Electrical Engineering Scholarships

Engineers create, design and build the things that make our lives easier and more manageable. When they are at the top of their game, the things they create may even make our lives better. As a college major, the field of engineering is as varied as it is challenging. You'll find over 40 varieties of engineering offered at the university level. Hopefully you'll find just as much variety in the engineering scholarships listed below.

While engineering fields cover everything from farms to space there are a few things they have in common. They all rely heavily on math and science. If you're thinking of this as a major you'll need to be strong in both these subjects. In most programs your first two years will be spent on math and science courses along with considerable lab time. In your final two years you'll enroll in the bulk of your core engineering courses.
Examples of the most popular engineering fields include mechanical, civil, electrical and computer engineering. Some of the newer kids on the block include robotics and nanotechnology. Other varieties include software, nuclear, mining and architectural engineering.

The employment prospects for many of these fields are quite robust for the coming decade. In addition, engineers have some of the highest earning potential of college graduates at both the bachelor and graduate levels. But be prepared for a lot of difficult academic work. As an engineering major you're going to have to spend more time in the lab and at the books than your friends studying social work or English literature. Less than 40% of engineering students finish their bachelor degree studies in four years. Make sure that you can count patience and fortitude among the attributes you're bringing to the college experience.

You'll also want to explore your desired programs with extreme care. Make sure that this is the program for you. Ask lots of questions. Is the program more theoretical or practical? Is it didactic or hands-on? Is there a senior thesis or Capstone project as a degree requirement? If so, what sort of projects have students submitted in recent  years? You'll also want to be certain that the program in question is accredited by ABET, the leading engineering accreditation board.

If you want to continue your education after your bachelor's you'll have plenty of options. Graduate level engineering programs spend more time on the research end of things. But there's still plenty of scope for hands-on problem solving in emerging and exciting areas such as pharmaceutical, wireless or hydrosystem engineering.

Follow the links below to explore the world of engineering scholarships.

AT&T Labs Research Program

Each summer, research interns from universities all over the US come to AT&T Labs Research for 10 weeks to work with technical staff members on research projects, presenting talks of their work at the end of summer. Learn about one intern's summer experience in Inside the Labs: A Summer Intern Making A Difference. Applicants for summer internship may be members of an existing university collaboration or may apply as individuals. Candidates are typically graduate students but advanced undergraduates will also be considered in exceptional cases. All other applicants or anyone interested in learning more about other internships with AT&T, visit the AT&T corporate employment pages ( Housing can be arranged for students at nearby universities according to the universities’ summer schedules (typically first week of June to mid August). Students may also arrange their own accommodations, usually by renting a room in a local home. (Opportunities for short-term apartment rentals may be limited.) Summer interns pay for their own housing; however, AT&T Labs covers the costs for travel within the United States Internship eligibility qualifications: Currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate school program leading to a PhD. Major field must be in computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields. Students must have a US social security number. US citizenship or residency is NOT a requirement.

Eugene "Gene" Sallee, W4YFR, Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $500 Number of Awards: 1 per year License Requirement: Active Technician Plus Amateur Radio licenseor higher Region: Must be a resident of the state of Georgia Curricular Preference: Preference given to students of electronics, communications or related fields Institution: Accredited institution beyond high school Other: 1) Preference to students with GPA of 3.0 or higher 2) Academic merit , financial need, and interest in promoting Amateur Radio

Calvin College/The James Bosscher/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Student Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen enrolled in the engineering program and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and potential. Terms: One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded. This scholarship is renewable for the sophomore year contingent on continued enrollment in engineering and satisfactory performance in the first year.


The Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship is awarded each year to one full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or Master’s degree in engineering. Undergraduate engineering programs are those offering a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree in engineering. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,500. The Chassis Plans’ Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was founded to assist future engineers in pursuing their degree in an effort to continue America’s leadership in innovation. As an engineering-centric company providing rugged computing solutions to industry and the military, we recognize that today’s engineering students will be the driving force for continued leadership in the future.

Committee 33 - Electric Energy Utilization Scholarship

General criteria applies. Preference will be given to those applicants demonstrating an interest in the field of rail traction electrification systems engineering. General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee.

IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship

The IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of James C. Klouda and his professional career in the field of electromagnetic compatibility. The Scholarship Fund awards, on an annual basis, a scholarship to a qualified undergraduate student who seeks an electrical engineering degree with emphasis in the field of electromagnetic compatibility or a related discipline from an accredited US university or college. Eligibility: The scholarship candidate must: be a U.S. citizen; be enrolled as a full-time student in electrical engineering at an accredited university or college inside the US (distance-learning or online-course students are not eligible); have completed freshman year in an electrical engineering program at an accredited university or college, residing in the US; hold a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale; have completed college coursework in electromagnetic compatibility or in a related discipline. Note: No relatives of current members of the IEEE Board of Directors, the EMC-S Governing Board, the EMC-S Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates nor nominate or endorse candidates for this scholarship. Prizes are: a maximum of US$1,000 for one student for school expenses (tuition, books, student fees); EMC-S Student Membership for 12 months for one student. Deadline for submission of applications: 31 January Deadline for results from Selection Committee: 15 March Approval from EMC-S ExCom: communication to scholarship recipient: May/June announcement of recipient/presentation at EMC-S Annual Symposia Meeting: August Selection criteria will be based on evaluation of the following criteria: evidence of maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; one referral letter from an individual who is qualified to evaluate the applicant’s academic accomplishments (e.g., professor, administrator, employer, internship organization); additional consideration will be afford to scholarship applicants who reside in IEEE Region 4; presentation. No specific presentation is necessary; however, award presentation may be made at EMC Annual Symposia Meeting if recipient indicates intention to attend.

Thurmond Woodard/Dell/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

Scholarship Value: up to $10,000Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Graduate Student, MBA StudentMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Business, Finance, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Business Sales , Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information SystemsEligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, Selected HBCUs and majority institutionsEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:The Thurmond Woodard/Dell/United Negro College Fund Corporate Scholars Program was established in association with UNCF to increase student interest in technology and Dell, while expanding the company's pool of prospective diverse employees. The Program focus this year is on MBA candidates. There are limited opportunities for sophomores and juniors majoring in majors listed in eligibility criteria above. Candidates must be enrolled in degree granting programs at four year institutions. As part of the award, scholars will receive: Up to a $10,000 scholarship, Paid summer internship, Housing accommodations in a Dell US location and round trip transportation to and from the designated location. Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Dell(Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.)

Betty Weatherford, KQ6RE, Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1 per year License Requirement: Amateur Radio License Region: Any Field of Study: Electrical or Communications Engineering Institution: Any

New York Central Railroad Memorial Scholarship

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. General criteria applies. Priority given to a student at Clarkson University.

AACE International Competitive Scholarships

AACE International is dedicated to advancing the study of cost engineering, and cost management through the integrative process of total cost management. To promote this objective, AACE awards academic scholarships to full-time students pursuing a related degree in engineering, construction management, building construction, computer sciences, business, quantity surveying, information technology, etc. The cost engineering profession uses the process of total cost management to identify and define those areas of business in which the discipline of cost engineering and cost management principles may be applied to plan and control resources, assets, costs, profitability, and risk. The major elements of the cost engineering discipline include estimating, project/product controls, planning and scheduling, business sciences, and project/product management.Scholarship Descriptions:AACE International scholarships are available in amounts ranging from $2000 to $8000. Specific awards will be determined based on your overall scholarship and collegiate accomplishments.Eligibility:Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time students who are enrolled in a program related to cost engineering/cost management. These programs include: * Agricultural Engineering * Architectural Engineering * Building Construction * Business Administration * Chemical Engineering * Civil Engineering * Industrial Engineering * Manufacturing Engineering * Mechanical Engineering * Mining Engineering * Electrical Engineering * Quantity SurveyingApplicants in their final undergraduate year must have been accepted to attend a full-time graduate program in the next academic year to qualify for a scholarship.

Undergraduate Training Program

To qualify for the Undergraduate Program, applicants must meet the following requirements: - Must be a senior in High School (at least 16 years of age) - Minimum SAT score of 1100 or minimum composite ACT score of 25 - Must major in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Languages, Mathematics, or Intelligence Analysis - High School GPA of 3.0 or higher - Demonstration of leadership abilities - Applicant must be U.S. citizen. Requirements subject to change from year to year.

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