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IEEE CS Richard E Merwin Scholarship

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, has a lot of scope for IEEE Student Members to involve and get recognized for their volunteering contributions.

IEEE Computer Society is the premier source for information, inspiration, and collaboration in computer science and engineering. This society offers the Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship (REM) Program. The selected winners of this award will have the opportunity to serve as student ambassadors for the IEEE in the computer society for the particular IEEE region to which they belong.


  • This Scholarship is intended to graduate students or those in the final two years of the undergraduate program in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer-related field of engineering to recognize and reward their voluntary service in their own community.

  • The students applying for this scholarship will need to have IEEE Computer Society membership for at least three (3) months prior to the application deadline is required.

  • Students applying for the award should have a minimum of one year in which to complete their degree or be considered or enrolled to immediately start further study upon completion.

  • Applicants are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.5/4.0 (or exam marks of at least 60%) and be full-time students as defined by their academic institution during the course of the award.

  • Student winners of the Computer Society’s Richard Merwin or UPE/CS award for the previous year (13 months) are not eligible.

  • The sponsor will provide $1000 each for 15-20 winning applicants across the globe.

Deadline: The closing date of the application is April 30 and September 30 each year. Individuals may apply once per year.

Evaluation Criteria: Evaluation criteria include participation in student IEEE branch/chapter activities (30%), academic achievement (30%) reflected in your transcripts, extracurricular activities (10%), letter of recommendation from student branch/chapter advisor (20%), and quality of Student Ambassador vision statement (10%).

Further Information & Application Link: IEEE Computer Society REM Scholarship Webpage

This scholarship requires activity within the IEEE community, so fill this expression of interest to be an IEEE UniMelb volunteer and roll up your sleeves to help in joint MUEEC-IEEE events. These range from career-advancing, networking, and social events, in addition to technical speeches, workshops, and industrial site visits. If you are an IEEE student member, we'll be happy to arrange any recommendation to reflect your performance and your leadership potential. This will also open up the possibility for you to join the IEEE UniMelb Committee also!

For more information, contact our MUEEC committee member and REM scholar at

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