This scholarship was established by the Glerum family in order to provide assistance to freshmen entering the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. Melissa Glerum received her bachelors degree in computer science from Brown University, and Kirk Glerum received his bachelors degree in computer science from the University of Washington. Their educations prepared them for highly successful careers at Microsoft, and they hope to make the same opportunity available to future generations of students.

This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award amount varies depending on the individual need of the recipients.


This scholarship is available only to students currently enrolled as Computer Science or Computer Engineering majors at the University of Washington.