School of Computer Sciences

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United States Veterans or Military Personnel Entrance Award - School of Computer Sciences

Contact

Dr. Dennis DeVolder, Director
School of Computer Sciences
Stipes Hall 447 / 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
(309) 298-1452
D-Devolder@wiu.edu

Details

For seven consecutive years, Western Illinois University has been designated a “Military Friendly School”, and will be featured in the “G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools”. For the sixth consecutive year, WIU has been selected as a “Best for Vets College” – Top 175 Schools by Military Times EDGE magazine. This award will assist new students who are United States Veterans or Military Personnel to the School of Computer Sciences at Western Illinois University.

Criteria

  • This award is intended for United States Veterans or Military Personnel
  • Incoming freshman, transfer student or new graduate student
  • Must be declared Computer Science, Network Technologies, or Information Systems majors, or as a CS graduate student and be registered for courses appropriate for that major in each semester in which this award is received.
  • Minimum one year of active duty service is required, and in the case where the applicant was discharged from the Military, an honorable discharge is required.
  • Veterans must submit a copy of DD214 Member-4. It is preferable that they also submit documentation containing their ASVAB score, as well as a letter of recommendation from one of their commanding officers, or equivalent military supervisor, or a suitable high ranking officer in the United States military, or a college or university professor that outlines their reliability, skills and promise of academic excellence.
  • Active duty students must submit documentation containing their ASVAB score, such as their ERB DA 4037 in the case of an applicant in the Department of the Army, or an equivalent document for other areas of the Military. Students who are on active duty must also submit a letter of recommendation from one of their commanding officers, or equivalent military supervisor, or a suitable high ranking officer in the United States military, or a college or university professor that outlines their reliability, skills and promise of academic excellence in one or more of network technologies, information systems, or computer science.
  • Official transcripts are required.
  • Preference may be given to students with a high ASVAB score or a high college GPA.

Terms

$1000.00, $500.00 of which will be awarded in the first semester of attendance, and the remaining $500.00 will be awarded in the second semester of attendance. The award may be used for education-related expenses. This is not renewable.

Selection

The School's Honors and Awards Committee will use the criteria detailed above to select highly qualified students for this award.

Application

Download the application with Adobe Acrobat (pdf)