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Scholarships

NSU's College of Computing and Engineering offers a variety of institutional scholarships to recognize the academic achievement and leadership potential of future students. We welcome you to review the various scholarships we offer below and apply for as many as you qualify for. Most of our scholarships have a June and November deadline to apply. If you are an NSU employee using a tuition waiver, you are ineligible for these institutional scholarships and we recommend visiting the Financial Aid website to search for the countless external scholarships available. Be sure to regularly visit this site for newly added opportunities. Please note that institutional scholarship funds can only be paid toward NSU tuition charges incurred. 

Computer Science & Cybersecurity Management PhD Fellowship Program (CSAF)

Application Deadline:    Applications accepted on a rolling basis, per available funds.

Award Amount:               Varies – Per available funds

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or admitted as Computer Science or Cybersecurity Management graduate student.
  • Provide a faculty reference letter and CV.
  • Have an excellent academic record (minimum cumulative 3.0 overall GPA and 3.25 GPA in major based on transcript).
  • Have financial need (evidence of FAFSA completion or another similar document).
  • Planning to pursue the PhD full-time and a career in teaching or research.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to new and continuing students.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available in the Computer Science & Cybersecurity Management PhD Fellowship Program and the presence of candidates who meet the requirements.

Additional Information:

 

 Changing Lives College of Computing and Engineering -UG-CLEC Scholarship

Application Deadline:     June 1st (For Fall Semester)

                                         November 1st (For Winter Semester)

Award Amount:               $1,000

Requirements:    

  • Be a continuing full-time undergraduate student in the Division of Math, Science, or Technology majors only.
  • Submit a 500-word essay describing how your degree will change your life and/or the lives of others, and what impact the Changing Lives Scholarship will have upon you.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Good academic standing.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you are applying and demonstrate financial need.

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to new and continuing students.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available in the Changing Lives College of Computing and Engineering Scholarship Fund and the presence of candidates who meet the requirements.
  • Award may be renewed.

Additional Information:

 

 

 

 

Computer Science M.S. and Ph.D. Scholarship

(Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans – PPOHA)

Application Deadline:    Applications accepted on a rolling basis, per available funds.

Award Amount:              Varies – based on financial need and available funds

Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled or admitted as a Computer Science M.S. or Ph.D. student.
  • Provide a faculty letter of reference and CV.
  • Have an excellent academic record (minimum 3.25 GPA).
  • Have financial need (evidence of FAFSA completion), and
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to new and continuing students.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent upon the number of applicants and available funds.
  • This scholarship is open to all NSU students who meet the requirements above.

Additional Information:

 

DoD Cyber Scholarship Program - (DoD-CySP)

Application Deadline:    January 15 of every year for the following Fall term

Intro:                       

The Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) is authorized by Chapter 112 of title 10, United States Code, Section 2200. The purpose of the program is to support the recruitment of new cyber talent and the retention of current highly skilled professionals within the DoD cyber workforce. https://dodcio.defense.gov/Cyber-Workforce/CySP/Scholarship/

Award Amount:              

Undergraduate – full tuition, books, fees, health insurance, $25,000 stipend/yr + more

Graduate – full tuition, books, fees, health insurance, $30,000 stipend/yr + more

Requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application. Note, if family members are not U.S. Citizens, some DoD Agencies may be unable to process the applicant (student) to the security clearance level required. Every effort will be made to assign eligible students at an Agency without such restrictions.
  • Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in one of the identified NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense colleges. Nova Southeastern University is a recognized CAE since 2005 (https://infosec.nova.edu).
  • Have completed (or by August of the coming academic year will have completed) at a minimum the first two years of an undergraduate degree program and be eligible to (a) begin either the third or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program; (b) begin the first year (or 2nd term) of a Master’s degree program; or (c) admitted/pursue doctoral studies.
  • Graduation date is not scheduled before the end of Winter term, the following year.
  • Be pursuing a course of study and/or have a declared major in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or any other discipline in the NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering (undergraduate, MS or Ph.D. majors – all are verified with DoD as qualified), especially those that are disciplines related to cybersecurity or with a concentration in cybersecurity.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance. Before you may be awarded a scholarship or hired by DoD, you will be required to complete certain forms to initiate the security clearance process. Some of these forms will require that you reveal extensive information about your background. Review and understand the requirements prior to signing up to participate in the DoD CySP: https://www.opm.gov/investigations
  • Demonstrate your potential for academic success and fulfillment of degree requirements is substantial. Two recent letters of references are required with the application: (1) a letter of reference from a current faculty member who is fully knowledgeable of your potential for successful learning, your knowledge, and your ability; (2) an additional letter of reference from either a current or former faculty member, or a current or former supervisor who is fully knowledgeable of your potential for successful learning, your knowledge, and your ability.
  • Updated Resume.
  • Official (certified) *SEALED* transcripts from all the institutions of higher learning you have attended, including NSU (if you took courses already). Do not send them directly from the insitution to NSU as they will go to Admissions instead of the PI. Ensure to order it to your home address – do NOT open the envelopes. Need to be official and sealed. Then, mail it within another envelop (to avoid issues) to:
                Dr. Yair Levy
                DeSantis RM-4058
                College of Computing and Engineering
                3301 College Ave
                Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

Once in the program, students agree to:

  • Sign a written agreement obligating you to work for the Department of Defense, as a civilian employee for one calendar year for each year of scholarship assistance.
  • Serve in internship positions, if timing permits, with DoD organizations during the time you are receiving scholarship support.
  • Submit to a security/background investigation (for internships and future DoD employment). Drug tests or other suitability processing will occur as appropriate.
  • Maintain good academic standing: 3.2 out of 4.0 GPA (undergraduates); 3.5 out of a 4.0 GPA (graduates).

Upon initial selection and once all prospective applicants have provided the required documentation (including official sealed printed transcripts of all prior academic institutions attended), the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Yair Levy, will conduct an interview and evaluation of each applicant prior to finalizing the application.

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to continuing students, but must be applied for annually.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually shall be dependent upon the funds authorized by DoD and the presence of candidates who meet the requirements.

Additional Information:

  • Must attend an information session conducted every November of each year. Check https://infosec.nova.edu/news/ and NSU’s HandShake. (https://nova.joinhandshake.com/) during November for specific dates/times
  • Must provide sealed transcripts of all prior academic institutions attended.
  • Must request and fill the application file – provided yearly during early December by Dr. Yair Levy levyy@nova.edu (every year there is new application file provided by DoD)
  • The application packet must be completed in its entirety when application is received.

 

 

 

 

Edward Lieblein Memorial Fund Scholarship (SLME)

Intro:

Edward Lieblein, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus of NSU's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS), known now as the College of Computing and Engineering, proudly served as Dean of GSCIS for more than 16 years. The fund was created to honor Dr. Lieblein's service as dean and his service to our nation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Application Deadline:    June 1st (For Fall Semester)

                                         November 1st (For Winter Semester)

Award Amount:               Varies between $1000-$2000

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral Program at NSU's College of Computing and Engineering.
  • Be employed by a branch of the United States Federal Government.
  • Submit a 500-word essay explaining how the your area of study contributes to your job in the public sector.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation,  preferably one from an academic professional and one from the your employer speaking to your commitment to public service.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and be in good academic standing.

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to new and continuing students.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available in the Edward Lieblein Memorial Scholarship Fund and the presence of candidates who meet the requirements.
  • One-time award (applied to tuition only).

Additional Information:

 

Greg Horne Memorial Scholarship Fund (GHMS)

Application Deadline:     June 1st (For Fall Semester)

                                          November 1st (For Winter Semester)

Award Amount:               Varies between $1000-$2000

Requirements:     

  • Be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral Program at NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering.
  • Submit a 500-word essay describing how your area of study will impact your career and how emerging technology will play a role.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, preferably one from an academic professional and one from the your employer.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you are applying and demonstrate financial need.
  • Be enrolled full-time for the applicable semester.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to new and continuing students.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available in the Greg Horne Memorial Scholarship Fund and the presence of candidates who meet the requirements.
  • One-time award (applied to tuition only).

Additional Information:

 

Professor Laurie Dringus Endowed Scholarship (CPDE)

Intro:

NSU Alumnus, Harold Henke, Ph.D., created the Professor Laurie Dringus Endowed Scholarship to honor his distinguished and supportive advisor and professor.

Application Deadline:    June 1st (For Fall Semester)

                                         November 1st (For Winter Semester)

Award Amount:               Varies between $1000-$2000

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral Program at NSU's College of Computing and Engineering.
  • Completed at least one semester at the College of Computing and Engineering.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and be in good academic standing.
  • Submit a 500-word essay describing how you foresee the award as an opportunity to study Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and how HCI will impact your career.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation: one from an academic professional (CEC faculty preferable) and one from your employer, both supporting your interest in HCI.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year in which you are applying and demonstrate financial need.  

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to continuing students.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available in the Professor Dringus Scholarship Fund and the presence of candidates who meet the requirements.
  • One-time award (applied to tuition only).

Additional Information:

 

Professor Trudy Abramson Endowed Scholarship (TASF)

Application Deadline:    June 1st (For Fall Semester)

                                         November 1st (For Winter Semester)

Award Amount:             $1000

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Doctoral Program at NSU's College of Computing and Engineering.
  • Employed in the higher education information technology field, preferably at the manager level.
  • Submit a 500-word essay explaining how the applicants area of study contributes to his/her job.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. Preferably one from an academic pprofessional and one from the applicant’s employer.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and be in good academic standing.

Notes:

  • This scholarship is awarded annually for the Fall and Winter semesters.
  • This scholarship is available to continuing students.
  • The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available in the Professor Trudy Abramson Fund and the presence of candidates who meet the requirements.
  • One-time award (applied to tuition only).

How to Submit:

 

Next Steps

  • Complete and submit application for one or as many scholarships you are eligible for with this Online Application
  • Submit all required documents to the College of Computing and Engineering via email, computingscholarships@nova.edu.
  • The application packet must be completed in its entirety when submitted.
  • Please note, the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program - (DoD-CySP) has its own application and process. Please view the details in the descriptions above. 

If you have any questions about these scholarships, please contact us at computingscholarships@nova.edu.

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