Webucator’s Scholarships aim to support students who are studying Computer Science. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science. Leadership can be shown in a variety of ways – through education, innovation, communication, and more. As an example, a high school English teacher with a good understanding of computer programming can help her school make better use of technology in education. Our scholarships are not limited to students who plan to go into the field of computer science, but are open to all students who study computer science with the intention of using the knowledge gained to provide leadership in their chosen field.
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually. The award will be paid through the Financial Aid & Scholarships departments of the winner’s college or university. The scholarship recipient for the 2015-2016 academic year will be announced the week of June 15th, 2015.
Webucator Scholarships are open to students who meet all of the following criteria:
- Student is enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university in the United States.
- Student has completed at least one computer science class* with a grade of at least 3.4 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
- Student has concrete plans to take at least one computer science class in the upcoming school year.
- Student has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
- Student agrees that Webucator may announce his/her name and college on its website and social media.
* If it is unclear by the title of the class, students must explain how the class relates to computer science.
How to Apply
Applications must be received by March 31 annually. Applications must be sent by email to email@example.com with the subject of Scholarship Application for [Student Name] and must include all of the following:
- Full name, email address, major, name and website of college or university, matriculation date, and graduation date.
- Copy of current academic transcript.
- Letter of referral from computer science professor (sent directly from professor by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject of Letter of Referral for [Student Name]).
- A 250-350 word essay explaining how you plan to use computer science in your career.
For more information on how to apply please visit the Webucator website.