Scholarships

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.

Booz Allen Scholarship

Booz Allen Hamilton and the Computer Science Department are pleased to announce The Booz Allen Hamilton Scholarship.  Supported by a gift from Booz Allen Hamilton, students who are scheduled to obtain an undergraduate degree in Computer Science by May 2018, and have a track record of academic excellence, are strongly encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship.

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 Scholarship

Capital One and the Computer Science Department are pleased to announce The Capital One Scholarship.  Supported by a gift from Capital One, students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and have a track record of academic excellence, are strongly encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship.

Chevy Chase 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 Portal Awards

Created in honor of Dr. John Gannon, with a sizable donation from Howard Gobioff, this scholarship recognizes outstanding computer science undergraduate rising sophomores. It provides financial support to outstanding undergraduate students based on academic merit with preference given to students who have demonstrated aptitude for and commitment to teaching and research.

John D. Gannon Scholarship

John D. GannonTo 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, Richard 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.

Leidos Cybersecurity Scholarship

Leidos and the Computer Science Department are pleased to announce The Leidos Cybersecurity Scholarships.  Supported by a gift from Leidos, students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and have a track record of academic excellence, are strongly encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship.

Liedos Scholarship

Leidos and the Computer Science Department are pleased to announce The Leidos Scholarship. Supported by a gift from Leidos, students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and have a track record of academic excellence, are strongly encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship.

Michael Antonov Endowed Scholarships

Michael Antonov, co-founder of Oculus VR, Inc., has generously endowed a scholarship fund for computer science undergraduates.

Nirupama Chandrasekaran TerpStart Scholarship

Nirupama Chandrasekaran '94 established the Dr. T. S. Chandrasekaran and Indrani Chandrasekaran Endowed Scholarship in December 2014 to provide annual need-based scholarships, under the auspices of the TerpStart Matching Scholarship Program, for undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

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.

Sarah Reehl Scholarship

Through the generosity of Carr Astronautics and their employees, the Sarah Reehl Scholarship has been created to honor Sarah, a 2010 graduate of the Computer Science program. Sarah had many interests and hobbies; she found great pleasure in the art of mathematics, and loved to solve complicated math problems. She was interested in everything science fiction – from books, to movies, to television.

The scholarship, housed in the Maryland Center for Women in Computing, will be awarded annually to a meritorious computer science major who participates in the Center’s activities and outreach efforts. This is a $2000 award.

The Jack and Rita G. Minker Professorship in Computer Science

This scholarship provides financial support to a professor within the Computer Science department. The professorship honors the pioneering contributions of Rita Minker in the early development of computer science and Jack Minker for his research in AI and his work in support of human rights for scientists.

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.