Gerry Cichanowski Computer Science Scholarship

In January 2016, The Gerry Cichanowski Computer Science Scholarship was established as an endowed fund in the Winona State University Foundation. The scholarship will benefit and encourage junior and senior students who are majoring in Computer Science.


1. Each recipient must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time and in good standing at Winona State University, on the Winona campus (minimum of 12 credits per semester, Fall and Spring).
2. Each recipient must be a declared Computer Science major who has taken at least 4 core program courses from WSU on the Winona campus, and must be enrolled in at least 2 Winona campus computer science classes.
3. Each recipient must be junior or senior status.
4. Each recipient must have a major GPA of 2.85 or higher.


Dr. Cichanowski, a Winona native and a 1974 graduate of WSU, was the first person to receive a minor in computer science at WSU. He received his M.S. from the University of Minnesota and his Ph. D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University. Dr. C joined the WSU Mathematics Department in 1983 and has played a leading role in creating and shaping the Computer Science Department. In addition to his duties as professor and chair, he founded and directs the WSU Software Testing and Development Lab.

Gerry Cichanowski Computer Science Scholarship
College of Science & Engineering, Computer Science Department