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Competitions and Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

There are multiple opportunities for students to participate in computational science, engineering and high performance computing challenges, competitions and award programs. Some of these are offered through national organizations, others by 4-year colleges and universities and still others by non-profit organizations. The intent of the award and competition opportunities presented here is to advance the field of computational science and high performance computing through recognition of exceptional talent and expertise. Browse this ever growing list and watch for upcoming application deadlines.

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California Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Scholarships

Event Date: February 19, 2015
Hosting Institution: California Space Grant Consortium
Submission Deadline: February 19, 2015
Summary: The California Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce a new statewide Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)! Scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 will be awarded to California students. Proposal Submission Period: January 4, 2010 – February 19, 2010. Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors attending CaSGC Affiliate Universities and Colleges.

The Society of Women Engineers Individual Awards

Hosting Institution: The Society of Women Engineers
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
Summary: The Society of Women Engineers strives to advance and honor the contributions of women at all stages of their careers as well as recognize the successes of SWE members and individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to industry, education and the community. Please review the website for a list of suitable awards to apply and/or nominate others.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Hosting Institution: Society for Science & the Public
Submission Deadline: May 01, 2015
Summary: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. Held each May, it has been administered since 1950 by the Society for Science & the Public. Each year, ACM recognizes outstanding projects related to the field of computing with a series of ACM ISEF prizes. The awards are presented at ISEF and include prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $300 for third place, and $200 for honorable mention. All winners also receive complimentary Student Memberships to ACM for the duration of their undergraduate education. Submissions: All high school students with projects related to computing are automatically considered as candidates for the awards. To read further and apply, please visit

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