There are a variety of awards and scholarships, described below, that are specifically available to students studying computer science (typically sophomores, juniors, seniors). These are separate from general scholarships and awards that the university manages for both incoming and existing students.
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James G. Costigan Scholarships
The James G. Costigan endowed scholarship was established in 2005 to support students with demonstrated financial need who are majoring in computer science or mathematics. This competitive scholarship is typically awarded to students who will become juniors the following year, and is renewable for a student's senior year, presuming continued academic success.
Applications are sought in the Spring, via the online Scholarship Suite tool available through the SLU portal. In 2018, each recipient received $4000 for the academic year. (call for applications)
Boeing BOLD Scholarships
The Boeing Corporation sponsors the BOLD — Boeing Opportunity for Leadership Development — scholarship program at Saint Louis University. The BOLD program provides Boeing a unique opportunity to select and mentor SLU students with the best leadership potential who are majoring in business, engineering, computer science or mathematics.
To be eligible for the award, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a sophomore, junior (or non-graduating senior) with a SLU cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above
- Have a primary major in one of the four focus areas: computer science, mathematics, business, engineering; and be pursuing a secondary major, minor or certificate in another of the four focus areas. Preference is given to students who have formally declared their major.
- Potential to make a significant contribution to the University’s goal of providing a culturally, professionally and ethnically diverse learning environment.
Preference will be given to United States citizens.
Applications are sought in the Fall, via the online Scholarship Suite tool available through the SLU portal. For 2018, each scholarship was in the amount of $4,785.
James D. Collins Outstanding Senior
Each year, the department faculty recognizes a single graduating computer science major as the recipient of the James D. Collins Outstanding Senior award. The Collins award is the highest honor within the College of Arts and Sciences, with each department recognizing a single graduate. The winner receives an engraved medallion and is recognized in the precommencement program, as well as at the department's year-end reception.
Academic Excellence Awards
This award is presented to a handful of graduating seniors in computer science who are recognized for their academic excellence by a consensus of the department faculty. This achievement recognized in the precommencement booklet and at the department's year-end reception.
Senior Capstone Award
Each year, the department faculty recognizes one of the senior capstone teams as the recipient of the Senior Capstone Award. Winners receive an honorarium and are recognized at the department's year-end reception.