Dr. David Ross Cheriton is a distinguished Computer Science alumnus of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics. Dr. Cheriton received his MMath and PhD in Computer Science from Waterloo in 1974 and 1978, respectively. A Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, he heads the Stanford University Distributed Systems Group. He is widely known for his extraordinary research contributions in high-performance scalable distributed systems, Internet architecture and hardware-software interaction, and the successful commercialization of his research results. David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarships, valued between $10,000 and $20,000, are awarded annually to forty to seventy-five full-time Waterloo graduate students in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science and are open to Canadian and International students holding a student visa.