Computer Science Master of Engineering Diversity Scholarship

The Computer Science Professional Masters Diversity Scholarship was created to advance the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science’s commitment to access, equity, justice, and inclusion, and to enhance the diversity of the Computer Science Master of Engineering Program’s student population. These full tuition scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students applying for fall admission who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students holding DACA, TPS, refugee, or asylee status. In order to be considered for these scholarships, students must submit a Supplemental Personal Statement with their application materials.

Applicants to the Master of Engineering Program for the fall semester who submit a supplemental essay expressing interest by the February 15, 2021 application deadline.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the CS Professional Masters Diversity Scholarship must, (in addition to their complete application to the program,) submit a diversity essay of at most 400 words that explains how the program would benefit them and how they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Being a member of an ethnic or racial group historically underrepresented in higher education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanic American; permanent residents whose ethnicity corresponds to these groups also meet this criterion)
  • Participant in one of the following programs: McNair Scholar, Mellon Mays Scholar, Posse Program, LSAMP Scholars, Ryan Scholars, NACME Scholars, Pre-Professional Programs (P3), HEOP/EOP, Gates Millennium Scholars
  • Experiences overcoming any significant challenges in your path toward college (examples include, but are not limited to, being a first-generation college student, being a Veteran, being a single parent, holding DACA status, and/or managing a disability)

Because success in education requires significant persistence and resilience, you should use your supplemental essay to address how your personal, academic, and/or experiences demonstrate your ability to be both persistent and resilient, especially when navigating challenging circumstances.

Submitting your essay Fall 2021:

Your diversity essay must be submitted by February 15, 2021 via email to Use the subject line “Diversity Essay Fall 2021: LastName_FirstName”.