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Student Employment and Scholarships

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has special assistantship/scholarship for our students majoring in computer science, math, and math education. Since 2005, the department has received over 1.6 million dollars of grant. Part of the grant is used to provide tuition assistantship for our graduate students in the Master of Science program in Computer and Information Science and the Master of Science program in Math Education. Part of the grant is used to provide student assistantship for our undergraduate students to work in the Math Center.

The department also receives special scholarship from business. C-Spire provides a special scholarship for two Computer Science Majors who are Mississippi residents every year. C-Spire also invites the recipients to have internship in the company.

In addition to these special scholarship and employment opportunities, students can also get financial aid from the University. For details, please click one of the links below or go to www.alcorn.edu/financialaid. You are welcome to contact our department for department-based scholarship information.


Scholarship Grant Information:

Scholarship Information for the MS. Program of Computer and Information Science (CIS) and the MS. Program of Second Education in Mathematics (SEM):
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science working as one division of Alcorn State University, has been awarded a sub-HBCU-M grant from Department of Education, USA for 2017-2023 academic years.
Students enroll any of the two programs, will be automatically awarded scholarship to pay partial tuition each semester. In addition, students can apply for teaching/research assistants at the university's math center and departments under professors’ supervision.

If you are interested in apply for Master Program of Computer and Information Science or Master Program of Second Education in Mathematics, please contact:

Dr. Ping Zhang
Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Email: pzhang@alcorn.edu
Phone: 601-877-6431

...or the graduate school of Alcorn State University.



Scholarship News
C-Spire Scholarship for the 2016‐2017 Academic Year

Total Scholarship Amount Yearly/Per Semester = $3000/$1500

Scholarship Awardees:

  • Christopher J Campbell, Computer Science Senior Student
  • Tia D Brinkley, Computer Science Major
  • Marcedes A. Johnson, Computer Science Major


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