The P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate scholarships are little known about but represents a possibility for students in the areas of Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. These funds are in place from the Design Automation Conference under the direction of the Special Interest Group on Design Automation. The goal of these funds offered through the scholarship is to increase the number of individuals from various groups in these fields.
The funds are mainly directed at women, minorities, and disabled students who may otherwise not be able to afford to go to school for Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. However, anyone that meets the overall qualifications for this scholarship are encouraged to apply. The P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $4,000 per year, and it is renewable for up to 5 years.
In order to be renewed, the student must be enrolled full time and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Renewal is also dependent on the involvement of the student in the school. A leadership role in various activities is recommended. Students also have to be in good standing behaviorally with the school in order for the renewal to be considered. In some instances, a student may take a year off and then get the renewal when they return to the program. Such circumstances must be submitted in writing, and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
The number of awards annually will vary from 2 up to 7 winners. The winners will be high school students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They also must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the areas of either math or science. They also must have a strong desire to pursue a career in either Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. Any career path in these areas is acceptable.
Applicants for the P.O. Pistilli Undergraduate Scholarship must also show they have a financial need for the funds in order to successfully complete such a program at an accredited college. All applicants for this scholarship must reside in the United States when they apply. However, United States citizenship isn’t a requirement for winning.
Applications can be completed online or mailed in. All attachments must be included with online applications or they won’t be reviewed. All applications must be received no later than February 1st to be evaluated. All winners of these little known scholarships will be notified by April 4th.