Scholarships, Internships, and Graduate Assistantships

The department provides several forms of financial support to CS majors:

  • Graduate Scholarships
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantships
  • Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Scholarships are awarded with no work requirement. Assistantships are paid positions for assisting faculty with research or teaching.

The end of April is the deadline for submission of scholarship applications for the following fall and spring semesters. Example: April 2016 application would be valid for fall 2016 and spring 2016. Students can re-submit an application for spring semester in December. The department sometimes has unallocated funds if a student previously awarded an annual scholarship does not utilize the award. Summer semesters are not included for most scholarships.

Important Notes:

  1. All scholarship awards are one-time-only. To be considered for awards in subsequent academic years, you must reapply yearly. This is necessary because the academic status of students changes frequently.
  2. International graduate students must meet visa enrollment requirements of 9 semester hours each academic term. This requirement supersedes the usual enrollment level of 6sh to be eligible for graduate awards.

AppRiver Graduate Fellowship

Undergraduate Awards

  1. Academic Merit Scholarship
  2. John C. Pace Jr. Scholarship (subject to availability of funds)
  3. Lancy C. Jen Scholarship for Excellence
  4. Michael Page Douglas Memorial Endowment Scholarship
  5. Nick Johnson Academic Scholarship
  6. UWF Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship

Graduate Awards

  1. John C. Pace Jr. Scholarship
  2. Graduate Merit Scholarship
  3. Graduate Assistantship/Graduate Non-Florida Tuition Waiver
  4. UWF Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship

Contact for CS Scholarships and Assistantships

Dr. John Coffey
Bldg 4, Rm 434
Phone (850) 474-3183

Mail Applications to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Computer Science
The University of West Florida
11000 University Pkwy, FL 32514-5750

Or hand-deliver them to:

Department of Computer Science
Bldg 4, Rm 223

External Scholarship Opportunities

The Computer Science Department maintains a list of external scholarship opportunities along with information on eligibility, deadlines and contact information.


Students in all Computer Science specializations have the opportunity to apply for an internship or cooperative education position. Students can explore their professions while applying principles acquitted through their academic studies. these programs are usually paid positions, can be applied to academic credit, and can be single or multiple semester experiences.

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