Are you a computer science major who has made a significant contribution to the software engineering community? Perhaps you have written revolutionary code or have just completed a computer science thesis? If this sounds like you, Hired would like to help you transition into the workforce.

About Hired

Hired ( is a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers, competing opportunities and job details. This level of insight is unmatched, making the recruiting process quicker and more efficient than ever before.

About the Hired Scholarship

The Hired Scholarship offers a $5,000 first prize award for both spring and fall semesters, plus personalized training and promotion from a Talent Advocate to help promising computer science prodigies into the professional ranks. The top 10 finalists will also receive career coaching from a dedicated Talent Advocate, plus promotion to position them as top-rated software engineers. The Hired Scholarship is a golden chance for young software engineers to polish their interview skills and land their dream job.

Eligibility Requirements

The Hired Scholarship is open to undergrads and graduate students in Computer Science along with software engineers from other majors who have made valuable contributions to the computer science or computer engineering landscape. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a accredited college or university in the United States. There is no specific major or GPA requirement. To be eligible for scholarship consideration you must meet all of the following criteria:

Applicants Must Be:
  • A full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • U.S Citizens, permanent residents, or student visa holders.
  • Be age 18 or older.
Applicants May Not Be:
  • Children under the age of 18.
  • Children of, or directly related to, Hired employees.
  • Individuals not currently enrolled as a full-time college or university student in a computer science program at an accredited college or university in the United States or the District of Columbia.

How to Apply

To apply, write a one-page essay summarizing what makes your contribution to the software engineering field significant. Applicants must also provide at least one of the following practical demonstrations:

  • A link to source code, a code library, or similar demonstration of what you have built
  • A link to computer science thesis
  • An applied computer science or computer engineering project

With the above criteria addressed, submit your application to the Hired Scholarship Committee via email, including the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Your school, major, and graduation date

Selection Process and Notification

The Hired scholarship committee will review all submissions and the scholarship award winner and top 10 finalists will be notified via email.

Judging Criteria

The Hired scholarship committee will review the submissions to select the applicant who has made the most significant contribution to the software engineering world. The submissions will be evaluated using three main criteria: design, execution, and creativity.

Additional Details

The scholarship is non-renewable, and recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once during their lifetime. By applying you agree to assign to Hired all rights to your submission, including the signing of contribution agreement, whereby Hired assumes full rights of the one-page written submission and limited rights to publish contributions to the computer science community.

Note: Please do not include any information in your submission that you do not agree to be subject to these publicity rights. Please review the Official Rules for all terms and conditions of submissions.

Deadline for Submission

The submission deadline is 12:00 a.m. PST on June 1, 2018 for fall semester and 12:00 a.m. PST on October 1, 2018 for spring semester.


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No purchase necessary. Signing up for the Hired Service will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Hired Scholarship will be offered twice during the 2018 year, the first term submission deadline will be 12:00am PST on June 1, 2018, and the second term submission deadline will be 12:00am PST on October 1, 2018, for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2018 semesters, respectively; and is open to full-time students who met the eligibility requirements set forth in the Official Rules. At time of entry, applicants must be (a) enrolled as a college or university student and (b) a legal U.S. resident (of one of the 50 United States or D.C.), including those on visas available for international students. Eligible entries will be reviewed by a panel of individuals within the Hired, Inc. organization, with one applicant per term eligible for the awarded scholarship. Only one award will be given for each term, with two terms in total for the 2018 year. In submitting an application and application materials applicants grant to Hired a fully paid, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide license to publicize, reproduce, and modify the application and application materials as Hired may so choose.