Jesse Short-Gershman Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships of at least $1,000 each are given annually to one or more undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who submit a one-page essay describing a mental health challenge they faced/are facing and what they learned/are learning through the experience. The essay should address activities that the student has participated in, such as: leadership, tutoring, peer mentoring, advocacy or self-care, which demonstrate how they have worked/are working on overcoming these challenges. Students with a GPA of 6.0 or higher will normally be considered. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Senate Committee on Awards. If one recipient from each Department is not possible in a given year, then two recipients from one Department may be selected.​

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To apply, select the Jesse Short-Gershman Memorial Scholarship from the In-course scholarships page. The online applications for students currently attending are open April 1 - May 31.