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
Note: Only Seniors are Eligible to Apply
School Specific Scholarships:
New Mexico Highlands University:
Scholarship: $4,000 ($1,000 per year - renewable up to four years)
Conditions: must major in physics at NMSU (could be a double
major), must maintain GPA of 3.0 or better, Supercomputing Challenge
project must have a strong physics component.
One time $2,500 financial award to New
Mexico State University
One time $2,400 financial award to the
University of New Mexico sponsored by the UNM School of Engineering
and Dept. of Computer Science
Up to three One time $2,400 financial awards to New
One time $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) Scholarship to
Eastern New Mexico University
LANL Computer, Computational & Statistical Sciences Division Scholarships:
Possibly $50,000 in scholarships.
One time $2,500 Scholarship from
Intel to any accredited institution of higher education in New
Willard Smith Scholarship:
Dr. Willard Smith from the Center of Excellence in Information Systems
Engineering and Management at Tennessee State University has been a long
time supporter of the Supercomputing Challenge and our "NASA connect".
A one time scholarship will be awarded in Dr. Smith's name.
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 two or 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 March 14th, 2011:
- 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.
- A letter from the Project Mentor and/or other team members may also provide
supporting statements of this individual's role and contribution to
the team effort.
- A scanned transcript
- Please include information as to what college you plan to attend, if that is
The application process is all online and current high school seniors
registered with the Challenge will be notified by email of the steps in
the online process.
Based on receipt of the above information, the scholarship competitors
will be contacted by the scholarship judges for more information. We might
do phone interviews or personal interviews at Los Alamos the day of the Expo.