The Department of Computer Science offers many scholarships each year to help our talented students to excel.
This page describes in detail the scholarships available.
Choose Ohio First Scholarship in Bioinformatics
UA has been awarded funding by the Choose Ohio First Program to provide about 12 undergraduate and/or graduate scholarships in bioinformatics. The scholarships are merit-based and to be awarded to academically talented students with an emphasis on academic excellence, leadership, and preparation for a future career in science and technology. Students who wish to apply may major in a range of academic disciplines that utilize computer science to manage biological data. The scholarship with a maximum size of $4700 per year is renewable each year and available from academic year 2008/09 through 2012/13. Details.
Department of Computer Science Alumni Scholarship
The Department of Computer Science Alumni Scholarship was established in February 2003. The scholarship is funded by contributions from departmental alumni, faculty, and friends.
The Department of Computer Science Alumni Scholarship may be awarded to departmental majors and incoming freshmen who have declared a major in computer science. The primary consideration for an award is academic performance. Awards will be determined each year by the Department of Computer Science Scholarship Committee. The amount of an award is dependent on the funds available and the number of students chosen to receive a Department of Computer Science Alumni Scholarship.
The Marjorie J. Karlson Memorial Scholarship
The Marjorie J. Karlson Memorial Scholarship was established by her family in her memory. Mrs. Karlson had a B.S. in Physics from
The Summit Data Communications Internship in Computer Science
Founded in 2005, Summit Data Communications is the worldwide leader in embedded Wi-Fi® solutions for mobile computers and other business-critical mobile devices. With headquarters in downtown
Every fall and spring semester, one student will be awarded a $5,000 Summit Internship. Eligible applicants will be students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at The University of Akron with a major or minor in Computer Science. Summit Communications and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science will review applications and select finalists who demonstrate scholastic achievement, necessary job skills, and a keen interest in the internship.
A student can be awarded the Summit Internship for a second semester upon agreement from the department Chair and Summit Communications.
The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
The Ricardo Francisco Garzia Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering was established in 2009 by Garzia’s family as a loving tribute to Garzia and in appreciation for the deep belief in the value of higher education he instilled in his children and grandchildren.
Ricardo Francisco Garzia was born September 19, 1926 in
Garzia began his career in education as a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department at the
In 1967 Garzia moved to the
Garzia’s first job in the
Ricardo Francisco Garzia was a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He held positions of chairman and vice chairman of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Simulation and served as associate editor of several IEEE publications. He was also a member of the IEEE Distinguished Lecture Tour of Region 9. In addition, he was a member of the Operations Research Society of America (now known as the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences INFORMS).
Garzia’s work has been widely recognized in his field with numerous awards and honors, including the Engineering Recognition Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution at Bell Laboratories in 1987, the recipient of IEEE’s Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation (1986) for his work on behalf of the society, and appearing in various Who’s Who publications. Garzia has published in numerous books, professional journals and publications, and co-authored a book with his son, Dr. Mario R. Garzia, titled: “Network Modeling, Simulation and Analysis,” (1990). Ricardo Francisco Garzia passed away in April 1995.
The Alberta M. and William C. King (‘42) Scholarship Fund
The scholarships shall be renewable if the students maintain the academic qualifications during their course of study. However, renewal of the scholarships is not mandated. Recipients of Alberta M. and William C. King Scholarships shall be determined by the scholarship committee of the College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences with the assistance of the University Scholarship Committee.
The Walter E. Maxey Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Walter E. Maxey Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Maxey’s mother, Gertrude Maxey. Dr. Maxey attended The University of Akron and graduated in 1967 with a BS in Mathematics. He went on to
Funds will benefit students that have graduated from one of the Akron Public Schools who are attending The University of Akron. Recipients are to be selected from full time students in The College of Arts and Sciences who are pursuing a degree in mathematics or computer science. It is the donors intention the scholarship will help attract quality students eager to use their skills in teaching, research or business.
Should no candidates surface in the math or science area, consideration may be given to any outstanding student from the Akron Public School System by the Office of Financial Aid who will be responsible for awarding this scholarship.
UA offers thousands of scholarships and awards more than $13 million each year in scholarship aid. With the largest endowment of any public university in northern Ohio, UA is able to give many talented students the chance to study. Awards range from hundreds of dollars to complete, full-ride academic scholarships.
UA offers seven types of scholarships: