The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is the professional association for Internet engineering, architecture, and operations. According to their website, their “core focus is on continuous improvement of the data transmission technologies, practices, and facilities that make the Internet function. In an effort to support the next generation of network operators, NANOG has established the NANOG Scholarship Program to assist current undergraduate and graduate-level students pursuing a degree in one of the eligible fields listed below.”
Who is eligible to apply for the NANOG Scholarship Program?
Applicants to the NANOG Scholarship Program must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current postsecondary undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in one of the following fields of study:
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Network Engineering
- Telecommunications (at the graduate-level only)
- Plan to enroll part-time (at least six credits) or full-time in undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
- Each recipient of the scholarship agrees to allow the use of his or her biographical and academic information in publications of the university and NANOG respectively.
For application instructions, click here.
How much is the NANOG Scholarship Program worth?
- If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Four (4) awards will be granted in 2017. Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not re-apply.
- Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
When is the NANOG Scholarship Program application due?
Your application must be submitted on or before June 2, 2017.
Best of luck to all applicants!