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Chemical Engineering Scholarships

The academic major of chemical engineering involves the application of math and the natural sciences to create new products and technologies and also to analyze and meliorate global issues such as pollution. If you're creative and enjoy quantitative analysis, creative reading and writing and teamwork, chemical engineering could be the major for you. Continue reading to find out more about this major and about the world of chemical engineering scholarships.

These programs are designed to train degree candidates how to create and design the products and processes that power our world. We're talking about semiconductors, fuel cells, antibiotics, petroleum-based fuels and environmental pollution cleanup methods. Typical courses you're likely to encounter include thermodynamics, engineering economics, microbiology, statistics, calculus, physics, organic chemistry, chemical plant design and differential equations.

Your program will most likely begin with some broad introductory courses in math and the natural sciences.  As you advance in your studies your courses will become more focused as you study the chemical and biological processes behind chemical engineering. Concentrations are available at the bachelor's degree level.. These include biomedical engineering, materials engineering and pharmaceutical engineering.

As you investigate the chemical engineering degree programs you are interested in, keep in mind that there are a wide variety of programs out there. Find out what sort of internship opportunities the college offers. Also make sure that the campus computer facilities and the other labs are up-to-date and sufficient to support the program. Finally, make sure that the program in question is accredited by an engineering accreditation board, such as ABET.   

When looking for chemical engineering scholarships keep in mind that some segments of the field are currently more popular than others. Relatively new areas such as nanotechnology, information systems and biotechnology represent the cutting-edge of the industry. These areas may be better represented in both degree programs and scholarships opportunities.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for chemical engineering careers should be strong over the coming decade. Careers will be available in industries such as the pharmaceutical, chemical, materials and fuel industries. Job opportunities will be most robust for those with advanced degrees.

Follow the links below to continue exploring the world of chemical engineering scholarships.  

AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Students who have completed at least three (3) semesters of graduate study toward the Ph.D. and who have no more than three (3) years remaining to obtain the Ph.D. degree in a graduate program in the pharmaceutical sciences administered by a U.S. college of pharmacy. Students enrolled in joint Pharm.D./Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply if they have completed the equivalent of three full semesters of graduate credit toward the Ph.D., and if the Ph.D. degree will be awarded within three (3) additional years. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Number of awards and stipends: Up to eighty (80) Fellowships (renewals and new awards) are awarded annually. Fellowship stipends can range from $6,000 to $10,000 annually. The Fellowship stipend may be used for any purpose decided by the awardee and college that will enable the student to make progress in their pursuit of the Ph.D. - e.g. student stipend, laboratory supplies, books, materials, travel, etc. None of the funds shall be used for indirect costs by the institution. No support is provided beyond a maximum of three years. The number of AFPE Pre-doctoral Fellowships awarded each year depends on the availability of funds.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

To qualify, candidates must be: 1, African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian; 2, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.; 3, a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or community college; 4, high academic achievers in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 or better); 5, able to demonstrate evidence of financial need according to FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 6, a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. 7, Please note that students indending to enter Pre-Med programs or pursuing a degree in Pharmacy are not eligible for this scholarship.

NAACP/Willems, Hubertus W. V. Scholarship for Male Students

Scholarship Value: $2,000Classifications: OpenMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, ChemistryEligible Schools: OpenEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:This scholarship is awarded to male students who plan to study Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences in undergraduate or graduate school. Applicants must 1) Be a U.S. citizen 2) Be a full-time student in an accredited college (A graduate student may be full or part-time student) 3) All applicants must demonstrate a financial need. The award amount for graduate students will be $3,000; undergraduate $2,000. Members of the National NAACP Board of Directors, SCF Trustees, National Youth Work Committee, the NAACP Scholarship Selection Committee, employees and their spouses or families to the first degree of consanguinity, are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: NAACP(Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.)

William H. Trowbridge Educational Trust

Endowed by the estate of the late Mr. William Trowbridge to assist worthy students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering.

Richard G. Bufton Memorial Award for Engineering Studies in Toxic Waste Disposal

College/Department: Engineering - Chemical For student who is working on some phase of toxic waste disposal. This is to include and to emphasize chemical and industrial wastes. The student must have taken at least Biology 1 (General Biology) and Biology 137 (Principles of Toxicology). GPA is not to be a primary consideration.

Polymer Modifiers & Additives Division Scholarship

1. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in either a four-year college or a two-year technical program. 2. Applicants must be graduates of public or private high schools. Criteria: 1. Applicants must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry. 2. Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include but is not limited to plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and business administration. 3. An applicant must be in good academic standing with his or her college. 4. Financial need of applicant will be considered.

STEM Majors Scholarship for Underserved Students

Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an eligible major and currently enrolled in an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) institution in the United States. Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with one of these institutions are eligible. Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in an eligible major. Graduate students are not required to be enrolled in an HBCU institution. Distance-learning or online programs will not qualify. Eligibility: NOTE: Degree-seeking candidates must be U.S. citizens. Undergraduate students must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited HBCU institution in the United States. Students also may be enrolled in an accredited distance-learning or online degree program affiliated with one of these institutions. Applications will be accepted from qualified sophomore and junior students (minimum second-year students only) enrolled full-time in an eligible degree-seeking program. Eligible majors include the following or related STEM subjects: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; or mathematics. Majors directly related to the support of U.S.intelligence or homeland security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. Graduate-level eligible degree programs include the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; technology management; or information technology. An overall GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) is required. Special consideration will be given to military enlisted candidates/military veterans. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Important: PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate SophomoreMinimum GPA: 2.5Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Science, Information Systems, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Computer Science, Business-Related, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, Information Systems Engineering, International Business, Management Information ScienceEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and UniversitiesEligible Locations: CaliforniaScholarship Detail:Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the largest natural gas and electric utilities within the United States. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company Scholarship is available to California residents. A preference will be directed to students from Central and Northern California.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

HSF/GE Hispanic Forum Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Must intend to enroll as an undergraduate Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or 5th Year Senior in the next academic year and be pursuing first undergraduate degree Must major in one of the following: Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation, Aerospace Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybernetics/Robotics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Finance, Industrial Engineering/Technology, Information Technology (IT/MIS), International Business, Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing, Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Science, Supply Chain Management, Telecommunications Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME at a four-year U.S. accredited college or university in the geographic locations listed above. Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DACA applicants must submit household income information. Will be invited to be mentored by a GE Hispanic Forum member and enrolled into a career readiness program Please check website for deadline of application.

Thermoforming Division Memorial Scholarship (Chemistry)

Description:Scholarship is administered through the Society of Plastics Engineers Foundation to be awarded annually. Eligibility:Undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a career in the plastics industry. Have experience in the thermoforming industry, such as, research conducted or jobs held. Must be planning to major in plastics engineering, polymer sciences, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, and business administration.

Larson Aquatic Research Support (LARS) Scholarship

Provides support for doctoral and masters students interested in careers in the fields of corrosion control, treatment and distribution of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry, and/or environmental chemistry. Specific Eligibility/Support: Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding for two scholarships: $5,000 for a master's student $7,000 for a doctoral student Additional judges will be provided by the Aquatic Chemistry Section of the Illinois State Water Survey

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