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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 (www.att.jobs). 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.

Communications & Signals Functional Group Scholarship

Student pursuing a four or five year Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Computer Science or Information Technology undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution who has demonstrated an interest in railroad Signaling and Communications. Priority is given to AREMA C&S Functional Group family members, including grandchildren. 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.

Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program - Network Engineer

Our student trainee program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in a team environment working with customers and network engineers to design, develop, and implement new network architectures and enhancements to the Agency's networks. These projects span technologies in local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and video teleconferencing. Responsibilities include hardware and software integration, analysis, testing, documentation, problem resolution, requirements definition, and project documentation. Candidate will also participate in engineering reviews, staff meetings, and other activities, which will increase their network understanding and the issues and challenges facing a telecommunications service provider. Students will work along side engineers and get to use or enhance their knowledge of a range of communications technologies, network systems and certifications, such as Wide Area Network (WAN) (DWDM, SONET, ATM, MSPP, etc), Local Area Network (LAN) (IP, Ethernet, etc.), Video, Satellite, Network Security, Encryption, Enterprise Systems. Minimum requirements: Students should be pursuing undergraduate or graduate level degrees in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar IT Engineering discipline. Students should have computer proficiency, good interpersonal and communication skills, some working knowledge of network topologies and protocols and the ability to work in a team environment. Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two 90-day summer internships. Co-Op Students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three semesters or four quarters (this can include a summer tour) on the job prior to graduation. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required. All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological examination, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

BHP-Coal New Mexico Scholarship

Requirements: 1. Enrolled member of Navajo or Ute Mountain Ute Indian. Certification of Tribal membership is required. 2. High school senior admitted to college, students currently atteding or admitted to a four-year college. 3. Minimum cumulative B average or 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. GPA must have been attained as a high school senior or from current college performance. 4. ACT SCORE: 22 or better 5. Must be registered as a full-time student and show proof of full-time student status prior to award payment. 6. Major course of study must be in the following areas: engineering (mining, civil, mechanical, electrical), business/accounting, environmental/reclamation sciences, labor/industrial relations, purchasing, or occupational safety.

Cyber Security Scholarships

Cyber Security Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing academic degrees in cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, information technology, digital forensics, or electronic engineering from an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.* *Distance-Learning or Online programs affiliated with a major U.S. institution are eligible. Eligibility: Applications are requested from qualified sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled full time in an eligible degree-granting program. Must be at least second-year student, regardless of academic hours accumulated. Applicants must be currently enrolled at the time of application in a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Distance-learning programs are eligible. U.S. citizenship required. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Candidates must be majoring in a field directly related to the support of U.S. cyber security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA such as cyber security, cyber attack, computer science, digital forensics, information technology, or electronic engineering. These are merit scholarships based on demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 for 4 year college or 2 awards of $500 for 2-year college Number of awards: 1 or 2 each year License Requirement: Active Technician Class Amateur Radio License or higher Region: ME or New England Division (ME, NH, VT, RI, MA or CT) Field of Study: Computer Science, TV/Radio electronics or Electrical Engineering Institution: 2 or 4-year college

Jill Pomroy Reed Woman in Business Scholarship

The Nexstar Legacy Foundation Management in Plumbing, HVAC or Electrical Scholarships are designed for students intending a career in management in a business focused on plumbing, HVAC or electrical. This includes people intending to own and operate their own business as well as people planning to work in marketing, accounting, mechanical engineering, operations or other related position within this type of business. Applicants must plan to attend school full-time for the entire academic year. Jill Pomroy Reed Woman in Business Scholarship ($2,000): This scholarship is funded by individual donors and will be offered while funds are available. It is available only to women who are planning a career in marketing in the plumbing, HVAC or electrical industries.

Black & Veatch – Making a Difference Scholarship

Purpose: To assist a student seeking an undergraduate engineering degree in the water science field. Specific Eligibility/Support: • Pursuing an undergraduate engineering degree – civil, structural, environmental, chemical, electrical or mechanical with a minimum 2.75 GPA • Must be either a college sophomore or junior • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000

Committee 24 Education & Training 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. Current AREMA Student Member who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.

IEEE Power & Energy Society Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships

PES is committed to shaping the future of the power and energy industry through the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. Our undergraduate engineering scholarships aim to accomplish this goal by attracting highly qualified engineering students to the field. These students are the very individuals who will one day develop new green technologies, build the smart grid and change the way we generate and utilize power. The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative supports these promising students through financial assistance in the increasingly expensive enterprise of undergraduate studies. Funds are paid directly to students to help defray educational costs. Scholarship recipients will receive the following amounts assuming continued qualification: US$2,000 for each of the first two years US$3,000 for third year Recipients of PES engineering scholarships are high achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering who have committed to exploring the power and energy fields through both coursework and career experiences. These students will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin making an impact across the power and energy industry. All PES Scholarship recipients are: Declared undergraduate students of electrical and computer engineering Enrolled at accredited universities in the U.S. or Canada High achievers with strong GPAs and distinctive extracurricular commitments Committed to exploring the power and energy field Committed to enrolling in at least three power engineering courses Eager to explore the field through career experiences U.S. or Canadian citizens and permanent residents

HENAAC Ford Motor Company Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or aeronautical engineering. 2. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student. 3. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.henaac.org/ for more information and an application form.

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