Computational Science

Computational science (also scientific computing or scientific computation (SC)) is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field that uses advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. It is an area of science which spans many disciplines, but at its core it involves the development of models and simulations to understand natural systems.

In practical use, it is typically the application of computer simulation and other forms of computation from numerical analysis and theoretical computer science to solve problems in various scientific disciplines. The field is different from theory and laboratory experiment which are the traditional forms of science and engineering. The scientific computing approach is to gain understanding, mainly through the analysis of mathematical models implemented on computers. Scientists and engineers develop computer programs, application software, that model systems being studied and run these programs with various sets of input parameters. The essence of computational science is the application of numerical algorithms and/or computational mathematics. In some cases, these models require massive amounts of calculations (usually floating-point) and are often executed on supercomputers or distributed computing platforms.

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Scholarships for Computational Science Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $65,000 November 01, 2024 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $65,000

deadline

November 01, 2024
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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

Varies
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EAGLES Scholarship - PSU

Portland State University

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

EAGLES Scholarship - PSU

Portland State University

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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UNCF Lam Research Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

$5,000 June 14, 2024 See Details
 

UNCF Lam Research Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

$5,000

deadline

June 14, 2024
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Acxiom Diversity Scholarship

Acxiom

$5,000 December 15, 2024 See Details
 

Acxiom Diversity Scholarship

Acxiom

award

$5,000

deadline

December 15, 2024
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Excelerate in STEM Scholarship - MGCCC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Up to $4,500 Varies See Details
 

Excelerate in STEM Scholarship - MGCCC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

award

Up to $4,500

deadline

Varies
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Howard A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

Information Systems Security Association Education Foundation (ISSAEF)

$3,500 June 15, 2024 See Details
 

Howard A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

Information Systems Security Association Education Foundation (ISSAEF)

award

$3,500

deadline

June 15, 2024
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E. Eugene Schultz, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Information Systems Security Association Education Foundation (ISSAEF)

$3,500 June 15, 2024 See Details
 

E. Eugene Schultz, Jr., Memorial Scholarship

Information Systems Security Association Education Foundation (ISSAEF)

award

$3,500

deadline

June 15, 2024
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Department of Energy Computational Science Scholarship

Alabama A & M University, Normal

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Department of Energy Computational Science Scholarship

Alabama A & M University, Normal

award

$3,000

deadline

Varies
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DFBSST Scholarship

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology

Up to $3,000 June 15, 2024 See Details
 

DFBSST Scholarship

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology

award

Up to $3,000

deadline

June 15, 2024
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