Awards & Scholarships
Computer Science Department Award
The Computer Science Department Award is given to a senior Computer Science major
for high academic achievement. This involves a monetary award as well as a certificate
from the Computer Science Department commemorating the achievement. Computer Science Alumni Award
The Computer Science Alumni Award is given to a junior Computer Science major for
high achievement in the department. This award involves a monetary award as well as
the presentation of a certificate commemorating the achievement. Outstanding Student Award
Each year Computer Science faculty members nominate and select students they feel
are outstanding in their class: Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior.
The winners are recognized at the awards ceremony held at the end of the academic
The Dr. Nancy Wahl Scholarship has been created through the generosity of Drs. Nancy
and Robert Wahl. Scholarships will be awarded to computer science students based on
academic achievement and need. Please apply using the Financial Aid Office's
on-line system. Female students are especially encouraged to apply.
A scholarship has been created in honor of Dr. Paul Hutcheson, Professor Emeritus,
Computer Science. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student.
The Mack Thweatt Scholarship has been created in honor of Professor Emeritus Dr.
Mack Thweatt. To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, a student must
be a Tennessee resident, enrolled as a full-time student, be a Computer Science major,
and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Please apply using the Financial Aid Office's
A scholarship has been created in honor of Mr. Homer Brown, Professor Emeritus, Computer
Science. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Computer Science major who
has completed CSCI/MATH 3180.
A scholarship has been created in honor of Drs. J.C. and Judy Hankins. This scholarship
is awarded to an incoming freshman in Computer Science. Please apply using the Financial Aid Office's
Dr. Richard Detmer has endowed a scholarship to be awarded annually on the basis
of academic excellence to a Computer Science major who is a sophomore or junior and
who has completed at least 10 hours of computer science courses at MTSU. Lab Assistants
Lab Assistants are needed in the department to provide help to students in the Computer
Science lab and to maintain the operations of the lab, KOM 351. Interested students
may obtain an application in the Computer Science office, KOM 306. Part-time employment
in the lab provides worthwhile experience and the opportunity to meet one's peers
in a congenial setting. Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The Department of Computer Science has a limited number of graduate assistantships,
mostly with teaching duties. Application forms may be obtained from the graduate office
or from the Computer Science Office in KOM 306. An individual is expected to be in
good standing, i.e., having met the requirements for admission to graduate school
including successful test scores and having a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or more. Graduate
assistants receive a stipend and the University pays tuition for each semester that
the assistantship is held. Full-time graduate assistants are expected to spend 20
hours a week fulfilling their duties to the University.