Scholarship Information


Application deadline: February 28, 2022

Each Supercomputing Challenge year, scholarships may be awarded based on qualities demonstrated by individuals applying for the Scholarship Program. These scholarships are not automatic, and students wishing to be considered MUST apply.
Application details are at the bottom of this page.

Note: Only High School Seniors are Eligible to Apply

School Specific Scholarships:

  • NMSU Physics Scholarship: $4,000 ($1,000 per year – renewable up to four years)
    Conditions: must major in physics at NMSU (could be a double major), must maintain GPA of 3.0 or better, Supercomputing Challenge project must have a strong physics component.
  • NMSU Computer Science Scholarship
    Conditions: $500 to a graduating senior who attends NMSU in the Fall, is registered as a Computer Science Major, has completed or is taking Calculus AB and has a high school GPA of 3.3 or better. Award to be presented after the start of the Fall Semester.
  • One-time $2,500 financial award ($1,250 per semester) to New Mexico State University
  • Two One-time $2,400 financial awards to New Mexico Tech
  • Two One-time $2,400 ($1,200 per semester) Scholarships to Eastern New Mexico University
  • One-time $250 financial award to Northern New Mexico College
  • One-time $250 financial award to Clovis Community College
  • UNM Computer Science Scholarship
    $4,000 ($1,000 per year – renewable up to four years)
    Conditions: must major in computer science at UNM, must maintain GPA of 3.0 or better in computer science courses, Supercomputing Challenge project must have a strong programming component.

Flexible Scholarships

  • We are currently soliciting sponsors for the flexible scholarship fund.

All scholarships are valid only through the institution's fall registration cycle for the calendar year in which the recipient graduates from high school.

All scholarship applicants are subject to the following:

  • be an active member of a Supercomputing Challenge team for more than one year
  • applicant's team submits a final report
  • plan to attend a two or four-year university
  • pursue a computing, engineering, mathematics or science major
  • Meet the university GPA requirements

Any senior student wishing to be considered for a scholarship award MUST submit the following via email by February 28th, 2021:

  • A letter describing his/her contribution to the team project with an emphasis on the specific areas of leadership.
  • The sponsoring teacher MUST provide a written endorsement of the team member's letter and outline the qualities and examples from the teacher's perspective.
  • A letter from the Project Mentor and/or other team members may also provide supporting statements of this individuals role and contribution to the team effort.
  • A scanned unofficial transcript
  • Please include information as to what college you plan to attend, if that is available, and what major do you plan to declare.

Send the information to Scholarships at

Current high school seniors in good standing with the Challenge (Interim Reports and Project Evaluation presentations) will be notified by email of the steps in the online process.

Based on receipt of the above information, the scholarship competitors will be contacted by the scholarship judges for more information. We might do phone interviews or personal interviews in Los Alamos the day of the Expo. Be sure to check your email for information and interview schedules in the weeks before the Expo.

Other Scholarships

College scholarship opportunity from Amazon Future Engineer - a unique scholarship opportunity for high school seniors offered by Amazon. The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship awards high school seniors a life-changing opportunity - a $40,000 scholarship for college and a guaranteed internship at Amazon following their freshman year of college.

Apply at Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship. Applications re-open in November. The deadline to apply might be in February 2022.