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Department of Computer Science

Computer Science Department Awards

In January or early February of each year, the faculty members of the department select computer science and computer information systems majors to receive five awards at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in April:

  1. The Computer Science Program Scholar;
  2. The Computer Information Systems Program Scholar;
  3. The Maurice J. Kleiman Scholarship;
  4. The Computer Science Department Award; and
  5. The Computing Sciences Undergraduate Research Award.

The form of each award, and the criteria for eligibility and selection, are as follows:

("Major courses" means courses used to fulfill the core and elective requirements for the computer science or computer information systems major.)

The Computer Science Program Scholar
Form: A letter of recognition
Eligibility: A computer science major, senior if possible, otherwise a junior; GPA at least 3.0 in major courses; full-time enrollment
Selection: Maximum GPA in major courses; discretion of the department faculty

The Computer Information Systems Program Scholar
Form: A letter of recognition
Eligibility: A computer information systems major, senior if possible, otherwise a junior; GPA at least 3.0 in major courses; full-time enrollment
Selection: Maximum GPA in major courses; discretion of the department faculty

The Maurice J. Kleiman Scholarship
Form: Approximately $400
Eligibility: A junior who began the computer science major the previous fall semester, having transferred after completing two years at another college; overall GPA at least 3.5 (or 3.0 if no students who meet the other eligibility requirements have GPA at least 3.5); full-time enrollment
Selection: Preferably from Monroe County; discretion of the department faculty

The Computer Science Department Award
Form: Approximately $100
Eligibility: A sophomore computer science or computer information systems major; at least one semester completed at the College; GPA at least 3.0 in major courses
Selection: Maximum GPA in major courses; active in the department and/or the field of computer science or information systems; discretion of the department faculty

The Computing Sciences Undergraduate Research Award
Form: A certificate issued by the Department of Computer Science and possible cash award up to $100
Eligibility: A matriculated student at the College at the time of the award and a research paper with a sponsor or a co-author who is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Computer Science
Selection: presentation of findings in a journal paper or in a regional, national, or international conference, including the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR); discretion of the department faculty

In addition to selecting students for these departmental awards, the department faculty members consider and nominate students for SUNY, College, and school-wide awards, such as:
  1. SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
  2. The President's Citation
  3. The School of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Award
  4. Outstanding Adult Student Award

For information about these awards, contact the Scholarship Office

Phone: (585) 395-5414
Fax: (585) 395-5445

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