Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

The Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) wishes to encourage academic excellence for students in the computing discipline. The UPE initiated this award with the IEEE Computer Society, as the largest association of computer professionals, to raise the importance of academic achievement in our future computer professionals. Up to four awards of $1,000 each are given each year to competition winners. Winners also receive a certificate of commendation, and a periodical subscription for one year. The UPE award criteria requires the same minimum grade point average that UPE membership requires, which is currently a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 is required. 

Deadline for submission is: October 31 of each year.

Who is Eligible?

All graduate and undergraduate students who are IEEE Computer Society members and full-time students at an academic institution are eligible. Student winners of the Computer Society's Richard Merwin or UPE/CS award for the previous year (13 months) are not eligible.


Judging will be based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities related to the discipline of computing, and the letters of recommendation.

How to Apply?

Complete the application questions in the link below.




Past Winners 

To see some of the past winners of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society Award, click here.