UMB Computer Science and Mathematics Scholarship Application

(Spring 2006 Deadline: Friday February 10, 2006, 5PM)

The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science at UMass Boston invite you to apply for a Computer Science, Mathematics and Engineering (CSEMS) scholarship.  These scholarships, funded by the National Science Foundation, provide $3,125 per student per year, for at least one year. 

CSEMS scholars will receive

        $3,125 per year, payable toward tuition, fees and other university expenses

        information about careers, resume writing, job opportunities, graduate school

        pairing with a mentor 

        opportunities for internships or research with faculty

        financial support to attend conferences.

These scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students in Mathematics and Computer Science.  To qualify for a scholarship, you must also satisfy all of the following:

        be enrolled full-time at UMass Boston

        be a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident or refugee alien

        be eligible for financial aid

In addition, undergraduate students should have a GPA of 2.75 and should have completed CS110 or Calculus I with a grade of A- or better.  Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.3.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete an application packet consisting of:

        The application form, completely filled out. 

        A short essay (typewritten, 2 pages maximum) summarizing your educational and career goals and addressing how this scholarship will help you achieve those goals.

        A copy of your most recent UMB transcript (an unofficial one is fine).

        A copy of your financial aid statement (even a web copy). This is optional, but will speed processing of your application. 

In addition, you should arrange for a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics or Department of Computer Science at UMass Boston.

The completed packet should be delivered to Professor Robert Cohen at the Department of Computer Science departmental office (S-3-132). Completed applications must be received by Friday February 10, 2006, 5PM. Note that students who received a CSEMS scholarship in Fall 2005 do not need to reapply for Spring 2006.

If you have any questions or need further information, contact

            Professor Robert Cohen (

            Professor Dan Simovici (

            Professor Dennis Wortman (