XSEDE Scholars Program

Supercomputers, data collections, new tools, digital services, increased productivity for thousands of scientists around the world...

Sound exciting? These are some of the topics you can learn more about through the XSEDE Scholars Program.  

The XSEDE Scholars Program (XSP) is a program for U.S. students from underrepresented groups in the area of computational sciences.  As a Scholar, you will learn more about high performance computing and XSEDE resources, network with cutting-edge researchers and professional leaders, and belong to a cohort of student peers to establish a community of academic leaders. In particular, the focus is on the following underrepresented groups: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and women.

Meet the Scholars! Follow the links below to access their bios:


XSEDE Scholars will:

  • Receive a stipend of $5000 and 30,000 computing service unit hours to work on an HPC educational/research internship from May 31, 2016-June 1, 2017.
  • Receive a travel grant to attend the annual XSEDE Conference (XSEDE16)
  • Meet other XSEDE Scholars in special session at the XSEDE16 conference and via an online community throughout the year
  • Participate in at least six online technical training and mentoring webinars with other XSEDE scholars
  • Network with leaders in the XSEDE research community
  • Learn about research, internships, and career opportunities
  • Travel to 2-week Blue Waters Petascale Institute

Email program manager Leticia Velazquez at leti@rice.edu to join the Scholars listserv if you are a student interested in receiving emails about the XSEDE Scholars Application and online activities throughout the year including computing workshops, webinar mentoring sessions, and research/intern opportunities. 

The webinars are open to all students interested in the computational sciences. Past recorded computing sessions are also available on the XSEDE Scholars Program Course Material page. 

The XSEDE Scholars Program is directed by Professor Richard Tapia, recipient of the 2011 Medal of Science. The program is managed by Leticia Velazquez, Rice University.

To apply: http://bit.ly/XSEDE2016Application