Scholarships in Support of Tapia Conference Participation
The 2003 Tapia Conference scholarships have been established to
encourage and support participation in the conference by people
from groups that are underrepresented in computer science and
computer engineering. Scholarships to cover travel, hotel
accommodations, meals, and conference registration, are being
provided to assure the attendance of those who would otherwise be
unable to attend and ensure diversity in conference attendance.
Preference will be given to students and mentors (from academia,
industry, or government) who present posters and papers at the
conference. In addition, preference will be given to faculty
teams who bring students. The determination of the awards will be
based on need.
Scholarship applications must contain:
- Contact Information
This should include the applicant's full name, school name and address, home and email addresses,
and phone number(s) where the applicant can be reached during Summer 2003.
- Demonstration of Financial Need
This should include an explanation of the financial circumstances of the applicant.
- Statement of Conference Interest
Applicants should state their interest in attending the
conference, and describe their contribution to any activities
involving underrepresented groups in science and technology.
- Statement of Current and Future plans.
Applicants should describe their current research work, if any, in
computer science or engineering. They should also include a
detailed description of any completed computer science/engineering
courses or programs and any future plans.
Applicants should describe their current research as well as any
relevant courses taught. Faculty that serve as advisors or mentors
to students applying to this conference should explicitly state
- A faculty letter of recommendation. (Students only)
Scholarship applications are available here and should be submitted via the website.
The application deadline is Friday, June 20, 2003.
Late submissions will be considered as funds become available.
Scholarship award recipients will be posted after July 18, 2003.
Scholarship applicants should register after the awards list has been posted.
Questions regarding the 2003 Tapia Scholarship process should be directed to:
Phoebe E. Lenear
Scholarship Committee Chair
2003 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference