Scholarship & Award Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity

Sharak Mathematics & Computer Science Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2020 through a generous gift from Ronald Sharak, this scholarship supports Duquesne University students enrolled in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and majoring in either Mathematics or Computer Science. The scholarship is based on academic and extracurricular achievement. Recipients of this award must be on track to completing 60 credits at Duquesne by the completion of the fall 2020 semester. Awardees will be selected by the Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship and Awards Committee, pending financial award eligibility. The scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester, ranging from $500-$1000 each. The scholarships are non-renewable. Applications for the Sharak Scholarship must be submitted by Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Before you begin the application process be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Student information
  • Standing
  • Major(s) and Minor(s)
  • GPA
  • pdf version of transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Awards and/or honors
  • Activities
  • Personal statement that concisely states how your major, course work and activities relate to your future goals and how you would benefit from this scholarship

Spring 2021 Recipients:

Lindsay Moskal and Alejandro Napolitano Jawerbaum

Departmental Awards

Charles A. Lock Memorial Fund

Established in 2014 through a generous gift from the Loch family, the Charles A. Loch memorial fund recognizes the top mathematics and computer science graduates with a monetary award in honor of the late Chuck Loch, who was a tenured Duquesne University mathematics professor of 42 years and former departmental chairman of the mathematics and computer science department.

Women in STEM Committee at Duquesne University (WIS@DU)

Women in STEM at Duquesne University (WIS@DU) promotes and supports women in basic and applied sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths at Duquesne University. WIS@DU offers travel awards and scholarships for eligible students.

Travel (Or Virtual Travel) Award Program

WIS@DU offers awards (up to $500) to assist female students attending and/or presenting at scientific conferences. These awards can be used for travel (air travel, local travel, or mileage reimbursement), meeting/conference/workshop registration fees and hotel/lodging costs. For more information and to apply click here.

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Program

Through the support of the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Foundation, WIS@DU administers scholarships to undergraduate females majoring in select STEM disciplines, including Mathematics, Applied Math, Computer Science, and Data Science. The CBL scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, as well as room and board, if tuition is already covered by other scholarships. Additional support from the University will allow CBL scholars to participate in the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at Duquesne following their junior year; this includes program costs, housing and meals. Additionally, CBL scholars will be fully immersed in the Duquesne University Women in STEM organization (WIS) activities and be provided with opportunities for mentoring, career development and K-12 STEM outreach activities in the community. For more information and to apply click here