Eligibility and Selection Process
Each recipient of the Scholarship will be selected based on the following established criteria:
- Applicants must complete the Vince & Beth Amico Scholarship for Modeling and Simulation application.
- Applicants must be first-year college freshman with a demonstrated interest in modeling and simulation (preference will be given to students who participated in the Modeling and Simulation program at University High School, Crooms Academy of Information and Technology, or the Institute of Engineering and Technology at Lyman High School), or
master's or doctoral students at the university majoring in the modeling and simulation program.
- Applicants, either freshman, master's, or doctorial, must be full-time students.
- Applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
- Applicants must agree, if they are awarded, to acknowledge thanks to NCS and, specifically, Vince and Beth Amico with a letter of appreciation.
- Applicants must agree, if they are awarded, to allow NCS the opportunity to have a picture taken with the recipient and allow use of the picture for newsworthy purposes.
Two awards will be made annually and paid per semester. Each award will be for an amount up to $2,500 or one half of the available balance in the fund prior to the award, whichever is less.
One award will be made for the FALL semester and the other for the SPRING semester. Applications for the FALL award are due April 30th, and applications for the SPRING semester are due September 30th. The FALL award will be made by May 31st, and the SPRING award will be made by October 31st. Application instructions will clearly state due dates and submission details.
Every attempt will be made to insure that the awards are to applicants who are full-time, first-year university freshmen with a demonstrated interest in modeling and simulation as made evident by their coursework, employment, community involvement, etc. However, if no applicant meets that selection criterion, then an award may be made to an eligible full-time master's or doctoral student majoring in modeling and simulation at the university.
The Scholarship may not be awarded to the same student more than once. All awards will be processed through the University Office of Student Financial Assistance.
This Scholarship, to the extent that funds are available, will be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, and student fees, and any other educational-related items that can be paid through the University Office of Student Financial Assistance system.
For more information or assistance you may contact:
National Center for Simulation
Orlando, FL 32826