Ripple Scholarships

Ripple Scholarships for Computer Science and MACS Undergraduates

Beginning in 2019-2020, Ripple has funded scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are interested in research related to cybersecurity as enhanced by secure digital transactions, blockchain and other distributed systems, cryptocurrency, or secure financial transactions and cryptography. Ripple scholarships are $5,000 per year and are renewable subject to conditions of the scholarship.  Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply!

Current University of Oregon students interested in applying should:

  1. Submit a statement (.pdf) of no more than 200 words describing  academic interests, career goals, and any accomplishments in closely related areas;
  2. Ask a faculty member qualified to evaluate their computer science background to submit a brief letter of reference addressing the qualifications of the student to work in this area and the quality of their work at the UO;
  3. Submit an unofficial transcript.

Materials should be submitted by email to with subject line:  "Ripple Scholarship Application" by Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11.59 p.m.  

All applications will be reviewed after this date.  Scholarships will be awarded for Academic 2020-2021.

Scholarship renewals will depend on students maintaining good standing in their major and completing coursework and other activities that help qualify them for future relevant research and/or involvement with UO faculty in relevant research projects.