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CS Scholarships and Awards

Who should apply?

The Department of Computer Science encourages all students meeting eligibility requirements to apply for individual scholarship opportunities. Please note: The Department of Computer Science does not stack departmental scholarships.

For questions about scholarships, please contact Marilee Henry at

Boeing Scholarships

These scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the Boeing Corporation located in North Charleston. Scholarships are advertised when awards are available.

To qualify you must be: full-time, undergraduate student for the academic year 2017-2018; an SSM major; have a grade point average of 3.2 or better; demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills and a strong interest in the aerospace industry.

Application period has ended.

Crosby Computer Science Endowment Award

Named in honor of C. Richard (Dick) Crosby who started the Computer Science department in 1980. The awarding process is based upon nomination. The award is given to the highest achieving computer science students that have successfully completed CSCI 220. The Crosby Computer Science Endowment Award is presented every May during the School of Sciences and Mathematics Award Ceremony.

Department Honors

Departmental honors are awarded to students who have earned a grade point average in the major of at least 3.5 and completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in any combination of seminar, independent study, tutorial, and bachelor's essay. The bachelor’s essay is required. Satisfactory completion of the bachelor's essay entitles the candidate to six semester hours of credit. The remaining six hours may be in any combination of seminar, independent study, or tutorial. 

Robert Cushing Computing in the Arts Research Assistantship

A research assistantship for a Computing in the Arts student interested in engaging in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor. During this assistantship, the student will gain valuable extra-curricular experience that enhances a resume, builds a rapport with a faculty member, and contributes to a field of research and science. The assistantship is open to freshman – senior students, but preference is given to junior and senior students. See description here of Research Assistantship responsibilities and expectations.