The goal of the CSEM scholarships is to encourage more students, especially those from under-represented groups, to pursue an academic degree in Computer Science, E ngineering or Mathematics, and transfer to a 4-year college/university or enter these fields for a career. Thirty scholarships will be granted during each of the school years 2004-2005 through 2007-2008. Each scholarship will be worth up to $3,125 per year (divided equally between fall and spring semesters), and cannot exceed unmet financial need.
The applicants must:
have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
be a full time student registered for at least 12 credits (including any developmental courses) while receiving scholarship funds.
be currently enrolled in one of these required associate degree programs: Computer Information Systems (CINS), Computer Science (CMSC), E-Business (EBUS), Engineering (ENGR), Internet & Multimedia Technology (IMMT) or Mathematics (MATH).
be ready to complete an Associate’s degree program in at most 2 years
be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident Alien, or Refugee Alien.
be eligible for Financial Assistance and have unmet financial need.
Although the scholarship is open to everyone, we strongly encourage women, students of African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Pacific Islander ethnicity, and people with disabilities to apply.
Note: Student must maintain good academic standing with 2.5 semester GPA or higher to be eligible for a second semester/year of award.
To be considered, the applicant must submit:
a completed scholarship application, which includes an evaluation from the Financial Aid Office
a recommendation form, completed by CCBC student support services or counselor familiar with your academic work (only if applying under category “E”)
an essay expressing your interest in a career in CINS, CMSC, EBUS, ENGR, IMMT, or MATH. It should also include academic or personal accomplishments, community or school involvement, and obstacles you may have faced in attaining a college education. Please limit the essay to 2 pages double-spaced.
a copy of your transcript (CCBC transcripts may be unofficial; high school transcripts if you are a new CCBC student, should be official.)
Applications will be considered starting June 10 for Fall or December 10 for Spring, and will continue until 30 students are selected. Priority will be given to complete applications received by this date. All applicants will be notified when selections have been made, and before the semester begins. Please submit complete application packets to:
For information on Federal student aid, check
For information on FAFSA and on-line application, check
For information on CCBC Admissions and Financial Aid, check
Please select from one these methods to complete an application:
1. Application forms are available in PDF format. To view and print these files you must have Acrobat Reader. Computers purchased within the past few years generally have Acrobat Reader installed but if you need the plugin it is available free from Adobe at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
CSEMS Application in PDF Format
2. Application forms are available as a traditional webpage. Simply view the page and the print.
CSEMS Application Page
3. CSEMS application forms are also available at the Financial Aid Office at CCBC Essex.