Baal ha-Turim commentary to the Torah is perhaps the most famous early concerted use of this form of learning. The modern code methods involve Equidistant Letters Sequences (els) and the idea is to find names, dates, and "prophecies" encoded as els's in the Torah. The first scientific claim to the statistical validity of the codes appeared in a 1988 paper by the mathematician Eliyahu Rips. It was followed by the 1994 paper by Doron Witztum, Eliyahu Rips, and Yoav Rosenberg and generated a very emotional response. Without taking a stand in the controversy, it is important to note that this entire line of research and school of thought is almost impossible without computers.

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[Amir Amihood (2nd ed.)]

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4175 ■ AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND

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4177 ■ AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE

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To provide financial assistance to students majoring in computer science, engineering, and mathematics (CSEM) at colleges and universities that are members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA).
Title of Award: Appalachian College Association Scholarships for Majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 30 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,750 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students entering their junior or senior year at ACA member institutions. Applicants must be majoring in a CSEM discipline, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be able to document financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay describing their career ambitions, their commitment to the Appalachian region, and the potential benefits to Appalachia of their degree choice. U.S. citizenship is required. Preference is given to graduates of high schools in the Appalachian region. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program, which began in 2003, is provided by the National Science Foundation. The ACA includes member institutions in Kentucky (Alice Lloyd College, Berea College, Campbellsville University, University of the Cumberlands, Kentucky Christian University, Lindsey Wilson College, Pikeville College, and Union College), North Carolina (Brevard College, Lees-McRae College, Mars Hill College, Montreat College, and Warren Wilson College), Tennessee (Bryan College, Carson-Newman College, King College, Lee University, Lincoln Memorial University, Maryville College, Milligan College, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tusculum College, and University of the South), Virginia (Bluefield College, Emery & Henry College, Ferrum College, and Virginia Intermont College), and West Virginia (Alderson-Broaddus College, Bethany College, Davis & Elkins College, Ohio Valley University, University of Charleston, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Wheeling Jesuit University).

4184 ■ ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION

Luther Hardin Building
Three Capitol Mall, Room 207
Little Rock, AR 72201-1083
Tel: (501)682-1500
Fax: (501)682-1509
Web Site: http://dwe.arkansas.gov/LoanForgiveness/atcslfp.htm
To provide forgivable loans to residents of Arkansas who are interested in pursuing technical education and working in the state.
Title of Award: Arkansas Technical Careers Student Loan Forgiveness Program Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Biomedical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Health care services; Physical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The maximum loan is $2,500 per year. Loans are forgiven if the recipient works full time in the high demand technical field in Arkansas. Each year's loan may be forgiven with 1 year of full-time employment. Loan recipients who do not graduate from the program or work full time in the field in Arkansas must repay the loan in full. Duration: Up to 4 years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Arkansas who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents admitted to an approved program resulting in a diploma, certificate, or degree in a high demand technical field. Applicants must indicate their intention to work in Arkansas in the field for which they receive the training. Deadline for Receipt: Applications must be submitted within 6 months of the completion of the program of study. Additional Information: The Arkansas General Assembly established this program in 1999. Recently, the designated career fields related to advanced manufacturing (including engineering and engineering technology, industrial electronics installers and repairers, machinist and machine technologies, and tool and die maker and technologist); computer and information technology (including computer engineering, computer and information sciences, electrical and electronic engineering and related technology, electromechanical instrumentation and maintenance technology, and computer installer and repairer); and biomedical and biotechnology (including biological and life sciences, physical sciences, science technologies, health professions and related sciences, bioengineering and biomedical engineering, and biomedical engineering technology and technician).

4185 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/pub1.asp
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are working full time on a degree by means of a distance-learning or on-line program.
Title of Award: AFCEA Distance-Learning/On-Line Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Systems engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens working full time on a bachelor's degree by means of a distance-learning or on-line program affiliated with a major, accredited 4-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of course work based on a 30-semester hour equivalent; classes in progress at the time of application cannot be used towards the 1-year minimum completion requirement. Completed courses must include at least 2 semesters of calculus (not pre-calculus). Majors are limited to the fields of engineering (chemical, computer, electrical, or systems), mathematics, physics, or computer science. Selection is based primarily on academic excellence. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

4186 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/rotc/rotc1.asp
To provide financial assistance to ROTC cadets who are majoring in fields related to communications and electronics.
Title of Award: AFCEA ROTC Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Electronics; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Systems engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 36 each year, divided equally among Army, Navy/Marine Corps, and Air Force ROTC programs; for each service, 6 are awarded to rising juniors, 6 to rising seniors. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to ROTC cadets majoring in electronics, engineering (aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical, or systems), mathematics, physics, or computer science. Applicants must be nominated by their ROTC professor, be entering their junior or senior year, be U.S. citizens, be of good moral character, have demonstrated academic excellence, be motivated to complete a college education and serve as officers in the U.S. armed forces, and be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

4187 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/workingstudents/ws1.asp
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are working part time on a degree in engineering or the sciences while already employed.
Title of Award: AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Systems engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to part-time students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States while already employed in a science or technology field. Applicants must be U.S. citizens working toward a degree in engineering (aerospace, chemical, electrical, or systems), mathematics, physics, or computer science with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. They must be able to demonstrate academic achievement, patriotism, and potential to contribute to the American work force. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2002.

4188 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/graphicdes.asp
To provide financial assistance to students who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer graphic design.
Title of Award: Computer Graphic Design Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design;
Internet design and development Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students who are enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States at least as a sophomore. Applicants must be U.S. citizens working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer graphic design or a related field. They must submit a sample of digital graphic artwork for intranets and internets, especially web-based graphics. Along with the artwork, include a textual statement of 100 to 200 words that describes the image submitted, how it was created, and what specific intent or purpose it represents. Selection is based on artistic creativity, mastery of web technology, a statement of career goals, school and community activities, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year.

4189 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/genemm.asp
To provide funding to veterans, military personnel, and their family members who are majoring in specified scientific fields in college.
Title of Award: General Emmett Paige Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 11 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to veterans, persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, and their spouses or dependents who are currently enrolled full time in an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States. Graduating high school seniors are not eligible, but veterans entering college as freshmen may apply. Spouses or dependents must be sophomores or juniors. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be of good moral character, have demonstrated academic excellence, be motivated to complete a college education, and be working toward a degree in engineering (aerospace, chemical, computer, or electrical), mathematics, physics, or computer science with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. They must provide a copy of Discharge Form DD214, Certificate of Service, or facsimile of their current Department of Defense or Coast Guard Identification Card. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

4190 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/vadmjerry.asp
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students working on a degree in technology.
Title of Award: Vice Adm. Jerry O. Tuttle, USN (Ret.) and Mrs. Barbara A. Tuttle Science and Technology Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Electronics; Engineering; Engineering, Computer Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 2 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students entering their junior or senior year at an accredited 4-year technological institute in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens working toward a degree in computer engineering technology, computer network systems, or electronics engineering technology. Primary consideration is given to candidates who are military enlisted personnel. Selection is based on a statement of career goals, school and community activities, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year.

4191 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/veteran.asp
To provide financial assistance to veterans and military personnel who served in Afghanistan or Iraq and are working on an undergraduate degree in fields related to the support of U.S. intelligence enterprises.
Title of Award: Veterans of Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom Combat Operations Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Systems engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, Reservists, and National Guard personnel who served in combat operations of Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom. Applicants must be enrolled at a 2- or 4-year institution in the United States and working on an undergraduate degree in computer engineering technology, computer information systems, electronics engineering technology, engineering (aerospace, computer, electrical, or systems), mathematics, physics, or computer science. Along with their application, they must submit an essay that includes a brief synopsis of relevant work experience (including military assignments), a brief statement of career goals after graduation, and a explanation of how their academic and career goals will contribute to the areas related to communications, intelligence and/or information systems, and the mission of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Financial need is also considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was first offered in 2005.

4192 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/pub2.asp
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are working full time on a degree in engineering or the sciences.
Title of Award: General John A. Wickham Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Systems engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 11 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students entering their junior or senior year at an accredited degree-granting 4-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens working toward a degree in engineering (aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical, or systems), mathematics, physics, or computer science with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They must be able to demonstrate academic achievement, patriotism, and potential to contribute to the American work force. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year.

4193 ■ ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

Attn: AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
Tel: (703)631-6149
Free: 800-336-4583
Fax: (703)631-4693
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/undergraduate/sgtjean.asp
To provide funding to members and veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) who are majoring in specified fields in college.
Title of Award: Marine Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Systems engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to USMC personnel currently on active duty, in the Reserves, or honorably-discharged veterans who are enrolled full or part time in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be of good moral character, have demonstrated academic excellence, be motivated to complete a college education, and be working on a degree in engineering (aerospace, computer, electrical, or systems), mathematics, physics, or computer science with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must provide a copy of Discharge Form DD214, Certificate of Service, or facsimile of their current Department of Defense Identification Card. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2002 to honor a Marine who died when her KC-130 aircraft crashed in Pakistan.

4194 ■ ASSOCIATION FOR IRON & STEEL TECHNOLOGY-OHIO VALLEY CHAPTER

c/o Jeff McKain, Scholarship Chair
Xtek, Inc.
11451 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Tel: (513)733-7843; (999)332-XTEK
Fax: (513)733-7939
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aist.org/chapters/ohiovalley_scholarship.htm
To provide financial assistance for college to student members and children of members of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST).
Title of Award: Ohio Valley Chapter AIST Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geosciences; Information science and technology; Metallurgy; Physical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years provided the recipient remains enrolled full time and maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and college students who are either 1) children of Ohio Valley Chapter AIST members, or 2) student AIST members. Applicants must be accepted at, planning to attend, or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university with a major in biology, chemistry, computer programming, computer technology, electrical engineering, engineering, engineering technology, environmental engineering, environmental science, information systems technology, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, microbiology, physical science, physics, or other field approved by the scholarship committee. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay on the reasons for their interests and reasons for working on a degree in their field of study, career goals and objectives, and extracurricular activities and their benefits. Selection is based on overall academic achievement (especially in mathematics and science), the essay, and extracurricular activities. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The AIST was formed in 2004 by the merger of the Iron and Steel Society (ISS) and the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE). This program was established by the former Ohio Valley District Section of AISE. The Ohio Valley Chapter covers Indiana (except for the northwestern portion), all of Kentucky, western Tennessee, and portions of southern Ohio.

4195 ■ ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN COMPUTING-ANN ARBOR CHAPTER

Attn: Scholarship
P.O. Box 1864
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1864
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.awc-aa.org/gala/scholarship.php
To provide financial assistance to women undergraduates working on a degree in a computer- or technology-related field at institutions in Michigan.
Title of Award: Ann Arbor AWC Scholarship for Women in Computing Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to undergraduate women enrolled at institutions of higher education in Michigan. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents preparing for a career in a field related to computers or technology. They must have at least 2 semesters of course work remaining. As part of the application, they must answer the following 3 questions: 1) "Why are you excited about working with computers and information technology?" 2) "Describe your most fulfilling computer-related project or experience;" and 3) "Identify a current trend in technology and describe how it might evolve over the next ten years." Based on those essays, awards are presented to applicants who demonstrate motivation, passion, thoughtfulness, creativity, skillful communication, and participation in the computing community. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

4196 ■ BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN OF VIRGINIA

Attn: Virginia BPW Foundation
P.O. Box 4842
McLean, VA 22103-4842
Web Site: http://www.bpwva.org/Foundation.shtml
To provide financial assistance to women in Virginia who are interested in working on a bachelor's or advanced degree in science or technology.
Title of Award: Women in Science and Technology Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Actuarial science; Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Dentistry; Engineering; Engineering, Biomedical; Insurance and insurance-related fields; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Science; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: At least 1 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,000 per year, depending on the need of the recipient; funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, transportation, living expenses, and dependent care. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply (but prior recipients are not given priority).
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens, Virginia residents, accepted at or currently studying at a Virginia college or university, and working on a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in 1 of the following fields: actuarial science, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics, or a similar scientific or technical field. Applicants must have a definite plan to use their education in a scientific or technical profession. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must complete their studies within 2 years.

4197 ■ CATCHING THE DREAM

8200 Mountain Road, N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110-7835
Tel: (505)262-2351
Fax: (505)262-0534
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.catchingthedream.org
To provide financial assistance to American Indian students who are interested in working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in selected fields.
Title of Award: MESBEC Program Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Education; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies; generally, 30 to 35 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to American Indians who can provide proof that they are at least one-quarter Indian blood and a member of a U.S. tribe that is federally-recognized, state-recognized, or terminated. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time and major in the 1 of the following fields: mathematics, engineering, science, business administration, education, or computer science. They may be entering freshmen, undergraduate students, graduate students, or Ph.D. candidates. Along with their application, they must submit documentation of financial need, 3 letters of recommendation, copies of applications and responses for at least 15 other sources of funding, official transcripts, standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc.), and an essay explaining their goals in life, college plans, and career plans (especially how those plans include working with and benefiting Indians). Selection is based on merit and potential for improving the lives of Indian people. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year for fall term; September of each year for spring and winter terms; March of each year for summer school. Additional Information: MESBEC is an acronym that stands for the priority areas of this program: mathematics, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. The sponsor was formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund.

4198 ■ CHICAGO URBAN LEAGUE

Attn: Education Department
4510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653-3898
Tel: (773)451-3565
Fax: (773)285-7772
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cul-chicago.org
To provide financial assistance to Illinois residents of color interested in studying a field related to automotive technology in college.
Title of Award: Mercedes-Benz Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Automotive technology; Business; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Automotive; Transportation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Illinois residents of color who are graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at a 4-year college or university, Triton College, or 1 of the City Colleges of Chicago. Applicants must be planning to major in automotive technology or a field related to the automotive industry (e.g., engineering, computer science, business, or accounting). They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program is offered as part of the Chicago Urban League's Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 1970.

4199 ■ CHICKASAW FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 1726
Ada, OK 74821-1726
Tel: (580)421-9030
Fax: (580)421-9031
Web Site: http://www.cflink.org
To provide financial assistance to members of the Chickasaw Nation who are majoring in fields of interest to ComputerCraft Corporation.
Title of Award: ComputerCraft Corporation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Engineering, Computer; General studies/Field of study not specified; Graphic art and design; International affairs and relations Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500 per year. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Chickasaw students who are currently enrolled full time as an undergraduate student. The sponsor recruits computer engineers, graphic designers, biologists, conference managers, and international trade specialists. Preference may be given to those majors, but all fields of study are eligible. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit high school or college transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, a copy of their Chickasaw Nation citizenship card, and a 1-page essay on their long-term goals and plans for achieving them. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

4200 ■ DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Attn: DAH-2
Bolling Air Force Base
Building 6000
Washington, DC 20340-5100
Tel: (202)231-4713
Fax: (202)231-4889
Web Site: http://www.dia.mil
To provide loans-for-service and work experience to women, minority, and disabled high school seniors interested in majoring in specified fields and working for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Title of Award: Defense Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Training Assistance Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Geography; International affairs and relations; Political science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Only a few are awarded each year. Funds Available: Students accepted into this program receive tuition (up to $18,000 per year) at an accredited college or university selected by the student and endorsed by the sponsor; reimbursement for books and needed supplies; an annual salary to cover college room and board expenses and for summer employment; and a position at the sponsoring agency after graduation. Recipients must work for DIA after college graduation for at least 1 and a half times the length of study. For participants who leave DIA earlier than scheduled, the agency arranges for payments to reimburse DIA for the total cost of education (including the employee's pay and allowances). Duration: 4 years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities who are graduating high school seniors and interested in majoring in 1 of the following fields in college: geography, foreign area studies, international relations, or political science. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, have an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher, be able to demonstrate financial need (household income ceiling of $65,000 for a family of 4 or $80,000 for a family of 5 or more), be U.S. citizens and from a family of U.S. citizens, and demonstrate leadership abilities through extracurricular activities, civic involvement, volunteer work, or part-time employment. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are provided a challenging summer internship and guaranteed a job at the agency in their field of study upon graduation. Recipients must attend school on a full-time basis.

4201 ■ DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.-THE FEDERAL CITY ALUMNAE CHAPTER

Attn: Educational Development Committee
P.O. Box 1605
Washington, DC 20013
Tel: (202)545-1913
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thefcacdst.org/html/chapterEvents.htm
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Washington, D.C. who plan to attend an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to major in a field related to science and engineering.
Title of Award: Federal City Alumnae Chapter Scholarship for Excellence Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from public and public charter high schools in the District of Columbia. Applicants must have been accepted to attend an HBCU to major in computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics, science, or a related field. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on why they decided to attend an HBCU to major in mathematics, science, or a related field. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

4202 ■ DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE

c/o Cherrice Traver
Union College
ECE Department
Schenectady, NY 12308
Tel: (518)388-6326
Fax: (518)388-6789
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://doc.union.edu/acsee.html
To provide financial assistance to female, minority, or disabled high school seniors who are interested in preparing for a career in computer science or electrical engineering.
Title of Award: P.O. Pistilli Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 to 7 each year. Funds Available: Stipends are $4,000 per year. Awards are paid each year in 2 equal installments. Duration: 1 year; renewable for up to 4 additional years.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are "underrepresented" high school seniors: women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated high achievements in math and science courses, and be able to demonstrate significant financial need. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be U.S. residents when they apply and must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. They must submit a completed application form, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, ACT/SAT and/or PSAT scores, a personal statement outlining future goals, a copy of their latest income tax return, and a copy of the FAFSA form they submitted. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is funded by the Design Automation Conference and the IEEE Circuits and System Society. It is directed by the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Design Automation.

4203 ■ ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT SYSTEMS FOUNDATION

Attn: EDSF Scholarship Awards
24238 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505-6505
Tel: (310)541-1481
Fax: (310)541-4803
Web Site: http://www.edsf.org/scholarships.cfm
To provide financial assistance to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in working with electronic documents as a career.
Title of Award: Wayne Alexander Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design; Internet design and development; Marketing and distribution; Printing trades and industries; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are working full time on a degree in the field of document communication, including marketing, graphic communication and arts, e-commerce, imaging science, printing, web authoring, electronic publishing, computer science, or telecommunications. Priority consideration is given to students at the University of Central Florida. Applicants must submit a statement of their career goals in the field of document communications, an essay on a topic related to their view of the future of the document management and production industry, a list of current professional and college extracurricular activities and achievements, college transcripts (GPA of 3.0 or higher), samples of their creative work, and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by AXIS Inc.

4204 ■ ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT SYSTEMS FOUNDATION

Attn: EDSF Scholarship Awards
24238 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505-6505
Tel: (310)541-1481
Fax: (310)541-4803
Web Site: http://www.edsf.org/scholarships.cfm
To provide financial assistance to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in working with electronic documents as a career.

Title of Award: EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design; Internet design and development; Marketing and distribution; Printing trades and industries; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 20 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are working full time on a degree in the field of document communication, including marketing, graphic communication and arts, e-commerce, imaging science, printing, web authoring, electronic publishing, computer science, or telecommunications. Applicants must submit a statement of their career goals in the field of document communications, an essay on a topic related to their view of the future of the document management and production industry, a list of current professional and college extracurricular activities and achievements, college transcripts (GPA of 3.0 or higher), samples of their creative work, and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

4205 ■ ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT SYSTEMS FOUNDATION

Attn: EDSF Scholarship Awards
24238 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505-6505
Tel: (310)541-1481
Fax: (310)541-4803
Web Site: http://www.edsf.org/scholarships.cfm
To provide financial assistance to students in technical schools and community colleges who are interested in working with electronic documents as a career.
Title of Award: EDSF Board of Directors Technical and Community College Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design; Internet design and development; Marketing and distribution; Printing trades and industries; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College, Vocational/Occupational Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to first- and second-year students at technical and trade schools and community colleges. Applicants must be working on a degree in the field of electronic document communication, including marketing, graphic communication and arts, e-commerce, imaging science, printing, web authoring, electronic publishing, computer science, or telecommunications. They must submit a 1-page essay on 1 of the following topics: 1) a definition of their career goals in the field of document management and communications; 2) a recent technological change and how it has or will affect the document communication industry; or 3) a definition of the document communication industry. Selection is based on the essay, extracurricular activities and achievements, high school transcripts (GPA of 3.0 or higher), samples of creative work, and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

4206 ■ ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT SYSTEMS FOUNDATION

Attn: EDSF Scholarship Awards
24238 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505-6505
Tel: (310)541-1481
Fax: (310)541-4803
Web Site: http://www.edsf.org/scholarships.cfm
To provide financial assistance to upper-division and graduate students interested in working with electronic documents as a career.
Title of Award: David Hoods Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design; Internet design and development; Marketing and distribution; Printing trades and industries; Public relations; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time juniors, seniors, and graduate students who demonstrate a strong interest in working with electronic documents as a career (including graphic communications, document management, document content, and/or document distribution). Special consideration is given to students interested in marketing and public relations. Applicants must submit a statement of their career goals in the field of document communications, an essay on a topic related to their view of the future of the document management and production industry, a list of current professional and college extracurricular activities and achievements, college transcripts (GPA of 3.0 or higher), samples of their creative work, and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

4207 ■ ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT SYSTEMS FOUNDATION

Attn: EDSF Scholarship Awards
24238 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505-6505
Tel: (310)541-1481
Fax: (310)541-4803
Web Site: http://www.edsf.org/scholarships.cfm
To provide financial assistance to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in working with electronic documents as a career.

Title of Award: John A. Lopiano Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design; Internet design and development; Marketing and distribution; Printing trades and industries; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are working full time on a degree in the field of document communication, including marketing, graphic communication and arts, e-commerce, imaging science, printing, web authoring, electronic publishing, computer science, or telecommunications. Priority consideration is given to students who work in or whose family member has worked or currently works in a segment of the high volume transaction output (HVTO) industry. Applicants must submit a statement of their career goals in the field of document communications, an essay on a topic related to their view of the future of the document management and production industry, a list of current professional and college extracurricular activities and achievements, college transcripts (GPA of 3.0 or higher), samples of their creative work, and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by COPI/OutputLinks.

4208 ■ ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT SYSTEMS FOUNDATION

Attn: EDSF Scholarship Awards
24238 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505-6505
Tel: (310)541-1481
Fax: (310)541-4803
Web Site: http://www.edsf.org/scholarships.cfm
To provide financial assistance to upper-division and graduate students in Canada who are interested in working with electronic documents as a career.
Title of Award: Xplor Canada Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design; Internet design and development; Printing trades and industries Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $C2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to third-year, fourth-year, and advanced-degree students who are working full time on a degree in the field of electronic documents, including content and design, print technologies, graphic communications, or computer science. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and living in Canada, but they may be attending a course of study outside of Canada. They must submit a statement of their career goals in the field of document/communication systems, an essay on a topic related to their view of the future of the document management and production industry, a list of current professional and college extracurricular activities and achievements, college transcripts (GPA of 3.0 or higher), samples of their creative work, and 2 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Xplor Canada.

4209 ■ FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEMS

c/o Marsha Cole, FAEDS Scholarship Chair
Duval County Public Schools
4037 Boulevard Center Drive
Building B, Second Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: (904)348-5167
Fax: (904)348-5737
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.faeds.org/Scholarships.htm
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Florida planning to attend a college or university in the state and major in computer science or information technology.
Title of Award: William J. English Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Information science and technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Any currently-enrolled college student who has at least a 2.5 GPA and is attending a Florida private or public college or university is eligible. Applicants must be enrolled full time and be majoring or planning to major in computer science or information technology. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay indicating their interest in computer science and/or information technology and 3 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was established in 1981.

4210 ■ FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL DATA SYSTEMS

c/o Marsha Cole, FAEDS Scholarship Chair
Duval County Public Schools
4037 Boulevard Center Drive
Building B, Second Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Tel: (904)348-5167
Fax: (904)348-5737
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.faeds.org/Scholarships.htm
To provide financial assistance to students attending a Florida college or university and majoring in computer science or information technology.
Title of Award: Dr. Robert W. Sims Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Information science and technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Any currently-enrolled college student who has at least a 2.5 GPA and is attending a Florida private or public college or university is eligible. Applicants must be enrolled full time and be majoring or planning to major in computer science or information technology. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay indicating their interest in computer science and/or information technology and 3 letters of recommendation. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This scholarship was established in 1969.

4211 ■ FOUNDATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO, INC.

Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 831
Riverdale, MD 20738
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.amateurradio-far.org/scholarships.php
To provide funding to licensed radio amateurs in Ohio who are interested in studying electrical engineering or other subjects in college.
Title of Award: Robert E. True Memorial Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Electronics; Engineering, Electrical; General studies/Field of study not specified Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be residents of Ohio and have a valid amateur radio license of any class. They must intend to work on a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university in the United States; preference is given to applicants pursuing courses in electrical engineering or electronic/computer technology. Deadline for Receipt: Requests for applications must be submitted by April of each year. Additional Information: Recipients must attend an accredited school (university, college, or technical institute) on a full-time basis.

4212 ■ FOUNDATION FOR THE CAROLINAS

Attn: Senior Vice President, Scholarships
217 South Tryon Street
P.O. Box 34769
Charlotte, NC 28234-4769
Tel: (704)973-4535
Free: 800-973-7244
Fax: (704)973-4935
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fftc.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors from North and South Carolina who are interested in studying designed fields in college.
Title of Award: Duke Energy Minority Professional Association Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Finance; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in North and South Carolina. Applicants must be planning to attend a 4-year college or university in those states to major in accounting, business administration, computer science, engineering, finance, or the sciences. Selection is based on merit. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from the Duke Energy Minority Professional Association Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 30234, Charlotte, NC 28230.

4213 ■ GEORGIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

c/o Georgia Institute of Technology
Aerospace Engineering
Space Science and Technology Building, Room 210
Atlanta, GA 30332-0150
Tel: (404)894-0521
Fax: (404)894-9313
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ae.gatech.edu/organizations/gsgc/html/fellowship.htm
To provide financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate study of space-related fields to students at member institutions of the Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC).
Title of Award: Georgia Space Grant Consortium Fellowships Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Space and planetary sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified).
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are undergraduate and graduate students at member institutions of the GSGC. Applicants must be working on a degree in mathematics, science, engineering, computer science, or a technical discipline related to space. Selection is based on transcripts, 3 letters of reference, and an essay of 100 to 500 words on the applicant's professional interests and objectives and their relationship to the field of aerospace. Awards are provided as part of the Space Grant program of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which encourages participation by women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Additional Information: Institutions that are members of the GSGC include Albany State University, Clark Atlanta University, Columbus State University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, State University of West Georgia, and the University of Georgia. This program is funded by NASA.

4214 ■ GOOGLE INC.

Attn: Scholarships
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043-8303
Tel: (650)623-4000
Fax: (650)618-1499
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.google.com/anitaborg
To provide financial assistance to women working on a bachelor's or graduate degree in a computer-related field.
Title of Award: Anita Borg Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded: 1 to an undergraduate, 2 to master's degree candidates, and 1 to a doctoral candidate. Funds Available: The stipend is $10,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are entering their senior year of undergraduate study or are enrolled in a graduate program in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field. Applicants must be full-time students at a university in the United States with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They must submit essays of 400 to 600 words on 1) a significant technical project on which they have worked; 2) examples of their leadership abilities; 3) what they would do if someone gave them the funding and resources for a 3- to 12-month project to investigate a technical topic of their choice; and 4) what they would do if someone gave them $1,000 to plan an event or project to benefit women in technical fields. Selection is based on academic background and demonstrated leadership. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships were first offered in 2004.

4215 ■ HANSCOM OFFICERS' WIVES' CLUB

Attn: Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 557
Bedford, MA 01730
Tel: (781)275-1251
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hanscomowc.org
To provide financial assistance to children of military personnel and veterans in New England who are interested in studying engineering or computer science in college.
Title of Award: Lieutenant General Chubb Award Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college-bound high school seniors living in New England who are dependents of active-duty, retired, or deceased military members of any branch of service. Also eligible are dependents of military recruiters working in the New York area and students living elsewhere but whose military sponsor is stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base. Applicants must demonstrate qualities of responsibility, leadership, scholastics, citizenship, and diversity of interest. They must have a valid military identification card and be planning to work on a college degree in engineering or computer science. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on their educational goals, how their educational experience will help prepare them to pursue future goals, and how they intend to apply their education to better their community. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Military Affairs Council/North Suburban Chamber of Commerce.

4216 ■ HEMOPHILIA HEALTH SERVICES

Attn: Scholarship Committee
6820 Charlotte Pike, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37209-4234
Tel: (615)850-5175
Free: 800-800-6606
Fax: (615)352-2588
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.HemophiliaHealth.com/consumers/products_services/scholarship.htm
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors and current college students who have hemophilia and are interested in working on a degree or certification in computer science and/or mathematics.
Title of Award: Scott Tarbell Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Mathematics and mathematical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Funds are issued payable to the recipient's school. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have hemophilia A or B severe. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico. They must be interested in working on a degree or certification in computer science and/or mathematics. Along with their application, they must submit an essay, up to 250 words, on the following topic: "Upon receiving your education in math and/or computer science, how will you use the new technologies (i.e., computer, internet, etc.) to better mankind and what ethical issues will you need to address?" U.S. citizenship is required. Selection is based on academic achievement in relation to tested ability and dedication to the field of computer science or mathematics. Financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program, which started in 2003, is administered by Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc., 1201 Eighth Avenue South, P.O. Box 23737, Nashville, TN 27202-3737, (615) 320-3149, Fax: (615) 320-3151, E-mail: [email protected]

4217 ■ HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY

Attn: Scholar Program Manager
8000 Foothills Boulevard
MS 5214
Roseville, CA 95747
Tel: (916)785-3809
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hp.com/go/hpscholars
To provide financial assistance and summer work experience to underrepresented minority high school seniors and community college transfer students who are interested in studying computer engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science at designated universities.
Title of Award: HP Scholar Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Approximately 120 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year. In addition, students receive a salary when they work at HP facilities during the summer. They also receive an HP laptop, printer, and PDA. The total value of the award exceeds $40,000 per student. Duration: 4 years of university study plus 3 summers of internships.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors and community college students who are members of an underrepresented minority group (African American, Latino, or American Indian). Applicants must be planning to major in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science at the University of California at Los Angeles, San Jose State University, North Carolina A&T University, the University of Washington, or Morgan State University. They must be interested in working during the summer at a major Hewlett-Packard (HP) location in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, or Washington. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, family's educational history (priority is given to first-generation students), letters of recommendation, a personal statement (communication skills, personal and professional qualities, community involvement), connections to HP Philanthropy and Education Partnerships, and demonstrated interest in math, science, and engineering. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Applications must be submitted to the school the student wishes to attend.

4218 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in computer science.
Title of Award: Adobe Systems/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in computer science. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Adobe Systems as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4219 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in computer and electrical engineering.
Title of Award: AMD/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in computer or electrical engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4220 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in engineering and related fields.
Title of Award: Amerada Hess/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Materials research/science; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in computer science, engineering, material science, mathematics, or applied science. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. There is no citizenship requirement. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Amerada Hess Foundation as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4221 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in engineering and related fields.
Title of Award: Ford/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in computer science or the following engineering fields: aeronautical, electrical, industrial, and, mechanical. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizenship is required. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Ford Motor Company as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4222 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in computer science or designated fields of engineering.
Title of Award: Freescale/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in computer science or electrical or computer engineering. Applicants must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Freescale Semiconductor as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community. The recipient is required to accept a summer internship (where and when available) with Freescale Semiconductor.

4223 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in engineering and related fields.
Title of Award: Future Electronics/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Materials research/science; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate
Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in computer science, engineering, material science, mathematics, or applied science. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. There is no citizenship requirement. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Future Electronics as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4224 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students majoring in engineering and related fields.
Title of Award: HENAAC Student Leadership Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Materials research/science; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate student. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time in computer science, engineering, material science, mathematics, or applied science. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. There is no citizenship requirement. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4225 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in engineering and related fields.
Title of Award: Northrop Grumman/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture, Naval; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical; Engineering, Ocean; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in the following engineering fields: aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, marine, mechanical, ocean, or structural. Students majoring in computer science, information science, mathematics, naval architecture, and physics are also eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Northrop Grumman as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4226 ■ HISPANIC ENGINEER NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CONFERENCE

3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Tel: (323)262-0997
Fax: (323)262-0946
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.henaac.org/scholarships
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in engineering and related fields.
Title of Award: NVIDIA Corporation/HENAAC Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Materials research/science; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,000 to $5,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Hispanic undergraduate students who are enrolled full time in computer science, engineering, material science, mathematics, or applied science. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. There is no citizenship requirement. Academic achievement and campus community activities are considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by the NVIDIA Corporation as part of its effort to support the mission of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) to promote technical excellence and leadership in the Hispanic community.

4227 ■ HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Attn: Selection Committee
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415)808-2350; 877-HSF-INFO
Fax: (415)808-2302
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsf.net/scholarship/programs/shpe.php
To provide financial assistance for college to Hispanic Americans who are interested in majoring in designated fields of science.
Title of Award: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 69 of these scholarships were awarded: 7 at $1,250, 2 at $1,307, and 60 at $2,500. Funds Available: Stipends range from $1,250 to $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and visitors with a passport stamped I-551 who are of Hispanic heritage. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors, community college students transferring to a 4-year institution, or continuing college students as long as they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time at an accredited college or university in the United States to major in computer science, physical science, applied science, mathematics, or engineering. Along with their application, they must submit 600-word essays on 1) how their Hispanic heritage, family upbringing, and/or role models have influenced their personal long-term goals; 2) how they contribute to their community and what they have learned from their experiences; and 3) an academic challenge they have faced and how they have overcome it. Selection is based on academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year. Additional Information: This program is jointly sponsored by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).

4228 ■ HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND INSTITUTE

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 632
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)296-0009
Fax: (202)296-3633
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsfi.org/scholarships/energy.asp
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic undergraduate students majoring in designated business, engineering, and science fields related to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals of environmental restoration and waste management.
Title of Award: Environmental Management Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Agricultural; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical; Engineering, Metallurgical; Engineering, Petroleum; Environmental science; Epidemiology; Geology; Hydrology; Management; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Radiology; Toxicology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year for 4-year university students or $2,000 per year for community college students. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Hispanic background who have completed at least 12 undergraduate credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career supportive of the DOE goals of environmental restoration and waste management. Eligible academic majors are in the fields of business (management and system analysis), engineering (agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical, nuclear, and petroleum), and science (applied math/physics, chemistry, computer science, ecology, environmental, epidemiology, geology, health physics, hydrology, radiochemistry, radio-ecology, and toxicology). Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on 1) how their academic major, interests, and career goals correspond to environmental restoration and waste management issues; and 2) how their Hispanic background and family upbringing have influenced their academic and personal goals. Selection is based on the essay, academic record, academic plans and career goals, financial need, commitment to DOE's goal of environmental restoration and waste management, and a letter of recommendation. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program, which began in 1990, is sponsored by DOE's Office of Environmental Management. Recipients must enroll full time at a college or university in the United States.

4229 ■ HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND INSTITUTE

1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 632
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)296-0009
Fax: (202)296-3633
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsfi.org/scholarships/generation.asp
To provide financial assistance to Hispanic and other students majoring in designated business, engineering, social science, and science fields who are interested in employment with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Title of Award: Next Generation of Public Servants Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Biological and clinical sciences; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Environmental science; Finance; Geology; Information science and technology; Management; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Political science; Psychology; Sociology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 2 additional years if the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens enrolled full time as sophomores with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career with the DOE in an energy-related field. Eligible academic majors are in the fields of business (accounting, business administration, finance, and management), engineering (biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, materials, mechanical, metallurgical, nuclear, and petroleum), social science (economics, organizational psychology, political science, and sociology), and science (biological sciences, computer science, geology, information technology, mathematics, microbiology, and physics). They must be willing to participate in co-ops with the DOE. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on why a career in public service interests them, how their academic major connects with their stated DOE career goal, why the DOE should invest in them through this program, and how they believe the DOE will benefit from this investment. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, demonstrated commitment to public service, and interest in federal employment with the DOE. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program, sponsored by DOE's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, is administered by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute as part of its effort to increase Hispanic participation in federal service.

4230 ■ IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY

Attn: Student Awards
1730 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1992
Tel: (202)371-1013
Fax: (202)778-0884
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.computer.org/csidc
To recognize and reward undergraduate students who design and implement computer-based solutions to real-world problems
Title of Award: Computer Society International Design Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: The competition is limited to 300 teams. If more teams apply, team selection is made at random. Of the entrants, 10 teams are selected as finalists and to receive prizes (including 7 honorable mentions). Funds Available: Prizes are $20,000 for first, $12,000 for second, $8,000 for third, and $4,000 for honorable mentions. Students determine how the prize money is distributed among the team. The 2 special Microsoft Prizes are each $2,000. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: The competition is open to teams of undergraduate students in computer science, computer engineering, and related fields. Each team consists of 4 undergraduates plus a faculty mentor. Teams must design and implement a computer-based project on a topic that changes annually; a recent topic was "Preserving, Protecting, and Enhancing the Environment." They must submit a report that includes an abstract, a system overview (with a statement of what the system hardware and software are meant to accomplish, a statement of the performance requirements it is intended to meet, a summary of the design methodology used and why it was chosen, and a statement of what is unique or innovative about this project and any novel ideas that the design includes), a description of implementation and engineering considerations (with a detailed description of the system and the algorithms involved, the trade-offs considered and used, any tools that were developed in the context of the project, and verification and testing), and a summary. Based on those reports, finalists are chosen and invited to present their projects to the judging panel. Selection of winners is based on originality of the project, its relevance to the theme of being beneficial to society, the substance of the project, taking a systems approach, teamwork, quality and presentation of reports, creativity in design, plan for the project period, and practicality and feasibility of the project. The Microsoft Award for Software Engineering is awarded to the team that makes the best use of appropriate software engineering techniques in the planning, design, construction, testing, and documentation of their software. The Microsoft Multimedia Award is awarded to the team that makes best use of multimedia techniques in their formal presentation at the finals. Deadline for Receipt: Applications must be submitted by November of each year. Project reports are due in April, and the world finals are held at the end of June. Additional Information: This competition was first held in 2000. The 2 special Microsoft Prizes were first awarded in 2003.

4231 ■ IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY

Attn: Student Awards
1730 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-1992
Tel: (202)371-1013
Fax: (202)778-0884
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.computer.org/students/schlrshp.htm
To recognize and reward students who are active leaders in the IEEE Computer Society student branch chapters.
Title of Award: Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Up to 10 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $4,000, paid in 4 equal installments. Duration: 1 academic year.
Eligibility Requirements: Juniors, seniors, and graduate students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer-related field of engineering (e.g., biomedical computer engineering, design automation) are eligible to apply if they are full-time students and active members of the society's student branch chapter at their institution. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on involvement in chapter activities (40%), academic achievement (30%), other extracurricular activities in college (10%), and a letter of evaluation by the branch chapter advisor (20%). Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: A brief statement outlining accomplishments must be submitted by each recipient at the end of the academic year.

4232 ■ INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Attn: Lucent Global Science Scholars Program
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Tel: (212)984-5419
Fax: (212)984-5452
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iie.org/programs/lucent
To provide financial assistance for college to high school students in the United States and university students in other designated countries who are interested in preparing for careers in information technology.
Title of Award: Lucent Global Science Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Recently, 32 students from foreign countries (5 from China, 1 from Hong Kong, and 2 from each of the other countries) and 28 from the United States received these scholarships. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors in the United States and first-year university students in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Students from the United States must have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Eligible majors include applied physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, information science and technology, mathematics and applied mathematics, and physics. Selection is based on a demonstrated record of distinction in science and mathematics and a desire to prepare for a career in information technology. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year for students from the United States; March of each year for students from other countries. Additional Information: This program, established in 1999, is funded by Lucent Technologies. Students are offered internships at Lucent's research and development and manufacturing facilities in their own countries during the summer following their freshman year in the United States or the sophomore year in other countries.

4233 ■ KANSAS INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

Attn: Scholarship Fund
420 S.W. Ninth Street
Topeka, KS 66612-2103
Tel: (785)296-3071
Free: 800-432-2484
Fax: (785)296-2283
Web Site: http://www.ksinsurance.org
To provide financial assistance to African American upper-division students who are majoring in business, computer science, or mathematics at a college or university in Kansas.
Title of Award: Kansas Insurance Department African American Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Mathematics and mathematical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 12 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African American students enrolled as juniors or higher at 4-year accredited institutions of higher education in Kansas. Applicants must be majoring in business, computer science, or mathematics. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships were first awarded in 2005 with funds received in a settlement with Monumental Life as a result of the firm's race-based pricing of life insurance policies.

4234 ■ KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS-WASHINGTON BUREAU

Attn: Anthony Pugh
700 12th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005-3994
Tel: (202)383-6013
Fax: (202)383-3738
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.krwashington.com
To provide financial assistance to minority high school seniors from the Washington, D.C. area who are interested in attending college to prepare for a career in the newspaper industry.
Title of Award: Washington Bureau Minority Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Advertising; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Graphic art and design; Journalism; Photography, Journalistic Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to minority seniors graduating from high schools in the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in journalism, but they are not required to have been school newspaper reporters or editors. They may be photographers, graphic artists, computer experts, delivery workers with an interest in circulation, or business and advertising staff members. Along with their application, they must submit a transcript of grades (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher), SAT/ACT scores, 2 letters of recommendation, a list of journalism or business experience, information on extracurricular activities, up to 5 samples of work with bylines (for journalism applicants), and a 500-word essay on why they want to prepare for a career in journalism or communication business. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: The recipients of these scholarships are entered into competition for the Knight Ridder Minority Scholarship Program of $40,000 over 4 years.

4235 ■ LEAGUE FOR INNOVATION IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Attn: Director, Membership Services
4505 East Chandler Boulevard, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Tel: (480)705-8200
Fax: (480)705-8201
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.league.org/league/competitions/tob_awards.htm
To provide financial assistance to students at community colleges that are members of the League for Innovation in the Community College who are studying technology.
Title of Award: Terry O'Banion Student Technology Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 designated as the Student Technology Champion and 1 designated as the Student Developer Champion. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: Faculty and staff at institutions that are members of the League may nominate students for this award. Nominees must be preparing for a career in technology or software development. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation.

4236 ■ CLARE BOOTHE LUCE FUND

c/o Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
111 West 50th Street, Suite 4601
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (212)489-7700
Fax: (212)581-9541
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hluce.org
To provide funding to women interested in studying science or engineering at the undergraduate level at designated universities.
Title of Award: Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships in Science and Engineering Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Engineering, Nuclear; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies; since the program began, more than 800 of these scholarships have been awarded. Funds Available: The amount awarded is established individually by each of the participating institutions. The stipends are intended to augment rather than replace any existing institutional support in these fields. Each stipend is calculated to include the cost of room and board as well as tuition and other fees or expenses. Duration: 2 years; in certain special circumstances, awards for the full 4 years of undergraduate study may be offered.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to female undergraduate students (particularly juniors and seniors) majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering (aeronautical, civil, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, and others), mathematics, meteorology, and physics. Applicants must be U.S. citizens attending 1 of the 12 designated colleges and universities affiliated with this program; periodically, other institutions are invited to participate. Premedical science majors are ineligible for this competition. The participating institutions select the recipients without regard to race, age, religion, ethnic background, or need. All awards are made on the basis of merit. Deadline for Receipt: Varies; check with the participating institutions for their current schedule. Additional Information: The participating institutions are Boston University, Colby College, Creighton University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Marymount University, Mount Holyoke College, St. John's University, Santa Clara University, Seton Hall University, Trinity College, and University of Notre Dame.

4237 ■ MAINE SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

Attn: Executive Director
87 Winthrop Street, Suite 200
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: (207)622-4688; 877-397-7223
Fax: (207)622-4548
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.msgc.org/education_students.asp
To provide funding to undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in Maine interested in working on projects related to space.
Title of Award: Maine Space Grant Consortium Scholarship and Fellowship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Biological and clinical sciences; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Geosciences; Physical sciences; Social sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Stipends are $2,500 for undergraduates or $5,000 for graduate students. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled on a full-time basis in an undergraduate or graduate program at a 2- or 4-year college or university in Maine, including those not members of the Maine Space Grant Consortium. Applicants must be proposing to conduct a project on a topic of interest to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in biological, earth, physical, social, or space science; human exploration and development of space; or other related science, technology, computer, or engineering fields. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; graduate students must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Proposals may involve conducting research at their home institution, traveling to conduct research and/or to present finished project work at a NASA field center, or facilitating technology transfer from NASA to their institution and industry in Maine. Applications are especially encouraged from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Selection is based on the relevance of the project to NASA's mission and its strategic enterprises, collaboration with researchers at NASA space flight centers, qualifications of the student, technical content and quality of the proposal, and recommendation from a faculty member. Deadline for Receipt: May or October of each year. Additional Information: This program is funded by NASA.

4238 ■ MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Attn: Office of Student Financial Assistance
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
Tel: (410)260-4545
Free: 800-974-1024
Fax: (410)974-5376
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_scm.asp
To provide scholarship/loans to Maryland residents who wish to prepare for a teaching career.
Title of Award: Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award Area, Field, or Subject: Chemistry; Classical studies; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Education; Education, English as a second language; Education, Special; Education, Vocational-technical; Foreign languages; Geosciences; Health care services; Hearing and deafness; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physical sciences; Physics; Space and planetary sciences; Visual impairment Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the award is based on the recipient's enrollment and housing status, to a maximum of $17,000 per year. The total amount of all state awards may not exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $17,800, whichever is less. Following graduation, recipients must teach at a Maryland public school for 1 year for each year of financial aid received under this program. If they fail to meet that service obligation, they must repay all funds they received with interest. They must begin the service obligation within 12 months of graduation. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 1 additional year if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and enrollment at a 2-year or 4-year Maryland college or university in an approved teacher education program.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Maryland residents who are college students with at least 60 semester credit hours completed, college graduates, and teachers in a non-critical shortage area. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to teach in a field identified as a critical shortage area. Selection is based on cumulative GPA, applicable work or volunteer experience, quality of academic background in certification field, and a writing sample. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: Recently, the eligible critical shortage areas were business education, chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, English for speakers of other languages, family and consumer sciences, German, health occupations, Latin, mathematics, physical science, physics, Spanish, special education (generic infant-grade 3, generic grades 1-8, generic grades 6-adult, hearing impaired, severely and profoundly handicapped, visually impaired), and technology education.

4239 ■ MARYLAND SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

c/o Johns Hopkins University
203 Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-2686
Tel: (410)516-7351
Fax: (410)516-4109
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mdspacegrant.org/scholars_about.html
To provide financial assistance to undergraduates who are interested in studying space-related fields at selected universities in Maryland that are members of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium.
Title of Award: Maryland Space Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Astronomy and astronomical sciences; Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Geology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Space and planetary sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently 16 of these scholarships were awarded (2 at Johns Hopkins University, 5 at Morgan State University, 2 at Hagerstown Community College, 2 at Towson University, and 5 at the University of Maryland at College Park). Funds Available: Scholars receive partial payment of tuition at the participating university they attend. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Maryland and graduates of Maryland high schools who are enrolled full time at a member institution. Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in mathematics, science, engineering, technology, or a space-related field. They must be majoring in a relevant field, including (but not limited to) astronomy, the biological and life sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geological sciences, or physics. U.S. citizenship is required. Along with their application, they must submit an essay of 200 to 500 words on how this scholarship will help them meet their educational and financial goals. This program is a component of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Grant program, which encourages participation by women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. Deadline for Receipt: August of each year. Additional Information: The participating universities are Hagerstown Community College, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Towson University, the University of Maryland at College Park, and Washington College. Funding for this program is provided by NASA.

4240 ■ MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Tel: (617)727-9420
Fax: (617)727-0667
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osfa.mass.edu
To provide financial assistance to students at Massachusetts public institutions of higher education who are participating in a high technology scholar/intern program.
Title of Award: Massachusetts High Technology Scholar/Intern Tuition Waiver Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Information science and technology; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The awards match industry scholarships up to the resident undergraduate tuition rate at the participating institution. Duration: Up to 4 academic years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students at Massachusetts public institutions who are participating as interns in a computer information science/technology and engineering program approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are residents of Massachusetts. Their institution must have obtained scholarship funding from business and industry.

4241 ■ MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY OF AMERICA

Attn: Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.
8720 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217-3992
Tel: (704)676-1190
Free: 800-722-6832
Fax: (704)676-1199
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhia.org
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate or graduate students who are studying material handling.
Title of Award: MHEFI Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical; Logistics; Management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 28 of these scholarships (with a total value of $73,500) were awarded. Funds Available: Awards range from $1,500 to $6,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) students at 4-year colleges and universities who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study; and 2) graduate students enrolled in a program leading to a master's or doctoral degree. Students from junior or community colleges are eligible if they have been accepted as a transfer student into a 4-year program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; be attending an academic institution that has been prequalified for foundation funding; have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher in college; and be enrolled in a course of study relevant to the material handling industry, including engineering (civil, computer, industrial, electrical, or mechanical), engineering technology, computer science, or business administration with an emphasis on production management, industrial distribution, and/or logistics. Along with their application, they must submit 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, documentation of financial need, and a 600-word essay on how their course of study, work experience, and career goals make them an appropriate candidate for this scholarship. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: More than 60 colleges and universities have been prequalified for participation in this program. For a list, contact the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI).

4242 ■ MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Attn: Micron Technology Foundation
8000 South Federal Way
P.O. Box 6
Boise, ID 83707-0006
Tel: (208)368-3675
Web Site: http://www.micron.com/about/giving/foundation/scholarships.html
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in selected states who are interested in majoring in the physical sciences.
Title of Award: Micron Science and Technology Scholars Area, Field, or Subject: Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Materials research/science; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 13 each year: 1 at $55,000 and 12 at $16,500; 2 are awarded to students from each of 5 participating states, plus 3 floating scholarships are awarded within those states. Funds Available: Stipends are either $55,000 or $16,500. A cash grant of $1,000 is awarded to the high school of each winner.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who reside in and attend public or private schools in Colorado, Idaho, Texas, Utah, or Virginia. Applicants must have a combined SAT score of at least 1350 or a composite ACT score of at least 30; have at least a 3.5 GPA; have demonstrated leadership in school, work, and extracurricular activities; and plan to major in engineering (electrical, computer, chemical, or mechanical), computer science, chemistry, material sciences, or physics. Selection is based on merit (in academics and leadership). Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 2000. Information is also available from Scholarship Management Services of Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082, (507) 931-1682, (800) 537-4180, Fax: (507) 931-9168.

4243 ■ MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Attn: National Minority Technical Scholarship
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-8303
Tel: (425)882-8080
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.microsoft.com/college/ss_overview.mspx
To provide financial assistance and summer work experience to undergraduate students, especially members of underrepresented groups, interested in preparing for a career in computer science or other related technical fields.
Title of Award: Microsoft National Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies. A total of $540,000 is available for this program each year. Funds Available: Scholarships cover 100% of the tuition as posted by the financial aid office of the university or college the recipient designates. Scholarships are made through that school and are not transferable to other academic institutions. Funds may be used for tuition only and may not be used for other costs on the recipient's bursar bill, such as room and board. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students who are enrolled full time and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline (such as electrical engineering, mathematics, or physics) with a demonstrated interest in computer science. Applicants must be enrolled at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Although all students who meet the eligibility criteria may apply, a large majority of scholarships are awarded to women, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans), and students with disabilities. Along with their application, students must submit an essay that describes the following 4 items: 1) how they demonstrate their passion for technology outside the classroom; 2) the toughest technical problem they have worked on, how they addressed the problem, their role in reaching the outcome if it was team-based, and the final outcome; 3) a situation that demonstrates initiative and their willingness to go above and beyond; and 4) how they are currently funding their college education. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Selected recipients are offered a paid summer internship where they will have a chance to develop Microsoft products.

4244 ■ MONTANA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

c/o Montana State University
416 Cobleigh Hall
P.O. Box 173835
Bozeman, MT 59717-3835
Tel: (406)994-4223
Fax: (406)994-4452 E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://spacegrant.montana.edu/Text/ScholarProgram.html
To provide financial assistance to students in Montana who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree in the space sciences and/or engineering.
Title of Award: Montana Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Astronomy and astronomical sciences; Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Geology; Physics; Space and planetary sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 23 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time undergraduate students at member institutions of the Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) majoring in fields related to space sciences and engineering. Those fields include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biological and life sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer sciences, electrical engineering, geological sciences, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics. Priority is given to students who have been involved in aerospace-related research. U.S. citizenship is required. The MSGC is a component of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Grant program, which encourages participation by women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: The MSGC member institutions are Blackfeet Community College, Carroll College, Chief Dull Knife College, Fort Belknap College, Fort Peck Community College, Little Big Horn College, Montana State University at Billings, Montana State University at Bozeman, Montana State University Northern, Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College, Salish Kootenai College, Stone Child College, University of Great Falls, University of Montana, and University of Montana Western. Funding for this program is provided by NASA.

4245 ■ MORGAN STANLEY

c/o Joyce Arencibia, IT College Recruiting
750 Seventh Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212)762-4000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morganstanley.com/about/diversity/recruit_programs.html?page=div
To provide financial assistance and work experience to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and Society of Women Engineers (SWE) who are working on an undergraduate degree in computer science or engineering.
Title of Award: NSBE/SHPE/SWE Members Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Students who receive a scholarship as juniors (or fourth-year students in a 5-year program) receive $10,000 for their final year of college. Students who receive a scholarship as sophomores (or third-year students in a 5-year program) receive $5,000 for their junior year (or fourth year of a 5-year program). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for the final year for students who receive a scholarship as sophomores (or third-year students in a 5-year program).
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active members of NSBE, SHPE, and SWE who are enrolled in their sophomore or junior year of college (or the third or fourth year of a 5-year program). Applicants must be enrolled full time and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must be willing to commit to a paid summer internship in the Morgan Stanley Information Technology Division. All majors and disciplines are eligible, but preference is given to students preparing for a career in computer science or engineering. Along with their application, they must submit 1-page essays on 1) why they are applying for this scholarship and why they should be selected as a recipient; 2) a technical project on which they worked, either through a university course or previous work experience, their role in the project, and how they contributed to the end result; and 3) a software, hardware, or new innovative application of existing technology that they would create if they could and the impact it would have. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The program includes a paid summer internship in the Morgan Stanley Information Technology Division in the summer following the time of application.

4246 ■ MORGAN STANLEY

c/o Joyce Arencibia, IT College Recruiting
750 Seventh Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212)762-4000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.morganstanley.com/about/diversity/recruit_programs.html?page=div
To provide financial assistance and work experience to women who are working on an undergraduate degree in computer science or engineering.
Title of Award: Women in Technology Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Students who receive a scholarship as juniors (or fourth-year students in a 5-year program) receive $10,000 for their final year of college. Students who receive a scholarship as sophomores (or third-year students in a 5-year program) receive $5,000 for their junior year (or fourth year of a 5-year program). Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for the final year for students who receive a scholarship as sophomores (or third-year students in a 5-year program).
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are enrolled in their sophomore or junior year of college (or the third or fourth year of a 5-year program). Applicants must be enrolled full time and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must be willing to commit to a paid summer internship in the Morgan Stanley Information Technology Division. All majors and disciplines are eligible, but preference is given to students preparing for a career in computer science or engineering. Along with their application, they must submit 1-page essays on 1) why they are applying for this scholarship and why they should be selected as a recipient; 2) a technical project on which they worked, either through a university course or previous work experience, their role in the project, and how they contributed to the end result; and 3) a software, hardware, or new innovative application of existing technology that they would create if they could and the impact it would have. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The program includes a paid summer internship in the Morgan Stanley Information Technology Division in the summer following the time of application.

4247 ■ NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS, INC.

c/o Cynthia L. Newman
2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Box 735
Washington, DC 20006
800-946-6228
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nabtp.org/about/scholarships.shtml
To provide financial assistance to students who are working on a degree in telecommunications or a related field and are interested in participating in the activities of the National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals (NABTP).
Title of Award: NABTP Collegian Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Communications; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed for 2 or 3 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and active involvement in NABTP.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students majoring in telecommunications or a related field (e.g., computer science, business, engineering, mass communications) at an accredited college or university. Applicants must submit an essay on their educational and career goals, the skill sets and values they are able to bring to NABTP as a possible intern, and how they see active involvement in NABTP supportive to their career path and educational goals. As an option, they may also submit an essay in which they provide a profile of a majority owned African American telecommunications company, including CEO name, number of employees, percentage of minority ownership, annual revenue, address, phone number, web site address, company product and/or services, and company successes. Selection is based on the essays, GPA, notable achievements, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: July of each year.

4248 ■ NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR GRADUATE DEGREES FOR MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE (GEM)

P.O. Box 537
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tel: (574)631-7771
Fax: (574)287-1486
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gemfellowship.org
To provide financial assistance and summer work experience to underrepresented minority graduate students in engineering.
Title of Award: GEM M.S. Engineering Fellowship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Master's Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 327 of these fellowships were awarded. Funds Available: The fellowship pays tuition, fees, and a stipend of $10,000 over its lifetime. In addition, each participant receives a salary during the summer work assignment as a GEM Summer Intern, making the value of the total award between $20,000 and $60,000. Employer members reimburse GEM participants for travel expenses to and from the summer work site. Duration: Up to 3 semesters or 4 quarters, plus a summer work internship lasting 10 to 14 weeks for up to 3 summers, depending on whether the student applies as a junior, senior, or college graduate; recipients begin their internship upon acceptance into the program and work each summer until completion of their master's degree.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are members of ethnic groups underrepresented in engineering: Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, Puerto Ricans, and other Hispanic Americans. Applicants must be enrolled as at least a junior in an ABET-accredited engineering discipline with an academic record that indicates the ability to pursue graduate studies in engineering (including a GPA of 2.8 or higher). Students in computer science and computer engineering may also apply, but engineering technology majors are not eligible. Applicants must be planning to attend 1 of the 95 GEM member universities that offer a master's degree. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: During the summer internship, each fellow is assigned an engineering project in a research setting. Each project is based on the fellow's interest and background and is carried out under the supervision of an experienced engineer. At the conclusion of the internship, each fellow writes a project report. Recipients must seek the master's degree in the same engineering discipline as their baccalaureate degree.

4249 ■ NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FOR GRADUATE DEGREES FOR MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE (GEM)

P.O. Box 537
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tel: (574)631-7771
Fax: (574)287-1486
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gemfellowship.org
To provide financial assistance and summer work experience to underrepresented minority students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. degree in the life sciences, mathematics, or physical sciences.
Title of Award: GEM Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Geosciences; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Natural sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Doctorate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 40 of these fellowships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $14,000 per year, plus tuition and fees. In addition, there is a summer internship program that provides a salary and reimbursement for travel expenses to and from the summer work site. The total value of the award is between $60,000 and $100,000, depending upon academic status at the time of application, summer employer, and graduate school attended. Duration: 3 to 5 years for the fellowship; 12 weeks during at least 1 summer for the internship. Fellows selected as juniors or seniors intern each summer until entrance to graduate school; fellows selected after college graduation intern at least 1 summer.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are members of ethnic groups underrepresented in the natural sciences: Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, Puerto Ricans, and other Hispanic Americans. Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or recent baccalaureate graduates in the life sciences, mathematics, or physical sciences (chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, and physics) with an academic record that indicates the ability to pursue doctoral studies (including a GPA of 3.0 or higher). Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: This program is valid only at 1 of 95 participating GEM member universities; write to GEM for a list. The fellowship award is designed to support the student in the first year of the doctoral program without working. Subsequent years are subsidized by the respective university and will usually include either a teaching or research assistantship. Recipients must participate in the GEM summer internship; failure to agree to accept the internship cancels the fellowship. Recipients must enroll in the same scientific discipline as their undergraduate major.

4250 ■ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

c/o Peggy Elliott, Scholarship Committee Chair
805 Fifth Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112
Tel: (641)236-3366
Web Site: http://www.nfb.org/sch_intro.htm
To provide financial assistance to legally blind undergraduate and graduate students working on a degree in computer science.
Title of Award: National Federation of the Blind Computer Science Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may resubmit applications up to 2 additional years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to legally blind students who are working on or planning to work full time on an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science. Selection is based on academic excellence, service to the community, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Scholarships are awarded at the federation convention in July. Recipients attend the convention at federation expense; that funding is in addition to the scholarship grant.

4251 ■ NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION

Attn: Scholarship Office
6060 FFA Drive
P.O. Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Tel: (317)802-4321
Fax: (317)802-5321
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ffa.org
To provide financial assistance to FFA members who are interested in studying fields related to agriculture or agribusiness in college.
Title of Award: Rabo AgriFinance Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Agribusiness; Agricultural sciences; Agriculture, Economic aspects; Animal science and behavior; Computer and information sciences; Management Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Funds are paid directly to the recipient. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members who are graduating high school seniors planning to enroll full time in college. Applicants must be interested in working on a 2- or 4-year degree in agronomy and crop science, farm and ranch management, livestock management, agricultural economics, agricultural power and equipment, or computer systems in agriculture. They must have a GPA of 30 or higher and rank in the upper 50% of their class. Selection is based on academic achievement (10 points for GPA, 10 points for SAT or ACT score, 10 points for class rank), leadership in FFA activities (30 points), leadership in community activities (10 points), and participation in the Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program (30 points). U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by Rabo AgriFinance.

4252 ■ NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION

Attn: Scholarship Office
6060 FFA Drive
P.O. Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Tel: (317)802-4321
Fax: (317)802-5321
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ffa.org
To provide financial assistance to FFA members from designated states who are interested in studying a field related to agriculture in college.
Title of Award: Wilbur-Ellis Company Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Agribusiness; Agricultural sciences; Agriculture, Economic aspects; Animal science and behavior; Biochemistry; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Entomology; Finance; Forestry; Genetics; Horticulture; Management; Marketing and distribution; Poultry science; Soil science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 13 each year: 1 at $5,000, 2 at $2,000, and 10 at $1,000. Funds Available: Stipends are $5,000, $2,000, or $1,000 per year. Funds are paid directly to the recipient. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members who are graduating high school seniors planning to enroll or college students currently enrolled full time. Applicants must be residents of the following states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming. They must be planning to work on a 4-year degree in agricultural production, forest management, agronomy and crop science, animal nutrition, farm and ranch management, horticulture, nursery and landscape management, plant science, poultry science, general agriculture, business management, economics, international agriculture, finance, sales and marketing, biochemistry, biotechnology, computer systems in agriculture, entomology, plant breeding and genetics, plant pathology, range science, or soil science. Their combined SAT score must be 1000 or higher and their GPA must be 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement (10 points for GPA, 10 points for SAT or ACT score, 10 points for class rank), leadership in FFA activities (30 points), leadership in community activities (10 points), and participation in the Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program (30 points). Financial need is also considered in the selection process. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: Funding for this scholarship is provided by the agriculture division of the Wilbur-Ellis Company.

4253 ■ NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION

Attn: Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation
224 Second Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
Tel: (480)820-2464
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.spiritfund.com/student.htm
To provide financial assistance to Native American upper-division and graduate students who are working on a degree in a business-related field.
Title of Award: Spirit of Sovereignty Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Economics; Hotel, institutional, and restaurant management; Information science and technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are working on a degree in business or a related field (e.g., hotel management, information systems, computer science, economics, human resources). Applicants must submit a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), current transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and a 250-word essay that describes their extracurricular activities related to involvement of American Indian programs at their institution, volunteer and community work related to American Indian communities, potential for future interaction and support to Indian communities, tribal and community involvement, and potential to give strong representation to the American Indian community to non-Native constituents. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

4254 ■ NATIONAL INVENTORS HALL OF FAME

Attn: Collegiate Inventors Competition
221 South Broadway Street
Akron, OH 44308-1595
Tel: (330)849-6887
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.invent.org/collegiate
To recognize and reward outstanding inventions by college or university students in the fields of science, engineering, and technology.
Title of Award: Collegiate Inventors Competition Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Inventors; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Medicine; Physics; Science; Technology; Veterinary science and medicine Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Postdoctoral, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 15 semifinalists are selected each year; of those, 3 individuals or teams win prizes. Funds Available: Finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in a final round of judging and in the awards dinner and presentation. The Grand Prize winner or team receives $25,000. Other prizes are $10,000 for an undergraduate winner or team and $15,000 for a graduate winner or team. Academic advisors of the winning entries each receive a $3,000 cash prize. Awards are unrestricted cash gifts, not scholarships or grants. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are (or have been) enrolled full time at least part of the 12-month period prior to entry in a college or university in the United States. Entries may also be submitted by teams, up to 4 members, of whom at least 1 must meet the full-time requirement and all others must have been enrolled at least half time sometime during the preceding 24-month period. Applicants must submit a description of their invention, including a patent search and summary of current literature that describes the state of the art and identifies the originality of the invention; test data demonstrating that the idea, invention, or design is workable; the societal, economic, and environmental benefits of the invention; and supplemental material that may include photos, slides, disks, videotapes, and even samples. Entries must be original ideas and the work of a student or team and a university advisor; the invention should be reproducible and may not have been 1) made available to the public as a commercial product or process, or 2) patented or published more than 1 year prior to the date of submission for this competition. Entries are first reviewed by a committee of judges that selects the finalists. The committee is comprised of mathematicians, engineers, biologists, chemists, environmentalists, physicists, computer specialists, members of the medical and veterinary profession, and specialists in invention and development of technology. Entries are judged on the basis of originality, inventiveness, potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and range or scope of use. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program is co-sponsored by Abbott Laboratories and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It was established in 1990 as the BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program.

4255NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION-WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAPTER

Attn: Scholarship Program
2701 Park Center Drive, B704
Alexandria, VA 22302
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dcnnoa.org
To provide financial assistance to African American high school seniors from the Washington, D.C. area who are interested in majoring in designated fields in college.
Title of Award: DCNNOA/Advanced Concepts and Technologies Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Political science; Public administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African American seniors at high schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area who plan to enroll full time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university. Applicants must be planning to major in governmental affairs, political science, or computer science. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selection is based on academic achievement, community involvement, interpersonal and leadership skills, creativity, drive, and maturity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are not required to join or affiliate with the military in any way. This program is sponsored by Advanced Concepts and Technologies, Inc.

4256NATIONAL NAVAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION-WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAPTER

Attn: Scholarship Program
2701 Park Center Drive, B704
Alexandria, VA 22302
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dcnnoa.org
To provide financial assistance to African American high school seniors from the Washington, D.C. area who are interested in majoring in computer sciences in college.
Title of Award: NNOA/Booz Allen Hamilton Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to African American seniors at high schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area who plan to enroll full time in a computer science program at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selection is based on academic achievement, community involvement, interpersonal and leadership skills, creativity, drive, and maturity. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are not required to join or affiliate with the military in any way. This program is sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, and recipients have an option to work with the firm as a summer intern.

4257 ■ NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

Attn: Office of Recruitment and Staffing (Roberts)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779
P.O. Box 1661, Suite 6779
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6779
Tel: (410)854-4725; (866)672-4473
Web Site: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/students_4.cfm
To provide financial assistance and work experience to college sophomores and juniors interested in preparing for a career with the National Security Agency (NSA) as a global network analyst.
Title of Award: Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program for Global Network Analysts Area, Field, or Subject: Banking; Computer and information sciences; Finance; Information science and technology; International affairs and relations; Political science; Telecommunications systems Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $25,000 per year. During the summer after application, students participate in a Global Network Analysis internship. After graduation, they have an employment obligation to NSA equal to 1.5 times the length of educational support provided. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year. The summer internship program is for 12 weeks.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college sophomore and juniors whose academic program includes 1 of the following areas of emphasis: 1) technical studies (computer science major with a minor in political science or international relations); 2) topical studies (terrorism, proliferation or related sciences, international banking and finance, or telecommunications and information systems networks); or 3) disciplines (technical intelligence analysis, information assurance, networks, and telecommunications). Applicants must be enrolled full time with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay describing how the proposed program of study will improve their ability to analyze information and to think and write critically. U.S. citizenship and eligibility to obtain a high-level security clearance are required Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: After graduation, participants enter NSA's Global Network Analysis Internship Program as a full-time employee.

4258 ■ NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

Attn: Office of Recruitment and Staffing (Stokes)
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779
P.O. Box 1661, Suite 6779
Fort Meade, MD 20755-6779
Tel: (410)854-4725; (866)672-4473
Web Site: http://www.nsa.gov/careers/students_4.cfm
To provide minority and other high school seniors and college sophomores with scholarship/loans and work experience at the National Security Agency (NSA).
Title of Award: Stokes Educational Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Asian studies; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Finance; Foreign languages; International affairs and relations; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Near Eastern studies; South Asian studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Participants receive college tuition for up to 4 years, reimbursement for books and certain fees, a year-round salary, and a housing allowance and travel reimbursement during summer employment if the distance between the agency and school exceeds 75 miles. Following graduation, participants must work for the agency for 1 and a half times their length of study, usually 5 years. Students who leave agency employment earlier must repay the tuition cost. Duration: Up to 4 years, followed by employment at the agency for 5 years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to graduating high school seniors, particularly minorities, who 1) are planning a college major in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, international affairs, international finance, mathematics, area studies (Middle East or south, east, or central Asia), foreign languages (recent language interests included Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, and Korean); 2) have minimum scores of 1600 on the SAT (1100 on critical reading and mathematics, 500 in writing) or 25 on the ACT; 3) have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; 4) are U.S. citizens; and 5) demonstrate leadership abilities. Also eligible are college sophomores who are U.S. citizens, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are majoring in the eligible fields. Applicants must include a 1-page essay on why they want to have a career with the NSA. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Participants must attend classes full time and work at the agency during the summer in jobs tailored to their course of study. They must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. This program, established in 1986, was formerly known as the National Security Agency Undergraduate Training Program.

4259 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_adobe.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are majoring in computer science.
Title of Award: Adobe Systems Computer Science Corporate Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are entering their junior or senior year with a major in computer science. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit a resume and official transcript. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

4260 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_delta.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are majoring in designated science and engineering fields.
Title of Award: Delta Air Lines NSBE Corporate Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Materials; Engineering, Mechanical; Materials research/science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $3,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are college juniors or seniors majoring in the following fields of study: aerospace/aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, materials engineering, materials science, or mechanical engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated interest in employment with Delta Air Lines. They must submit essays of 100 to 150 words on each of the following topics: 1) how they personally define global diversity and why it is important for the airlines to value diversity; 2) how they have demonstrated their leadership ability in their school and community; 3) what influenced their decision to pursue their current course of study; and 4) the top 2 challenges facing Delta Air Lines today and how they would use their technical training and experience to help overcome those challenges. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: The recipient also receives a round-trip airline ticket, paid registration, and 2 nights' hotel accommodations to the NSBE national convention.

4261 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_free.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are majoring in computer science or engineering or electrical engineering.
Title of Award: Freescale Conductor Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in college and majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated interest in employment with Freescale Semiconductor. Along with their application, they must submit a 250-word essay describing how they will use their education to make a positive impact on the African American community and how this scholarship opportunity will advance their career goals and benefit Freescale Semiconductor. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

4262 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_pci_gta.php
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are junior members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) planning to major in a field related to engineering in college.
Title of Award: Golden Torch Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 7 of these awards were presented. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed 3 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.75 or higher in college.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to junior members of the society who are high school seniors. Applicants must have been accepted as a full-time student at a 4-year college or university to major in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or technology. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an essay, up to 500 words in length, on how they will continue the legacy of NSBE and how they will service as role models in their community after college. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

4263 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_jnj.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are majoring in designated engineering fields.
Title of Award: Johnson & Johnson NSBE Corporate Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Biomedical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Materials; Engineering, Mechanical; Logistics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 13 each year: 1 national award and 12 regional awards (2 in each NSBE region). Funds Available: The national stipend is $2,000; the regional stipends are $1,500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are entering their junior or senior year in college and majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, operations/logistics, or the following fields of engineering: biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, material, or mechanical. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher and a demonstrated interest in employment with Johnson & Johnson. Along with their application, they must submit a resume and official transcript. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

4264 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_lockheed.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are majoring in fields related to engineering.
Title of Award: Lockheed Martin NSBE Corporate Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Systems engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are entering their junior or senior year in college and majoring in computer science, mathematics, or the following fields of engineering: aerospace, computer, electrical, mechanical, or systems. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated interest in employment with Lockheed Martin Corporation. Along with their application, they must submit a 250-word essay describing their career goals and how they can make a community and professional impact as a Lockheed Martin employee. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

4265 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_micro.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are majoring in computer science or engineering.
Title of Award: Microsoft Corporation NSBE Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are undergraduate students majoring in computer engineering, computer science, or mathematics/physics with a demonstrated interest in computer science. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit a 300-word essay on their "passion for technology" outside of the classroom. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by Microsoft Corporation.

4266 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_ng.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are working on an undergraduate degree in designated science and engineering fields.
Title of Award: Northrop Grumman NSBE Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture, Naval; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical; Engineering, Ocean; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are U.S. citizens currently enrolled in college. Applicants must be majoring in computer science, information science, mathematics, naval architecture, physics, or the following engineering fields: aerospace, chemical, civil (structural), computer, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, marine, mechanical, or ocean. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate an interest in employment with Northrop Grumman Corporation. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

4267 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_praxair.php
To provide financial assistance and work experience to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are majoring in designated engineering fields.
Title of Award: Praxair NSBE Partnership Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 5 each year: 1 for a graduate students and 4 for undergraduates. Funds Available: The stipend is $5,000 for graduate students or $2,500 for undergraduates. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a willingness to accept a summer internship at a Praxair location. They must demonstrate leadership involvement on campus and/or in the community. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page statement describing how they demonstrate their "passion for technology" outside the classroom with examples of how they share their enthusiasm in the community. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: The recipients also receive paid travel and accommodations to the NSBE national convention. Praxair, Inc., which sponsors this program, may also offer them a summer internship.

4268 ■ NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

Attn: Programs Department
1454 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703)549-2207
Fax: (703)683-5312
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nsbe.org/programs/schol_ge.php
To provide financial assistance to members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) who are studying engineering at a college or university east of the Mississippi River.
Title of Award: GE Lloyd Trotter African American Forum Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical; Information science and technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year, depending on the availability of funds. Recently, 16 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to members of the society who are undergraduate students majoring in computer science, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, information management/systems, or mechanical engineering at an accredited college or university located east of the Mississippi River. Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on an essay; academic achievement; service to the society at the chapter, regional, and/or national level; and other professional, campus, and community activities. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is supported by General Electric employees with matching contributions from the GE Fund.

4269 ■ NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 83872
Lincoln, NE 68501-3872
Web Site: http://neopa.unl.edu/awards.html
To provide financial assistance to residents of Nebraska who are interested in preparing for an office-related career.
Title of Award: Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Association Student Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Computer and information sciences; Law; Marketing and distribution; Publishing; Secretarial sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Nebraska who are graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution. Applicants must have completed 2 or more business education courses (in high school, college, or a combination) from among the following: computer classes, keyboarding/typing, marketing, accounting, office practices and procedures, bookkeeping, business communication, desktop publishing, and/or business law. They must submit a 1-page essay on why they are choosing an office-related career or vocation, 3 letters of recommendation, and high school or college transcripts. Selection is based on academic achievement, initiative of the student, and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Edie Schleiger, Scholarship Director, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Office of Admissions, 1410 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0417.

4270 ■ NEW HAMPSHIRE SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

c/o University of New Hampshire
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
39 College Road
Durham, NH 03824-3525
Tel: (603)862-0094
Fax: (603)862-1915
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nhsgc.sr.unh.edu
To provide financial assistance to students at member institutions of the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium (NHSGC) who are interested in participating in space-related activities.
Title of Award: New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium Project Support Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Astronomy and astronomical sciences; Atmospheric science; Biological and clinical sciences; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Geosciences; Oceanography; Physics; Space and planetary sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The amount of the award depends on the nature of the project. Duration: From 1 quarter to 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students at member institutions of the NHSGC. Applicants must be studying space physics, astrophysics, astronomy, or aspects of computer science, engineering, earth sciences, ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, or life sciences that utilize space technology and/or adopt a planetary view of the global environment. U.S. citizenship is required. The New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium is a component of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Grant program, which encourages participation by women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities. Deadline for Receipt: Each participating college or university sets its own deadline. Additional Information: This program is funded by NASA. Currently, projects operating through this program include space grant fellowships at the University of New Hampshire, Agnes M. Lindsay Trust/NASA Challenge Scholars Initiative at the New Hampshire Community Technical College System, Presidential Scholars Research Assistantships at Dartmouth College, and Women in Science Internships at Dartmouth.

4271 ■ OAK RIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

Attn: Science and Engineering Education
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Tel: (865)576-8239
Fax: (865)241-5219
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.orau.gov/orise.htm
To provide financial assistance and summer research experience to undergraduate students who are working on a degree in a field of interest to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Title of Award: Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Agricultural sciences; Biological and clinical sciences; Communications; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physical sciences; Psychology; Public administration; Religion; Social sciences; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 50 each year. Funds Available: This program provides a stipend of $1,000 per month during the academic year and $5,000 for the internship plus full payment of tuition and mandatory fees. Duration: 2 academic years plus 10 weeks during the intervening summer.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to 1) full-time students who are in their second year of college attendance as of the application deadline; and 2) part-time students who have completed at least 45 but no more than 60 semester hours as of the application deadline. Applicants must be majoring in the agricultural sciences, biological and life sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, psychology, social sciences, or selected humanities (religious studies, cultural studies, public policy, advocacy, communications, or science writing). They must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit 2 statements on 1) their educational and professional goals, the kinds of research they are interested in conducting, specific questions that interest them, and how they became interested in them; and 2) how they think their interests, talents, and initiative would contribute to make the homeland safer and secure. Selection is based on those statements, academic record, references, and SAT or ACT scores, As part of their program, they must be interested in participating in summer research and development activities at a DHS-designated facility. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2003, is funded by DHS and administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Recipients must enroll full time.

4272 ■ OAK RIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

Attn: Science and Engineering Education
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Tel: (865)241-8240
Fax: (865)241-5219
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.orau.gov/orise.htm
To provide financial assistance and summer research experience to upper-division students who are working on a degree in a field of interest to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Title of Award: Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Agricultural sciences; Behavioral sciences; Biological and clinical sciences; Computer and information sciences; Education; Engineering; Information science and technology; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physical sciences; Social sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Approximately 100 each year. Funds Available: This program provides a stipend of $8,000 per academic year and $650 per week during the internship, a housing subsidy and limited travel reimbursement for round-trip transportation to the internship site, and travel expenses to the scholarship program conference at the completion of the internship. Duration: 2 academic years plus 10 weeks during the intervening summer.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time students entering their junior year at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories. Applicants must be majoring in a discipline related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission (e.g., biological, life, and agricultural sciences; computer and information sciences; engineering; mathematics; physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; or teacher education). They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. As part of their program, they must be interested in participating in summer research and development activities at NOAA headquarters (Silver Spring, Maryland) or field centers. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program, established in 2005, is funded by NOAA and administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

4273 ■ OAK RIDGE INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

Attn: Science and Engineering Education
P.O. Box 117
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Tel: (865)576-9279
Fax: (865)241-5220
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.orau.gov/orise.htm
To provide financial assistance and research experience to undergraduate students at minority serving institutions who are majoring in scientific fields of interest to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Title of Award: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Atmospheric science; Biological and clinical sciences; Cartography/Surveying; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Geography; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Photogrammetry; Physical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 10 each year. Funds Available: This program provides payment of tuition and fees (to a maximum of $4,000 per year) and a stipend during the internship of $650 per week. Duration: 1 academic year and 2 summers.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to juniors and seniors at minority serving institutions, including Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Applicants must be majoring in atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, photogrammetry, physical science, physics, or remote sensing. They must also be interested in participating in a research internship at a NOAA site. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: This program is funded by NOAA through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

4274 ■ OHIO SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

c/o Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
Tel: (440)962-3032
Free: 800-828-OSGC
Fax: (440)962-3057
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osgc.org/Scholarship.html
To provide financial assistance to students at selected community colleges in Ohio who are interested in continuing their studies at a 4-year university in the state that is a member of the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC).
Title of Award: Ohio Space Grant Consortium Community College Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Electronics; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Science; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College Number Awarded: 2 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are students at designated community colleges in Ohio, normally enrolled full time in their freshman year (although applications are accepted from part-time students demonstrating academic merit and from students at any stage of their college career). Applicants must be enrolled in a program that includes course work related to an understanding of or interest in technological fields supporting aerospace, e.g. associate degrees related to mathematics, science, and such advanced technology fields as engineering, computers, electronics, and industrial technology. They must also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plans to continue their education in a 4-year program at an OSGC-member university. Along with their application, they must submit college transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, and a brief resume of their education, significant accomplishments, work experience, educational and professional goals, and any other relevant information. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are funded through the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with matching funds provided by the member colleges, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, and private industry. The participating institutions include Columbus State Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College, Owens Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Terra Community College. OSGC member institutions include the Air Force Institute of Technology, University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University, Central State University, University of Cincinnati, Cleveland State University, University of Dayton, Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Toledo, Wilberforce University, and Wright State University.

4275 ■ OHIO SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

c/o Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
Tel: (440)962-3032
Free: 800-828-OSGC
Fax: (440)962-3057
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osgc.org/Scholarship.html
To provide financial assistance to students in their junior year at selected universities in Ohio who wish to working on a bachelor's degree in an aerospace-related field.
Title of Award: Ohio Space Grant Consortium Junior Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Astronomy and astronomical sciences; Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Materials; Engineering, Mechanical; Engineering, Petroleum; Geography; Geology; Materials research/science; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Space and planetary sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 20 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may apply for a senior scholarship if they maintain satisfactory academic performance and good progress on their research project.
Eligibility Requirements: These scholarships are available to U.S. citizens who expect to complete within 2 years the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in an aerospace-related discipline (aeronautical engineering, aerospace engineering, astronomy, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer engineering and science, control engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, geography, geology, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, physics, and systems engineering). Applicants must be attending a member university of the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) or another participating university. They must propose and initiate a research project on campus under the guidance of a faculty member. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page personal objective statement that discusses their career goals and anticipated benefits to be derived from this program. Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: These scholarships are funded through the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program administered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with matching funds provided by the member universities, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, and private industry. The OSGC member universities include the University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University, Central State University, University of Cincinnati, Cleveland State University, University of Dayton, Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Toledo, Wilberforce University, and Wright State University. Other participating universities are Cedarville University, Marietta College (petroleum engineering), Miami University (manufacturing engineering), Ohio Northern University (mechanical engineering), and Youngstown State University (mechanical and industrial engineering). Recipients are required to attend the annual spring research symposium sponsored by the OSGC and present a poster on their research project.

4276 ■ OREGON STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

Attn: Grants and Scholarships Division
1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401-2146
Tel: (541)687-7395
Free: 800-452-8807
Fax: (541)687-7419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.osac.state.or.us
To provide financial assistance to Oregon residents who are working on a college degree in computer science or engineering.
Title of Award: Mentor Graphics Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 4 of these scholarships were awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is at least $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to residents of Oregon who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be full-time students in their junior or senior year of college and majoring in electrical engineering or computer science/engineering. Preference is given to female, African American, Native American, or Hispanic applicants. Financial need must be demonstrated. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

4277 ■ OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Attn: Chancellor's Office, Industry Affairs Division
Capital Center, Suite 1065
18640 N.W. Walker Road
Beaverton, OR 97006-8966
Tel: (503)725-2918
Fax: (503)775-2921
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ous.edu/ecs/scholarships.html
To provide financial assistance to Oregon high school seniors interested in studying designated computer and engineering fields at selected public universities in the state.
Title of Award: AeA Technology Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Biochemistry; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Chemical; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Industrial; Engineering, Mechanical; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, this program awarded 25 new scholarships. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,500 per year. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed up to 3 additional years if the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Oregon who plan to attend Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, or the University of Oregon. Applicants must be planning to major in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, engineering technology, industrial engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, or physics (not all majors are available at each institution). Women and ethnic minorities underrepresented in the technology industry (Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans) are strongly encouraged to apply. Selection is based on academic performance; college entrance examination scores; mathematics, science, and technology course work; achievements; leadership; civic participation; interests; employment; insight into and commitment to a career in technology; and communication skill. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1999 by Intel, which offered it to the Oregon Council of the AeA (formerly American Electronics Association) in the following year. Currently, Intel and other Oregon AeA member companies (such as Xerox and Hewlett Packard) provide ongoing support.

4278 ■ ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA

Attn: Fraternal Services
230 16th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-8645
Tel: (309)788-4561
Free: 800-627-4762
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.royalneighbors.org/MemberBenefits/scholarships.cfm
To provide financial assistance for college to women members of the Royal Neighbors of America who plan to enter nontraditional fields.
Title of Award: Eliza D. Watt Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physical sciences Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 5 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women members of the society who are graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be planning to enter a field considered nontraditional for women, including computer science, engineering, physical sciences, teaching of nontraditional women's fields, business writing, or mathematics. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 2004.

4279 ■ SIEMENS FOUNDATION

170 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
877-822-5233

Fax: (732)603-5890
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.siemens-foundation.org/awards
To recognize and reward high school students with exceptional scores on the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations in mathematics and the sciences.
Title of Award: Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics; Statistics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Professional, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 24 regional scholarships (2 females and 2 males in each of the 6 regions), 2 national scholarships (1 female and 1 male), 12 high school awards (in each region, 1 to a school for improvement in the number and percentage of students taking AP examinations, 1 to an urban school for providing access to AP mathematics and science to minorities), and 18 teacher awards (in each region, 2 for commitment to students and the AP program, 1 for teaching minorities) are awarded each year. Funds Available: Regional scholarships are $3,000; national winners receive additional $5,000 scholarships. Awards to teachers and to schools are $1,000. Duration: The awards are presented annually.
Eligibility Requirements: All students in U.S. high schools are eligible to be considered for these awards (including home-schooled students and those in U.S. territories). Each fall, the College Board identifies the male and female seniors in each of its regions who have earned the highest number of scores on 7 AP exams: biology, calculus BC, chemistry, computer science AB, environmental science, physics C (physics C: mechanics and physics C: electricity each count as half), and statistics. Males and females are considered separately. Regional winners receive all-expense paid trips to Washington, D.C., where national winners are announced. The program also recognizes and rewards monetarily 1) schools that have shown the greatest improvement in the number and percentage of students taking AP examinations in biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, physics, and statistics in the past year; and 2) non-magnet urban schools that provide access to AP mathematics and science to a significant number of underrepresented minority students. In addition, teachers are rewarded for their commitment to students and the AP program. Additional teachers are recognized because they have successfully taught AP mathematics and/or science to underrepresented minority students in non-magnet urban schools. Deadline for Receipt: There is no application or nomination process for these awards. The College Board identifies the students, teachers, and high schools for the Siemens Foundation. Additional Information: Information from the College Board is available at (703) 707-8999.

4280 ■ SIEMENS FOUNDATION

170 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
877-822-5233
Fax: (732)603-5890
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.siemens-foundation.org/scholarship
To recognize and reward outstanding high school seniors who have undertaken individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, and technology (or in combinations of those disciplines).
Title of Award: Siemens Westinghouse Competition Awards Area, Field, or Subject: Astronomy and astronomical sciences; Atmospheric science; Biochemistry; Biological and clinical sciences; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Earth sciences; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Environmental science; Genetics; Geosciences; Materials research/science; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Nutrition; Physics; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: In the initial round of judging, up to 300 regional semifinalists (up to 50 in each region) are selected. Of those, 60 are chosen as regional finalists (5 individuals and 5 teams in each of the 6 regions). Then 12 regional winners (1 individual and 1 team) are selected in the regional competitions, and they become the national finalists. Funds Available: At the regional level, finalists receive $1,000 scholarships, both as individuals and members of teams. Individual regional winners receive $3,000 scholarships. Winning regional teams receive $6,000 scholarships to be divided among the team members. Those regional winners then receive additional scholarships as national finalists. In the national competition. first-place winners receive an additional $100,000 scholarship, second place an additional $50,000 scholarship, third place an additional $40,000 scholarship, fourth place an additional $30,000 scholarship, fifth place an additional $20,000 scholarship, and sixth place an additional $10,000 scholarship. Those national awards are provided both to individuals and to teams to be divided equally among team members. Scholarship money is sent directly to the recipient's college or university to cover undergraduate and/or graduate educational expenses. Schools with regional finalists receive a $2,000 award to be used to support science, mathematics, and technology programs in their schools. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are legal or permanent U.S. residents. They must be enrolled in a high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas. U.S. high school students enrolled in a Department of Defense dependents school, an accredited overseas American or international school, a foreign school as an exchange student, or a foreign school because their parent(s) live and work abroad are also eligible. Students being home-schooled qualify if they obtain the endorsement of the school district official responsible for such programs. Research projects may be submitted in mathematics and the biological and physical sciences, or involve combinations of disciplines, such as astrophysics, biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, biophysics, botany, chemistry, computer science, civil engineering, earth and atmospheric science engineering, electrical engineering, environmental sciences, fluid dynamics, genetics, geology, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, nutritional science, physics, toxicology, and virology. Both individual and team projects (2 or 3 members) may be entered. All team members must meet the eligibility requirements. Team projects may include seniors, but that is not a requirement. Competition entrants must submit a detailed report on their research project, including a description of the purpose of the research, rationale for the research, pertinent scientific literature, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusion. All projects must be endorsed by a sponsoring high school (except home-schooled students, who obtain their endorsement from the district or state home-school official). Each project must have a project advisor or mentor who is a member of the instructional staff or a person approved by the endorsing high school. There are 3 judging phases to the competition. An initial review panel selects outstanding research projects from 6 different regions of the country. The students submitting these projects are identified as regional semifinalists. Out of those, the highest-rated projects from each region are selected and the students who submitted them are recognized as regional finalists. For the next phase, the regional finalists are offered all-expense paid trips to the regional competition on the campus of a regional university partner, where their projects are reviewed by a panel of judges appointed by the host institution. Regional finalists are required to prepare a poster display of their research project, make an oral presentation about the research and research findings, and respond to questions from the judges. The top-rated individual and the top-rated team project in each region are selected as regional winners to represent the region in the national competition as national finalists. At that competition, the national finalists again display their projects, make oral presentations, and respond to judges' questions. At each phase, selection is based on clarity of expression, comprehensiveness, creativity, field knowledge, future work, interpretation, literature review, presentation, scientific importance, and validity. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: The program is offered by Siemens Foundation, in partnership with the College Board. Information is available from the College Board at (703) 707-8999, E-mail: [email protected] Students submitting the projects with the highest evaluations become part of a registry that is circulated to colleges and universities nationwide. To continue receiving scholarships, winners must attend an accredited academic institution on a full-time basis.

4281 ■ SOCIETY OF FLIGHT TEST ENGINEERS

44814 North Elm Avenue
P.O. Box 4037
Lancaster, CA 93539-4037
Tel: (661)949-2095
Fax: (661)949-2096
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sfte.org
To provide financial assistance for college to student members and children of members of the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE).
Title of Award: Society of Flight Test Engineers Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $200 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year; recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college students who have completed at least their freshman year. Applicants must be a student member of SFTE or the child of a member. They must be working on an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer sciences, mathematics, physics, or another technical discipline. Selection is based primarily on academic achievement; financial need is not considered. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year.

4282 ■ SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS-MINNESOTA SECTION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 582813
Minneapolis, MN 55458-2813
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.swe-mn.org
To provide financial assistance to upper-division women studying engineering or computer science at colleges and universities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Title of Award: Minnesota Section Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: At least 1 each year. Recently, 2 additional scholarships (1 at $1,500 and 1 at $1,000) were also awarded through the Corporate Partner Scholarship program. Funds Available: The stipend is at least $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women entering their junior or senior year at an accredited engineering program in Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota. Applicants must be student members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) majoring in engineering or computer science. Selection is based on potential to succeed as an engineer (20 points), communication skills (10 points), extracurricular or community involvement and leadership skills (10 points), demonstration of work experience and successes (10 points), and academic success (5 points). Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Through the Corporate Partner Scholarship program, additional scholarships may be funded by corporate sponsors. Recently, those sponsors included Ecolab and MTS Systems Corporation. Information is also available from Leanne Knutson, Scholarship Co-Chair, Rosemount Inc., 8200 Market Boulevard, M/S PF17, Chanhassen, MN 55317, (952) 949-7578.

4283 ■ SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN SECTION

Attn: Scholarship Committee Chair
P.O. Box 260692
Lakewood, CO 80226-0692
Tel: (303)893-0822
Web Site: http://www.swe.org/SWE/RegionI/Sections/RockyMtn/Scholarships.htm
To provide financial assistance to women who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering at colleges and universities in Colorado and Wyoming.
Title of Award: Rocky Mountain Section College Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Engineering Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate engineering student in an ABET-accredited engineering or computer science program in Colorado or Wyoming (excluding zip codes 80800-81599). Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must include with their application an essay on why they have chosen an engineering major, what they will accomplish or how they believe they will make a difference as an engineer, and who or what influenced them to study engineering. Selection is based on merit. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mary Ann Tavery, P.O. Box 12260, Denver, CO 80212. This program includes the following named scholarships: the Dorolyn Lines Scholarship, the Lottye Miner Scholarship, and the Rocky Mountain Section Pioneer Scholarship.

4284 ■ TEXAS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

c/o Mona Fannon, Scholarship Committee Chair
Route 2 Box 8-14
Fritch, TX 79036
Tel: (806)857-9320
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tbtea.org
To provide financial assistance for college to members of Business Professionals of America (BPA) or Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in Texas.
Title of Award: Texas Business and Technology Educators Association Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Education; Information science and technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 4 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Texas who are members of BPA or FBLA (or were members during their junior year). Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and be nominated by a teacher who is a member of the Texas Business and Technology Educators Association. They must be planning to attend college to prepare for a career in business, business education, computer science, computer information systems, or a related field. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page letter describing why they deserve this scholarship, defining their career goals, and including any information regarding financial need. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

4285 ■ UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY

Attn: Education Director
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4057
Tel: (804)355-1636
Fax: (804)353-1396
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hqudc.org/scholarships/scholarships.html
To provide financial assistance to mature women who are lineal descendants of Confederate veterans and plan to major in selected fields in college.
Title of Award: Walter Reed Smith Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Home Economics; Nursing; Nutrition Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The amount of this scholarship depends on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for these scholarships are women over the age of 30 who are lineal descendants of worthy Confederates or collateral descendants and members of the Children of the Confederacy or the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Applicants must intend to study business administration, computer science, home economics, nutrition, or nursing. They must submit certified proof of the Confederate record of 1 ancestor, with the company and regiment in which he served, and must have had at least a 3.0 GPA in high school. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mrs. Robert C. Kraus, Second Vice President General, 239 Deerfield Lane, Franklin, NC 28734-0112. Members of the same family may not hold scholarships simultaneously, and only 1 application per family will be accepted within any 1 year. All requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

4286 ■ U.S. AIR FORCE

Attn: Headquarters AFROTC/RRUC
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917
Tel: (334)953-2091; (866)423-7682
Fax: (334)953-6167
Web Site: http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/incolschol/expressSchol.php
To provide financial assistance to students who are interested in joining Air Force ROTC and majoring in critical Air Force officer fields in college.
Title of Award: Air Force ROTC Express Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Atmospheric science; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Environmental science; Meteorology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Funds Available: Awards are type 2 AFROTC scholarships that provide for payment of tuition and fees, to a maximum of $15,000 per year, plus an annual book allowance of $600. All recipients are also awarded a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance that is $250 for freshmen, $300 for sophomores, $350 for juniors, and $400 for seniors. Duration: 3 and a half years, until completion of a bachelor's degree.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens who are completing at least their first year of college and are working on a degree in fields that may change annually but are of critical interest to the Air Force. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and meet all other academic and physical requirements for participation in AFROTC. At the time of their Air Force commissioning, they may be no more than 31 years of age. They must be able to pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) and the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test. years as active-duty Air Force officers following graduation from college. Additional Information: Recently, freshmen were eligible if they were majoring in computer, electrical, or environmental engineering. Sophomores and juniors were eligible if they were majoring in those fields, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, or in the following engineering disciplines: aeronautical, aerospace, astronautical, civil, or mechanical. Recipients must also complete 4 years of aerospace studies courses at 1 of the 144 colleges and universities that have an Air Force ROTC unit on campus or 1 of the approximately 900 colleges that have cross-enrollment agreements with those institutions. They must also attend a 4-week summer training camp at an Air Force base, usually between their sophomore and junior years. Following completion of their bachelor's degree, scholarship recipients earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force and serve at least 4 years.

4287 ■ U.S. AIR FORCE

Attn: Headquarters AFROTC/RRUC
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917
Tel: (334)953-2091; (866)423-7682
Fax: (334)953-6167
Web Site: http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/hsschol/types.php
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors or graduates who are interested in joining Air Force ROTC in college and are willing to serve as Air Force officers following completion of their bachelor's degree.
Title of Award: Air Force ROTC High School Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Architectural; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Environmental science; General studies/Field of study not specified; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Operations research; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: Approximately 2,000 each year. Funds Available: Type 1 scholarships provide payment of full tuition and most laboratory fees, as well as $600 for books. Type 2 scholarships pay the same benefits except tuition is capped at $15,000 per year; students who attend an institution where tuition exceeds $15,000 must pay the difference. Type 7 scholarships pay full tuition and most laboratory fees, but students must attend a college or university where the tuition is less than $9,000 per year or a public college or university where they qualify for the in-state tuition rate; they may not attend an institution with higher tuition and pay the difference. Approximately 5% of scholarship offers are for Type 1, approximately 20% are for Type 2, and approximately 75% are for type 7. All recipients are also awarded a tax-free subsistence allowance for 10 months of each year that is $250 per month as a freshman, $300 per month as a sophomore, $350 per month as a junior, and $400 per month as a senior. Duration: 4 years.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens at least 17 of age and have been accepted at a college or university with an Air Force ROTC unit on campus or a college with a cross-enrollment agreement with such a college. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 24 or higher or an SAT score of 1100 (mathematics and verbal portion only) or higher. At the time of their commissioning in the Air Force, they must be no more than 31 years of age. They must agree to serve for at least 4 years as active-duty Air Force officers following graduation from college. Deadline for Receipt: November of each year. Additional Information: Recently, approximately 70% of these scholarships were offered to students planning to major in the science and technical fields of architecture, chemistry, computer science, engineering (aeronautical, aerospace, astronautical, architectural, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, or mechanical), mathematics, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, operations research, or physics. Approximately 30% were offered to students in all other fields. While scholarship recipients can major in any subject, they must enroll in 4 years of aerospace studies courses at 1 of the 144 colleges and universities that have an Air Force ROTC unit on campus; students may also attend nearly 900 other colleges that have cross-enrollment agreements with the institutions that have an Air Force ROTC unit on campus. Recipients must attend a 4-week summer training camp at an Air Force base, usually between their sophomore and junior years. Most cadets incur a 4-year active-duty commitment. Pilots incur a 10-year active-duty service commitment after successfully completing Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training and navigators incur a 6-year commitment after successfully completing Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training. The minimum service obligation for intelligence and Air Battle Management career fields is 5 years.

4288 ■ U.S. AIR FORCE

Attn: Headquarters AFROTC/RRUC
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917
Tel: (334)953-2091; (866)423-7682
Fax: (334)953-6167
Web Site: http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/incolschol/incolProgram.php
To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are willing to join Air Force ROTC in college and serve as Air Force officers following completion of their bachelor's degree.
Title of Award: Air Force ROTC In-College Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Architectural; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Environmental science; General studies/Field of study not specified; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Operations research; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Cadets selected in Phase 1 are awarded type 2 AFROTC scholarships that provide for payment of tuition and fees, to a maximum of $15,000 per year. A limited number of cadets selected in Phase 2 are also awarded type 2 AFROTC scholarships, but most are awarded type 3 AFROTC scholarships with tuition capped at $9,000 per year. Cadets selected in Phase 3 are awarded type 6 AFROTC scholarships with tuition capped at $3,000 per year. All recipients are also awarded a book allowance of $600 and a tax-free subsistence allowance for 10 months of each year that is $300 per month during the sophomore year, $350 during the junior year, and $400 during the senior year. Duration: 3 years for students selected as freshmen or 2 years for students selected as sophomores.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to U.S. citizens enrolled as freshmen or sophomores at 1 of the 144 colleges and universities that have an Air Force ROTC unit on campus. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and be able to pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test and the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test. At the time of commissioning, they may be no more than 31 years of age. They must agree to serve for at least 4 years as active-duty Air Force officers following graduation from college. Phase 1 is open to students enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program who do not currently have a scholarship but now wish to apply. Phase 2 is open to Phase 1 nonselects and students not enrolled in Air Force ROTC. Phase 3 is open only to Phase 2 nonselects. Recently, the program gave preference to students majoring in the science and technical fields of architecture, chemistry, computer science, engineering (aeronautical, aerospace, astronautical, architectural, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, or mechanical), mathematics, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, operations research, or physics. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: While scholarship recipients can major in any subject, they must complete 4 years of aerospace studies courses at 1 of the 144 colleges or universities that have an Air Force ROTC unit on campus. Recipients must also attend a 4-week summer training camp at an Air Force base, usually between their sophomore and junior years; 2-year scholarship awardees attend in the summer after their junior year. Current military personnel are eligible for early release from active duty in order to enter the Air Force ROTC program. Following completion of their bachelor's degree, scholarship recipients earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force and serve at least 4 years.

4289 ■ U.S. AIR FORCE

Attn: Headquarters AFROTC/RRUE
Enlisted Commissioning Section
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917
Tel: (334)953-2091; (866)423-7682
Fax: (334)953-6167
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afoats.af.mil/AFROTC/EnlistedComm/AECP.asp
To allow selected enlisted Air Force personnel to earn a bachelor's degree in approved majors by providing financial assistance for full-time college study.
Title of Award: Airman Education and Commissioning Program Area, Field, or Subject: African studies; Asian studies; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Foreign languages; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Near Eastern studies; Nursing; Physics; Russian studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 60 each year. Funds Available: While participating in this program, cadets remain on active duty in the Air Force and receive their regular salary and benefits. They also receive payment of tuition and fees up to $15,000 per year and an annual textbook allowance of $600. Duration: 1 to 3 years, until completion of a bachelor's degree.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to participate in this program are enlisted members of the Air Force who have been accepted at a university or college (or approved crosstown institution) that is associated with AFROTC and that offers an approved major. The majors currently supported are computer science, all ABET-accredited engineering fields (not engineering technology), foreign area studies (limited to Middle East, Africa, Asia, Russia/Eurasia), foreign languages (limited to Arabic, Armenian, Azeri, Chinese, French, Georgian, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Kazakh, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Russian, Swahili, and Turkish), mathematics, meteorology, nursing, and physics. Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of time-in-service and 1 year of time-on-station. They must have scores on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test of at least 15 on the verbal and 10 on the quantitative and be able to pass the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test. Normally they should have completed at least 30 semester hours of college study with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. They must be younger than 31 years of age or otherwise able to be commissioned before they become 35 years of age. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: While attending college, participants in this program attend ROTC classes at their college or university. Upon completing their degree, they are commissioned to serve in the Air Force in their area of specialization with an active-duty service commitment of at least 4 years. Further information is available from base education service officers or an Air Force ROTC unit. This program does not provide for undergraduate flying training.

4290 ■ U.S. AIR FORCE

Attn: Headquarters AFROTC/RRUE
Enlisted Commissioning Section
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917
Tel: (334)953-2091; (866)423-7682
Fax: (334)953-6167
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afoats.af.mil/AFROTC/EnlistedComm/ASCP.asp
To allow selected enlisted Air Force personnel to earn a bachelor's degree in approved majors by providing financial assistance for full-time college study.
Title of Award: Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Atmospheric science; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Architectural; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Environmental science; General studies/Field of study not specified; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Operations research; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Awards are type 2 AFROTC scholarships that provide for payment of tuition and fees, to a maximum of $15,000 per year, plus an annual book allowance of $600. All recipients are also awarded a tax-free subsistence allowance for 10 months of each year that is $300 per month during their sophomore year, $350 during their junior year, and $400 during their senior year. Duration: 2 to 4 years, until completion of a bachelor's degree.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to active-duty enlisted members of the Air Force who have completed at least 1 year of continuous active duty and at least 1 year on station. Applicants normally must have completed at least 24 semester hours of graded college credit with a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher. If they have not completed 24 hours of graded college credit, they must have an ACT score of 24 or higher or an SAT combined verbal and mathematics score of 1100 or higher. They must also have scores on the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) of 15 or more on the verbal scale and 10 or more on the quantitative scale and be able to pass the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test. Applicants must have been accepted at a college or university (including crosstown schools) offering the AFROTC 4-year program. When they complete the program and receive their commission, they may not be 31 years of age or older. U.S. citizenship is required. Recently, awards were presented according to the following priorities: 1) computer, electrical, and environmental engineering; 2) aeronautical, aerospace, architectural, astronautical, civil, and mechanical engineering and meteorology and atmospheric sciences; 3) all other ABET-accredited engineering majors, architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, operations research, and physics; 4) all other majors. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Selectees separate from the active-duty Air Force, join an AFROTC detachment, and become full-time students. Upon completing their degree, they are commissioned as officers and returned to active duty in the Air Force with a 4-year service obligation. Further information is available from base education service officers or an Air Force ROTC unit.

4291 ■ U.S. AIR FORCE

Attn: Headquarters AFROTC/RRUE
Enlisted Commissioning Section
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-5917
Tel: (334)953-2091; (866)423-7682
Fax: (334)953-6167
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.afoats.af.mil/AFROTC/EnlistedComm/POCERP.asp
To allow selected enlisted Air Force personnel to earn a baccalaureate degree by providing financial assistance for full-time college study.
Title of Award: Professional Officer Course Early Release Program Area, Field, or Subject: Architecture; Atmospheric science; Chemistry; Computer and information sciences; Engineering; Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; Engineering, Architectural; Engineering, Civil; Engineering, Computer; Engineering, Electrical; Engineering, Mechanical; Environmental science; General studies/Field of study not specified; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Meteorology; Operations research; Physics Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: Participants receive a stipend for 10 months of the year that is $350 per month during the first year and $400 per month during the second year. Scholarship recipients earn the Professional Officer Course Incentive of $3,000 per year for tuition and $600 per year for books. Duration: 2 years (no more and no less).
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to participate in this program are enlisted members of the Air Force under the age of 30 (or otherwise able to be commissioned before becoming 35 years of age) who have completed at least 1 year on continuous active duty, have served on station for at least 1 year, and have no more than 2 years remaining to complete their initial baccalaureate degree. Scholarship applicants must be younger than 31 years of age when they graduate and earn their commission. All applicants must have been accepted at a college or university offering the AFROTC 4-year program and must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher. Their Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) scores must be at least 15 on the verbal and 10 on the quantitative. Applicants who have not completed 24 units of college work must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher or an SAT combined verbal and mathematics score of 1100 or higher. U.S. citizenship is required. Recently, awards were presented according to the following priorities: 1) computer, electrical, and environmental engineering; 2) aeronautical, aerospace, architectural, astronautical, civil, and mechanical engineering and meteorology and atmospheric sciences; 3) all other ABET-accredited engineering majors, architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, operations research, and physics; 4) all other majors. Deadline for Receipt: October of each year. Additional Information: Upon completing their degree, selectees are commissioned as officers in the Air Force with a 4-year service obligation. Further information is available from base education service officers or an Air Force ROTC unit.

4292 ■ VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

Attn: Fellowship Coordinator
Old Dominion University Peninsula Center
600 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Tel: (757)766-5210
Fax: (757)766-5205
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/Menu3_1_1.htm
To provide financial assistance to students who are interested in pursuing space-related studies at community colleges in Virginia.
Title of Award: Virginia Space Grant Community College Scholarship Program Area, Field, or Subject: Aerospace sciences; Computer and information sciences; Electronics; Engineering; Mathematics and mathematical sciences; Space and planetary sciences; Technology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Two Year College Number Awarded: Approximately 10 each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $1,500. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students currently enrolled in a Virginia community college who are U.S. citizens and have completed at least the first semester of their program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Awards are generally made to full-time students, but part-time students demonstrating academic merit are also eligible. Applicants can be enrolled in any program that includes course work related to an understanding of or interest in technological fields supporting aerospace; that includes (but is not limited to) computers, electronics, engineering, industrial technology, and mathematics. Since a particular goal of the program is to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in aerospace-related, high technology careers, the sponsor especially encourages applications from those students. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: This program is funded by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

4293 ■ WISCONSIN FOUNDATION FOR INDEPENDENT COLLEGES, INC.

Attn: College-to-Work Program
735 North Water Street, Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4100
Tel: (414)273-5980
Fax: (414)273-5995
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wficweb.org/work.html
To provide financial assistance and work experience to students at member institutions of the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges (WFIC) who are interested in preparing for a career in a field related to Alzheimer's Disease.
Title of Award: Alzheimer's Support Center College-to-Work Program Area, Field, or Subject: Alzheimer's disease; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Marketing and distribution; Psychology; Sociology Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipends are $3,500 for the scholarship and $1,500 for the internship. Duration: 1 year for the scholarship; 10 weeks during the summer for the internship.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors at WFIC member colleges and universities. Applicants should be majoring in psychology, sociology, business, marketing, or computers. They must be interested in an internship at the Alzheimer's Support Center in Janesville, Wisconsin. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay that includes why they are applying for the internship, why they have selected their major and what interests them about it, why they are attending their chosen college or university, and their future career objectives. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The WFIC member schools are Alverno College, Beloit College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll College, Carthage College, Concordia University of Wisconsin, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Marian College, Marquette University, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary College, Northland College, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, Silver Lake College, Viterbo University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. This program is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Support Center of Janesville.

4294 ■ WISCONSIN FOUNDATION FOR INDEPENDENT COLLEGES, INC.

Attn: College-to-Work Program
735 North Water Street, Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4100
Tel: (414)273-5980
Fax: (414)273-5995
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wficweb.org/work.html
To provide financial assistance and work experience to students majoring in fields related to technology at member institutions of the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges (WFIC).
Title of Award: Jefferson County Literacy Council College-to-Work Program Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Education; General studies/Field of study not specified; Internet design and development; Marketing and distribution Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipends are $3,500 for the scholarship and $1,500 for the internship. Duration: 1 year for the scholarship; 10 weeks during the summer for the internship.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors at WFIC member colleges and universities. Applicants may be studying any field, but preference is given to majors in computer technology, education, marketing, sales, or website design. They must be interested in an internship at the Jefferson County Literacy Council in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay that includes why they are applying for the internship, why they have selected their major and what interests them about it, why they are attending their chosen college or university, and their future career objectives. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The WFIC member schools are Alverno College, Beloit College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll College, Carthage College, Concordia University of Wisconsin, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Marian College, Marquette University, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary College, Northland College, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, Silver Lake College, Viterbo University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. This program is sponsored by the Jefferson County Literacy Council.

4295 ■ WISCONSIN FOUNDATION FOR INDEPENDENT COLLEGES, INC.

Attn: College-to-Work Program
735 North Water Street, Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4100
Tel: (414)273-5980
Fax: (414)273-5995
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wficweb.org/work.html
To provide financial assistance and work experience to minority students majoring in fields related to the fashion industry at member institutions of the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges (WFIC).
Title of Award: Jockey International College-to-Work Program Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Computer and information sciences; Fashion design; Finance; Graphic art and design; Marketing and distribution Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,500 for the scholarship; the internship is paid hourly. Duration: 1 year for the scholarship; 10 weeks for the internship.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to minority students who are full-time juniors and seniors at WFIC member colleges or universities. Applicants may be majoring in any liberal arts field, but they must be preparing for or considering a career in art, computer science/MIS, fashion design, fashion merchandising, finance, graphic design, human resources, international business, or marketing. They must be interested in an internship at Jockey International in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay that includes why they are applying for the internship, why they have selected their major and what interests them about it, why they are attending their chosen college or university, and their future career objectives. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The WFIC member schools are Alverno College, Beloit College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll College, Carthage College, Concordia University of Wisconsin, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Marian College, Marquette University, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary College, Northland College, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, Silver Lake College, Viterbo University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. This program is sponsored by Jockey International, Inc.

4296 ■ WOMEN IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 102
PMB 204
Arlington, VA 22201-3324
Tel: (703)548-9211; (866)399-4353
Fax: (410)451-7373
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wifle.com/scholarshipfund/wiflescholarship.htm
To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to women interested in preparing for a career in law enforcement.
Title of Award: Women in Federal Law Enforcement Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Computer and information sciences; Criminal justice; Criminology; Law enforcement Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Several each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $2,000. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to women who are enrolled full time at an accredited 4-year college or university (or at a community college in the process of transferring to a 4-year school). Applicants must be preparing for a career in law enforcement (including special agents, forensic scientists, intelligence analysts, fingerprint and firearms examiners, bomb technicians, public information specialists, computer specialists, attorneys, and other related fields). They must have completed at least 1 year of college and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students in graduate and postgraduate programs are also eligible, but those working on an associate degree are not. Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word essay describing a community project in which they have been involved and the results or impact to the community. Selection is based on academic potential, achievement, and commitment to serving communities in the field of law enforcement. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from the WIFLE Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1480, Edgewater, MD 21037-7480.

4297 ■ WYOMING TRUCKING ASSOCIATION, INC.

Attn: WTA Scholarship Trust Fund
555 North Poplar
P.O. Box 1909
Casper, WY 82602
Tel: (307)234-1579
Fax: (307)234-7082
E-mail: [email protected]
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors and currently-enrolled college students in Wyoming who are interested in preparing for a career in the highway transportation industry.
Title of Award: Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Accounting; Business administration; Computer and information sciences; Management; Mechanics and repairs; Secretarial sciences; Transportation Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 to 10 each year. Funds Available: Stipends range from $500 to $1,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to high school seniors and graduates in Wyoming who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a community college in Wyoming, a trade school in the state, or the University of Wyoming. Applicants must be majoring or planning to major in a course of study that could lead to a career in the transportation industry, including (but not limited to) business management, computer skills, accounting, office procedures and management, safety, diesel mechanics, and truck driving. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay on "How is the trucking industry important to you and the State of Wyoming." Financial need is considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

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