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UMBC scholarships available for computer science students

Financial services giant Morgan Stanley has committed $125,000 this year, renewable annually for up to four additional years, to support the two-pronged program of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Graduate School – the Data Science Scholarship Fund for master’s degree students in computer science and the research funding for the Center of Accelerated Real Time Analytics to address big data storage issues in the coming years.

The scholarship program will be open to computer science students who are doing research topics on data science and will be selected by UMBC faculty and staff based on academic achievement. “We are excited to grow our collaboration with Morgan Stanley to prepare talented students for data-focused careers,” says UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Chair Anupam Joshi.

“Morgan Stanley already employs so many UMBC graduates and student interns,” adds Joshi. “This scholarship fund further supports our shared commitment to developing a diverse talent pool for the future.”

Morgan Stanley scholarship recipients with Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Chair, Dr. Anupam Joshi (right). From top left: Caroline Kery, M.S.  in Computer Science 2020; Kasra Darvish, Ph.D. in Computer Science 2024; and Nitu Choudhary, M.S. in Computer Science 2020. From middle left: Sandesh Timilsina, M.S. Computer Science 2020; Devajit Asem, M.S. in Computer Science 2020; and Christian Angel Ph.D. in Computer Science 2024. From bottom left: Prachi Bhalerao, M.S. in Computer Science 2020; and Rebecca Brennan, M.S. in Computer Science 2020. (Photo by Raquel Hamner)

In a related development, the UMBC Career Centre will also continue to work with Morgan Stanley as an employer partner, and leverage UMBC Training Centers for Morgan Stanley leadership and data science course training.
“Training the next generation of data scientists and investing in data science research are both key to advancing technology innovation,” says Morgan Stanley’s Technology Managing Director Michael Wertheimer. “We are thrilled to support UMBC and look forward to welcoming UMBC graduates interested in joining Morgan Stanley.”

A career in data science

The UMBC Graduate School is one of the highly-ranked partner institutions of EduCo in the United States. EduCo SVP for US Operations Jim Panos echoes the need for students to consider the data science in line with job advancement. “This is an opportunity for our students who may be working in companies that deal with large volumes of data to seize the various career opportunities that could evolve from getting a graduate degree in Data Science.”
For details about the master’s degree in computer and data sciences, intake schedules, scholarships, fees, IELTS and other requirements, international students and education agents may check out the EduCo Course Finder.