Community Engaged Scholars in CS

Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of San Francisco


Registration Open for CS 186

Posted Thursday Jun 13, 2019

We are now opening up registration for our CS 186-02 Community Engaged CS course (formally titled “CS 101”) for incoming first-year CS majors.

This course provides a structured opportunity for students to learn and participate in the departmental and local technical communities on and off campus. The course features activities including guest speakers from the local tech industry; faculty research talks; presentations by the campus career center and similar organizations; field trips to local meetup events; and opportunities for students to socialize and build relationships with one another.

If you are interested, please email Sophie at with your name and student ID number.

Applications Closed for Fall 2019

Posted Wednesday May 08, 2019

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019. Thanks to everyone that applied and shared their stories.

Applications Still Open

Posted Wednesday May 01, 2019

We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2019. See our How to Apply page for details on the application process, and contact if you have any questions.

Now Accepting Applications

Posted Monday Apr 01, 2019

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2019 Community Engaged Scholars in Computer Science scholarship program!

To be eligible, applicants must be admitted as a full-time degree-seeking student in the CS major for Fall 2019, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, must qualify as low-income according to their submitted FAFSA, and must meet one of the GPA or test score cutoffs. See our How to Apply page for details.

Scholarship Details Posted

Posted Monday Mar 25, 2019

The details on what is included with the Community Engaged Scholars in Computer Science scholarship program are now posted!

This program offers students scholarships of $8,125 per year for four years ($32,500 total), with additional community building activities such as: a week-long expenses-paid head start program before classes start in the fall; a CS 101 course introducing you to the department and the greater computer science community in the San Francisco Bay area; cohort enrollment in lower division courses; faculty and alumni mentoring; a CS 301 career prep course; $1,000 in funding to attend a conference; and a CS-specific service learning course.

See the What’s Included page for details.