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ROSE-BUD Scholarship

The ROSE-BUD program is designed to broaden diversity in the fields of computer science, computer, electrical and software engineering, especially through enhanced participation by women and minority students.

ROSE-BUD’s goal is to enhance diversity among academically talented computer science, computer, electrical and software engineering majors. The program specifically seeks to help students with a demonstrated financial need, with an emphasis on women and minorities. 

The ROSE-BUD scholarship is also open to all transfer students majoring in Computer Science, Computer, Electrical or Software Engineering. The maximum ROSE-BUD scholarship is $10,000 per academic year and the amount awarded will be based on the Rose-BUD application in conjunction with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the RHIT admission application.

ROSE-BUD Scholars will retain their scholarships as long as they maintain a GPA of at least 2.75, remain enrolled full-time in one of the selected majors, and participate in the required activities. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the Rose-BUD Scholarship.

The ROSE-BUD program provides financial support, advising, mentoring, networking and professional development.  

ROSE-BUD Activities 

We have created special support mechanisms for both scholarship recipients and current Rose-Hulman students to help them prepare for summer internships and research experiences. As a ROSE-BUD scholar, you will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and upper-classmen through networking and mentoring. And we will conduct several workshops and seminars each academic year. 

Eligibility 

To be eligible for the ROSE-BUD Scholarship you must meet the following criteria:  

You must 

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
  • be accepted to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 
  • major in Computer Science, Computer, Electrical, or Software Engineering 
  • demonstrate high academic qualifications and professionalism 
  • be eligible to receive financial aid and demonstrate an unmet need 

How to Apply 

Scholarship Application Process 
for Incoming Freshman Students 

  • Apply to Rose-Hulman 

  • Application fee is waived 

  • No essay requirement 

  • Must declare major as Computer Science, Computer, Electrical, or Software Engineering on application  

  • Apply for the ROSE-BUD scholarship in December

  • Deadline: February 1 

  • Students who make the short list will be required to complete a phone or video interview. 

  • Scholarship selection and awards will be made byMarch 31annually 

Rose-Hulman is committed to increasing diversity on our campus. Check out these links for more information about colleges that support diversity and financial aid opportunities for women. 

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Lisa Norton has served as Dean of Admissions since 2013. She supervises a staff of professionals that process more than 5,000 applications for each freshman class; coordinate hundreds of college fairs, high school, and campus visits; and contact prospective students through publications, calls, e-mails, and social media.

Norton earned the President’s Outstanding Service award in 2013. She has been an officer for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling, including serving as president.