Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship
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The Computer Science Department at the University of Waikato has run its annual scholarship examination since 1995. Each year, up to 10 scholarships have been given to the best performing students. The scholarship may be held concurrently with other scholarships (provided the rules of those scholarships allow it).
Over the last 10 years scholarships have been awarded to students from:
Two of the students awarded the Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarships for 2012 were Ryan Smith from Tauranga Boys’ College and Caitlin St Pierre from St John’s College in Hamilton.
- Bethlehem College, Tauranga
- Cambridge High School, Cambridge
- Fairfield College, Hamilton
- Gisborne Girls’ High School, Gisborne
- Glendowie College, Auckland
- Hamilton Boys’ High School, Hamilton
- Hamilton’s Fraser High School, Hamilton
- Hauraki Plains College, Ngatea
- Hawera High School, Hawera
- Hillcrest High School, Hamilton
- Hutt Valley High School, Hutt Valley
- Katikati College, Katikati
- Lindisfarne College, Hastings
- Melville High School, Hamilton
- New Plymouth Boys’ High School, New Plymouth
- Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua
- St John’s College, Hamilton
- St Peter’s Secondary School, Cambridge
- Strathallan College, Papakura
- Tauranga Boys’ College, Tauranga
- Wellington High School, Wellington
- Westlake Boys’ High School, North Shore
- Whangarei Boys’ High School, Whangarei
Benefits of Completing the Examination
Benefits of completing the examination are:
- Up to 10 students may be awarded a scholarship to pay for fees, to the value of $5,000, for their first year in a computing degree (BSc, BE, BCMS).
- Students who are not offered the scholarship may still be offered a place in advanced computing courses in their first year.
How the Examination is Run
The examination is normally offered through the student’s school. There are two ways a school can participate:
- Run a computer science class involving programming and encourage the whole class to sit the examination. (This approach is common for large Hamilton schools).
- Encourage students with a strong interest in programming to study for themselves and allow them to sit the examination at school or at the University. (This approach has brought in successful students from all over the Waikato, and from Northland, Auckland, New Plymouth and Wellington).
School are posted information about the Computer Science Scholarship Examination and application forms each year. If your school has not received an information pack or you have any questions, please contact Bill Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07-838-4021.
In 2014 the Written Examination will be held on Friday 17 October and the Practical Examination will be on Saturday, 18 October 2014. If possible, we like to know who will be taking part by the end of July, although it is usually possible to take late entries. Where feasible, we arrange visits to our department for participants.
Below are some links to sample examinations.