The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. It was established in 2009 by Todd Laney.

Todd is a Seattle native who graduated from Garfield High School and then attended the UW and studied computer science and engineering from 1983-1987. Todd believes everyone with a passion for CSE should have the opportunity to attend a great University like the UW. He believes a quality education will allow students to follow their passion for computer science and engineering later in life.

This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students 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 those students currently enrolled as a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major here at the University of Washington.