Scholarships

The tangent space of a curve as a family of lines. Tangent space of a curve as a family of lines. (Johnstone, Shape Lab)The following scholarships are available exclusively for our majors (either B.A. or B.S.). You can apply for these scholarships through the UAB BSMART system.
 

Anthony and Barbara Barnard Endowed Support Fund

The Barnard scholarship is an annual award to a CS freshman. Dr. Anthony Barnard (Professor Emeritus) provided a generous financial gift that made this award possible.


Applicant must:
  • be an incoming CS major.
  • be a freshman (first-time or transfer) by the time the award begins.
Apply through the BSMART system. The application includes an essay highlighting your academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any community service.
February 1 of each year.

Joseph M. Fontana Scholarships

The Fontana Scholarships are annual awards to exceptional CS juniors and seniors. A generous contribution by Dr. Jeanne Hutchison in memory of her husband Joseph M. Fontana, who was a member of the CS faculty for several years, makes these awards possible. Two scholarships of up to $6,000 each are awarded each year. Award may only be used for tuition, student fees, books, laboratory fees, supplies, and other items deemed appropriate by the selection committee. The award may be renewed for a second year, and awardees are encouraged to apply for renewal.


Applicant must:
  • be CS majors with a CS GPA of 3.5 or higher and an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • be junior or senior status by the time the award begins.
  • be enrolled full-time during each semester the scholarship is given.
  • demonstrate outstanding performance and potential.
Preference will be given to citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States.
Apply through the BSMART system. The application includes an essay and two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from UAB CS faculty.

Warren & Bobbie Jones Endowed Scholarship in CS

The Jones Scholarship is an annual award to a CS junior or senior who is performing, or will soon perform, research with a CS faculty member. Drs. Bobbie J. and Warren T. Jones (Professor Emeritus) provided a generous financial gift that made this award possible.


Applicants must:
  • be CS majors with a CS GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • be junior or senior status by the time the award begins.

Preference will be given to students who are actively performing research with a CS faculty member, but a future research project may also be used to qualify for this scholarship. Preference will also be given to students enrolled in CS 398: Undergraduate Honors Research or CS 399: Directed Readings, either at present or in the coming semester.
Apply through the BSMART system. The application includes a description of a research project (either existing or proposed) with a faculty member. Please have your supervising professor read this project description before submission, and edit as necessary.
February 1 of each year.

Joyce Iannuzzi Endowed Scholarship

The Joyce Iannuzzi Endowed Scholarship is an annual award of $2,500 to a CS major, made available through gifts in honor of Mrs. Iannuzzi’s long-time employment with the UAB University Computer Center.

Applicants must:
  • be a CS major with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • demonstrate academic promise.
Apply through the BSMART system. The application includes an essay describing your career goals, extracurricular activities, and any exceptional academic accomplishments.
February 1 of each year.

Barrett R. and Oceana A. Bryant Endowed Awards

The Bryant scholarships are annual awards to CS undergraduate and graduate students, to support travel to a conference. Money must be used to support conference costs (travel, hotel, registration).

For undergraduate students, the maximum amount of support is $200. For Ph.D. students, the maximum amount of support is $300 for domestic travel and $500 for international travel. A student can receive at most one award per calendar year. Awards to eligible students are made until the available funds for undergraduates (40%) and graduates (60%) are exhausted for that academic year, in the order that applications are received.

Since this award is awarded many times per year, at staggered intervals as students get their papers accepted to conferences, it is not administered through the BSMART system.

  • Applicant must be a CS major with an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • The professor supervising the student's research must provide a letter/email stating that there is no travel support available from his/her grant.
  • Applicant must have a 'satisfactory' rating in the most recent annual evaluation.
  • The student's advisor must provide a letter/email stating there is no travel support available from his/her grant.
  • The student must provide evidence that he/she applied for a GSA travel grant as soon as he/she knew that their paper was accepted to the conference.
Please apply for this award, and send supporting documents, to Kathy Baier (kbaier@uab.edu). Since this award is awarded many times per year, at staggered intervals as students get their papers accepted to conferences, it is not administered through the BSMART system.

Other Scholarship Resources

Several students in a UAB CIS computer lab. The above scholarships are the present scholarships available exclusively to CS majors. Other scholarships, not exclusive to CS majors, are also available. For a complete list of UAB Scholarships, please visit UAB BSMART.

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