Since departmental funding is limited for incoming students, the School of Engineering and Computer Science will advocate at the university level for incoming pre-engineering, computer science, and bioinformatics majors who need additional scholarship money. Awards are not guaranteed and vary based on the application pool and number of scholarship dollars available for the incoming class. Students applying through this process must have a FAFSA and CSS Profile on file. If that paperwork is not on file, please fill out the FAFSA and CSS Profile first and then apply via the link below. All financial aid related questions can be directed to Student Financial Services.

Applications for students enrolling Fall 2020 open on February 3, 2020. The scholarship process will close March 20, 2020 at 11:59pm CST. Students will be notified of their status in the scholarship process by mid-April.


All classifications of students (Freshman-Seniors) are able to apply for departmental funds. These awards are both merit and need based. Applications open February 3, 2020 and will close at 11:59pm CST on March 20, 2020. In order to prepare your application, we have provided an outline of what you will need to submit HERE. Please prepare all of your materials before starting the application. You cannot save your application and come back to it at a later date.


If you are a current pre-engineering, engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical and computer engineering major, you will apply for departmental scholarship funds below.

If you are a current computer science, computer science fellows, or bioinformatics major, you will apply for departmental scholarship funds below.

The departmental scholarship application allows students to apply to the scholarships for which they are eligible using one web form.  View the complete list of available Engineering and Computer Science scholarships.

For general questions, please email  If you have specific questions, please use the following faculty contacts per your major.

  • All Incoming Student Inquiries:
  • Current Students in the Department of Computer Science: Dr. Matthew Fendt 
  • Current Students in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering:  Dr. Michael Thompson 
  • Current Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering:  Dr. Benjamin Kelley 

School of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Engineering
& Computer Science
One Bear Place #97356
Waco, TX 76798-7356
(254) 710-3871