The Tapia Conference provides scholarships for students (undergraduate/graduate), post-docs and a limited number for faculty. Scholarships include conference registration, meals during the conference, hotel accommodations, and a reimbursable travel stipend. Tapia scholarships are generously funded by government and industry organizations.
To support the Conference goals of celebrating diversity in computing, scholarships will be reviewed and evaluated by the Scholarship Committee according to three, main criteria:
- whether the applicant is a member of an underrepresented group,
- overall strength of the application and written essay,
- applicants level of accomplishment in computer science.
The Scholarship Committee realizes that an applicant’s level of accomplishment in computer science will vary for different students, particularly graduate and undergraduate students; however, a commitment to pursuing a career in computer science is an important part of the Tapia Conference experience. As examples, grades, level research experience, and recommendation letters may each play a different role in indicating an applicant’s interest in growing in the discipline.
Applicants will need to submit the following:
- Updated Resume
- Unofficial Transcript (Faculty are not required to submit a transcript)
- Letter of Recommendation (to be uploaded by your reference; Faculty are not required to submit a letter of recommendation)
Deadline to Submit Applications: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Scholarship Decisions Announced: Friday, October 11, 2013
For questions regarding Tapia Scholarships contact the Scholarship Committee.
To become a Tapia Scholarship Sponsor contact Kimberly McLeod, CMD-IT Director of Program Development.