Scholarship Available for Active Student Members

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 14 July, 2011 – Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available for IEEE Computer Society student members who are active in their chapters.
Up to 20 scholarships of $1,000 and up are available for one academic year for winners of the Richard E. Merwin award. The winners will also have the opportunity to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for their particular IEEE region, collecting and disseminating information to student chapters and serving as a liaison between students in their region and the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB).
The Merwin award was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize and reward active leaders in student branch chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts.
Applicants must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 over 4.0, and be a full-time student. Evaluation criteria include involvement in chapter activities (40 percent), academic achievement (30 percent), other extracurricular activities in college (10 percent), and a letter of evaluation by his or her branch chapter advisor (20 percent).
For further details on how to apply, visit
Last year's winners were:
Kumar S. Chaitanya, Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India;
Peeral Mickey, Malani Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, India;
Aditya Purushotam Sharangdhar, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, India;
Om Perkash, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia;
Ajay Bandi, University of Mississippi, Starkville, Mississippi, US;
Himanshu Thapliyal, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, US; and
Ihsan Mert Ozçelik, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

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