Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society
Deadline to apply for this award is: October 31 of each year.

Nomination Deadline:

31 October Every Year

The Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) wishes to encourage academic excellence for students in the computing discipline. UPE initiated this award with the IEEE Computer Society, as the largest association of computer professionals, to raise the importance of academic achievement in our future computer professionals.

Up to four awards of $1,000 each are given each year to competition winners. Winners also receive a certificate of commendation and a one-year subscription to a Computer Society periodical. The UPE award criteria requires the same minimum grade point average required for UPE membership, which is currently a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0.


Who is Eligible?

All graduate and undergraduate students who are IEEE Computer Society members and full-time students at an academic institution are eligible.
Student winners of the Computer Society’s Richard Merwin or UPE/CS award for the previous year (13 months) are not eligible.


Judging will be based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities related to the discipline of computing, and the letters of recommendation.

How to Apply?

Complete the application form.

If you’re not already a member, you can join IEEE and the CS for $40 US, or IEEE students can add Computer Society to their IEEE Membership for as low as $8.00 in U.S. and Canada; $13.00 for students in the rest of the world.


Past Recipients
1999 - Present