5 Computer Science Scholarships for High School Seniors in 2020!

Updated: Feb 14, 2021

Written By: Trisha Konkimalla

Hello! My name is Trisha Konkimalla, and I know the struggles and hardships of finding that perfect scholarship. Hoping to make searching more accessible, I wrote this article for anyone looking to find a scholarship relating to computer science. This article is precisely geared towards those of you interested in CS and who are high school seniors!

1. Davidson Fellows Scholarship

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C., with Congressional meetings and a special reception. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is 18 years old or younger. For more information, check out the website: https://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows-scholarship

Provides: $50,000

Deadline: March 10, 2021

2. Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholarship

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the oldest and most prestigious science competition for senior high school students in the country, offering a powerful platform for original research that a national jury of professional scientists acknowledges and reviews. The challenge of conducting independent science, math, or engineering study and completing an entry for the Regeneron Science Talent Search is accepted by over 1,800 high school seniors from around the country annually. Every year, the competition honors 300 student scholars and their schools and invites 40 finalist students to Washington, D.C. to engage in final judging, show the public their work, and meet with prominent scientists and representatives of the government. Applicants must be students in the U.S. or territories who are enrolled and completing their senior year of high school or are a U.S. resident studying abroad. This scholarship provides the most money out of all the CS scholarships I have crossed. It is difficult to obtain, but not impossible. For more information, check out the website: https://www.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/

Provides: $250,000

Applications open: November 12, 2020

3. The Edison International STEM Scholarship

The Edison Scholars Program assists students in STEM fields seeking degrees. Applicants must be a senior high school student with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, aspire to pursue STEM studies at a four-year accredited college or university, and demonstrate financial need. The award is limited to the Southern California service territory of Edison. For more information, check out the website: https://www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html

Provides: $40,000

Applications open: January 19, 2021

4. University of Michigan Bell Scholarship

Bell Scholarships are merit-based scholarships designed to boost recruiting efforts at the College of Engineering or the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan for academically inclined candidates in specified regional areas seeking undergraduate science-related degrees. Candidates must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0. For more information, check out the website: https://bellscholarship.org/

Provides: $20,000

Applications open: February 1, 2021

5. Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program supports seniors in high school who have passed an advanced computer science placement course or who have taken an advanced computer science placement exam and expect to continue their studies at an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer-related areas of study. Winners of the award receive $10,000 during their freshman year of college at an accredited four-year college or university, as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, high school seniors who are either enrolled in or who have completed an advanced computer science placement course, or who have taken an advanced computer science placement exam. They should intend to participate in full-time undergraduate study at an approved four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year, and major in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, or another computer-related field of study, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more information, check out the website: https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/

Provides: 10,000

Applications open: January 17, 2021

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