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Wildermuth Asian – Technology Endowed Scholarship Application

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The Wildermuth Asian — Technology Endowed Scholarship is awarded to Asian-Pacific students, who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, to pursue Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) at Graceland University. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000 and are renewable for all four years of study. Applicants do not need prior experience or training in computer technologies, but rather an interest in computing, an aptitude for math or science, and good communication skills.

If awarded an Wildermuth Scholarship you must accept certain conditions to maintain for all four years, including good grades as a CSIT major and participation in CSIT related clubs, activities and projects.

he CSIT program is also supported by the Ackerley endowment that funds many things that will benefit all CSIT students. These include frequent upgrades of high-end workstations, coverage for professional dues, trip expenses (travel, hotel, meals) for CSIT conferences and funding for hardware or software needed on projects that you might be interested in pursuing.

We encourage you to send an email to let us know that you plan to submit an application rather than wait until you have completed everything.

For more information, contact Kevin Brunner by phone at 641.784.5175 or by email at brunner@graceland.edu.

Application Procedure

  1. Submit a Graceland application for admission.
  2. Complete and send the Wildermuth Asian Technology Endowed Scholarship application below.
    • Include two letters of recommendation from persons who can support your character and accomplishments (e.g., teacher, minister, community leader, etc.).
  3. Have your high school, college and/or university send your latest transcript to the address below.
  4. Submit all materials before March 1 — late applications are considered for funds that are still available.
  5. Interview with the Ackerley Director.
  6. Declare Computer Science and Information Technology as a major.



  • Accepted by Graceland University
  • Citizen of an Asian/Pacific country
  • Grade equivalent of 3.0 GPA in high school
  • Enroll full time
  • Pursue Computer Science and Information Technology as a major


Scholarship awards and amounts are based on:

  • Academic success
  • Communication and leadership
  • Computer and technology interest
  • Standardized test scores (ACT/SAT/TOEFL)

Wildermuth Asian Technology Endowed Scholarship Application

Personal Information


Views and Accomplishments

Submit a 500-700 word essay that gives a sense of who you are, your goals and interest in computers, technology mathematics, and science.
List anything that might be beneficial to those considering your application for this scholarship. We are looking for students who will bring a positive attitude, desire to learn and the ability to collaborate with others. Therefore, your list should include leadership roles, academic awards and any teamwork, training or content experiences you have had (particularly those related to computers or technology).
Upload two (2) letters of recommendation from persons who can support your character and accomplishments (e.g., teacher, minister, community leader, etc.).
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB, Max. files: 2.

    Ackerley Scholar Requirements and Expectations

    Students who receive Wildermuth scholarships are expected to contribute to the academic programs in computing and technology here at Graceland. To maintain the scholarship for all four years, the scholar must fulfill the responsibilities below.

    Academic Requirements

    1. Major in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT). You can major in multiple areas.
    2. Maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA in your major and overall.
    3. Be a full-time student making reasonable progress on your degree, based on a 4-year plan.
    4. Maintain good habits for academic success (e.g., attendance, participation, work ethic, attitude). Your name must not show up on midterm reports of students who are “at risk” due to poor work or attendance.

    Participatory Expectations

    1. Be active in our student chapter of ACM, Association of Computing Machinery, the international society for computing professionals, scientists, and educators. Full attendance and active support are expected.
    2. Participate in the fall and spring computing conferences that we attend as a group (where you can attend workshops, lectures, competitions, or present a paper).
    3. Be involved in homecoming or other events in which we greet visitors and give demonstrations that promote our CSIT program.

    Other Responsibilities

    1. Be included in publicity that promotes our program and students (e.g., photos, news, web sites).
    2. Send letters of appreciation to the donors who made your scholarship possible.

    I accept and understand that if I receive a scholarship I must meet the Wildermuth Scholarship Requirements and Expectations to maintain and renew my scholarship. If I fail to do so during any semester, I will be placed on probation and risk forfeiting my scholarship.(Required)
    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Send your transcripts, standardized test scores and any additional information to:

    Wildermuth Scholarship Committee
    c/o Admissions Office
    1 University Place
    Lamoni, IA 50140