Scholarships help make school affordable
Need help paying for school? We’ve got your back. Computer science students can apply for scholarships that are awarded based on need, academic standing or other requirements. The SFA Alumni Association administers a number of alumni scholarships created by graduates and industrial partners of the Department of Computer Science.
Check out some of the scholarship opportunities available below, or talk to your advisor to learn more. Lastly, be sure to visit SFA’s scholarship page to review deadlines and learn how to apply for a scholarship.
Scholarship opportunities for our students
Computer Science Scholarship
The Computer Science Scholarship created by the Department of Computer Science Advisory Council and funded with membership fees from the Computer Science Advisory Council and contributions from alumni and friends. This scholarship provides scholarships for all Department of Computer Science students.
Focus POS Systems Scholarship
The Focus POS Systems Scholarship is awarded annually to incoming computer science students. It was created in 1986 by SFA graduates Lance Hirsch and James Foreman, founders of Texas-based Focus POS Systems. To qualify, students must be computer science majors and meet one of the following requirements:
- Be an incoming first-year student in the top 15% of their high school class and have an SAT score of 1220 or an ACT score of 27;
- Be a transfer student who meets all of the incoming first-year student requirements and has a transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher; or
- Be a current, full-time SFA student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and in good academic standing.
George W. Dailey Memorial Computer Science Scholarship
The George W. Dailey Memorial Computer Science Scholarship was created in honor of SFA faculty member Dr. George Dailey, who taught at SFA from 1975 until his death in 2004. The scholarship is intended for upper-level computer science and computer information systems majors.
Micky Elliott Scholarship
University Regents Scholarship
This award opportunity, which provides up to $3,000, is for first-time incoming students at the first, second or third-year level who plan to major in computer science. Learn more about requirements and renewals.
Sandra A. Jacobs Scholarship
The Sandra A. Jacobs Computer Science Scholarship is intended to support an undergraduate student, preferably female, but not required, department major, with upper-level classification, demonstrated financial need and has maintained a 2.5 to 3.5 GPA.
Janet DeDoes Hall Scholarship
The Janet DeDoes Hall Computer Science Scholarship is for the benefit of all Department of Computer Science majors. Undergraduate students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and in-major GPA of 2.8 or higher. Graduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Jean Hurd Scholarship
The Jean Hurd Computer Science Scholarship is for the benefit of all Department of Computer Science majors. Undergraduate students must have an upper-level classification and have an overall GPA of 2.5 and in-major GPA of 2.8 or higher. Graduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Leroy and Anna Burton Scholarship
The Leroy and Anna Burton Scholarship is intended for undergraduate students majoring in computer science, computer information systems or information technology. The scholarship is intended, but not required, to support students from underrepresented groups in computer science, with demonstrated financial need, and maintains an overall 2.0 GPA or higher.
Randy Rucker Family Scholarship
The Randy Rucker Family Scholarship is intended to support any Department of Computer Science major who maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Morris A. Lang Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Morris A. Lang Jr. Memorial Scholarship is intended to support undergraduate Department of Computer Science majors with a career goal of becoming a software engineer and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher.
John Pat Lowry Memorial Scholarship
The John Pat Lowry Memorial Scholarship is intended for undergraduates pursuing degrees in computer science, computer information systems or information technology while maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher. The selection is based on demonstrated scholastic ability, character and financial need.
David Marshall Doss Scholarship
The David Marshall Doss Computer Science Scholarship is intended to support a student, preferably male, but not required, majoring in computer science, computer information systems, information technology, data analytics or cyber security.