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Scholar Dudes in Computer Science Scholarship

2 winners, $500 each
Application Deadline
Feb 20, 2023
Winners Announced
Mar 20, 2023
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Computer Science

As society increasingly depends on technology, the computer science field is more important than ever. 

With over 2.17 million people currently working in the computer science industry, the field is prospering and continues to grow. As a way of supporting the growth of computer science, the Scholar Dudes NFT project aims to bring together a community of people who believe in the power of education, but with less of the financial burden. Through the sale of our 10,000 unique Scholar Dude NFTs, we are committed to creating scholarship opportunities for deserving students across the country. This first scholarship is focused on students who are pursuing the field of Computer Science. 

Undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are majoring in computer science. To apply, write about why you chose to pursue a degree in computer science and what you aspire to accomplish.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published November 18, 2022
Essay Topic

Why did you choose to pursue a degree in Computer Science?

400–607 words

Winning Applications

Andre Harris
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
If I had to put it into different words, I'd say that computer science chose me. I was always interested in video games as a kid and life created a path for me to turn this passion into my career. During the 6th grade, I attended a STEM school; one day, the teacher introduced us to Scratch. Whenever she assigned Scratch assignments to the class, I was always the first one to complete them. I developed a deep interest in Scratch that lasted until 2020. During that time, I'd make simple games, but one game idea I had jumpstarted my move toward computer science. It was a mining tycoon game where you can mine, upgrade, and sell crystals. This project grew so complex that I had to port it to Unity to publish it on websites. The game didn't become popular, so I abandoned it and moved on to my next idea: a magic survival game. This project, which is what I'm working on currently, started last year in Unity 2D. Building a game in 2D is complicated so I made the move to Unity's 3D engine. The decision was wise because I had access to a lot more features such as the particle system. I am proud of my progress so far and hope to release it on Steam within the next 2 years. Small Unity games aren't my only pieces of work. During the spring, I created a Mersenne prime finder in Snap, a remake of Scratch. This summer, I ported it to C# in Visual Studio. Earlier in the summer, I made a program that acts as an ATM. The user is required to register a 16-digit card number and a 4-digit PIN of their choosing. Afterward, the user can log in to their account with the option to withdraw money, deposit money, or log out. I have no other Visual Studio projects in the works right now, but I am searching for ideas on programs to create. I plan to enter game development or software development after I graduate from Kutztown University. I don't have a clear career goal right now, but I would likely create or help create an app that helps to combat the ongoing mental health crisis. Overall, I chose to pursue a degree in computer science because it's what my everyday life is based on, and my interest in what is possible continually grows.
Wynona Lam
DePaul UniversityCarol Stream, IL


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 20, 2023. Winners will be announced on Mar 20, 2023.

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