Scholarships for Undergraduate Computer Science Majors

The Department of Computer Science is proud to offer scholarships for its majors.  You will find a listing below of scholarships available for the  academic year.  Endowed scholarships are awarded each year.  Company scholarships are offered as they are available.

To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior and have CS as your declared major.  To apply for these scholarships, please submit the College of Engineering's scholarship application.   Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Ms. Libby Bradford ( )

Endowed Scholarships

Investment in Excellence Scholarships

Investment in Excellence Scholarships are made from our general scholarship fund.  Students must meet the criteria established by the College of Engineering.  Students will be selected based on academic excellence and financial need.

College of Engineering Application  

CGI Computer Science Scholarship

CGI employees were deeply moved by the tragedy of April 16, 2007, and created this scholarship in memory of everyone impacted by the events of that day.  Additionally, CGI is interested in encouraging students to attend Virginia Tech by helping the College of Engineering recruit and retain highly talented students interested in the field of Computer Science.  Recipients of this scholarship will be rising juniors or seniors.  First preference shall be given to student based on academic merit, with further preference based on demonstrated leadership skills and community service, financial need, and an interest in an optional summer internship with CGI.  

College of Engineering Application  

Anne and George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Mrs. Anne Gorsline and in memory of her husband, Dr. George Gorsline.  This scholarship was established to encourage students to continue their pursuit of the Computer Science Degree.  This scholarship is available to any undergraduate above the freshman level, in good academic standing; with a declared major of Computer Science and sufficient course completion to support that declaration; and a member in good standing of The Association for Women in Computing and/or the Society for Women Engineers.  

College of Engineering Application  

George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship

George Gorsline served as this department’s first head.  Affectionately known as Dr. G to his students, George was a champion of the "underdogs," those students who faced unique challenges, but who persevered and overcame obstacles to complete a degree in Computer Science.  When Dr. Gorsline passed away in 1987, a number of grateful alumni established the George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship.  True to George's spirit, this scholarship is given each year to rising seniors who have shown significant improvement in his or her grade point average from freshman year through junior year, and who have overcome obstacles to become successful CS majors.

If you meet the intent of the George Gorsline Scholarship, you should submit the College of Engineering scholarship application and send e-mail to Ms. Libby Bradford ( bradford@cs.vt.eduThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ) letting her know you have applied for this scholarship in particular.

College of Engineering Application

Griffith-Strader Christian Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created to provide scholarship support for CS students in the College of Engineering.  To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a rising sophomore majoring in Computer Science.  Preference will be given to a student who meets the above criteria and is an alumnus of Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Virginia.  If no student from Brookville High School is eligible for this scholarship, second preference will be given to an undergraduate student from rural Virginia.

College of Engineering Application 


Non-VT Scholarship Opportunities

RGI Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has partnered with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to offer a new award as part of its 2018 USGIF Scholarship Program.

The $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering will be awarded to an undergraduate who demonstrates financial need and is interested in or studying both the engineering and geospatial disciplines.  More information on this scholarship

This scholarship requires a separate application and will be reviewed externally.  Application deadline is February 26:

Applicature Scholarship Program

Applicature works on projects in the blockchain industry involving the development of smart contacts, research, and the deployment and customization of blockchain solutions; as a technical advisory to blockchain companies; and as a technical consultancy on token sales / initial coin offerings.

This scholarship is open to computer science students, regardless of their location of study, with a focus on technology entrepreneurship. Applicants must develop a proof of concept (PoC) using distributed ledger technologies (blockchain). Students are free to apply in teams of up to 5 people, or as a lone participant. 

Award amount: $5000 Application Deadline: October 15, 2018.

To apply for our scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:
- Registration for the scholarship: ends June 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. EDT.
- Choose an area/problem/ … and formulate a problem statement.
- Submit your problem statement for approval between June 20 and July 20, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. EDT.
- Work on PoC implementation and accompanying notes until Oct 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. EDT.
- Wait for the announcement of the winner on Dec 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. EST. 

Students, who are meet all requirements have to apply for the Scholarship through Application Form on our website:

Straight North Scholarship

With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up.

To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study, and attending an accredited college or university.

The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2018. Winners will be announced August 15.