Beginning with summer 2018, the Andy Keidel Undergraduate Endowment Fund will provide grants of $5,000 to selected students to apply their computer science knowledge to a programming project during the summer.
Any Yale undergraduate student who will have taken two Computer Science courses by the summer can apply for the grant. The student does not have to be a Computer Science major.
Details and Requirements
To apply, fill out the Application Form (Click Me)
Application Deadline for Summer 2019: March 8, 2019.
We will award one (1) student with the grant in 2019.
At the beginning of the summer, the student receives $3,500 of the total grant. At the end of the summer, the student will publish a digital record of the project - a website, video, blog entry, app, etc. - to receive the additional $1,500 grant.
This grant requires the student to dedicate most of the summer to the project. Student should not concurrently work on another internship.
The project can be an open-source package, a mobile app, a website, etc, as long as it involves programming by the student.
What we look for:
Cross-disciplinary We are looking for projects that reflect the diverse Yale experience. Students are encouraged to talk to classmates or professors about what problems can benefit from computer science solutions.
Maximum learning The students should learn a lot from this experience, whether it's learning a new framework or platform, or gaining deeper knowledge in a particular field.
Worthwhile challenge Though subjective, this will be reflected through the selection process - alum volunteers with tech experience will score the applications.
Applications are judged by Yale Alumni in tech, including entrepreneurs in both software and hardware, data science professors, start-up lawyers, etc. Grant recipients also become part of the Selection Committee upon completion of their own projects.
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