The purpose of this endowment is to provide assistance to undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.
This endowment was established in 2007 in the name of Dr. Alfred Weaver to help undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need in the Computer Science & Engineering department fund the cost of attending the University of Washington.
Dr. Alfred Weaver, a professor of computer science at the University of Virginia lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where he is the Lucian Carr III Professor of Engineering and Applied Science. During his tenure at UVA, he has been Chairman of the Department, Director of the Computer Science Corporate Partners Program, and has served on more than 30 major committees, chairing most of them. Dr. Weaver has taught more than 20 different courses within the department and has directed the research of 9 Ph.D. dissertations, 27 master’s theses, and 29 master’s projects.
Over his professional career, Dr. Weaver has received more than 100 governmental/industrial grants, produced 12 books or chapters of books, produced more than 20 journal publications, more than 100 conference publications, and more than 75 technical reports. He has been an invited speaker at dozens of meetings, and has given more than 40 tutorials. He has given dozens of ACM national lectures, and been on the editorial board of many major technical journals. He is also a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, ACM, and IEEE. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He holds patents and copyrights and has founded several companies.
Besides his primary professorship at UVA, Dr. Weaver has graced many other organizations with his impressive capabilities, including the NASA Johnson Space Center, the Department of Computer Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, and the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
Dr. Weaver shares his passion and compassion with all who come within his sphere. He mentors undergraduate and graduate students with wisdom, compassion and care, sharing his insight, intellect and creativity while always encouraging the development of these properties in them. He gives his time and effort unflinchingly to the professional and academic communities, enhancing the knowledge, professionalism and humanity present in each endeavor. And he shares his soul with his family and friends.
For any undergraduate starting out their career, there is no better personal or professional life to attempt to emulate than that of Alfred C. Weaver.
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 those students currently enrolled as a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major here at the University of Washington.