As the saying goes “software is eating the world.” And those often getting the biggest piece of the pie are those who know how software works behind the scenes. If you find yourself fascinated by how it seems like the whole world is going digital (and ways computing can aid our lives), computer science may be a great discipline for you. While computer science degrees are already some of the most lucrative degrees to have (on average), there’s also no need to go into unnecessary debt while achieving your degree. To this end we’ve compiled a list of 50 of the most lucrative scholarships in computer science fields. Check them out below!

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

  • 10000
  • Open to high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test. Money towards college tuition for an undergraduate computer sceince degree. Recipient gets a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year.
  • HS seniors with 3.0+ GPA

PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship

  • 2000
  • The $2000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship is meant to defray educati9onal costs for young people pursuing STEM degrees, as well as buisness and economics. The grant appliation process is unusually simple; scholarships are awarded based on the strength of a single written essay on a computer sceince topic such as blochchasin and AI.
  • not needs-based

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

  • 20000
  • Scholaships offered by Microsoft for Black students who need financial assistance to attend college for an undergraduate degree in technology. Students must choose a major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • High school seniors of African-American or African descent, demonstrable financial need 3.3+ GPA required

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program

  • 10000
  • Sholarships offered for high school students embarking on a college program in one of the following areas: Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance. The scholarship can be renewed each year that the criteria continue to be met, for a total of $40,000 over the course of a 4-year program.
  • underrepresented and underserved communities, demonstrable financial need Preference is given to applicants with a military affiliateion (eg family member), coimmunity service or leradership track record, or personal story of resilinece

Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program at UMBC

  • 22000
  • Support for female undergraduates majoring in computer science, information systems, business technology administration (with a technical focus), computer engineering, chemical/biochemical/environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Winners participate in special courses and activities, service-learning opportunities, networking opportunities with successful IT and engineering professionals, and receive mentoring from faculty and participating members of the IT and engineering communities.
  • undergraduate women four-year scholarships ranging from $5,000 – $15,000 per academic year for in-state students, and from $10,000 – $22,000 per academic year for out-of-state students, to cover full tuition, mandatory fees, and other expenses

(ISC)² Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • 5000
  • Open to any current or incoming college student pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. A total of 20 undergraduate and 20 graduate scholarships are awarded each year, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards and ammounts are determined based on academic merit, demonstrated dedication, and financial need.
  • 3.3+ GPA required, open to full time or part time students, on-campus or online students

(ISC)² Women in Information Security Scholarship

  • 6000
  • Open to female students pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. Up to 10 scholarships are awarded each year, ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Awards and ammounts are determined based on academic merit, demonstrated dedication, and financial need. Applicants can be incoming college students, current undergraduate or graduate students, or even post-graduates.
  • Women 3.3+ GPA required, open to full time or part time students, on-campus or online students

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program

  • 15000
  • Open to full-time college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, engineering, or natural sceinces (Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology). Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and for room and board. Up to $7,500 is paid annually, adding up to $15,000 over two years. Applicants must be nominated by a Goldwater Campus Representative to their institution.
  • GPA 3.0+ required, Medicine/Vetrinary students can apply only if they intend to work in research (not practice)

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women/ Underrepresented Minorities

  • 2500
  • American Physical Society and IBM partnership offering paid internships for undergraduate sophmores or juniors. Applicants must be majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science or engineering, computer science or engineering, chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering. Biology majors can apply as well if their program has an emphasis on one of these areas. Summer internships are offered at three IBM research locations: San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY.
  • two scholarships: one for women, one for underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic, or Native American) students who fit both categories can apply to both scholarships, not restricted to US citizens, 3.0+ GPA required

KnowBe4 Scholarship for Black Americans in Cybersecurity

  • 10000
  • Offered as a partnership between KnowBe4, a cyber security awareness training program, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. This scholarship can be applied towards be applied to tuition, fees, books, electronics, and up to $3,000 of the total can even be applied towards on-campus housing. Schoalrship can be delivered as a lump sum or spread out across semesters.
  • African-American 3.2+ GPA required, open to full time or part time students, on-campus or online students

Geri Wolff Foundation Scholarship

  • 5000
  • Awarded through the Digital Signage Federation (DSF), scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded for women pursuing majors related to digital signage. Eligible majors can include computer sciences and related technology, business, graphics, and digital design fields. Applicants must be undergraduates currently in their junior or senior year.
  • women 3.0+ GPA required

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • 5000
  • Aimed at increasing college access for underrepresented groups, this scholarship is open to students of minority or low-income backgrounds, or those who are of the first generation in their families to attend college. The scholarship is limited to those pursuing majors full-time in transportation, engineering, math, science (including computer sceince) , architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, or Spanish language/literature.
  • underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation college students 3.5+ GPA required, not restricted to US citizens

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship

  • 3000
  • Created by the Entertainment Software Association, this scholarship supports women and minority students in pursuing college degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. College-bound high school students, as well as current college students, can apply. The scholarship can be applied towards tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment.
  • Women or minorities 2.75+ GPA required

Executive Women’s Forum INI Fellowship

  • Full tuition
  • Offered as a partnership between Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University and the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), this is a full tuition scholarship aimed at increasing the presence of underrepresented groups, including women, in information networking and security. Recipients get a full scholarship to an INI program and receive mentoring from a EWF member who is at a senior level in the field of networking or information security.
  • women, underrepresented minorities 3.25+ GPA required

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

  • Full tuition
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and provides full undergraduate program tuition to outstanding students from a range of racial and ehtnic minorities. In addition to full undergraduate tuition, awardees receive professional growth and eadership development opportunities. They can also get funding for graduate school if they go on to pursue advanced degrees in one of the following areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.
  • African American, Native American, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with demonstrable financial need 3.3+ GPA required

Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) Scholarship Program

  • 4000
  • The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) – Capital Area, awards up to $4,000 to students pursuing degrees in engineering, architecture, or computer science/ information technology. The scholarship is open to both undergraduate or graduate students, with preference given to undergraduate students.
  • Arab American Must be a current Student Member of AAAEA – Capital Area or the child of a current member

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

  • Full tuition
  • The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program (SFS) was created as part of the Federal Cyber Service Training and Education Initiative and is funded by the National Science Foundation. This program provides full tuition for up to 3 years to full-time students studying cybersecurity. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students can apply. As a condition of their scholarships, recipients commit to to work for the U.S. Government after they graduate, working in a federal cybersecurity job for a period equal to the length of the scholarship (up to 3 years).
  • Scholarship can be used only at particopating insitutions

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Full tuition and stipend
  • Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) is funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration. The DOE CSGF math/computer science track is for students pursuinf full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. Applicants must conduct fundamental research into enabling technologies for high-performance computing (HPC) and that have broad relevance to science and engineering applications that would be of interest to the DOE. Examples inlude: high-dimensional data analysis, large-scale data visualization, and high-performance compilers. Awardees receive full tiuition, a yearly stipend of $38,000, an annual $1,000 travel allowance, a practicum at a DOE national laboratory (including access to DOE supercomputers).

Google Lime Scholarship

  • 10000
  • Partnership between Google and Lime Connect to support students with disabilities who are pursuing Computer Science or Computer Engineering degrees. Scholarship awardees receive funds for tuition and an invitation to theannual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. They will also be considered for Google software engineering internship opportunities. Undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. students can apply.
  • computer science students with disabilities

Microsoft Tuition Scholarship Program

  • Full tuition
  • This scholarship covers tutition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students pursuing degrees in Computer Science and related STEM disciplines. Awards are made based on academic excellence, demonstrated passion for technology, and a track record of leadership. A seperate scholarship is availble to attend one of four national computer science and diversity workshops.
  • none, but groups underrepresented in STEM strongly encouraged to apply

Gladys Carol Scholarship

  • 5000
  • The Gladys Carol Scholarship supports tuition for full-time students earning an undergraduate STEM degree, including computer science. High school seniors as well as current undergraduate level students can aspply. As long as the eligibility requirements are met, this $2,500 scholarship can be renewed for a second consecutive year of study, for a total of $5,000.
  • 3.75+ GPA required, along with 1290+ SAT score or 28+ ACT score

Heinlein Society Scholarships

  • 2500
  • The Henlein Society offers three different $2,500 scholarships for undergfraduate students purduing degrees in Engineering, Math, or Biological or Physical Sciences. The Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to a female undergraduate candidate, while the Dr. Yoji Kondo Scholarship and Dr. Jerry Pournelle Scholarship are open to undergraduate candidates of any gender. Applicants must write a 500-1,000 word essay on one of several available STEM-and Science Fiction related topics.
  • women (for the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship) no citizenship restriction

GeneTex for Education Scholarship Program

  • 2000
  • The GeneTex scholarship covers $2,000 in tuition at any accredited schools. It is awarded twice per year to students pursuing a STEM undergraduate or graduate degree. Students who have been awarded the grant once aree also eligible to apply again for a renewal. GeneTex is a company dedicated to high-quality antibody manufacturing, and applicants whose academic direction aligns with the company’s mission are given preference.
  • no citizenship restriction

Guaranteed Removals Scholarship

  • 1000
  • Guaranteed Removals is North America’s largest online image management company, and this scholarship is intended to inspire students to use their education to create a safer digital space. It is open to both Canadian and American undergraduate and college-bound students pursuing a career in criminology, law, or computer science. Applicants should have plans to use their degrees in careers that align with the Guaranteed Removals mission.

Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship

  • 10000
  • Hyundai offers this scholarship in order to close the gender gap in he fields of mobility, engineering, and autonomous driving. Female students can apply who are pursuing computer science and other relevant STEM subjects that can lead to careers in this field. A total of four $10,000 scholarships are granted to college-bound high school seniors and current undergraduate students.
  • women

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Full tuition
  • Awarded to graduate or undergraduatstudents students in computer science, engieering and other subjects that have applications in the fields of automation and control. The scholarship covers tuition, related expenses, and research activities. Each scholarship is a one-time payment, but previous recipients may apply again for another award. Runners-up may receive an award of $1,000.
  • 2.5+ GPA required, not dependent on financial need

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Varies
  • The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation awards scholarships of varying ammounts totalling $10,000 per year. High school seniors and full-time undergraduate students can apply, as long as they are enrolled in a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and pursuing a degree in the sciences. Students applying must show leadership abilities through a track record of participation in community service activities.
  • 3.0+ GPA required, minimum SAT score of 1800 (combined) or ACT score of 28

Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • 25000
  • The Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship is open to African-American college sophomores. Applicants must be majoring in computer sceince or another STEM subject with applications in the automotive industry, demonstrated financial need, and a track record of community service.
  • African-American 3.0+ GPA required, demonstrated financial need

Jewels Academy College Scholarship

  • 2500
  • Jewels Academy, is an organization that offers STEM and personal development workshopos for underrepresented girls in 4th – 12th grades. The Jewels Academy’s Cognizant’s scholarship covers $2,500 in college tuition and is open to students who have attended attended at least two Saturdays in Jewels Academy workshops. Applicants should be female college or college-bound students pursuing a carreer in STEM.
  • women, underrepresented minorities 3.0+ GPA required

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

  • 2500
  • The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation supports students who have academic challenges including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia. Scholarships of $500-$2,500 are awarded to high school and college students with any or all of these challenges who are purauing a career in computer sceince or other STEM subjects.
  • dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia documentation of learning challenge required (e.g. IEP, 504, letter from a teacher)

Measurement Science Conference Scholarship

  • 2000
  • The Measurement Science Conference awards 5-6 scholarships of $2,000 or $1,000 to college students pursuing degrees in engineering, computer science, and related technical fields with relevance in the field of measurement sceince. Must be be available to attend the Measurement Science Conference.
  • 3.0+ GPA required

Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Program

  • 22000
  • The Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC) is a consortium of 17 institutions of higher education in the state of Mississippi, dedicated to technology fields relevant to NASA’s mission. The Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship Program is open to full-time graduate students of any MSSGC school who are enrolled in computer science, engineering, and other feilds of interest to NASA. Priority for scholarships is given to students who do not receive other federal fellowships.
  • 3.0+ GPA required

Association for Iron & Steel Technology Scholarships

  • 6000
  • Scholarships are awarded by the Association of Iron and Steel (AIS) to students majoring in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and select other subjects that relate to Iron and Steel processes. The AIS awards several different scholarships, including the Steel Intern Scholarships, a paid summer internship followed by a $6,000 one-year scholarship. College freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can apply. Letters of recommendation, part of the application process, should express a strong interest in the iron and steel industry. Awardees also receive free student membership in AIS.
  • 2.5+ GPA required

CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

  • 5000
  • The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) is a coalition of 76 of the largest inner city public school systems in the US. This scholarship honors former NASA astroanaut Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African-American to walk in space, and is meant to support underrepresented minority students in pursuing STEM careers. Four tuition awards of $5,000 each are given out annually to seniors graduating from CGCS member schools.
  • minority, low-income

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program

  • 16000
  • The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) supports the advancement of Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native/American Indian in engineering and computer sceince. NACME Scholars are nominated by representatives from NACME Partner Institutions; rather than applying directly, students should consult their school’s administrator of the NACME Scholarship program through the minority support office or financial aid office. Grants of up to $16,000 are distributed to selected students as part of their financial aid packages.
  • Black/African American, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native/American Indian 3.0+ GPA required

NANOG Scholarship Program

  • 10000
  • North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) promotes the ongoing advancement of a secure, open, and robust internet. The organization sponsors up to four $10,000 scholarships for current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be pursuing degrees in network, electrical, or computer engineering; computer science; or graduate level telecommunications.
  • 3.0+ GPA required

National Eagle Scout Association STEM Scholarship

  • 50000
  • The National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) awards one $50,000 schlarship to an Eagle Scout who plans to pursue a degreek and career in a STEM field, such as computer sceince. Applicants must have already passed the Eagle Scout board of review by the time the application cycle ends. The scholarship is non-renewable.
  • SAT score of 1290+ SAT or ACT score of 28+ required

National GEM Consortium Fellowships

  • Ful tuition plus stipend
  • GEM is a network of corporations, government laboratories, universities, and research institutions dedicated to helping students from underrepresented communities complete degrees in applied sceince and engineering. There are three GEM Fellowships programs offered: MS in Engineering, Ph.D. in Engineering, and Ph.D. in Science. Fellows receive paid tuition and fees to attend a GEM Member University, a living stipend of $16,000, and a paid internship in a relevant industry setting through a sponsoring employer.
  • American Indian/Native, African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino 2.8+ GPA required

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

  • 10000
  • The National Center for Women in Technology (NCWT) adminsters the Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). Winners are chosen based on their aspirations and abilities in technology and computing, based on computing experience, activities, leadership, and perseverence in the face of barriers to access. Awardees receive $10,000 cash and a trip to the National Award for AiC Celebrati0on, AiC membership, plus scholarship and internship opportunities.
  • women, non-binary Open to high school students

NPS Civilian Master’s Degree Scholarship

  • 43000
  • The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Cybersecurity is recognized as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Research, and a National Center of Excellence – Cyber Operations. Its Cyber Operations (C3O) center is one of the world’s top centers for information security research and education, and is home to the C3O Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Participants receive paid tuition at NPS for a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with an emphasis in Information Assurance. In exchange, they complete a pain civilian post as a cyber security provesional at a non-military center such as the CIA, FBI, NSA, and others. Recipients also get a $34,000/year salary while enrolled in the program, textbooks reimbursement (up to $2000/year), plus allowances for health care reimbursement (up to $3,000/year), and professional development (up to $4,000/year).

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • $12,000 for tuition and $34,000 stipend annually
  • The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports graduate students pursuing research-based STEM degrees. The The five-year fellowship covers three years of financial support: an annual stipend of $34,000 and a tuition assistance of $12,000 paid to the school or university.
  • underrepresented groups encouraged to apply

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships

  • 1000
  • The NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors who plan to major in Computer and Computational Sciences, including Statistics and Accounting, Information Sciences or another STEM field.
  • underrepresented groups 3.0+ GPA required

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+STEM Students

  • 5000
  • The National Organization for Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals started the Out To Innovate Scholarship to support STEM students who are who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ community. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in STEM fields like comuter science can apply.
  • LGBTQ 3.0+ GPA required

Palantir Future Scholarship

  • 7000
  • 10 scholarship are awarded to undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are majoring in STEM fields, such as computer science. Scholarship recipients also get an invitation to the Palantir office in Washington, D.C. for a full-day, all-expenses paid developmental workshop.
  • African-American/Black, Hispanic, Native American eligible for schools in U.S., Canada or Mexico

Palantir Women In Technology Scholarship

  • 7000
  • 10 scholarship are awarded to undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are majoring in STEM fields, such as computer science. Scholarship recipients also get an invitation to the Palantir office in Washington, D.C. for a full-day, all-expenses paid developmental workshop.
  • women eligible for schools in U.S., Canada or Mexico

Raytheon’s Women Cyber Security Scholarship Program

  • 10000
  • The company’s scholarship of $10,000 is open to women who are pursuing a degree with a cybersecurity or information security focus. Applicants must have compete3d in a recent National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Awardees will also receive a (ISC)² exam voucher for the certification exam of their choice and industry internship opportunities.
  • women 3.3+ GPA required, open to full-time or part time students

SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship

  • 5000
  • Currently enrolled, full-time college students pursuing STEM majors such as computer science are eligible to apply for this $5,000 scholarship. Applicants must write an original essay explaining how they plan to use STEM principles to improve the world, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary applications.
  • 3.5+ GPA required

SWSIS Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security

  • 10000
  • Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) is a partnership of Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and CRA-WP. The group awards scholarships of up to $10,000 to women pursuing undergraduate or masters degrees in fields related to information security. Applicants must beunde rgraduates in their junior or senior years, or enrolled in a masters’ program.
  • women

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships

  • 10000
  • The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit that promotes representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM education and careers. AISES offers a number of different scholarships through various donors and corporate partners. Graduate students can apply for awards of up to $10,000 per academic year, and undergraduates can receive up to $5,000 per year, along with mentorship, paid internship opportunities, and employment opportunities
  • Native American, Pacific Islanders, First Nation, Indigenous must be an AISES member to apply

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

  • 10000
  • This scholarship is funded by Google to promote women in tech careers. Applcants must be full-time students pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field, and a degree in video game programming, game engineering, game design, and development, or a closely related field in gaming. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, leadership, and impact on the community of women in technology.
  • women