- The John Beck Memorial Scholarship commemorates Mr. John Beck, a long time employee of the Unisys Corporation who worked
with The State University of New York at Fredonia for many years. The scholarship
was made possible in part through the generosity of the Unisys Corporation and Mr.
Beck's co-workers and colleagues. Computer Science majors are the preferred recipients
of the scholarship, though a Mathematics major may be considered also. The criteria
include financial need and academic achievement with a leaning toward academics.
The Arthur R. Maytum Scholarship commemorates Arthur R. Maytum (1866-1953), a founder and former president of the
Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Company, who also served as chairman of the Board of
Visitors of the Fredonia Normal School and Teachers College from 1927 to 1953. In
1968, The State University of New York at Fredonia named the administration building
after him. This endowment, made possible through the generosity of the Maytum family,
funds several annual scholarships, with preference given to Northern Chautauqua County
students, based on merit and need.
- Endowment Scholarship.
Each spring, the Department of Computer and Information Sciences invites nominations
for the John Beck Memorial and the Arthur R. Maytum Scholarships. Self-nominations
are encouraged. Normally, to apply for these scholarships one submits:
- A brief yet complete statement including:
- A current resume
- Educational objectives
- Future plans of study or research or employment objectives
- Names of three faculty members, preferably in Computer Science, who have indicated
their willingness to recommend you.
Proctorship: Every year the department appoints about 10 proctors for the computer labs. Some
of them serve as learning assistants. They help their peers with program writing,
and using the software and hardware in the lab. These are paid positions and the students
work two to five hours a week. The system administrator, Mr. Szocki, selects the proctors.