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Computer Science Students of Distinction

An award program for outstanding highschool computer students.

AAOC History Project

History Project

The Arkansas Academy of Computing has initiated a History Project to preserve many of the stories and artifacts of the founding of the computing business in Arkansas. Most of the true computing industry pioneers in Arkansas had no idea they would make a career and significant contributions in this new field and their stories are fascinating, informative, and inspirational.

History Project

Most of our members knew Cecil McDermott, sadly he passed on May 17, peacefully in his sleep.  Take a moment to experience a moment in his life in his  AAoC video.

Cecil McDermott

Or view his obituary here

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Computer Science Students of Distinction Application

The CSSoD is an award program for High School Juniors and Seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in Computer Science.  The program, which is facilitated by the Arkansas Computer Science Initiative, is administered by the Arkansas Academy of Computing. The AAOC is comprised of more than 201 members who have demonstrated a significant impact on computing in Arkansas.

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The Arkansas Academy of Computing provides supplemental scholarships to students in a number of computing and information technology disciplinesv at these Arkansas universities: Arkansas State, Arkansas Tech, Henderson State, South Arkansas, UA Fayetteville, UA Little Rock, UA Monticello, UA Pine Bluff, and the University of Central Arkansas. This year our goal is to provide $25,000 in scholarships. If you donate at least $500, you may designate which program you are supporting. We need your help in making sure Arkansas has the computer science graduates it needs! If your business or group can provide matching funds, that can make a huge difference.

Help support students in a number of computing and information technology disciplines by donating now.

Three employee groups have set up endowments to sponsor scholarships. It takes approximately $12,500 to endow a $500 scholarship forever. By donating to these endowments, you ensure that AAoC and your place of business will be recognized for a long time. To date, these employee group endowments have supported support a minimum of 5 scholarships, sometimes as many as 8.

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