The CodeBetter.Com/Devlicio.Us Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science

I’m happy to announce a new initiative here at CodeBetter and, the The CodeBetter.Com/Devlicio.Us Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science. This endowment will provide yearly scholarships to students that meet the following criteria:

  • Female undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Full-time enrollment
  • The scholarship may be renewed for the same student for up to four years as long as a financial need is maintained.

Why are we doing this?

For one thing, it helps us achieve our mission:

CodeBetter.Com exists in order to help foster awareness of better practices, superior tools, proven methodologies and techniques within the software development community.  We do this by providing developers of all levels a place to teach and learn about these topics through blog and forum posts, articles, software reviews, tools and examples.

But also, we feel that there is a genuine need for female graduates and participants in our field, especially at the upper levels of our profession.

But wait, there’s more :)

This scholarship will also be an adoption of sorts into the CodeBetter/ family.  All of us here will be involved in choosing the candidates each quarter, and we can provide guidance and learning opportunities through featured blog posts.  We’re also going to provide a package of software and books chosen by our bloggers to each candidate.


I’ve chosen the local university here in Norfolk, VA to establish this scholarship, mainly for ease of management on my part. This will provide scholarships for as long as the University exists.  To me that’s the coolest part, can you imagine in 100 years someone getting a .com endowment?  Here’s the MOU document for anyone interested in the specifics.

Look for more on this as we choose a recipient for the spring semester!


About Brendan Tompkins

Brendan runs CodeBetter.Com. He was twice awarded MVP for Microsoft .NET, and is a founder and the CTO of Quick180.Com More about Brendan at
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  • Tiara

    This is a schlorship that I really woould love to have, how do I apply for it. Because I really want to go to school and with a scholarship like this I know I am going to a unversity.

  • Brendan Tompkins


    I think if you make any stipulations at all, you’d need to justify them.. It’s very easy to show a justification for need for female students..


    Contact the department of financial aid, and ask specifically about the “” scholarship. There’s funding available this semester.

  • lanayah pollard

    how do you apply for the scholarship above?

  • Marcel Popescu

    Hmm… I find it weird that you can specify gender in today’s PC America. Would it still be ok if you said *male* student? Just curious… your money, your call as far as I’m concerned (and I admire your initiative).

  • Tuna Toksoz


    This is not an internship. It is a scholarship.

  • Alex Lowe

    Brendan and crew – this is awesome! Thanks for staying true to your mission in creating a much needed scholarship program.

  • Brendan Tompkins


    Currently this is only for ODU. Should this one be a success, perhaps we’ll look into something broader in the future.

  • Ezgi

    Can female students from other universities apply for this internship?