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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 open to incoming freshmen 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. 


To be eligible for the ROSE-B UD 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 
  • Must declare major as Computer Science, Computer, Electrical, or Software Engineering on application
  • (Deadline: February 1)
  • Students who make the shortlist will be required to complete a phone or video interview.
  • Scholarship selection and awards will be made by March 31 annually
Rose-Hulman is committed to increasing diversity on our campus.  Check out these links for more information about colleges that support diversity, scholarship information for minorities,  and financial aid opportunities for women.  

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