Federico Younes, a computer science major on the Pleasantville campus, was one of two undergraduate students nationwide to be awarded a $1,000 UPE Scholarship. UPE, short for Upsilon Pi Epsilon, is the only international honor society for the computing and information disciplines. While this scholarship has been available for a number of years, this is the first time that a Pace student has applied for consideration.
When asked about the scholarship, Federico said that he was both pleased and honored and encouraged “others to investigate what external scholarships are available as there are many that students are not aware of. Students tend to think that it is too much trouble because their chances of receiving one are slim, but it can actually be easier than they think and definitely very rewarding.”
Federico was nominated for this award by Associate Dean Bernice Houle who serves as adviser to the Pace UPE chapter. All UPE members, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible provided they meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate Students: a QPA of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 64 credits including 18 credits in basic computing courses
- Graduate Students: a QPA of at least 3.75 with a minimum of 18 credits of required course work
For more information about the UPE Scholarship, contact Dr. Bernice Houle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those interested in joining UPE, the next induction ceremony will take place in Fall 2010. Invitations will be sent out to those students who are eligible a few months prior to the event. If you are about to graduate in January or June of 2010, contact the chapter president, Andreea Cotoranu, to discuss the details of your induction at email@example.com.