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Computing Sciences 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 six awards at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in April and the Departmental Awards ceremony :

  1. The Computer Science Program Scholar
  2. The Computer Information Systems Program Scholar
  3. The Maurice J. Kleiman Scholarship
  4. The Computing Sciences Department Award
  5. The Computing Sciences Undergraduate Research Award
  6. The Vishal Anand Memorial Scholarship

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:
    • Plaque and $500 funded by Dr. Eugene H. Spafford 
  • 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:
    • Plaque and $500 funded by Dr. Eugene H. Spafford
  • 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 Computing Sciences 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 Computing Sciences and possible cash award of $25 
  • 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.

The Vishal Anand Memorial Scholarship

  • Form:
    • A certificate issued by the Department of Computing Sciences and $1500 scholarship 
  • Eligibility:
    • A computer science or computer information systems major entering sophomore, junior or senior year; GPA at least 3.5.
  • Selection:
    • Maximum GPA; demonstrate academic excellence as judged by the department and through participation in research, contributions to scholarly papers, or presentations at conferences; 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 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Award
  4. Outstanding Adult Student Award

For information about these awards, contact the Scholarship Office

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

Last Updated 8/21/18

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