Sci - Alvarez/Microsoft - First Generation - Computer Science Scholarship

This scholarship of $2,000 is for continuing Computer Science majors who are passionate about Computer Science with calculated financial need. Five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded.

This scholarship will be awarded in the 2020-2021 academic year.


  • Full-time or half-time Computer Science major classified at undergraduate level during current academic year
  • Cumulative GPA as well as Major GPA should be greater than or equal to 3.0
  • Good academic standing with the University
  • Limited to students with calculated financial need, read more here:
  • Preference to first-generation, disadvantaged or low-income students
  • Students who have been involved with promoting cross-cultural understanding, helping educationally disadvantaged students, or an academic interest in topics such as race,
    gender, and multiculturalism as they intersect with traditional academic fields.
  • One letter of recommendation should be attached to your General Application
  • Students graduating spring 2020 are not eligible to apply

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fang Tang, Chair & Professor, at

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities>>Recommended” Tab and click on APPLY.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a current resume.
  2. Please upload a copy of your transcript (official or unofficial).
  3. One of the goals of the Alvarez/Microsoft Scholarship is to provide financial relief to students who are responding to challenges, issues, and events affecting disadvantaged communities. In 300 words or less, explain why you are passionate about Computer Science and how you’ve promoted inclusion, cultural awareness and or diversity in your classroom, department, college campus or community and how this scholarship will benefit you and your financial situation.