Scholarship of Distinction in Computing

Eligible majors to apply for the scholarship are Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Science (CS), and Information Technology (IT).

Computing Scholarship Levels:

Purple-up to $13,000/year
Gold-up to $11,000/year
Silver-up to $9,000/year

Note: You must be a citizen of the US to apply.

This scholarship requires you to upload a letter of reference from a non-family member. A one-page letter is adequate.

  • The letter should come from someone that can speak to your academic background and potential.
  • This letter may be from someone such as a high school teacher, high school counselor, college instructor or academic advisor.
  • The letter should address the applicant’s academic background and potential for completing a computing degree at the University of North Alabama.

This scholarship application also requires you to submit a short video.

Scholarship video criteria:

  • The video should be 3-4 minutes in length.
  • Professional video equipment is not necessary to record your video. The video can be recorded with a smartphone, tablet, webcam, etc. The video will be judged on the quality of the content, not the quality of the video production.
  • A URL link to the video will need to be submitted.

Your video should address the following questions/topics:

  • Explain your background/experience with computers or technology.
  • Share a couple of personal accomplishments that you are most proud of.
  • What are your favorite school subjects? Explain why.
  • What major/career would you like to pursue? Explain why.

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Sanders College of Business and Technology
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your status as a student at UNA.
  2. Which degree will you be pursuing of the following?
  3. Do you plan to live on campus?
  4. Please upload a letter of reference from a non-family member. A one-page letter is adequate. (.pdf, .docx, or .doc)
  5. Please upload an URL link to your scholarship submission video here.