Scholarships

Scholarship Information and Opportunities

Departmental Scholarships

The Departments of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences award several scholarships each year to current students and one scholarship to an incoming freshman (the Patterson Scholarship).

Separate from the recurring scholarships, the S-STEM and STEP scholarships are limited opportunities funded by the National Science Foundation to attract and retain Computer Science and Mathematics scholars.

To receive any of these scholarships, you must be a full-time student during the academic year (or semester) for which the award is made. Award decisions are made approximately one month after the application deadline.

Applications

Applications from current CS/Math majors for the following scholarships must be received by February 27. [Application link]

  • ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship
  • John W. and Mary L. Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Math and Computer Science Endowment 
  • Edith A. Goodman Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics and Computer Science Endowment
  • S-STEM Scholarships (formerly CSEMS)
  • Mark Harris Endowed Scholarship for Computer Science
  • Advisory Board Scholarship for Excellence in Computer Science
  • Samanage Success Scholarship for Computer Science
  • Camelot Scholarship for Computer Science

Applications from high school seniors for the Paul Patterson Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics Endowment must be received by March 25. [Application link]

Applications are available through the department office or click below. Applications can be brought to the department office or mailed to the

CS/Math Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 32133
Appalachian State University
Boone, N.C. 28608

Department Scholarship Descriptions and Requirements

ECRS Computer Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship

This scholarship is open to incoming freshman students. Applicants will be evaluated on academic merit, including performance in high school, involved in innovative projects and class rigor with a focus on a student's aptitude in Mathematics and creative problem solving.

John W. Taylor and Mary L. Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Math and Computer Science

The Taylor Memorial Scholarship is intended to encourage rising juniors or seniors in Mathematics and Computer Science. Applicants should:

  • Be a rising junior or senior.
  • Be a full-time student majoring in Math/Computer Science.
  • Demonstrate need for financial support. A completed Financial Aid Form (FAF) must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement (3.25 GPA desirable).

Preference is given to male applicants. The scholarship can be renewed upon verification of continued satisfactory academic achievement.

Edith A. Goodman Memorial Scholarship for Mathematics and Computer Science Endowment

The Edith A. Goodman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by Drs. Billie and Ted Goodman in memory of their daughter. Each year two awards are made: one to a computer science major and one to a mathematical sciences major. Scholarship recipients must be rising juniors or seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to female applicants.

S-STEM Scholarships (formerly CSEMS)

The purpose of this program is to attract students to major in math/statistics/cs. There are some eligibility requirements so be sure to visit the link above.

Mark Harris Endowed Scholarship for Computer Science

To provide scholarship support to students majoring in Computer Science at junior level or higher. This scholarship may be renewable; however, recipients must reapply annually.

Advisory Board Scholarship for Excellence in Computer Science

(1) Applicants must be sophomores, juniors or seniors; (2) Applicants must be a major in Computer Science; (3) Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement (3.0 GPA minimum); (4) Recipients must be full-time students. This award is renewable based upon reapplication and reselection.

Samanage Success Scholarship for Computer Science

To provide scholarship support of $2,500 to a rising junior or senior majoring in Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Recipient must be in good standing and demonstrate financial need. Preference shall accrue to a student who is a resident of North Carolina. Awards may be renewable if funding is available. Administration related to this scholarship is the responsibility of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in coordination with the Chair of the Department of Computer Science.

Camelot Scholarship for Computer Science

(1) Student(s) must be pursuing a major in Computer Science; (2) Student(s) must have successfully completed at least one of the required classes for a Computer Sciences major and (3) Student(s) will be selected based upon academic competitiveness and financial needs.

 

College Scholarships

Consider scholarships offered by the College. Visit the college website to see qualifications for each scholarship offered. For questions or more information, contact Dr. Dru A. Henson (hensonda@appstate.edu), Senior Associate Dean or visit College of Arts and Sciences scholarships

  • Sally A. Callegari Memorial Scholarship for Gender Diversity in Animal Studies
  • Drs. Joanne Smith and Don R. Brannon Scholarship for Natural Sciences
  • Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Arts and Sciences 
  • Jonathan K. Perryman Memorial Scholarship for the Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarships
  • The Peggy Harmon Shore Pre-Health Care Professional Endowed Scholarship