Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship Deadline – February 16, 2016





The UC San Diego Center for Networked Systems aspires to affirm the importance of future LGBT engineers by establishing the Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship, homage to a titan in the field whose contributions were tragically cut short.  A founder of the field of computer science and a brilliant mathematician, Alan Turing’s work contributed substantially to the Allied victory in World War II through his brilliant codebreaking.  After the war, Turing suffered outright persecution for his activities as a gay man. He died by suicide in 1954.

The Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 by the Center for Networked Systems through a philanthropic partnership.  As planned, the $10,000 award will be paid in the 2015-2016 academic year.


The Alan Turing Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 award paid in the spring quarter 2016 for undergraduate students who are majoring in computer science, electrical and computer engineering,  public policy, communications and other programs touching on networked systems and who are active in supporting the LGBT community.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Deadline: February 16, 2016

Online Application:

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the UCSD Scholarship Office at or (858) 534-1067.