Data Science Excellence Scholarship

Awarded By: Illinois Institute of Technology in USA
Updated on Mar 7, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Jun 15, 2022
Amount: USD 4,000
United States of AmericaUSA

Scholarship Overview

The Data Science Excellence Scholarship is awarded to select data science students. Scholarship values vary based on applicants’ GPA, GRE score, and academic/professional experiences.

Applicable course, university, and country

Master of Applied Science in Data Science

Scholarship amount details

The maximum award value is a flat $4,000 per semester.
This award can be deferred for up to one year.
The scholarship can be used for four semesters.
Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.20 (last updated 7th December 2023).
Scholarship amount will be given: Every Semester
Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:

Eligible student nationality

India, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • At least one letter of recommendation is required
  • Submit CV/ Resume
  • Financial Support Form
  • Academic transcripts
  • GMAT/GRE Scores
  • English Language Proficiency Proof
  • Professional Statement: Responses to questions should be approximately 150 – 200 words in length
  • Possible questions that you may be asked include:Why are you interested in this program?How will this program will help your future goals?
  • Why are you interested in this program?
  • How will this program will help your future goals?

Scholarship Application:
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable.
No separate application is needed.

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
Official Transcripts Required
SOP Required
LOR Required
CV Required

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application final end date June 15, 2022

Additional Information:
The scholarship can be used in conjunction with other scholarships awarded by the College of Computing.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Scholarship values vary based on applicants’ GPA, GRE score, and academic/professional experiences
  • A bachelor’s degree, although not necessarily in computer science, is required with a minimum overall GPA of 30/40
  • Four-year bachelor’s degree in any field; three-year bachelor’s degrees must be conferred in First Class with Distinction from an NAAC Grade “A” Indian institution
  • Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis but are expected to have basic knowledge of discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability, statistics, relational databases, and some programming such as Matlab, C++, Java, Python, or Ruby
  • Applicants lacking prerequisite coursework but who are otherwise strong candidates (ie, with relevant work experience) may be admitted, but these applicants would be required to make up any needed coursework
  • Applicants must have completed the equivalent of the following fundamental undergraduate coursework to begin the Master of Data Science degree program:
  • Computer Science:
  • Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Advanced Studies
  • Knowledge of any high-level programming language, such as C or Python, as well as object-oriented programming, can be substituted for knowledge of C++ or Java
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Elementary Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • ELP requirements:
  • TOEFL: a minimum section score of 20
  • IELTS: a minimum section score of 65
  • PTE: a minimum section score of 53
  • GRE:
  • 304 (quantitative + verbal) and 25 (analytic writing)

Special Restrictions:
No Special Restriction applicable
Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required (minimum score 90)
IELTS Required (minimum score 65)
PTE Required (minimum score 63)
GRE Required (minimum score 304)
12 Required
UG Required (minimum score 30 GPA)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
Students will be auto considered for the scholarship. No separate application is required.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
Official transcripts, LOR, CV, SOP.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
Every Semester