VMWare Fellow Martin Casado Computer Science Scholarship
February 1, 2019
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 Norther 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 positions 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.
How to Apply
Interested incoming freshman, transfer students and continuing students should submit an online application. The application opens December 1, 2019. The last day to submit will be February 1, 2019. The scholarship committee will consider applications only from those students who comply with the basic criteria listed for the VMWare scholarship, which can be found below.
Students must complete the FAFSA to be eligible. Find instructions how do this on the NAU Resource Center Website.
VMware Fellow Martin Casado Computer Science Scholarship Requirements
Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computer Science
- Full-time undergraduate
- Arizona resident
- Demonstrated financial need
- Preference given to Flagstaff residents
Along with this application, please submit the following materials as one PDF or Word document to Joanna.Stevens@nau.edu:
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.
One Reference Form must also be completed by a professor who is familiar with your academic performance. Please contact them directly with your request. The referral form can be found through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/vrSNqgM1cq1UmpuF2