Computer Programming Scholarships
A Degree Earns You a Job Writing and Debugging Programs
Computer programmers are the people who write the programs that make it possible for humans to communicate with computers. Programmers typically work in environments that require them to work closely with software developers in order to translate new programs into a computer language. Programmers may also be required to debug existing programs.
Computer programming students who possess at least a Bachelor's degree find higher quality jobs and earn more money. But there are online programs and many community colleges that offer Associates degrees.
Northeastern University offers a Certificate in Computer Programming. Scholarships are available based on merit and need. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies Scholarship is open to students in the Computer Programming major.
Student members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) may compete for high-dollar prizes in the Annual Intercollegiate Programming World Championship and the Student Research Competition. The most precocious and talented computer "geeks" from around the world compete in undergraduate and graduate level competitions.
ACM student chapters, in conjunction with Upsilon Pi Epsilon, fund scholarships for their top student members. Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students and are awarded up to $1,000.
The National Science Foundation funds the Tri-Mec Scholarships in conjunction with a consortium of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Colleges. Students on the participating campuses majoring in Computer Programming may apply for consideration. Recipients are awarded up to $1100 each semester they are enrolled. Qualified applicants must show financial need for the scholarships.
The Metropolitan Community College Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska awards the Karen Schnepf Memorial Computer Programming Scholarship to students in the major. Preference will be given to a student actively employed part-time in the field of programming or who is invested in finding employment in the field.
Computer Programming Teaching Fellowships are available through the University of Memphis. Eligible graduate students may receive up to $30,000. Preference is given to minority students as well as women.
Seminole Community College partners with the National Science Foundation to award the Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarships to students majoring in Computer Programming and related programs. Recipients must maintain a high GPA and be willing to offer tutoring services.
College of DuPage Uniforum Chicago Scholarships is awarded to students specializing in UNIX system development. Award amounts are $600.
Computer Programming students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have the opportunity to win scholarships in a day of high-energy computer programming competitions.
Many programs that offer computer programming are found within a computer science department at four-year colleges or community and technical colleges.