Honors & Awards

The faculty of the Department of Computer Science have established numerous awards to recognize exemplary performance by our students. Some of these awards are company-sponsored.

For most of these awards, there is an application process, either through the Department of Computer Science or through the College of Arts and Sciences. For questions and information please see the CS Department Undergraduate Coordinator.

Click on the scholarship name to see a list of awardees. Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

A $1,000 award will be granted to an outstanding CS Senior undergraduate student in April each year. The Undergraduate Committee will solicit nominations by providing a list of qualified students to the faculty. Based on the nomination, the Committee will propose five or fewer candidates for the faculty to consider. One student will be selected by the faculty for the award.

To qualify for the award, at the time of the award consideration, the student must:

  • Be a CS Senior undergraduate student currently enrolled at BGSU
  • Have completed a minimum of 89 credit hours for their degree requirements

Selection will be based on:

  • Strong academic achievement
  • Leadership in the classroom
  • Participation in computing-related and other extra-curricular activities
  • Dedication to the computing profession

Recipients

2016: James Faisant
2015: Autumn Simmermeyer, Joshua Hark
2014: Kristen Brown
2013: Tyler Thieret
2012: David Giannetto and Brianna Tomlinson
2011: Electa Baker
2010: Amanda Steinbrunner
2009: John Strobel
2008: Lisa Walter
2007: Sarah Kainec
2006: Andrew Kuntz
2005: Sarah Pirolli
2004: Monish Nagisetty

A $1,000 scholarship will be given in memory of Dr. Leland r. Miller by his family, friends, colleagues, and former students. (Dr. Miller was a faculty member in the Department of Compute rScience at Bowling Green State University from 1971-2004). The scholarship will be given to a Computer Science major who will be a junior or a senior in the coming year and has at least two semesters of study remaining prior to graduation. The student should have completed at least 29 hours of credits and BGSU, should have an overall GPA of at least 3.00, should have a demonstrable financial need, and should show evidence of service to the community (Bowling Green, the student's hometown, etc.).

Recipients

2016: Alexandrea Like
2015: Prottoy Ghose, Houston Burrow
2014: Jordan Farrell
2013: Samuel Robbins
2012: Cassandra Utt
2011: Tiffani Bennethum
2010: Lisa Bergman
2009: Andrew Freyman
2008: John Strobel

A $1,000 scholarship will be given by Pete Sanderson (a BGSU Computer Science graduate - 1976 B.S. and 1977 M.S.) to a Computer Science major who will be a junior or a senior in the coming year, has a 3.5 (or better) overall GPA and a 3.5 (or better) GPA in computer science courses. Also considered are quality of participation in computing-related activities and in other extra-curricular activities.

Recipients

2016: Prottoy Ghose
2015: Peter Edwards, Jordan Farrell
2014: Jun Yang
2013: Kristen Brown
2012: Andrew Zuk
2011: Darren Guinness
2010: Eric Patrick
2009: Anthony Pietz
2008: Pukar Hamal
2007: Ashley Kline
2006: Ashley Kline
2005: Lawrence Advey
2004: Edward Ondieki

At least one ($1,000-$2,000) scholarship will be given in memory of Shannon Wise Marks by her famiily and friends. (Shannon was a 1991 graduate of the Computer Science program at BGSU who was murdered on November 12, 1997). The scholarshiop will be given to one or more female Computer Science majors who will be a junior or a senior in the coming year and has at least two semesters of study remaining prior to graduation. Schoarlship selection will be based on (1) academic achievement, (2) financial need, (3) evidence of leadership skills, and (4) professional potential.

Recipients

2016: Haylee Ann Liska
2015: Shannon VanAntwerp, Rebeccah Knoop, Allyson Sherrard
2014: Autumn Simmermeyer
2013: Kristen Brown
2012: Cassandra Utt
2011: Lisa Bergman, Brianna Tomlinson and Cassandra Utt
2010: Heather Baldridge
2009: Erin Schieltz and Rebekah Wilson
2008: Rachel Segovia and Ocean Celestino
2007: Ocean Celestino
2006: Lisa Walter
2005: Kyli Borngen
2004: Sarah Kuntz

A $1,000 scholarship will be given in memory of Grace Hopper by Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio. Grace Hopper was a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral who died in 1992 and was best known for the development of the COBOL programming language, the terms "bug" and "nanosecond", etc. The scholarship will be given to a Computer Science major who will graduate in the current year (but not in current semester) and has demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership in the classroom, and dedication to the computing profession.

Recipients

2015: Shane Rode
2014: Kendrick Lemle
2013: Jenny Piwkowski
2012: Tiffani Bennethum
2011: Eric Patrick
2010: Pukar Hamal
2009: Aaron Austermiller
2008: Christopher Gross
2007: Daniel Troha
2006: Andrew Kuntz
2005: Stephanie Ford
2004: Gina Paponetti

A $1,000 scholarship will be given by Marathon Petroleum Company. The scholarship will be given to a Computer Science undergraduate major pursuing a degree with the intent of working in the energy industry. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be eligible to work full time in the US upon graduation and have work authorization for an internship in the US prior to graduation (this criteria met by any of the following: US Citizenship, Green Card, H-1B visa or F-1/F-3 with OPT approval).

Recipients

2015: Houston Burrow, Jun Yang
2014: Dylan Jahns
2013: Kenton Miller
2012: Lisa Bergman
2011: Josh Loomis

A $1,500 scholarship will be given by Progressive Insurance in Mayfield Village, Ohio. The scholarship will be given to a computer Science undergraduate major with at least two semesters of study remaining prior to graduation and who has demonstrated strong academic performance, leadership in the classroom, and dedication to the computing profession.

Recipients

2015: Vagish Vela, Autumn Simmermeyer
2014: Houston Burrow
2013: Kendrick Lemle
2012: Darren Guinness
2011: Dan Horn
2010: Rebekah Wilson
2009: Lee Nickol

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

 

A $1,000 award will be granted to a CS graduate student in April each year.  The Graduate Committee will solicit nominations by providing a list of qualified students to the faculty.  Based on the nomination, the Committee will propose five or fewer candidates for the faculty to consider.  One student will be selected by the faculty for the award.
 
To qualify for the award, at the time of the award consideration, the student must

  • Be a CS graduate student currently enrolled at BGSU
  • Have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours on their TDP (Tentative Degree Program) by the end of the current semester
  • Have a 3.7 (or better) overall GPA

Selection will be based on

  • Strong academic achievement
  • Leadership in the classroom
  • Dedication to the computing profession

Participation in computing-related and other extra-curricular activities

Recipients

2015: Farheen Sultana
2014: Rachael Householder
2013: Glen Hordemann
2012: Martez Mott
2011: Jordan Ringenberg
2010: Michael Kingsmill
2009: Renren Dong
2008: Tanveer Ahmed
2007: Wes Lewis
2006: Yunchao (Max) Ma
2005: Pankaj Joshi
2004: Brigitte Norton-Odenthal

RETIRED SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

2012: George Grubisic
2011: Cassandra Utt
2010: Daniel Horn
2009: Dustin Berman
2008: Andrew Freyman
2007: Jared Contrascere
2006: Amber Veatch
2005: Michael Yotive

2009: Rachel Segovia
2008: Scott Kelley
2007: Ova (Josh) Schaublin
2006: Sarah Kainec
2005: Jonathan Sharpe
2004: Andrew Lehman

2005: Aaron Napierala
2004: Stephanie Ford