Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund

Since 1948, Buckle has been providing a place for young men and women with an interest in clothing, to dress, accessorize, and express themselves through their style! It has also been a place that has provided many people a rewarding, and fulfilling career. Now, through the Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund, Buckle is providing a new kind of opportunity for young men and women headed to college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Each year, one freshman majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology will be selected to receive a two year scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year. Candidates hoping to receive the scholarship must fill out the application, obtain letters of recommendation, and:

~Be pursuing a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS)

~Be an incoming freshman

~Be in the top twenty percentile (20%) of their high school graduating class

~Have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math)

The scholarship recipients are also provided with unique opportunities to build relationships with Buckle’s IT professionals through activities such as job shadowing, tours of the Buckle facilities, and presentations on-site. Buckle also has a student internship program for upper-level CSIS students and has hired numerous CSIS graduates over the years.

MIT’s Women in Technology Program

The following is a link to an MIT program for girls now in grade 11 who love math/science. Information is available at http://wtp.mit.edu/application.html. Please keep in mind that this opportunity is not connected to the MIT undergraduate admissions.
Criteria Includes :
  • Sixty participants (40 for EECS and 20 for ME) are selected from a nationwide applicant pool of the top female 11th grade math and science students. Students must reside in the U.S. (or be U.S. citizens if living outside the U.S. ).
  • The primary criteria for acceptance are a strong curiosity about engineering or computer science and a demonstrated ability to excel in math and science. Students should be able to handle college-level material at a rapid pace, but should not have completed prior coursework or summer programs in engineering. Physics and calculus are not prerequisites. The WTP-EECS computer science class is introductory, so students who have taken AP Computer Science or who have other computer programming experience will already have covered more than our CS curriculum, and will not be admitted to the EECS curriculum track (they can still apply for the ME track).