Because of the kindness of our generous donors, the Computer Science Department is able to offer scholarships to current undergraduate students within our major. These scholarships are awarded to recognize academic excellence in the field of computer science.
The College of Computer Mathematical and Natural Sciences also offers scholarships. For more information about college level scholarships, please see the CMNS list of scholarship awards.
National scholarship information (including information about the Fulbright and Goldwater Scholarships) is available through the university's Scholarship Office.
To apply for the scholarships listed below, applicants must at least meet the following criteria for Computer Science Department scholarships:
- Full-time undergraduate degree seeking student
- Computer Science Major
- Each scholarship may have its own special criteria. Please only apply for the scholarships in which you are eligible.
How to submit an application
If you are a current computer science major, the scholarship application process for the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 school year is open: https://webapps.cs.umd.edu/ugrad/webforms/scholarship/.
At this time, all of our awards have been designated to our current undergraduates students for their exemplary work in our program and are not open to incoming first year students.
Professional Development Fund
The Department of Computer Science administers awards for up to $750 to help students defray the cost of travel to present at research conferences or meetings of regionally or internationally recognized professional societies, organizations, or industries. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and should be submitted no later than 2 months in advance of planned travel. Funds are supported by the Department of Computer Science and the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing (I4C). Students may receive Professional Development Funds only once per academic year, excluding Grace Hopper funding. To apply, click here.
Scholarships for Fall 2023-Spring 2024
Andrew Reisse Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Reisse, class of 2001, was a brilliant computer graphics engineer, an avid photographer and hiker who loved nature, and a loyal friend. He was unique in so many interesting ways. He embodied a kind and utterly selfless disposition. He mentored and inspired everyone around him. While at the University of Maryland, Andrew was a College Park Scholar. He focused on computer science and met two friends, Michael Antonov '03 and Brendan Iribe. Together, they started a company known as Scaleform, which provides interface software for video games. Andrew was just 19 years old.
In 2012, Andrew became co-founder and lead engineer for Oculus VR, Inc. helping to finally bring virtual reality into existence in an affordable and immersive way. Andrew loved games, but even more, he loved the technology behind them. His contributions span far and wide in the video game industry. Thousands of games played by millions of people around the world include software Andrew wrote. Despite all his work, he never bragged or boasted. When he wasn’t programming at the office, he was learning, enjoying nature, mountain climbing, and taking pictures often engaging in multi-day journeys with just his camera as a companion. His work can be enjoyed at www.reisse.net. This scholarship has been created in memory of Andrew by Oculus VR, Inc. and his parents, Dr. Robert '70, '76 and Mrs. Dana Reisse '73, who met at Maryland while pursuing their graduate studies. Contributions will establish an endowed scholarship to ensure that future Terps are given the same opportunity to change the world as Andrew did.
Brendan Iribe Endowed Scholarships
Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus VR, Inc. , has generously endowed a scholarship fund for computer science undergraduates. One scholarship will go to help a student from an under-represented population in the computer science field to bring a greater diversity to the forefront of the field. The other will go to a student who has a great financial need who is a stellar scholar.
Brian G. Lyons Endowed Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund shall be to provide an annual scholarship to an outstanding computer science major at the University who displays a passion for computer science and another academic discipline or extracurricular activity, in addition to an interest in an emerging software engineering discipline.
Capital One Bank Dean's Scholarship in Computer Science
This award is given to students who demonstrate academic talent in their classes and a passion for learning.
Christopher David Malter Memorial Scholarship
Christopher David Malter '99 graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. After his untimely death, his parents established this scholarship in his honor. The scholarship is awarded each year to an undergraduate computer science student based on academic merit.
Corporate Partners in Computing Scholarship
The Corporate Partners in Computing Program (CPIC) is designed to establish mutually beneficial, strategic relationships with organizations that share a commitment to advancing the fields of computer science and interdisciplinary computing through collaborative efforts in education, research, and technology development. The program is jointly supported by the Department of Computer Science and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and serves as the front door to our talented students, world-class faculty, and innovative researchers.
The program currently partners with industry leaders dedicated to supporting excellence in Computer Science at UMD. Please visit http://www.cs.umd.edu/community/partners to learn more about our corporate partners.
CPIC will provide a $1,000 scholarship to five outstanding (rising) sophomore, junior, or senior computer science undergraduate majors at the University who display a passion for industry knowledge and commitment to community engagement. The recipient of this award will be one who is actively involved in the computer science community at the University of Maryland via membership in a student organization and regular participation in department events.
Eisner Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Computer Science
The David E. Eisner and Family Scholarship was established by David E. Eisner '90 in March 2008. Spendable income from these annual scholarships goes toward select undergraduate students who are majoring in computer science in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
Guy Wassertzug/Infostructures, Inc. Scholarship Fund
Guy Wassertzug, a 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Infostructures, Inc., established this award to recognize students who have demonstrated a serious interest in advancing the role of women in computer science. Award winners will have demonstrated their leadership experience through extracurricular activities.
Jeffrey C. & Sandra W. Huskamp Endowed Scholarship
Named in memory of Dr. Jeff Huskamp, the former Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Maryland, this scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance in an undergraduate student.
John D. Gannon Scholarship
To recognize and fund outstanding Computer Science students, this scholarship was established in 1999 in tribute to John D. Gannon by his wife, Nancy Garrison, brother, Rickard Gannon, family, friends, students and colleagues. John was a distinguished computer scientist, an excellent and enthusiastic professor, a highly valued campus citizen, and an outstanding and devoted department chair.
This scholarship has been enhanced by a significant contribution from Dr. Howard Gobioff (B.S., Computer Science, '93) who sadly, after a battle with lymphoma, passed away in 2008 leaving behind a legacy of scholarship, giving and excellent research. Several of Dr. Gannon's illustrious students have also made contributions to the scholarship as well.
Michael Antonov Endowed Scholarships
Michael Antonov, co-founder of Oculus VR, Inc., has generously endowed a scholarship fund for computer science undergraduates.
Raj Khera & Tripti Sinha Scholarship Fund
Alumni of the University of Maryland, Dheeraj Khera and Tripti Sinha, established a scholarship to support students in the Department of Computer Science. This need based scholarship is also based upon academic merit.
Randy Baden Annual Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science
Randy Baden received his B.S. in 2005 and his Ph.D. in 2012, both from the University of Maryland. His brilliant mind for security research resulted in award-winning papers on some of the very first work on securing online social networks. In his real-life social network, his excitement was contagious, and he regularly brought different circles of friends together to share in his favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. Following his own creative pursuits, he wrote and published two fantasy novels while completing his PhD in Computer Science.
Randy’s deepest impact is best reflected in those who were lucky to have known him—a large, welcoming family from nearby Baden, Maryland; a supportive, loving husband and best friend whom he met at UMD; and a devoted group of colleagues, labmates, and friends. Randy changed all of our lives for the better, and it is our hope that, through this scholarship, he will continue to change lives.
So as to reflect Randy’s balanced interests, Computer Science students who also have non-technical, creative pursuits are particularly encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
Tony & Diana Chen Computer Science Scholarship
Established in April 2009 by Dr. Ling T. Chen and Diana Chen, spendable income from the Tony and Diana Chen Computer Science Scholarship provides one or more annual scholarships for undergraduate students who are majoring in computer science in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.