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Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship
IEEE Computer Society is offering $40,000 in student scholarships from $1,000 and up to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts.

This scholarship was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize and reward student leadership. The selected winners of this award will have the opportunity to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for the particular IEEE region to which they belong. Duties as Student Ambassadors will include collecting and disseminating information to student branches or chapters in their region and serving as a liaison between the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) and student members in their region. Over a dozen scholarships of $1,000 and up are available, for one academic year (approximately 9 months).

Scholarships and Awards

Richard E. Merwin Scholarship
Lance Stafford Larson Paper Contest
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society
Outstanding Chapter Award
IEEE Scholarships and Awards


Full time students
2.5 cumGPA

Evaluation criteria include involvement in chapter or branch activities (counts 40%), academic achievement (counts 30%), other extracurricular activities in college (counts 10%), and letter of evaluation by branch or chapter advisor (counts 20%).

Terms of Award:

$40,000 in student scholarships from $1,000 and up

Please Submit:

Complete the application questions below and submit it, along with a simple text file of your entry to:

Name of the scholarship or award for which you are applying

Your Full Name

Your permanent contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address

Computer Society Member Number (only Computer Society members are eligible) current IEEE students can join the society for as low as $6.50 US. Click here, select "Add IEEE Computer Society to your IEEE Membership."

Name and address of academic institution

Name of your Branch or Chapter Advisor

Statement of your involvement in Branch or Chapter activities, operations or projects

Statement of your intention to continue the present field of study on a full-time basis

Include a one-page summary of how you envision your role as a Student Ambassador serving as liaison between the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board and student members in your region.

Acopy of your official transcript showing your current grade point.

Online Application: