Scholarships for Undergraduate Computer Science Majors
The Department of Computer Science is proud to offer scholarships for its majors. You will find a listing below of scholarships available for the 2016/2017 academic year. Endowed scholarships are awarded each year. Company scholarships are offered as they are available.
To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior and have CS as your declared major. To apply for these scholarships, please submit the College of Engineering's scholarship application. Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Ms. Libby Bradford ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Investment in Excellence Scholarships
Investment in Excellence Scholarships are made from our general scholarship fund. Students must meet the criteria established by the College of Engineering. Students will be selected based on academic excellence and financial need.
CGI Computer Science Scholarship
CGI employees were deeply moved by the tragedy of April 16, 2007, and created this scholarship in memory of everyone impacted by the events of that day. Additionally, CGI is interested in encouraging students to attend Virginia Tech by helping the College of Engineering recruit and retain highly talented students interested in the field of Computer Science. Recipients of this scholarship will be rising juniors or seniors. First preference shall be given to student based on academic merit, with further preference based on demonstrated leadership skills and community service, financial need, and an interest in an optional summer internship with CGI.
Anne and George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is named in honor of Mrs. Anne Gorsline and in memory of her husband, Dr. George Gorsline. This scholarship was established to encourage students to continue their pursuit of the Computer Science Degree. This scholarship is available to any undergraduate above the freshman level, in good academic standing; with a declared major of Computer Science and sufficient course completion to support that declaration; and a member in good standing of The Association for Women in Computing and/or the Society for Women Engineers.
George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship
George Gorsline served as this department’s first head. Affectionately known as Dr. G to his students, George was a champion of the "underdogs," those students who faced unique challenges, but who persevered and overcame obstacles to complete a degree in Computer Science. When Dr. Gorsline passed away in 1987, a number of grateful alumni established the George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship. True to George's spirit, this scholarship is given each year to rising seniors who have shown significant improvement in his or her grade point average from freshman year through junior year, and who have overcome obstacles to become successful CS majors.
Griffith-Strader Christian Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was created to provide scholarship support for CS students in the College of Engineering. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a rising sophomore majoring in Computer Science. Preference will be given to a student who meets the above criteria and is an alumnus of Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. If no student from Brookville High School is eligible for this scholarship, second preference will be given to an undergraduate student from rural Virginia.
SWIFT Scholarship: A one time scholarship to be awarded to a rising junior, with an anticipated grad date of May 2019. The minimum requirements are a 3.0 overall GPA, involvement in extracurricular activities, and leadership.
Additional scholarships may be provided by CSRC companies. To be considered, students must submit the College of Engineering Application.