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Virginia Tech Talent Graduate Scholarship:
The Virginia Tech Talent Graduate Scholarship supports select Virginia residents in completing graduate degrees in computer science and computer engineering.

Virginia-resident students who are completing or have recently completed their undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech or one of our official partner universities who are pursuing one of the following programs during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years are eligible for one of our awards.

Minority Scholarships
Virginia Tech provides a number of scholarships for minority students who are US citizens. Contact the Department of Computer Science for further information about applying to these programs.

American Society for Engineering Education SMART Scholarship
The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, brain and cognitive sciences, and mathematics.

This is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports their education, including full tuition and a very generous stipend while they are in school. Summer internships at labs are required. In return for fully funding their education, students are required work as a civilian employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA, DARPA, etc.) laboratory for a period equal to the time the program paid for their school.

Students must be U.S. citizens, able to obtain a DoD security clearance, and be willing to work in a defense laboratory upon graduation. There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. More information about this and other fellowships associated with ASEE is available at

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science and/or engineering programs. The fellowships are for three year tenures. The stipends begin at $30,500 for first year fellows, $31,000 for second year fellows, and $31,500 for third year fellows. Full tuition and fees and a health insurance allowance are included as part of the program. The application cycle is from September to January. More information is available at

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities’ to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. More information is available at

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship(DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S. The Fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program
>Graduate STEM Research Fellowships are $5,000 renewable awards (up to three years) of add-on graduate support for students enrolled at a Virginia Space Grant university pursuing any field of graduate study (Masters or Doctoral level) with NASA or aerospace relevance. More information is available at