2010 Scholarship Winners: Computer Science

Mar 08, 2011

Each year, awards ten merit-based scholarships to students in fields ranging from health administration to criminal justice. We recently caught up with Jude Ejiobi, our 2010 winner in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Read on to learn how the scholarship has helped him.

By Megan Driscoll

jude ejiobi Please tell our readers about the education program in which you're currently enrolled.

Jude Ejiobi: I am enrolled in a double major program (computer science and business administration) at Springhill College in Mobile, Alabama. What was your previous educational and/or professional background, and how did you become interested in computer science?

JE: My previous educational background was in civil engineering. I became interested in the field of computer science because of the way that it can be used to solve life's problems in different areas. How has the 2010-2011 school year gone for you so far?

JE:The 2011 school year has been both challenging and rewarding for me. I have had the opportunity to participate in a few school projects that I consider very helpful. In what ways has the scholarship money you received from helped you in your studies?

JE: The scholarship money I received helped me pay for tuition. Please tell us about your plans for after you finish your degree.

JE: When I finish my degree, I would like to either work in forensic science and data collection or pursue more education. If you could have any job in your field, what would it be?

JE: If I could have any job in my field it would be in the area of cyber security. Finally, what advice would you give someone who's considering pursuing a similar degree program?

JE: Good advice for a person pursuing a degree in computer science would be to pursue professional certifications at the same time.

The deadline to apply for the 2011 Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Award is April 1, 2011.

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