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The Frank and Frances Guinta Scholarships are for students who major in mathematics, computer science, or data science. Awards are based on financial need and academic performance.  They are intended to help outstanding students, either by being used to meet unmet financial need or to replace aid given in the form of loans.

Awards typically range from $1000 to $5000, depending on available funds.  The amount of each award will be determined by the Selection Committee, based on the criteria below.  Awards are for one year only, with half being dispersed each semester.  Recipients in one year may apply in subsequent years.  An award may be withdrawn following any semester in which a student's academic performance is judged unsatisfactory.

Selection factors:

  • Intention to major in Mathematics, Teaching Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Science with Healthcare Information Technology, or Data Science.
  • Recommendation of one or two professors in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Quality of Academic Performance.
  • Financial need (including unmet need and loans) as determined by Student Enrollment and Financial Services.

To apply for the scholarship, send an e-mail from your JCU e-mail account to Dr. Barbara D'Ambrosia, Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at, with the following information.  

  • Your name and Banner ID.
  • Your home address, phone, and e-mail address.
  • Your current year (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.) and your intended date of graduation.
  • Your GPA for courses in your major.
  • The name of your academic advisor.
  • The names of one or two professors who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation for you.  (Contact them first, to make sure that they're willing to write a recommendation.)
  • A brief statement (a few paragraphs) about your collegiate and post-collegiate Math, Computer Science, or Data Science goals, plans, and aspirations; and describe how the receipt of this scholarship money will affect the number of hours you must work in order to pay for your schooling.

Use the subject line "2022 Guinta Scholarship application."  Check to make sure that you have provided ALL of the requested information before sending your message.  Applications are due by Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

You may direct questions regarding this scholarship to Dr. D'Ambrosia.