For freshmen students in 2011-2012 year (two scholarships of $1,250 per year)
Jay Mendelsohn Memorial Scholarship
Jay Mendelsohn was a beloved professor of Computer Science at Hofstra University who taught from 1989 to 1999. During this time, he developed the first pilots of the new Computer Graphics course and supervised student thesis work in Artificial Intelligence. Professor Mendelsohn established the first Mendelsohn Scholarship after he retired from Hofstra. Upon his death in April 2012, the scholarship was re-established by Marlene Mendelsohn in her husband's memory.
The Jay Mendelsohn Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two qualified students, one male and one female, who have demonstrated that they have overcome adversity to attain academic excellence at the conclusion of their freshman year. Preference may be given to students who major or minor in Computer Science or Mathematics. The Office of Financial Aid will award this scholarship to two deserving students based on the criteria below and upon the recommendations of the Chairs of the Computer Science and Mathematics Departments.<Application process:
- An application letter demonstrating and detailing the adversity you faced and overcame in order to attain academic excellence.
- Your DAR.
- One recommendation letter from a CS faculty.
For CS/CE students interested in Entrepreneurship (~$2,000 a year).
Hickman-Seiman Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science Entrepreneurship: awarded to an undergraduate student(s) studying Computer Science with a specific interest in Entrepreneurship. In the case that this scholarship cannot be awarded as such, preference should be given to a student with demonstrated financial need studying Computer Science. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.
- An application letter describing your interest and activities in Entrepreneurship.
- An executive business plan detailing your innovative entrepreneurial idea.