In a Canada-wide career, Nick Cercone made significant contributions to several fields in computer science. He was an inspiring mentor to numerous post-docs and graduate students, and had a deep passion for nurturing emerging research talent.

This endowed National Graduate Scholarship honours Nick Cercone. Formally the IEEE Canadian Foundation Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science, it recognizes a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at a Canadian university who shows exceptional promise in research that will have real-world applications outside Computer Science and who has been active in helping others.

This scholarship will be awarded annually. The current value of the scholarship is $3,000 per year, awarded to one PhD student each year.

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