College of Science and Technology

CST Departmental Scholarships

The CST Departmental Scholarships are for new and returning students based on their academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship is available for students entering the fall semester or the spring semester.  To apply for the CST Departmental Scholarship, you must meet the following specified criteria in order to be selected:

  1. Be enrolled full-time in a degree program within the Department of Computer Systems Technology.
  2. Demonstrate financial need and complete the FAFSA
  3. Maintain at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 
  4. Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident,  or a legal immigrant admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence
  5. Submit a one-page resume
  6. Submit a one-page personal statement specifying their reasons for continuing education and their goals after completing NCA&TSU degree
  7. Provide a letter of recommendation from a school instructor or administrator

Application Deadline:

  • July 5th for the Fall semester
  • Dec. 5th for the Spring semester

Amount: varies

NOTE: Not all applicants will receive a scholarship. Scholarships are not renewed and must be re-applied for each semester. The application must be emailed to  by the deadline in order to be considered for a scholarship.



Other Scholarships:

Applying for scholarships or other financial aid options, such as Pell Grants, can help pay for college, reduce the risk of dropping out, and decrease the risk of student loan debt.  Many large companies and non-profit organizations offer various scholarships to help pay for STEM education annually.  You are encouraged to find and apply for as many scholarships as you can.  A free scholarship search tool by the U.S. Department of Labor is available at

Below are the different types of scholarships for CST students.

  • Merit-based scholarships:

o   Betty Stevens Frecknall Scholarship

o   DoD SMART Scholarship Program

o   Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship

o   IEEE Presidents' Scholarship

o   (ISC)2 Foundation Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship

o   Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

o   Microsoft Tuition Scholarship

o   NSHSS STEM Scholarship

o   National Society of High School Scholars STEAM Scholarship

o   Palantir Future Scholarship

o   Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship

o   SMART Scholarship For Service

o   The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation Scholarships

o   UPE/Association for Computing Machinery Scholarship Award

o   Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scholarship Award

o   Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award


·       Identity-based scholarships

o   AFCEA Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship

o   American Indian Science and Engineering Society Intel Scholarship

o   Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

o   Boeing |TMCF Scholar Program

o   EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

o   ESA Foundation Scholarship

o   GMiS STEM Scholarships

o   Gates Millennium Scholars Program

o   Generation Google Scholarship (North America)

o   Hispanic Scholarship Fund

o   NACME Minority Scholarships and Engineering Scholarships for Minorities

o   Palantir Future Scholarship

o   Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship

o   The Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund


·       Scholarships for women

o   Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

o   Buildium Women in Technology Scholarship

o   Generation Google Scholarship for Women in Gaming

o   Honeywell Scholarship

o   Michigan Council of Women in Technology Undergraduate Scholarship

o   Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering

o   SWE Scholarship Program

o   AWC Scholarship Fund for Women in Computing

o   Women Techmakers Scholars Program

o   Women in Defense Scholarship