IGT Scholarships for Women in Computer Science

IGT has established the IGT Scholars Program to provide support for women majoring in Computer Science.

IGT Scholars will receive the following:

  • A $2,500 tuition scholarship in their first year, and a $5,000 tuition scholarship for three subsequent years.
  • Access to industry mentors from IGT to help develop the skills needed for success in both academia and industry.
  • Access to specialized academic and professional coaching at workshops run by Computer Science faculty and staff. IGT Scholars will receive guidance on topics such as resume building and writing, and job interviewing skills.
  • Engagement in a peer network. IGT Scholars participating in the program will be placed into a cohort and will move through their core classes together. This network will help foster a sense of community and belonging among the IGT Scholars.
  • Opportunities to attend national conferences, such as the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists.
  • Access to research opportunities and hands-on experiences through capstone projects. IGT Scholars have an opportunity to work with engineers at IGT to help design solutions for real-world problems.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2022 with a deadline of December 15, 2022.  Applicants will be asked to provide the following:

  • A short essay explaining why they would like to participate in this program
  • Demographic Information

Decisions will be made based on the above information as well as any or all of the following:

  • Fall semester grades 
  • High school transcript 
  • Personal interview 


Any first-year student who identifies as a woman and is a Computer Science major, or intends to be a Computer Science major is eligible to apply.  In order to continue in the program, IGT Scholars are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Selection Process

IGT Scholars will be selected from among the applicants by a committee in the Department of Computer Science and Statistics in conjunction with the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.  The selection decisions will be made by January 15, 2022.

IGT Scholar Responsibilities

IGT Scholars will be responsible for maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  They will be expected to:

  • Participate in all activities sponsored by the IGT Scholars Program.
  • Continue as a Computer Science major.
  • Take Computer Science courses as advised by the Program Coordinator.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Lisa DiPippo (ldipippo@uri.edu)