VMWare Fellow Martin Casado Computer Science Scholarship
VMware Fellow Martin Casado Computer Science Scholarship Requirements
Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computer Science
Award Criteria (in order of importance):
- Full-time undergraduate
- Intellectual merit. Potential to be tomorrow’s technical innovators.
- Financial need
- Hometown proximity to Flagstaff
Deadline: February 5, 2021
In addition to completing this online application form, this exceptional scholarship requires submission of some additional materials to support our detailed review process. Please submit the following materials, all compiled into a single PDF document:
1) Copy of a recent transcript. If you are an incoming or current freshman, please submit a high school transcript
2) Current resume
3) A copy of your official ACT or SAT (or both) scores
4) A formal letter of interest (double-spaced, up to two pages maximum) describing yourself and your interest in Computer Science. Please include: information about your background, why you selected NAU and a computer science degree, what area of computer science interests you the most, future career goals, extracurricular activities and anything else you would like to highlight about your commitment to your chosen discipline. Also, please briefly explain your educational funding plan and how this scholarship would complement it.
5) Current NAU Financial Aid Award Letter (Log into LOUIE. Click on self-service > student center > view financial aid> current academic year)
Submitting additional materials: A single PDF document compiling all of the above must be submitted by email to CEIAS@nau.edu with the subject line “VMware Scholarship application materials-[your name]”.
Finally, at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor who is familiar with your academic performance is required. Such letters are now submitted directly from recommenders in electronic form: Please ask the person(s) you choose as reference(s) to visit the following website to provide a reference on your behalf: https://goo.gl/forms/vrSNqgM1cq1UmpuF2
Important: All of the above materials must be submitted by the scholarship deadline above; incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. If you have questions about the application process or need assistance in submitting materials, please contact CEIAS@nau.edu.
About the Scholarship
This generous scholarship was endowed to Northern Arizona University by the VMWare founder, Dr. Martin Casado. VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Dr. Casado started this fund to encourage students following in his academic footsteps at Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Casado joined VMware in August of 2012 with the acquisition of Nicira Networks, a company he co-founded. Dr. Casado co-founded software-defined networking and was recognized for the work by ACM with the Grace Murray Hopper award for the Outstanding Young Computer Professional of the Year for 2012-2013. While at Stanford, Dr. Casado co-founded Illuminics Systems, as IP analytics company, which was acquired by Quova Inc. in 2006. Prior to attending Stanford, Dr. Casado held a research position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on network security in the information operations assurance center (IOAC). Dr. Casado received his Masters in Science and PhD from Stanford University in Computer Science, and his Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University in Computer Science and Engineering.