Internal Scholarship Opportunities

FCS accepts nomination letters for The Ada Byron Award, The Leadership AwardThe Citizenship Award, MACS Medals of Excellence and The FCS PhD Student Recognition Award.

Students do not apply for the award themselves but, rather, are nominated by peers/faculty/staff. At least one letter of nomination must be submitted in order to be considered. 

In order to be considered, candidates must be in good academic standing and have been enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for that current academic year. An announcement will go out each year about deadlines for submission.

The Ada Byron Award 

$3000.00
Individuals must demonstrate leadership in and significant contributions towards increasing and promoting the involvement of women in computer science. For example, students may demonstrate this by playing a leadership role in events which encourage women to pursue careers in computer science.

  • Providing a positive role model for women in computer science.
  • Contributing voluntarily to the life of the Faculty of Computer Science and/or the broader Dalhousie University community;
  • Being known as a congenial, reliable, mature person who is respected by peers and Faculty;
  • Exemplifying motivation and encouragement;
  • Demonstrating strong academic performance

The Leadership Award 

$2000.00
Individuals must demonstrate leadership in and significant contributions towards building a community atmosphere within the Faculty of Computer Science. For example, students may demonstrate this by showing leadership in and contributing voluntarily to the life of the Faculty of Computer Science and/or the broader Dalhousie University Community.

  • Being known as a congenial, reliable, mature person who is respected by peers and Faculty;
  • Exemplifying motivation and encouragement;
  • Demonstrating strong academic performance

The Citizenship Award

$1000.00
Individuals must demonstrate contributions towards building a community atmosphere within the Faculty of Computer Science. For example, students may demonstrate this by contributing voluntarily to the life of the Faculty of Computer Science and/or the broader Dalhousie University community.

  • Being known as a congenial, reliable, mature person who is respected by peers and Faculty;
  • Exemplifying motivation and encouragement;
  • Demonstrating strong academic performance

Letters of nomination can be submitted as a hard copy or email to Angie Bolivar at the CS front office.


MACS Medals of Excellence

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals ($1000, $750, $500) will be awarded to three Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) students who are recognized as the best role models for other MACS students. The medals are awarded for a student's demonstration of:

  • Leadership, professionalism, and integrity
  • Contributions to and participation in the Dalhousie and Faculty of Computer Science communities through volunteering and extra-curricular activities
  • Academic excellence
  • Being known as a friendly, reliable, and mature person who is respected by faculty and other students
  • Contributions to the discipline of computer science
  • Any other quality that distinguishes the student as a role model for other students

Please note that while academic excellence is important, it is not the most important criteria for these awards. 

Students must be nominated by at least one member of the computer science community (student, staff, faculty). Read our tips for writing your nomination letter.

Letters of nomination can be submitted as a hard copy to one of our Graduate Administrators (room 106, Goldberg Computer Science building) or by email to raghav@cs.dal.ca


 

The FCS PhD Student Recognition Award

$500.00
The purpose of this award is to recognize a student in the PhD program within the Faculty of Computer Science.

Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a balanced involvement in both academic research and the Dalhousie community. Demonstrated financial need may also be considered.

Students must be nominated by two letters of support to be eligible for this award; one from a PhD Supervisor and one from a member of the Dalhousie community. These letters are necessary to support the student's involvement in both academics and community initiatives. 


All awards will be given out at the annual Snow Ball Gala.