Supercomputing Challenge

Supercomputing Challenge Scholarships

Each Supercomputing Challenge year, scholarships may be awarded based on qualities demonstrated by individuals applying for the Scholarship Program. These scholarships are not automatic, and students wishing to be considered MUST apply.
Application details are at the bottom of this page.

Note: Only Seniors are Eligible to Apply

School Specific Scholarships:

Flexible Scholarships

  • LANL Computer and Computational Sciences Division Scholarships: One four year renewable $10,000/year scholarship. Four one time $10,000 scholarships.

  • One time $2,500 Scholarship from Intel to any accredited institution of higher education in New Mexico

  • Monte Mitzelfelt Memorial Scholarship:
    Monte Mitzelfelt, a long time supporter of the Challenge, passed away in January 2006. He worked with the Challenge in many ways. He helped set up the computer labs at the Glorieta Kickoff Conference for years; he worked as a judge, as a mentor and as a facilitator at the Kickoff Conference. He had been working closely with Consult during the last months of his life to come up with new programs for the Challenge.
    A $1000 scholarship will be given in his honor.

  • One time $500 Scholarship from New Mexico CHECS to any member institution in New Mexico. This scholarship will be awarded randomly to a student or teacher in attendance at the Awards Ceremony.

All scholarships are valid only through the institution's fall registration cycle for the calendar year in which the recipient graduates from high school.

All scholarship applicants are subject to the following:

  • be an active member of a Supercomputing Challenge team
  • plan to attend a four-year university
  • pursue a computing, engineering, mathematics or science major
  • Meet the university GPA requirements

Any senior student wishing to be considered for a scholarship award MUST submit the following by April 12th, 2006:

  • A letter describing his/her contribution to the team project with an emphasis on the specific areas of leadership.
  • The sponsoring teacher MUST endorse the team member's letter and outline the qualities and examples from the teacher's perspective.
  • The Project Advisor and/or other team members may also provide supporting statements of this individual's role and contribution to the team effort.
  • A recent transcript.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all documentation, including supportive statements, are mailed to:

Supercomputing Challenge
P.O. Box 30102
Albuquerque, NM 87190

Note: Do not include any other team project documentation with this application.

Based on receipt of the above information, the scholarship competitors will be invited to appear before a panel of Supercomputing Challenge judges to present their qualities in conjunction with the team project. This is a general discussion session with questions and answers. The judges will have already received the application, supporting documents and the team project. Scholarship competitors will appear before the panel of judges on the day of the Expo in Los Alamos.

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