The Department of Computer Science, through the generosity of our many donors, offers scholarships for which current CS students are eligible to apply.

Apply for Texas Computer Science Scholarships 

Application Deadline

The application for the upcoming fall/spring semesters is due: May 31st at 5:00 PM.  If this day falls on a University holiday or a weekend, the deadline will be the first business day following May 31st. The application consists of personal information and essay questions.

Eligibility

Eligible students who can apply for CS scholarships include CS and Turing Scholar majors.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you must enroll full-time (minimum of 12 hours) in the subsequent fall and spring semesters. The scholarship award is typically awarded in halves. If your class enrollment is less then 12 hours, you will forfeit the scholarship for that semester.

Scholarship recipients must also maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Decisions/Notifications

Scholarship recipients are notified in late July.

Factors used by the Texas Computer Science Scholarship Committee include:

  • Academic achievements and research
  • Extra-curricular participation
  • Financial need
  • Quality of essay
  • Anticipated full-time enrollment at the University for the upcoming fall/spring semesters (minimum of 12 hours per semester)

Please note that donors may specify other factors that the scholarship committee must follow in making awards, such as student classification (for example, juniors/seniors).

Applications remain on file until the following year and are often used for other scholarship opportunities that may arise.

Other Scholarships:

  • The College of Natural Sciences offers scholarships to students at all levels. See the College of Natural Sciences Scholarship website for details.
  • TexasScholarships.org provides a single portal through which all UT students can apply for a wide range of scholarships administered by the University.
  • Current and prospective CS students can find additional scholarships by visiting the Computer Science Online Scholarship Portal, which also provides information and resources specifically for minority students, including women, African-American, Hispanic, Asian and LGBTQ students.
  • Minority CS Scholarships provides a portal for scholarships for minority students studying computer science.

For more information on scholarship opportunities at UT, visit the Office of Student Financial Services.