Student Nomination Form

How To Apply

In order to nominate students for an NYUAD Hackathon scholarship, a faculty member must fill out the form below in its entirety (for a maximum of one student per university, allowing us to include more universities). Thank you in advance and please email us at:

Our commitment to safety: This event will be held in person at NYUAD. While we plan to arrange and cover the cost of travel, food, hotel, and transportation, participant safety is fundamental to everything we do. As the world faces the Omicron variant, we must all commit to putting safety first and follow the directions of the local health authority, which may impact our planning and nominated participants. All participants must be vaccinated and also MUST wear a mask at all times during the event. If you are accepted to the NYUAD Hackathon, you also have to provide proof of your vaccinations (both or three doses).

Student Eligibility Requirements

Student Candidates will be judged on basis of academic performance, leadership activities, intent to pursue a career in mobile and web applications (or interest in launching a startup), and interest in the service of others:

  • Students who attended the NYUAD Hackathon during previous years CAN NOT be nominated again in order to give this unique learning experience to new students.
  • One of our main goals for this Hackathon is to promote diversity, intersectional diversity providing a rich environment for growth for everyone. So, make sure to promote your excellent female or any student of color student candidates who strongly qualify for the NYUAD Hackathon.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in their undergraduate (upper class, Junior or Senior) or graduate (MS or PhD) study in a university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or in any other field such as Sciences, the Arts or Social Sciences, but most importantly, students MUST have a strong interest in Technology for Good, Quantum Computing, and entrepreneurship.
  • Students must maintain good academic performance 3.5 GPA or higher in the major.
  • For Computer Science Students, the Ideal candidates should be proficient in one or more programming languages such as Python, Java, have experience with mobile and web applications, and/ or experience in Quantum Computing.
  • Students must show demonstrated leadership achievements, strong problem-solving skills, strong communication skills, strong English language skills (spoken and written), interest in Quantum Computing applications, web development, Mobile applications, and startups, and should be team players. Winning at Hackathon(s), winning awards, participation in programming contests, research, attending conferences, internships, or work experience related to apps, web development, or any related start-up activities will help applicants under consideration.

Application Form

    Professor Information

    First Name *:
    Last Name *:
    E-mail Address *:
    Phone Address *:
    Country Residing in *:
    Prof. Specialty *:

    University Information

    University Name *:
    Street Address *:
    Address Line 2:
    Postal/Zip Code:
    Country University in *:

    Student Information

    Contact Information

    First Name *:
    Last Name *:
    Gender *: MaleFemale
    E-mail Address *:
    Mobile Address *:
    Country from *:
    Passport: if more than one passport, please list all
    Country *:
    Residing- will attend conference from and leave to

    Grades and Social Media Accounts

    Education (year) *:
    GPA in Major *:

    Must be accurate
    GPA in General *:

    Must be accurate
    Rate Your Student *:

    LinkedIn account *:
    Github account:
    List all the Student's Social Media Accounts :

    Assessment and Skills

    Why do you think this student would make a good Hackathon participant? *
    How do you rate the student's academic skills? *:
    How do you rate the student's leadership skills? *:
    How do you rate the student's problem solving skills? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
    Is the student creative and innovative? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
    Is the student interested in Quamtum Computing? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
    How do you rate the student's commitment to their communities (building apps for social good)? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
    How do you rate the student's communication skills? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
    How do you rate the student's English skills (speaking and writing)? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
    How do you rate the student's Social Media skills? *: Very StrongStrongModerateWeak
    Did the student previously win any Hackathon, awards, participate in a programming contest, conduct research, participate in a startup event, or attend any CS conference or she/he has been a Google or Microsoft ambassador for their school? *:
    If yes, please list student's awards, achievements and conference attended:
    Please provide a short bio of your student summarizing top strength (strict 3 sentences/lines max of 40 words):*
    Provide a link to a short video by the student summarizing strength points and why they should be accepted to this Hackathon. The video should be a 30 to 60 seconds to be accepted and viewed):*



    Deadline to submit applications is February 15, 2023. This is an absolute deadline so we can obtain visas for all of the Hackathon attendees. We expect to have the nomination results by February 20, 2023.


    Thank you for your interest in nominating students for the NYUAD Hackathon 2023. Professors can nominate one student (You can NOT nominate a student who already attended the NYUAD Hackathon during previous years) from their university (for a maximum of one student per university in its entirety allowing us to include more universities) to be considered for a scholarship to attend the NYUAD Hackathon. Please note that students will not be able to submit their own application for this event. All student applications must be submitted by a professor from the same institution.

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