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.

Fenstermaker Foundation Scholarship

For students who will major in biology, chemistry, or computer science, with a 3.50 or higher GPA. Each scholarship may be up to $7000 annually and may be renewable. Financial need is NOT a criterion. At least three scholarships will be awarded.

Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering

Fields of Study: Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical. Location or Type of Institution: Any participating NPSC Member University or College Eligibility: NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible. Employers may nominate NPSC fellows directly, obviating the selection process. These fellows may enroll for either a Master's or a PhD degree.

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

Awarded once per renewal cycle. 1 @ $7,000 Renewable 5 yr. max. Open to Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior students. All Engineering majors. A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible. You must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.

Thermoforming Division/Ed Segen Memorial Schp

Thermoforming Division/Ed Segen Memorial Scholarships are available to graduate or undergraduate students in science, engineering and related disciplines who show interest in pursuing a career in the thermoforming industry. Applicants must be attending a 4-year college or graduate school that offers courses, research or related activities in thermoforming. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better; undergraduates must have completed at least two (2) years of credits. Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to graduate or undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in the plastics industry. Applicants must have experience in the thermoforming industry, such as courses taken, research conducted or jobs held. 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.

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

Hubertus W.V. Willems Schp for Male Students

1. Applicant must be majoring in one of the following fields: a. Engineering b. Chemistry c. Physics d. Mathematical Sciences 2. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be applying to or accepted at an accredited college (excluding proprietary schools) in the United States. 3. NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable. 4. Undergraduate applicant must be a full-time student. If a student drops below the required full-time status, the Scholarship Selection Committee will adjust the grant received to 50% of the award allocated for that semester. Graduate applicant may be a full or part-time student. 5. Applicant must possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 system. 6. Graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students must possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 system, or a B average on a 4.0 system. 7. Applicant must demonstrate financial need as based on the following scale: 8. Members of the National NAACP Board of Directors, SCF Trustees, National Youth Work Committee, NAACP Scholarship Selection Commitee, employees and their spouses or families to the first degree of consanguinity, are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship.

UNCF/Cargill Scholarship-Internship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be enrolled in a UNCF member institution, or one of the schools specified by the sponsor. 2. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. 3. Must demonstrate financial need. 4. Must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior. 5. Must be majoring in chemical or mechanical engineering, MIS, computer science, accounting, finance, chemistry, biochemistry, food science, microscience, agriculture, or animal science. Contact Information: Student interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Amway Scholars Program for College Students

Scholarship Value: up to $ 5000 Classifications: College Junior, College Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Accounting, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Information Systems, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Packaging Engineering Scholarship Detail: Amway operates in over 80 countries and territories with nearly 13,000 employees worldwide and has sales of over $8 Billion. Amway, through its global facilities provides world class product development, manufacturing, and logistics services. Amway manages the Nutrilite vitamin supplement brand and the Artistry cosmetic brand. Great People Happen At Amway. We value our employees, have a long-standing environmental commitment, provide an exercise and wellness program to our employees and foster a culture of innovation. During our time of transition from Alticor to Amway, explore our website and family of companies at: This year, Amway has partnered with UNCF to establish the Amway Scholars Program. The program is open to rising sophomores and juniors.

HSF/Marathon Oil Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic American, African American, Asian Pacific Islander American, or American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage. Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Be a current Sophomore majoring in one of the following: Accounting Chemical Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Geology/Geosciences Information Technology (IT/MIS) Mechanical Engineering Petroleum Engineering - OR - Be a current Senior planning to enroll in a Master's degree program majoring in one of the following: Geology/Geosciences Petroleum Engineering Must submit a resume with your application Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Cummins Inc. Scholarship

Criteria: US citizenship required, Under-represented groups preferred and willing to intern. 3.5 minimum GPA. Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Major: AutoE, ChE, CprE, EE, IE, ME, MfgE, MSE

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