Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship


[vc_row][vc_column parallax=”content-moving”][vc_column_text]Apply for this Scholarship. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

The Merwin Scholarship now has two application deadlines: 30 April and 30 September of each year (you may apply only once per year), with awards of $1,000 and up.

IEEE Computer Society is offering $40,000 in student scholarships, from $1,000 and up, to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts.

This scholarship was created in honor of the late Richard E. Merwin, past president of the IEEE Computer Society, to recognize and reward student leadership.

The selected winners of this award will have the opportunity to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for the particular IEEE region to which they belong. Duties as Student Ambassadors will include collecting and disseminating information to student branches or chapters in their region and serving as a liaison between the IEEE Computer Society Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB) and student members in their region. Over a dozen scholarships of $1,000 and up are available, for one academic year (approximately 9 months).

Who is Eligible?
Graduate students, and those in the final two years of an undergraduate program in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer related field of engineering who are active members of a student branch or chapter are eligible.

IEEE Computer Society membership for at least three (3) months prior to the application deadline is required. (Note: Students applying for the award should have a minimum one year in which to complete their degree, or be considering or enrolled to immediately start further study upon completion.)

Applicants are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 / 4.0 (or exam marks of at least 60%), and be a full-time student as defined by his or her academic institution during the course of the award. Student winners of the Computer Society’s Richard Merwin or UPE/CS award for the previous year (13 months) are not eligible.

Evaluation criteria include participation in student IEEE branch/chapter activities (30%), academic achievement (30%), extracurricular activities (10%), letter of recommendation from student branch/chapter advisor (20%), and quality of Student Ambassador vision statement (10%).

For your transcripts, your minimum GPA requirement is 2.5 / 4.0. If your GPA is based on percentages and NOT a 4.0 grading scale, you must include mark sheets to notate how your GPA is calculated

Additionally, your transcripts should be of your entire current degree track (Juniors and Seniors should include first two years of grades; Masters and PhD should include current track)
Upon acceptance you will have to provide a Letter of Full-time Enrollment certificate for duration of Ambassador tenure with school seal on certificate.

Letter of Recommendation(s):

  • The IEEE Student Branch Adviser or
  • The CS Chapter Chair (i.e. the professional chapter)
  • You can also present a second LOR (this is optional)

Things Not to Include:

  • Examples of Flyers or Posters from chapter activities etc.
  • High School Transcripts
  • Your CV
  • Anything not related to the application requirements


Our Student Branch Women’s Day photo contest…


[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The major contribution of women towards society making it a better place to live. Women are said to be the symbol of positivity, determination, strong-will-power, courage, and a lot more things.

We celebrated this spirit of women with utmost respect and dedication.
On International Women’s Day 2020 we, IEEE Student Branch of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka organized photography contest called ‘ICONIC WOMEN’.This an inter university competition. Students Capture a picture that portrays women’s abilities. We evaluated the results based on likes and the discussion with panel.
We had some rules for this contest. They are,

1. The image must be in jpeg format and preferably no longer than 1000px in width or height.
2. The image should be unframed.
3. Entries may not contain the following: alcohol, drugs or any kind of inappropriate behaviour.
Entries that contain any inappropriate materials will be disqualified.
4. You cant use other filter apps for the photo(Eg.B612, Youcam and etc.)
Students post their photo with the title of your photograph and the caption of  ‘Photography Contest RUSL #IEEE #IEEESBRUSL #ICONICWOMEN #PHOTOGRAPHYCONTEST’.
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IEEEXtreme Programming Competition


[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”783″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”784″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][ieee_heading text=”What is IEEEXtreme ?” heading=”h2″ type=”boxed”][vc_column_text]IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members – advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.