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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Event Date: January 30, 2015
Hosting Institution: Michigan Council of Women in Technology
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015
Summary: Could you or someone you know benefit from an MCWT scholarship? The MCWT Foundation is accepting applications for its 12th annual university scholarship and laptop grant program aimed at encouraging female students to pursue technology degrees and certifications at the college level. It is open to women of all ages. The program covers: one high school senior scholarship ($20,000), one high school senior/GET-IT program member scholarship ($20,000), one undergraduate-level scholarship ($15,000), one graduate-level student scholarship ($15,000) and three laptop awards.
Event Date: February 16, 2015
Hosting Institution: Society for Women Engineers
Submission Deadline: February 16, 2015
Summary: The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2014, SWE awarded over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $700,000. SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen. Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for. A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible, you must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year, you must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants), and you must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.
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.
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.
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 http://awards.acm.org/isef/index.cfm#nominate.