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Information Systems Department
Aloha IS Student,
The IS Department is pleased to recognize excellent performance in its
students that are established achievers, and to encourage excellent
performance by its students that are newly joining the ranks of
One major way we recognize excellent performance is by monetary
The School of Computing is hosting the scholarship application web
page. You can find it here. To be considered for a scholarship, you
must apply (the usual method), or you must be nominated by a member of
the scholarship committee (very rare).
To be awarded a scholarship, you must be an official IS major, and
have an up-to-date and complete MAPPER map on file. Up-to-date means
that you personally (not just your advisor) have filed your MAP within
a month or two of the scholarship application due date. For Fall 2006
scholarships, you must file (save) on or after Feb 1, 2006.
'Personally' helps us be sure you actually agree with what is in your
map. Complete means that you are at worst three credits short of
having a plan that will graduate you. More than that and we will not
award you. See your advisor to get waivers and substitutions added
into your map to eliminate your shortages.
The rest of this web page explains the process of awarding
scholarships. This information is provided to encourage you and to
help you develop your credentials so you maximize your future
Starting with the Fall 2006 scholarship cycle, IS department
scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis using a system of
points to determine the winners.
Points are earned by your major GPA (grade point average) as well as
other achievements that we have selected as worthy of scholarship
For students that have demonstrated a clear and positive track record,
we will award all requested scholarships for the school year, Fall
2006 through Summer 2007, all at one time. For students 'close to the
line' that have a promising record, we will award scholarships a
semester at a time so we can target and reward students that are
Your basic score is based on your grades in your major classes (deemed
to be cs101, cs201, is110, is220, is240, is250, is280, is307, is330,
is350, is351, is386, is389, math201, math221, acct201, acct203,
econ200, econ201, busm242). We average these grades. Five core
classes (cs201, is250, is280, is307, is350) are given double weight in
the average because of their importance. We multiply your weighted
major GPA by ten, giving us a number between 20 and 40.
We add 1 point for each A or A- in one of those major classes. 0.5
point for each B+, B, or B- in one of those major classes. This
rewards students who have completed more classes with excellence.
We add points for certifications or their related tests: 1 point each
for passing A+(hw), A+(os), Network+, and Linux+, 2 points for RHCT, 4
points for RHCE, 3 points (under discussion) for CCNA, others to be
For your score on the ISA exam, 1 point for 40 percent, 2 for 50, 3
for 60, 4 for 70, 5 for 80, and 6 for 90.
The IS scholarship committee has also agreed to an aging plan that
will give more weight to more recent things, and less weight to things
that happened several years ago, but I don't have the programming
working on that yet, so I am not sure if it will take effect in
Thanks! Bro Colton, BYUH IS Chair