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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.

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

AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals

The AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals will provide $1,500 to those students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed in the science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA. Undergraduate candidates must be at least second-year students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Graduate students must have completed at least two postgraduate-level classes prior to the deadline date. The scholarship is intended for students attending school on a part-time basis, whether at a two-year community college or accredited university institution. Part-time status will be defined as enrollment in at least two classes per semester with a declared major in a science or technology degree program. Students enrolled in online or distance-learning programs will be eligible, as long as all other criteria are met. Eligible students must also be currently employed (see above). Eligibility: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen, attending an accredited college or university in the United States as either a traditional or distance-learning student, and majoring in electrical, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; mathematics; physics; technical management; computer information systems; computer science or related fields. Undergraduate applications will be accepted from sophomore, junior and senior students - minimum second-year students please. An overall GPA of 3.4 is required. Graduate applications will be accepted from students who have completed at least two postgraduate-level courses and are enrolled in an eligible degree-granting master's degree program. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail: scholarship@afcea.org

Siemens Competition Scholarships

The Siemens Competition is open to high school students. Students are encouraged to do research in mathematics, engineering, biological, or physical science. Students, working individually or on a team of two or three, will have the opportunity to present their research to leading scientists in their field. Three hundred projects are recognized as semifinalists. Regional finalists are awarded a trip to compete at one of six regional competitions. At the regional event, students will present a poster, give an oral presentation, and participate in a question and answer session. Individuals submitting projects must be seniors at the time of the deadline; team applicants may be freshman, sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Award amounts vary at each level.

Microsoft Scholarships

Microsoft selects final candidates based on the following criteria: * Eligibility * Quality of application * Displayed interest in the software industry * Commitment to leadership * Financial needEligibility:To be eligible, you must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application. Plus, we’ll need to see that you’re making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics—and that you demonstrate an interest in computer science. Because the scholarship is merit based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. How to ApplyYou must include the following five items in your application: * Resume * Transcript * Answers to essay questions * Letter of referral * Printed Confirmation Page from Online Application to the Microsoft Internship ProgramThat’s really all there is, and no extra forms to fill out. Don’t forget to include your name on each page of your application packet.

MillerCoors Engineering and Science Scholarship

Amount: $ 3,000 /Renewable Criteria •Junior or Senior university classification by the Fall Semester •Open to Biochemistry, Computer Science, *Electrical Engineering, and *Mechanical Engineering (*All engineering majors may apply but preference will be given to these engineering majors first) •Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident •Must be of Hispanic descent •Must have a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale •Maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours) for the duration of the scholarship period •Provide two letters of recommendation highlighting leadership potential •Scholar must attend Adelante's Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX on Oct. 19-21 (Sponsorship to attend is included along with the scholarship) •Must attend a Partnering University

Lockheed Martin/UNCF Scholarship

Eligible Majors: Business, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: Lockheed Martin is an industrial corporation leader which specializes in the areas of Aeronautics, Electronic Systems Information Technology & Global Services, Integrated Systems & Solutions and Space Systems. Lockheed Martin and UNCF have partnered to create this opportunity for candidates to apply for a $2,000 Scholarship. In addition, applicants will be considered for internship opportunities. This scholarship is also available to Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering majors. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Lockheed Martin Corporation Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.lockheedmartin.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship

The Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship was developed to provide educational opportunities for talented individuals pursuing advanced degrees at the master's level and to acknowledge and honor the unique contributions of Dr. Ralph W. Shrader, the only AFCEA Chairman of the Board to be elected to two different two-year terms. Dr. Shrader championed increased opportunities for women and minorities in the communications and electronics fields. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is grateful to Booz Allen Hamilton for providing the initial investment to establish the Dr. Ralph W. Shrader Scholarship fund. The Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarships will be provided directly to the winners and is in addition to any other funds which the students may receive. Presentation will be made by a representative from the AFCEA Educational Foundation and whenever possible, Dr. Shrader or a designated representative from Booz Allen Hamilton. Scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; technology management; or information technology. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. Please Note: Distance Learning or Online Programs will not qualify. Eligibility: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled full time in a master's degree program at an accredited university in the United States. Primary consideration will be given for demonstrated academic excellence. Important: The AFCEA Graduate School scholarships seek to reward excellence for demonstrated effort at the master's level of study, rather than the potential for such excellence. Please read the requirements carefully to determine specific eligibility before submitting an application. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail: scholarship@afcea.org

Irving W. Cook, WA0CGS, Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Number of Awards: 1 per year License Requirement: Any active Amateur Radio License Class Region: Resident of KS Field of Study: Bachelor's degree or higher in electronics, communications, or related fields Institution: Any

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

American Society of Naval Engineers Graduate Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: Architecture, marine, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, ocean, electrical and electronic engineering, and physical sciences. 2. Must be entering their last year Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.navalengineers.org/Programs/Scholarships/sc_info.htm for more information and an application form.

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