- 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
- Feng Chiang Scholarship - Awarded to Mathematics or Computer Science majors.
- Computer Science Endowment - Priority needs of the program.
- Debbie A. Joy Endowment - To support female Compute Science majors in a semester abroad experience
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.