Service Scholars 2015 Group

Electronics and Computing Service Scholars

876 Miami Alumns have served in the peace corps since 1961

Working hand-in-hand with community organizations and government agencies, computing professionals are poised to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. We invite you to join a community of students dedicated to this goal: Not simply learning computing to get a good job (though, of course, you will), but learning to work together with others to make a difference.

We are looking for a few students who hope to learn computing in preparation for a career of service to their communities and to humanity.

A supportive cohort-based experience

The Electronics and Computing Service Scholars program is meant to be a welcoming and supportive environment for all kinds of people. You will live in the dorms with students that value diversity and see value in multiple points of view. 

Benefits

29th best undergraduate engineering programs. U.S. News & World ReportThanks to financial support from the National Science Foundation (award 1355513) and Miami’s College of Engineering and Computing, students accepted to the program will receive:

  • Access to the Service Scholar Team Room, with homework tutors and project mentors.
  • Admission to the exclusive EaCSS living learning community (LLC).
  • Travel stipends for conferences related to the EaCSS program.
  • Financial support for supplies and travel related to student-led service projects. 

Eligibility

This program is intended for high school seniors (or others) that are applying to be first-year students at Miami University, with a major in one of the following fields: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Software Engineering.

Scholarships

Students with financial need will also be eligible for a partial scholarship. We anticipate making 15-30 awards per year, with an average value of about $4,500. The amount awarded will be based on the student’s level of financial need, and will be detailed in the financial aid letter you receive after being accepted to the university. 

Students tie-dye shirts outside in front of a 'Celebrate National Volunteer Week!' banner

Service learning

Service learning is an educational approach that integrates service with learning. Instead of simply learning the topic of a course in the classroom, we go out into the community and find a real project for a real client. By building the software or hardware solution the community partner needs, the student learns the same topics as the non-service version of the course, but with a deeper understanding of the context and potential positive impact of their new skills. 

EaCSS will not be recruiting a cohort for Fall 2017. Keep an eye out for information about Fall 2018