Computer Science

Computer science is the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers. It involves the study of algorithms that process, store, and communicate digital information. A computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computational systems.

Its fields can be divided into a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines. Some fields, such as computational complexity theory (which explores the fundamental properties of computational and intractable problems), are highly abstract, while fields such as computer graphics emphasize real-world visual applications. Other fields focus on challenges in implementing computation. For example, programming language theory considers various approaches to the description of computation, while the study of computer programming itself investigates various aspects of the use of programming languages and complex systems. Human–computer interaction considers the challenges in making computers and computations useful, usable, and universally accessible to humans.

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Scholarships for Computer Science Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

$35,000 Varies See Details
 

Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

award

$35,000

deadline

Varies
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CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Central Intelligence Agency

Up to $42,230 July 18, 2021 See Details
 

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Central Intelligence Agency

award

Up to $42,230

deadline

July 18, 2021
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Willard L. Eccles Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Utah State University, College of Science

$18,000 Varies See Details
 

Willard L. Eccles Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Utah State University, College of Science

award

$18,000

deadline

Varies
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Air Force ROTC Express Scholarship

University of Iowa

$15,000 Varies See Details
 

Air Force ROTC Express Scholarship

University of Iowa

award

$15,000

deadline

Varies
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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2021 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

award

$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2021
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Scholarship for Service - University of Idaho

University of Idaho, College of Engineering

Up to $18,000 Varies See Details
 

Scholarship for Service - University of Idaho

University of Idaho, College of Engineering

award

Up to $18,000

deadline

Varies
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Jeffrey and Lily Chen Undergraduate Scholarship

University of Maryland, College Park - College of CMPS

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Jeffrey and Lily Chen Undergraduate Scholarship

University of Maryland, College Park - College of CMPS

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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Information Technology and Design Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details
 

Information Technology and Design Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

award

$6,700

deadline

Varies
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Computer Science Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details
 

Computer Science Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

award

$6,700

deadline

Varies
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UWM Engineering Excellence Scholarship

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - College of Engineering/App. Sci.

Up to $14,000 Varies See Details
 

UWM Engineering Excellence Scholarship

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - College of Engineering/App. Sci.

award

Up to $14,000

deadline

Varies
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