Scholarships & Awards

Students can apply for Computer Science Scholarships via the WCU Scholarship Portal. Some scholarships may require additional supplemental essays. Applications are typically due in April of every calendar year.

The Computer Science Department regularly awards the following scholarships based on a various factors, including academic achievement, financial need, community service, and other considerations. Some scholarships have additional requirements. We thank our donors who make this funding possible for our students. Please reach out to the WCU Foundation if you are interested in contributing.

Computer Science Scholarship

    • Will support a student majoring in Computer Science with high academic achievement.

Kristopher Kendall '21 Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science

    • Awarded by the Department of Computer Science, the scholarship should be awarded to an undergraduate student in good academic standing studying computer science. The student should demonstrate service to others in the West Chester University community or the outside community and/or serve as an advocate for mental health awareness.

Repair the World Scholarship

    • The Repair the World Scholarship is awarded to Computer Science majors in each academic year who are juniors or seniors and have high GPAs.
    • Those who compete for this scholarship must write a statement indicating how they intend to apply the knowledge they have gained in Computer Science to repairing the world, that is, making the world a better place.

Eddie '85 and Joli '79 Williams Pry Scholarship

    • The recipient shall be a first year student majoring in computer science with demonstrated financial need. First preference should be given to a student who participated in their high school’s marching band.
    • Use the WCU General Scholarship Application to apply for this scholarship.

Phillip Fuchs Computer Science Scholarship

    • Student applicants must be passionate about technology and learning, enjoy self-teaching, be open-minded regarding new technologies, and can cite several personal projects completed or in progress that are related to Computer Science. In addition, the student should:
      • be a rising sophomore or junior (30-60 credits completed by the spring of the award year)
      • be in good standing at the University (no judicial record)
      • have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 above
    • Special consideration will be given to students who are able to articulate their ability to succeed academically while overcoming obstacles such as minority status (race, gender, sexual orientation, family circumstances, disability, non-traditional student, etc.)

Dr. Charles A. Garber Scholarship

    • Dr. Charles A. Garber Scholarship is awarded to a computer science major with a high GPA and who is also in need of financial assistance.

Ted & Mary Poatsy Scholarship

    • Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who graduated from Montgomery County Community College and transferred to West Chester University. This is a merit scholarship. The student majoring in Computer Science or Mathematics will have to complete at least one semester at West Chester and in the student’s junior or senior year will qualify with a GPA of 3.25 or equivalent.