Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduates
Each spring the department awards scholarships that recognize merit amongst its undergraduates and are also intended to enable them to participate more fully in its research and academic activities. Undergraduate students with a computer science or computer engineering major are encouraged to apply. Funds will be awarded to computer science and computer engineering undergraduate students for the 2019-2020 (award is split between fall and spring) school year. Priority is given to students who will graduate after Fall 2019.
The CS&E Scholarship Application is closed. The following scholarships were available for the 2018-2019 application cycle:
COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP:
$10,000 split between 2-4 students
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HOPPER-DEAN SCHOLARSHIP HONORING DR. VIPIN KUMAR:
$25,000 split between 2-4 students
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$13,125 split between 5-10 students
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PHUI TRAN/QUANG TRAN COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP:
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Letters of recommendations are not part of the application process and will not be accepted or reviewed as part of your application. Scholarship recipients will be notified in late April.
Additional Information on Select Scholarships
Phui Tran/Quang Tran Company Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship will be referred to as the Tran Scholars.
Mr. Phui Tran was born in the southern part of Vietnam. His parents migrated to Vietnam from Canton, China. They worked very hard to start a small sausage shop to support their family of nine.
When Mr. Phui Tran was only a teenager his father passed away. Because the family was very poor, he had to quit school to help his elder brother run the shop and take care of his mother and younger brothers and sister. When his brothers completed school, they worked together to successfully build their sausage business until the end of the Vietnam civil war in 1975. The communist government took away everything from them at this time.
His children escaped the country on a small boat and arrived in a Malaysian refugee camp in 1978. The family settled in Minnesota in 1979. Mr. Phui Tran and his wife reunited with their children in 1985. They moved to California in 1990 until Mr. Tran passed away in 2012.
Mr. Phui Tran and his wife selflessly worked very hard all of their life for their family and others. His son, Luong B. Tran opened the Chinese sausage shop, Quang Tran, in Rosemead, California in 2001.
Three of his seven children received their Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Minnesota. The Tran family values secondary education and would like others to have the opportunity to receive a degree from the University of Minnesota through their support.
Hopper-Dean Scholarship Honoring Dr. Vipin Kumar
Recipients of this scholarship will be referred to as the Hopper-Dean Scholars.
Jeffrey Dean and Heidi Hopper both attended the University of Minnesota as undergraduates and graduated in 1990. Heidi graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology. Jeff graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics. They both thoroughly enjoyed their time at the University of Minnesota and are grateful to the many great professors who taught and advised them.
This scholarship is intended to honor Dr. Vipin Kumar, who was Jeff’s undergraduate thesis advisor and introduced him to the wonders of parallel computation and large-scale computing, topics that have served Jeff well in his career. This scholarship is intended to support other students to find their own wonders in the paths of their undergraduate education and research.
Previous Scholarship Award Winners in Recent Years
College and University Scholarships
Students can view other scholarships outside of the department that they may be eligible for on this Scholarship search page. The University’s Financial Aid site contains a wealth of scholarship information. See the Financial Aid page for more general financial aid information.
Other Nationally Competitive STEM Scholarships
Gates-Cambridge scholarships cover the cost of a graduate degree program at Cambridge University for students in any academic discipline. Competitive applicants will have exceptional academic records, notable character, leadership and public service, and a strong rationale for studying at Cambridge. Students apply directly by October 10, 2018.
Truman Scholarships award $30,000 toward graduate education for juniors with strong records of leadership and public service who plan to have careers working for positive change in government, education, public health, and/or international affairs. Deadline for consideration for a campus nomination is October 22, 2018.
Yenching Academy Scholarships cover the cost of a Master’s degree in China Studies at Peking University. Successful applicants will have outstanding academic records, strong records of leadership and public service, and clearly defined plans for study in China. Deadline for consideration for campus nomination is November 9, 2018.
Hollings Scholarships award up to $20,000 and a summer internship to sophomores whose study and research interests overlap with the those of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Successful applicants may come from a variety of STEM majors but must have research or career goals related to related to NOAA’s mission, including STEM education. Students apply directly by the January 31, 2019 deadline.
Goldwater Scholarships award $7500 toward undergraduate educational expenses for sophomores and juniors in STEM fields with outstanding academic records and significant research experience who plan to have careers related to research. Deadline for consideration for a campus nomination is November 19, 2018.
Astronaut Scholarships award up to $10,000 toward undergraduate educational expenses for sophomores and juniors in STEM fields with records of academic achievement, productive research, and leadership who plan to have careers related to research. Deadline for consideration for a campus nomination is February 8, 2019.
Churchill Scholarships cover all the expenses of completing a one-year master’s degree program in the sciences at Cambridge University. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with outstanding academic achievement (3.8+ GPA), proven talent in research and a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level, and outstanding personal qualities. Students may begin the application process in their junior year for study at Cambridge following graduation or senior year for a gap year in between.
Marshall Scholarships cover the expenses of two years of graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. This could be a single two-year master’s program, two one-year master’s programs, or the first two years of a Ph.D. program. 40 awards are made annually to outstanding students (3.7+ GPA) in any major who demonstrate the potential to be national leaders in their fields. Successful applicants have exceptional academic records and broad intellectual interests, excellent leadership and communication skills, and a record of seizing opportunities and building productive relationships. Students may begin the application process in their junior year for study at Cambridge following graduation or any year thereafter.
Rhodes Scholarships cover the expenses of two years of graduate study in any field at the University of Oxford. 32 awards are made annually to U.S. citizens, while students from Canada, India, Pakistan, China and several other countries may apply through their own national Rhodes contests. Successful applicants will have exceptional academic records (3.7+ GPA), character, leadership skills, and commitment to service. Students may begin the application process in their junior year for study at Cambridge following graduation or any year thereafter up to age 23.
Boren Scholarships award up to $20,000 for study abroad with a focus on immersive language study, especially in those languages identified as critical by the State Department. Applicants interested in careers with the U.S. government are favored, and all recipients must commit to a year of service related to national security. Campus deadline is January 7, 2019.
For more information contact the Office of National and International Scholarships, email@example.com