Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics
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 Computer Science and Mathematics
Scholarship Program


The primary goal of the CSAM Scholarship Program is to increase the number of MSU students who graduate with a baccalaureate degree in computer science or mathematics and who become valuable employees in the technological workforce. Other goals for the CSAM scholarship program include:

  • Increase the number of well-educated and skilled employees in fields related to computer technologies and mathematics;
  • Improve educational opportunities for students;
  • Increase retention levels for students majoring in mathematics or computer science;
  • Increase the number of students in mathematics or computer science from underrepresented groups;
  • Improve student programs;
  • Develop strong parterships with technology-related businesses.

Program Features

The CSAM Scholarship Program builds on existing MSU student support structures and provides additional assistance to scholarship recipients, including the following:

  • Renewable scholarhips of up to $3125 per academic year;
  • Career development activities;
  • Faculty mentors;
  • Professional organization membership in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), or the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM);
  • Seminars;
  • Shadowing experiences to work sites related to students' long-term career goals;
  • Tutoring services.


All entering, current, and transfer students who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply:

  • Major You must be (or will be for entering students) a full-time MSU student majoring in mathematics or computer science;
  • Citizenship You must be a US citizen, national, refugee alien, or permanent resident alien at the time of application;
  • Financial need You must qualify for financial aid in accordance with US Department of Education regulations. Specifically, your family's contribution (as determined on the FAFSA form) together with the grants and scholarships you already receive must be less than the cost of attending MSU;
  • Academic potential You must demonstrate academic potential, based on several criteria such as high school grade point average, ACT scores, and letters of recommendation from instructors or counselors. For high school students, a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred. For current or transfer students, a college grade point average of 2.75 is preferred. The CSAM management team may interview applicants that do not meet all these criteria, and special consideration may be given to applicants from underrepresented groups.

Application Forms

To apply for the CSAM Scholarship program, follow the link for your application form in Word format, print, complete, and submit the form.


Applications are accepted on a revolving basis. Early applications will receive full consideration. Applications received after the beginning of a semester cannot be guaranteed consideration.

Contact Information

For further information please contact Dr. Rodger Hammons at (606) 783-2930 or

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships Program under grant number DUE 0324106.