Corin Anderson attended the University of Washington from 1993 through 2003. He earned Bachelors degrees in Computer Science & Math, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science. As an undergraduate, he was joined at the UW by his brother, Casey, and his mother, Cathy, who also earned Bachelors degrees in Computer Engineering and Technical Communications. And, again as Corin completed his Ph.D., Casey earned a Master’s through the CSE Professional Master’s Program. Sharing the college experience with family started even before the UW for the Andersons. Corin, Casey, and Cathy all attended Highline Community College first and graduated with Associates in Arts degrees on the same night (and one day before Corin graduated from Foster High School in Tukwila, WA). Corin and Casey’s father, Craig, rounded out the Anderson family support network.
Corin always felt that the culture of the CSE department was one of its best features, and he did his best to help contribute to it. He was known for decorating his office, especially around the holidays, and for always having snacks on hand for visitors. Corin carried on these traditions after graduation when he joined Google in Mountain View, CA in 2002. Google values and benefits from these traditions, and Corin has greatly enjoyed his tenure there, including working with many CSE alumni.
The Anderson family understands that college can be an overwhelming experience. It may be an abrupt transition from being the top of one's high school to one of many top students in a freshmen class, or to switch from evening classes at a community college to a much larger campus. Corin is happy that he had the good fortune of sharing in much of his undergraduate experience with family, and he hopes other students will have a similar opportunity.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide worthy undergraduate students in need of financial assistance an opportunity to advance their education in computer science or computer engineering. Award amounts will vary. Recipients shall be entering freshmen or transfer students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Office of Students Financial Aid.
This scholarship is available only to those students currently enrolled as a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major here at the University of Washington.