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.

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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.

General Mills Technology Scholars Award

Scholarship Value: up to $5,000 Classifications: College Freshman, College Junior, College Senior, College Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Science/MIS, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Packaging Engineering, Pulp & Paper Engineering Engineering, Systems Engineering Eligible Schools: Open for 2 Year and 4 Year Colleges Eligible Locations: Open How to Apply : Apply Online Scholarship Detail: General Mills markets some of the worlds best-loved brands, including Betty Crocker, Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Cheerios. Our brand portfolio includes more than 100 leading U.S. brands and numerous category leaders around the world. General Mills and UNCF have partnered to offer the General Mills Technology Scholars Award which provides a $5,000 scholarship. Students will be selected based on academic performance, career aspirations, demonstrated leadership, and achievement. Donor/Sponsor Name: General Mills

Gary Wagner, K3OMI, Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Number of awards: 1 per year License Requirement: Active Novice Class Amateur Radio License or higher Region: Resident of NC, VA, WV, MD or TN Field of Study: Studies toward a Bachelor of Science degree in any field of engineering Institution: Accredited 4-year college or university Other: 1) U.S. citizen 2) Financial need

ACS/Bayer Scholars Program

To qualify, a candidate must be: - African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or America Indian; - a U.S. citizen or permanent residents of the U.S.; - a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or community college; - high academic achievers in chemistry or chemical science; - able to demonstrate evidence of financial need according to the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applicants must be a high school senior, college freshman or sophomore enrolled in or planning to enroll in a four-year undergraduate program at a college or university in or near one of the following locations: Addyston, Ohio; Baytown, Texas; Orange, Texas; Berkeley, California; Goose Creek, South Carolina; Fitchburg, Massachusetts; Wilmington, Massachusetts; Kansas City, Missouri; Middletown, Virginia; Morristown, New Jersey; Ridgefield Park, New Jersey; Myerstown, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New Martinsville, West Virginia; Shawnee, Kansas; Tarrytown, New York; or West Haven, Connecticut.

MMSA/SMEF Presidential Scholarship

The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Foundation offer one significant scholarship (MMSA/SMEF Scholarship) on an annual basis to an outstanding student whose study program encompasses any aspect of the extractive minerals industry. The scholarship will be awarded to a student whose study program is directed toward: a. Mining or geological engineering. b. Metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, or chemical engineering as related to metal recovery. c. Mining or mineral exploration geology. d. Environmental science or engineering as related to mining activities. Applicant Qualifications: MMSA/SMEF Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Have completed at least three years of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. 2. Be an SME student member in good standing. 3. Attend a school that is ABET-accredited and/or has an SME student chapter. 4. Demonstrate a desire for and a probability of success in a career in the minerals industry. Application Requirements: MMSA/SMEF Scholarship applications must be submitted online through SME’s scholarship application portal ( The online application requires the following information: 1. Demographic and contact information. 2. Short statement (one page) describing applicant’s interest in/passion for a career in the extractive minerals industry. 3. Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be from university faculty. 4. Résumé detailing past education and work experience. 5. Copy of most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are OK). 6. Anticipated expenses/income for the current academic year.

Chemical Systems Division Awards

College/Department: Engineering - Chemical Award: Annual Criteria: Call 408-924-4000 for more information.

Wesley Eckenfelder, Dr./Brown and Cadwell Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in civil, chemical or environmental engineering, geology or biology. 2. Must be a full-time student. 3. Must be an undergradate student. 4. Must be a junior student. 5. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. 6. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

AACT's John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship award for the recipient is $5,000.00, paid in two $2,500.00 installments after verification of enrollment. To qualify for this non-renewing scholarship award, the student must meet the following criteria: • College sophomore, Junior or Senior status.• Have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology. • Attend an accredited, four-year college or university within North America. Be majoring in a food science, chemical science, biological science, or related area. • Achieved a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA (or equivalent on another scale). Your demonstrated interest in confectionery technology can include many activities including but not limited to research projects, work experience, and formal study.

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.)

Jerry R. Witt Scholarship in the Natural Sciences

Mr. Witt was a member of the Marshfield High School class of1953. He is now retired after a career as Professor of Chemistryat Winona State University.Eligibility: A graduating senior of Marshfield High School enrolling in a state-supported institution and planning to major in the natural sciences (includes chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, and biology.) Financial need is a consideration.

Extrusion Division/Lew Erwin Memorial Scholarship

One award of $2,500 is made each year to support undergraduate or graduate research in the field of polymer extrusion. Applicants ,ust be workong on a Senior or MS project which the scholarship will help support. The project must be described in writing, including background, objective, and proposed experiments. The recipients will be expected to furnish a final research summary report. 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.

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