The P. O. Pistilli Scholarship
for Advancement in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

The P. O. Pistilli Scholarship is funded by the Design Automation Conference and it is directed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA). The objective of the scholarship is to increase the pool of professionals in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science from under represented groups (Women, African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Disabled). Scholarships of $4000 per year, renewable for up to 5 years, are awarded annually to 2-7 high school seniors from the above mentioned under represented groups who have a 3.00 GPA or better (on a 4.00 scale), have demonstrated high achievement in math and science courses, have expressed a strong desire to pursue careers in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science, and who have demonstrated substantial financial need. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be U.S. residents when they apply and must plan to attend an accredited US college or university.

The application should be viewed/downloaded and printed from the link below.

Application in Adobe Acrobat PDF format

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If you still cannot print the application, you can request an application by mail by sending your full postal address to:

Dr. Cherrice Traver
P. O. Pistilli Scholarship Director
202 Steinmetz Hall
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308

Completed applications and attachments must be mailed, together in the same envelope, to the address above, postmarked before February 1, 2010.

Winners ONLY will be notified by April 15, 2010.

For specific questions about the scholarship, please email (preferred), call, or fax the scholarship director.
(518) 388-6326 (voice)
(518) 388-6789 (fax)