Computer Science Departmental Scholarship Awards

These scholarships are only available to students majoring in Computer Science. Students submit one application in spring term to be considered for all scholarships (application will be emailed to students and posted at CS Department Scholarships). Students must complete a FAFSA to be considered for any scholarship that requires financial need.


Computer Science Graduate Fellowship

Amount per Academic Year: Varies, Approximately $2,000-3,000

Fellowship for Computer Science Grad students.

Track Global Fellowship in Computer Science

Amount per Academic Year: Varies, Approximately $2,000-3,000

This endowment was created and operates exclusively to fund a graduate fellowship with financial need in the Computer Science Department. As part of the donation, this fellowship was funded and named, Track Global, the Microsoft project the group once worked on by the group of donors.

David W. Cole Endowment

Amount per Academic Year: Varies, Approximately $3,000-5,000

The scholarship funds one-year, renewable scholarships for undergraduate students in good standing with a declared major in Computer Science. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better, and preference is given to students from Clallam County. Those students who demonstrate interest in CS through work-oriented use of computers or special projects may substitute for declared major in Computer Science.

Anthony G Vallot, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Amount per Academic Year: Approximately $1,000

This scholarship is established to undergraduate students who have financial need; and exhibit consistent, sincere interest in, and strong motivation toward, a degree in CS. 

Mark Lockwood Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Amount per Academic Year: Varies, Approximately $6,000

One or more full tuition scholarships, including fees and books, will be awarded to students majoring in CS, for their junior or senior years, on the basis of academic achievement. Preference is also given to those with financial need. The award is renewable for a second year if academic scholarship standards are maintained by the student.

Lars and Elaine Giusti Scholarship for Computer Science

Amount per Academic Year: $2,000

Lars and Elaine provide this scholarship to encourage, support and reward students at WWU who are interested in pursuing a career with computers and to inspire students who have the potential to make an impact in this ever-changing field. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better with financial need. First generation applicants preferred.

Faithlife Computer Science Scholarship

Amount per Academic Year: $2,000

This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, aptitude in computer science, and motivation to succeed.

Computer Science TAG Scholarship

Amount per Academic Year: Varies, Approximately $1,000-2,000

One annual scholarship to an undergraduate CS major who has shown outstanding academic achievement.

DocuSign Computer Science Scholarship

Amount per Academic Year: Two $5,000 awards

This scholarship provides support for students in the Computer Science Department. Preference will be made to students who demonstrate outstanding academic merit.

Scottish Rite Computer Science Graduate Fellowship

Amount per Academic Year: $6,000

This scholarship provides support for graduate students in CS. Preference is made to students with outstanding academic merit, US citizens, and Washington State residents.

Cloud Security Alliance Scholarship for Cyber Security

Amount per Academic Year: $2,500

This scholarship prefers funding applicants who are enrolled in the Cybersecurity program, or CS students with a security focus. This scholarship is renewable as long as the student recipient remains in good academic standing.

Women in Computing Scholarship

Amount per Academic Year: $2,000

This scholarship supports students in Computer Science. Female applicants with financial need, and are declared CS majors are preferred.

James Lee Johnson Memorial Endowment

Amount per Academic Year: Two $4,000 awards

This scholarship honors Dr. Johnson’s lifelong passion for learning and his role in forming and shaping the CS Department at Western. The intention of this scholarship is to support the studies of future CS students, whether under-graduate or graduate, who share his passion and enthusiasm for learning, exploring and developing new ideas.

Community College Accelerator Scholarship

Amount per Academic Year: $8,000

Preference will be made to an applicant who is a transfer student from a Community College; with a first preference for Green River Community College or Highline Community College. If no students fit those two community college preferences, the backup preference is for a student from any King County Community College. When possible, a secondary preference will be made to a student who is from an underrepresented minority group and/or who has financial need. This scholarship is renewable for as long as the student remains in good academic standing and remains in the computer science major. Donor also offers to provide quarterly mentoring sessions to the recipient.

Ugwoaba Scholarship for Computer Science Athletes

Amount per Academic Year: $2,000

This scholarship is to provide vital support for a WWU declared Computer Science major who is from an underrepresented minority (preference to a woman of color) and has high academic merit.  Additional preference can be made to students who have demonstrated financial need and are a varsity athlete (preferably soccer) but these criteria are not mandatory.

Westcott Scholarship in Computer Science

Amount per Academic Year: Two $5,000 awards

The scholarship is for a student in the Computer Science Department and may be used to pay any costs related to educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, books, materials, supplies, etc.  Preference will be made to applicants who demonstrate financial need.