Frima Lukatskaya Scholarship in Computer Science

The Frima Lukatskaya Scholarship in Computer Science honors an incoming freshman student in the College of Engineering majoring in Computer Science who demonstrates remarkable passion about programming. The scholarship provides a full year of in-state* tuition and housing assistance, and is renewable for up to three additional years with strong academic performance. In addition, the winner of the Frima Lukatskaya Scholarship will have an opportunity to meet with Max Levchin.

The Frima Lukatskaya Scholarship was established by Illinois computer science alumnus Max Levchin (founder of PayPal, Slide, and Glow, past VP of Engineering at Google) in honor of his grandmother, who, through her remarkable life and career in science, taught him that talent and knowledge must be catalyzed by relentless drive to achieve excellence.

* - Out of state students are eligible to apply; however the tuition assistance offered by this scholarship will only cover the in-state costs.

Past Winners

2015-2019 Robert Kaucic
2011-2015 Alexander Chiang