Department of Computer Science Annual Awards and Scholarships
The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.
The application process for CS scholarships happens only once per year in the spring semester.
To apply for any of these scholarship awards you must fill out the form here.
Available Awards and Scholarships
ECI Systems & Engineering Scholarship (Three $3000 awards)
Established in November of 1997 by Dr. Richard T. Cheng, current President of ECI Systems & Engineering, and former Chair of Computer Science at RIT from 1973-1976. Applicants must be majoring in Computer Science, be in at least their second year of study, demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in Computer Science Courses), and financial need. Undergraduate students only.
Kenneth and Margaret Reek Scholarship (One $800 award)
Established in 1999 by Ken and Margaret Reek, both alumni of RIT's Computer Science Program and former faculty members in the Computer Science Department. The scholarship was established to assist students who might not otherwise be able to attend RIT. Applicants must be majoring in Computer Science, demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.2 GPA in Computer Science courses), and financial need. Undergraduate students only.
Carl Reynolds Computer Science Scholarship (One $4000 award)
Established in 2008 in memory of Carl Reynolds who was a member of the faculty of RIT's Computer Science Department from the fall of 2004 until his death in the spring of 2008. Applicants must be majoring in Computer Science and in their first year of study. The award recognizes students who demonstrates academic achievement (at least a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.2 GPA in Computer Science courses) and who combines academic accomplishments with a willingness to help and mentor fellow students. Undergraduate students only.
Outstanding First Year Student Scholarship (One $2000 award)
The outstanding first year student scholarship recognizes a first year Computer Science major who maintains high academic standards while also contributing positively to the culture within the Department. The award is given annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science in their first year who has earned an overall GPA 3.5 or better.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award (One $2000 award)
The outstanding graduate student award recognizes a Computer Science graduate student for maintaining high academic standards (at least a 3.5 overall GPA) and for making significant contributions to the Department and the Computer Science Graduate Program.
Outstanding Fifth Year Student Award (One $2000 award)
The outstanding fifth year student award recognizes a fifth year Computer Science student for maintaining high academic standards during his or her studies at RIT and has made significant contributions to the department. The award is given annually to a student who has maintained a 3.0 GPA or better average during his or her five years of study.
Alumni Scholarship (One $1000 undergraduate award; one $1000 graduate award)
The Alumni Scholarship recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate Computer Science student for maintaining high academic standards (at least a 3.5 overall GPA) during their studies at RIT and who have made significant contributions to the Computer Science Department. The award is made possible by generous donations from Computer Science alumni.