VMware Fellow Martin Casado Computer Science Scholarship
This is a significant scholarship designed to cover educational costs and can be awarded up to $15,000 per academic year. Because of this, the scholarship application process is more detailed and involved.
Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Computer Science, and Software Engineering
- Full-time undergraduate student in major listed above
- Intellectual merit and the potential to be tomorrow’s technical innovators
- Financial need – FAFSA MUST be completed
- Arizona resident – preferred
Deadline: February 6, 2023
If you do not meet the minimum qualifications listed above, please do not apply. Applicants not meeting the minimums will not be considered.
If you are looking for the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences general scholarship please click here.
In addition to completing this online application form, this substantial scholarship requires submission of additional materials to support our detailed review process. Please submit the following materials in a single PDF document to CEIAS@nau.edu titled “VMware – (your name)”:
1) Unofficial Transcripts (after Fall 2022 grades are entered). If you are an incoming freshman, please submit a high school transcript.
2) Current resume
3) ACT & SAT scores (if not taken, please indicate that in your letter of interest)
4) A formal letter of interest (not to exceed 1000 words). Please include: your commitment and dedication to pursuing a career in your chosen field including your future career goals, information about yourself and why you selected NAU and your major, what area of computer science interests you the most, how this significant scholarship could help you, extracurricular activities and anything else you would like the committee to know about you and your educational endeavors.
5) Current NAU Financial Aid Award Letter (Log into LOUIE. Click on self-service > student center > view financial aid> current academic year) after completing this year’s FAFSA
In addition to the documents listed above, a referral form must be completed by at least one professional reference. Please share the following link with your chosen reference and request it to be completed no later than February 6th, 2023: https://goo.gl/forms/vrSNqgM1cq1UmpuF2
Failure to complete these steps will result in an incomplete application and it will NOT be reviewed.
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.
VMWare Scholarship Recipients
BS Applied Computer Science 2017
Occupation: Software Engineer, Raytheon Technologies
Pursing BS in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Asian Studies
Occupation: Research Assistant, School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems
BS Computer Science 2017
Occupation: HPC Systems Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
BS Computer Science, BA Spanish 2017
Occupation: Software Developer, State Farm Insurance
BS Computer Science
Occupation: Front End Developer, National General Management Corporation
Pursing BS in Computer Science, anticipated graduation 2024
Occupation: Technology Sales Associate, Staples and Tech Repair
BS Computer Science and Mathematics
Pursuing MS in Computer Science
Occupation: Software developer, USGS Astrogeology Science Center as a software developer and Graduate Assistant for the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems
BS Electrical Computer Engineering and Computer Science 2018
Occupation: Verification Engineer I at Microchip Technology Inc.
BS, Computer Science
Pursuing MS in Computer Science
Occupation: Graduate Assistant, Caporaso Lab at the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute
Pursuing degree in Computer Science, anticipated graduation 2024
Occupation: Student Tech at Cline Library
Colin Vickers Wood
Pursuing degrees in Computer Science and Biology, anticipated graduation 2022
Occupation: Internship at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems and the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute
Pursuing degree in Computer Science, anticipated graduation 2022
Pursuing degree in Computer Science with minors in Japanese and Math, anticipated graduation 2022
Occupation: Working at the Caporaso Lab in the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute and conducting student research in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems