MSP VWDBUG Ben Urman Memorial Scholarship

Ben Urman was a special person who served many people during his lifetime. With his leadership, the Valley West DBUG annual scholarship was established in 1997 to perpetuate his memory. This scholarship is reserved for Computer Science majors who demonstrate financial need.

Please note: Any change to your enrollment status resulting in less than full time enrollment for any term within the award year will result in a cancellation of your award.

*Undergraduate students must have a GPA of at least 3.0

  • Graduate students must have a GPA of at least 3.5
  • Must have a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file for the upcoming academic year.
  • Undergraduate students must enroll in 12 units or more during each award term – Fall & Spring terms of the upcoming academic year.
  • Graduate students must enroll in 6 units or more during each award term – Fall & Spring terms of the upcoming academic year.
  • One letter of recommendation will be submitted on my behalf via the my Matador Scholarships portal.
  • Must upload a copy of your student resume. A student resume is a detailed record of your personal and educational information. It includes the name of your school/college, coursework, projects (if any) undertaken, and awards. The resume may also contain additional information like your extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, job experiences (if any), hobbies, etc.

Supplemental Questions
  1. I am pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science or an M.S. in Computer Science.
  2. Describe why you chose to pursue a degree in Computer Science and how it relates to your future goals.
  3. When you meet someone for the first time, what do you want them to know about you, but generally do not tell them?
  4. [MSP 1] Please request: A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, counselor, or community leader - who can attest to your meritorious performance and personal strengths and can assess your potential for academic and career success. The letter should include a signature, title, and contact information. The letter should be addressed to: *Award Selection Committee*.
  5. Please upload: A copy of your Degree Progress Report.
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