IEEE Computer Society is happily inviting bright candidates like you to apply for its Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship. The foundation has made available this opportunity with the motive of recognizing and rewarding active applicants volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who exhibit promise in their academic and professional efforts. This scholarship was named after Richard E. Merwin, who was the past president of the IEEE Computer Society. Applications will be accepted from undergraduate and graduate students in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer-related field of engineering.
This scholarship will not only recognize but also reward the efforts and leadership quality of students. This scholarship is awarded to increase the number of meritorious students in the field of engineering. Students who will be selected for this program will get the chance to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for the particular IEEE region to which they belong. As an ambassador, their duties will include collecting and disseminating information to student branches or chapters in their region and serving as a liaison between the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) and student members in their region.
IEEE Computer Society is working as the main source of information, inspiration, and collaboration in computer science and engineering. It is a leading computer society connecting members worldwide. It is considered to be the world’s top member organization dedicated to computer science and technology. Since its establishment, it has been dedicated to advancing the theory, practice, and application of computer and information-processing science and technology, and the professional standing of its members.
This table can help you gain some quick information that you need:
|Organization||IEEE Computer Society|
|Educational Level||Undergraduate and graduate|
|Subjects||Computer-related field of engineering|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||April 30, 2021|
|Application Fee||Transcripts and letter of recommendation|
Who May Be Eligible
Please take a look at the following criteria:
- Applicants must be undergraduate, and graduate students in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer-related field of engineering who are active members of a student branch or chapter are eligible;
- Undergraduate applicants must be in the final two years of an undergraduate program;
- Recipients must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 / 4.0 (or exam marks of at least 60%), and be a full-time student as defined by his or her academic institution during the course of the award.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can apply for this scholarship through the online portal of IEEE Computer Society.
As support documents, candidates need to send transcripts and letter of Recommendation. The support documents must reach to the foundation on time.
There are currently twelve scholarships available for students. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. This award will help students lessen their educational burden.
Applications for this program will close on April 30 and September 30 of each year. But the deadline for the Fall 2020 deadline has been extended to October 15.