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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.

IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering

Eligibility: The fellowship is awarded annually to a first year, full-time graduate student for work in the area of electrical engineering at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide. In the event the college is conducting a combined B.S. and M.S. degree program, the student in the penultimate year would be eligible for the award which would apply in the final year of the program. Prize: The award carries a stipend of US$10,000 per year. The stipend will be paid directly to the college/university at which the recipient will pursue full-time graduate study. The college/university will be asked to disburse the funds on behalf of the recipient. However, any unused portion can be returned to the recipient along with the necessary documentation for tax-reporting purposes. This fellowship could be renewed for a second year, based on the recipient's satisfactory progress in the graduate program. Therefore, two overlapping fellowships could be awarded in a given year. The recipient will be notified by mid February. Criteria: To be eligible, the applicant must have majored in the field of electrical engineering and have received a Bachelor's Degree from an engineering college of recognized standing worldwide. The recipient of this fellowship may hold or receive other fellowships for the same academic year. Earnings for work which is directly related to the graduate study is also allowed. This fellowship may be supplemented by the graduate institution with other fellowship, assistantship, or tuition scholarship support in accordance with their internal guidelines for total support. The recipient must pursue full-time graduate work in electrical engineering. Evidence of satisfactory academic performance is required midway through the academic year in order for the recipient to continue under the fellowship. Nomination submission: Applicants are required to submit certified transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Three letters of recommendation from college/university professors who are familiar with the applicant's work also are required.

Cyber Security Certification Scholarships

Cyber Security Certification Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to Young AFCEAN** candidates currently pursuing a certification such as those required by DOD 8570.01-M. Enrollment in an AFCEA Professional Development Center (PDC) Cyber Security course is eligible. **A Young AFCEAN is an AFCEA member under the age of 40. 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. Important: PLEASE NOTE: Two letters of reference are required. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a field-of-study professor; an additional letter may be from a second faculty member or an employer. Instructions on electronic submission of the Recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required. All items must arrive by the deadline date - electronic submission in pdf format preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical. 2. Must be a United States citizen. 3. Must either be in your senior year with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA OR be in your first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D. OR be in a terminal masters program (your university offers no Ph.D. in your discipline) OR be returning from the workforce with no more than a masters degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.npsc.org/students/ for more information and an application form.

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.

General Scholarships

To qualify, you must be a woman and have COMPLETED at least your first year in architecture; landscape architecture; civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering as related to architecture; urban and land planning; interior design; environmental design or architectural rendering and illustration. You must be attending a California school or be a California resident attending an out-of-state school. You must be enrolled for the ensuing year. A maximum of ten students will be chosen as finalists. They MUST APPEAR, at their own expense, for a mandatory interview in Los Angeles.

Alfred Chisholm/BASF Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Open Minimum GPA: 2.7 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Accounting, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Law, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Pulp and Paper Engineering, Systems Engineering, Construction Engineering Eligible Schools: HBCU Schools Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This scholarship was created in 1997 in memory of Alfred Chisholm, a leader in his community. With the support of the BASF African-American Employees Group (AAEG), one deserving student will receive $5,000 toward college assistance. Candidates must also have a relative employed with BASF.

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Summer Research Grant

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) will fund scholarships for deserving graduate students who need financial support for their research during a summer period. Any student with a meritorious project is invited to apply, but scholarships will be granted only to applicants who are student members of the IEEE at the time of the grant. The field of interest of applicants is open, but should be connected with identifiable components of the NNS (neural networks, fuzzy systems, or evolutionary computation). Several scholarships valued at between US$1,000 and US$4,000. Deadline: 31 March (annually) Eligibility Any graduate (master's or doctoral level) Student member of IEEE is eligible. Basis for judging Merit of the research to be supported Originality of the research Qualifications and past performance Supporting references Reasonableness of budget

Jeffrey Vernon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria:•Display outstanding achievement in the field of electronics, radio/TV or electricity.•Be a student for at least 2 semesters at the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center.•Be a graduating senior attending, or who has attended, the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center.•Be accepted to a university or college to complete career preparation.•Exhibit outstanding attitude toward school and community.

HSF/VAMOS Scholarship

Description The HSF/VAMOS Scholarship Program is designed to assist high school seniors of Hispanic heritage from Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr counties in Texas obtain a bachelor's degree. Selected students attending UT-Pan American may receive $3,000 per year. All others may receive up to $5,000 per year for four academic years. Eligibility Requirements: Be of Hispanic heritage Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired). Be a high school senior graduating from a high school in one of the following Texas counties: Cameron Hidalgo Starr Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Must be a Pell grant-eligible student Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME as a Freshman in a degree-seeking program at a four year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the next academic year Must plan to apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

International Symposium on Superalloys Scholarship

Two $2,000 cash award scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in metallurgy, materials science and engineering or materials processing/extraction programs. The recipients of these scholarships will be chosen by a specially appointed selection committee of the TMS Student Affairs Commitee and the International Symposium on Superalloys Organizing Committee. A $2,000 stipend will be awarded to each of the recipients at the TMS Fall Conference. Preference will be given to students pursuing a curriculum/career in superalloys. The following criteria will be assessed by the Scholarship Selection Committee to select the recipients of this scholarship: - Scholarship Application - Academic Achievement - Activities in and out of school, including work experience - Leadership - Personal Profile Statement - Letters of Recommendation All applicants must be TMS student members. Students not currently holding memberships may enclose with their scholarship entry a completed membership application, with dues payment, to become eligible. Students from any country are eligible. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a metallurgical/materials science engineering program at a qualified college or university. Relative of members of the TMS Student Affairs Committee or of the funding committee/ division are not eligible.

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