J.P. Eckert Fellowship

For Masters Students in the CGGT, CIS, DATS, EMBS, MCIT, and Robotics Programs

Note that MCIT Online students are not eligible for this scholarship.

The J.P. Eckert Fellowship honors J. Presper Eckert, co-inventor of the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC, at the University of Pennsylvania.

This Fellowship will provide six outstanding master’s students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents $10,000 towards tuition. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide financial support to masters students and to support the University’s interest in obtaining educational benefits by promoting student body diversity. Each fellowship applicant’s qualifications shall be considered individually; in addition, in awarding the fellowships, consideration shall be given to the applicant’s socioeconomic and educational background and/or status as a member of an underrepresented minority group, so long as such consideration is necessary and appropriate in keeping with the University’s goal of obtaining educational benefits by promoting student body diversity. The University may modify or disregard any selection criteria if determined to be contrary to law or then existing University policy.

All incoming and current master’s students in CIS-affiliated master’s programs (CIS, CIT, CGGT, DATS, EMBS and ROBO) with at least two semesters remaining in the program will receive an email in August inviting them to apply. Selected winners will be announced in September. All applicants have to submit their resume, current transcript as well as a one-page statement of purpose on diversity and outreach in STEM fields. Incoming masters students can apply using the undergraduate transcripts they used for admissions.

The six selected master’s students will be designated as “Eckert Fellows.” During the fellowship year, fellows will have the opportunity to share their thoughts with the Director of CIS Diversity, and to participate in recruitment and outreach activities. Selected students will be awarded $3000 towards tuition for the first semester of the fellowship, and $7000 towards tuition for the second semester of the fellowship.

Graduate Program:

Your CIS Contacts:

Redian Furxhiu
Graduate Coordinator for on-campus MCIT, CIS/MSE and CGGT programs
Office: 308 Levine
Phone: 215-898-1668
Email: redian@seas.upenn.edu

Staci Kaplan
Graduate Coordinator for DATS and SCMP
Office: 308 Levine
Phone: 215-573-2431
Email: stacilk@seas.upenn.edu

Britton Carnevali
Graduate Coordinator for PhD program
Office: 310 Levine
Phone: 215-898-5515
Email: brittonc@cis.upenn.edu

Charity Payne
Graduate Coordinator for ROBO
Office: 459 Levine
Phone: 215-898-0374
Email: robo-coord@seas.upenn.edu

Liz Wai-Ping Ng
Associate Director for Embedded Systems MSE program
Office: 313 Levine
Phone: 215-898-8543
Email: wng@cis.upenn.edu