Scholarships

With the generous support of several organizations, the Department is able to award 6-10 scholarships per year, usually ranging in value from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are normally due in late spring, with awards given at the start of the following fall semester. To be eligible for departmental scholarships, students must be a declared Computer Science, Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering, or Data Science major at The University of Iowa. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply.

Computer Science

  • Deadline to apply was May 31, 2018
  • 2018-19 Scholarship Application period has closed.

Joseph Barkmeier and Ann Tice Computer Science Scholarship

Two awards of $2,500. This annual scholarship is open to all students, with a preference towards:

  • MCS students
  • Midwestern connection (e,g. K-12 or undergraduate education; employment - IA, IL, MO, NE, SD, MN, WI, KS, IN, MI)

AI/Machine Learning Scholarship (Rockwell Collins)

Two awards of $2,500:

  • Awarded to students on the basis of academic achievement
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated interest in AI/Machine Learning/Data Science:
    • completed coursework such as "Artificial Intelligence," "Deep Learning," "Machine Learning," "Health Data Analytics," or "Webmining;" and/or
    • CS U2G or MCS programs; and/or
    • Large Data Analysis Certificate; and/or
    • minor in Statistics; and/or
    • major in new Data Science program
  • Open to an internship or co-op opportunity with Rockwell Collins

Arthur Collins Scholarship (Rockwell Collins)

Two awards of $3,000:

  • Awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and personal integrity
  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Open to an internship or co-op opportunity with Rockwell Collins
  • Preference will be given to Iowa residents and students of diversity
  • Undergraduate (at least sophomore level by Fall 2018) or graduate standing

John Deere Scholarship

Five awards of $2,000:

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Undergraduate standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be work eligible in the US on a full-time, permanent basis
  • Can be awarded only once

Frank A. Park Scholarship

One award of $5,000 or two awards of $2,500:

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Graduate or undergraduate standing
  • Preference will be given to students from Woodbury County, Iowa or Rock Island County, Illinois; then to students from Iowa.

David Spang Award

David Spang had a talent and love for the field of computer science and worked on top-secret code for naval operations until his untimely death at the age of 24 in January 2004. David was always willing to volunteer his time and was admired for his generous spirit. David was surrounded by a loving family, a brotherhood of fraternity members, many associated on the job, and friends too numerous to count. He is dearly remembered for his compassionate heart, his special talent as a good listener, and his loving devotion to family and friends.

One award of $1,000:

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Undergraduate standing
  • Well-rounded student

Jason and Leslie Weber Women in Computer Science Scholarship

One merit-based scholarship of $5,000:

  • Awarded to one deserving female student majoring in computer science
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated initiative in projects above and beyond coursework

Gerard P. Weeg Scholarship

One award of $2,500:

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Graduate or undergraduate standing

 

Other scholarships and fellowships

2017-18 Scholarship Winners

  • Arthur A. Collins Scholarship  –  Anthony Pizzimenti
  • Arthur A. Collins Scholarship  –  Harley Waldstein
  • Arthur A. Collins Scholarship  –  Bailey Zaputil
  • David Spang Award  –  Shannon Mulligan
  • Frank A Park Scholarship  –  Wes Weirather
  • Gerard Weeg Scholarship  –  Kallin Khan
  • Jason & Leslie Weber Scholarship for Women  –  Heather Kemp
  • John Deere Scholarship  –  Liam Crawford
  • John Deere Scholarship  –  Spencer Gritton
  • John Deere Scholarship  –  Tessa Walsh
  • Principal Financial Group Scholarship  –  Olivia Nauman