Computer Programming

Computer programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program for accomplishing a specific computing task. Programming involves tasks such as analysis, generating algorithms, profiling algorithms' accuracy and resource consumption, and the implementation of algorithms in a chosen programming language (commonly referred to as coding). The source code of a program is written in one or more programming languages. The purpose of programming is to find a sequence of instructions that will automate the performance of a task for solving a given problem. The process of programming thus often requires expertise in several different subjects, including knowledge of the application domain, specialized algorithms, and formal logic.

Related programming tasks include testing, debugging, maintaining a program's source code, implementation of build systems, and management of derived artifacts such as machine code of computer programs. These might be considered part of the programming process, but often the term software development is used for this larger process with the term programming, implementation, or coding reserved for the actual writing of source code. Software engineering combines engineering techniques with software development practices.

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Scholarships for Computer Programming Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

$50,000 December 09, 2022 See Details
 

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

award

$50,000

deadline

December 09, 2022
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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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Max Christianson Division of Business and Computer Science Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

$25,000 Varies See Details
 

Max Christianson Division of Business and Computer Science Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

award

$25,000

deadline

Varies
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SMART Scholarship

United States Department of Defense (DoD)

Up to $38,000 December 01, 2022 See Details
 

SMART Scholarship

United States Department of Defense (DoD)

award

Up to $38,000

deadline

December 01, 2022
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NCK Tech Kansas Promise Scholarship

North Central Kansas Technical College

Up to $20,000 Varies See Details
 

NCK Tech Kansas Promise Scholarship

North Central Kansas Technical College

award

Up to $20,000

deadline

Varies
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Code Platoon Veteran and Spouse Scholarship

Code Platoon

Up to $15,500 Varies See Details
 

Code Platoon Veteran and Spouse Scholarship

Code Platoon

award

Up to $15,500

deadline

Varies
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Code Platoon MilSpouse Coders Scholarship

Code Platoon

Up to $15,500 Varies See Details
 

Code Platoon MilSpouse Coders Scholarship

Code Platoon

award

Up to $15,500

deadline

Varies
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UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

Up to $15,000 March 02, 2023 See Details
 

UCF Astronaut Scholarship

University of Central Florida (UCF)

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

March 02, 2023
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SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

SOLV Energy Women in Solar Scholarship

Solar Energy International (SEI)

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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Mas Family Scholarship

Mas Family Scholarships

Up to $10,000 Varies See Details
 

Mas Family Scholarship

Mas Family Scholarships

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

Varies
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