Computer science student awarded Microsoft Scholarship

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering junior Ivan Hernandez has been awarded a Microsoft scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year.

Photo of Ivan HernandezMicrosoft's scholarship qualifies Hernandez to receive $3,000 in tuition coverage.

He not only received the scholarship but also was offered an internship with Microsoft last December. Hernandez will intern this summer at the Microsoft Corporation in the Seattle, Washington area as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) intern for the Search group.

Hernandez was an also an Explore Microsoft intern last summer.

"This is great news for Ivan, Texas A&M, and Microsoft," said Rian Sammy Sacquitne of Microsoft University Recruiting. "Ivan was chosen out of hundreds of applicants from schools all across North America. We feel Ivan is the exact type of high caliber student we look for at Microsoft."

Microsoft selection criteria includes full-time enrollment in a bachelor's degree program at a college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico, and successful progress toward a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline, such as math or physics, with a demonstrated interest in computer science. Candidates are selected on the basis of eligibility, quality of application, commitment to leadership and financial need.

Hernandez is studying computer science and is interested in graphics. He said his classes with Dr. Scott Schaefer are his favorites. Upon graduating he said he would like to work in video game development.