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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.

Fellowships for Selected Professions

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women in the final year of graduate study in designated fields where women's participation has been low. Women in engineering master's programs are eligible to apply for either first or final year of study. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research and/or practice in areas of public interest. All women are eligible to apply for fellowships in the following degree programs: architecture (M. Arch.), computer/information sciences (MS), engineering (ME, MS, PhD), mathematics/statistics (MS).

Resistance Welder Manufacturers Association Scholarship

The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals who express an interest in the resistance welding process while pursuing a career in welding engineering. Eligibility This scholarship is available to U. S. and Canadian citizens who are students majoring in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology. These students must be in good academic standing and meet the following criteria. 1. Junior level student in a four-year program only. 2. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average. 3. Financial need is not required. 4. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or Canada, and plan to attend an academic institution located within the United States or Canada. 5. Applicant must be working towards a four-year degree in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology. 6. Applicant must submit a completed application. 7. Applicant must provide an essay of 500 words or less about why the student wishes to become involved in the resistance welding industry. 8. Candidates must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or an Academic Advisor using the RWMA Scholarship Recommendation form. 9. Candidates must submit a second letter of recommendation from another party, such as an employer, using the RWMA Scholarship Recommendation form. 10. Candidates must submit a personal statement to include the following information: demonstrated timeliness and completion of assignments, creativity in solving problems, demonstrated responsibility on own initiative, ability to work well with others, organization skills (ability to handle multiple tasks, time management), participation in class, campus and outside organizations, participation in AWS Student and Section activities, and career objectives.

J.J. Barr Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must: 1. Be a United States citizen; 2. a) Be a graduating senior, have obtained a Bachelors degree prior to June 15, and entering a Masters degree program in the upcoming fall, OR be a current graduate student in a Masters degree program; and b) Be pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, business administration, or other field which may lead to a career in the investor-owned public water supply business. The following persons are not eligible: * Officers or directors of the NAWC, or members of their immediate families. * Officials, representatives, or employees of any agency regulating the water industry, or members of their immediate families.

Autodesk Scholarship

Criteria: Applicant must be a full time student majoring in manufacturing or industrial engineering, or a closely related field, at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have completed at least one PLTW class. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicant can attend a 2 or 4 year school Applicant can be a graduating High School senior or a current undergraduate a student.

Dean's Scholars

For the top accepted freshmen in each academic division (Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering). These awards vary per year for exceptional students.

William R. and Mila Kimel Scholarship

Undergraduate scholarship for student who have completed two or more years in a course of study leading to a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. The eligibility requirements are as follows:  You must be an ANS student member (U.S. or non-U.S. citizen) attending a qualified university in the United States.  Completed application with a grade transcript, and three confidential reference forms must be received by February 1. If you feel that you qualify, please fill out the application and mail to the Scholarship Coordinator. The address is found on the application. If you have any questions, please call 708-352-6611, fax to 708-352-8238, or submit them via e-mail to the Outreach Department.

ASHRAE Legacy Scholarship

Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a program at a post-secondary educational institution that meets at least one of the following criteria: the institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE Student Branch the program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) www.abet.org in the USA the program is accredited by an agency outside the USA that is part of the Washington Accord http://www.washingtonaccord.org/Washington-Accord/Accredited.cfm or has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET http://www.abet.org/memoranda-of-understanding/

Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship

AWIS offers undergraduate women the opportunity to apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship. The Schechtman Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who wish to pursue research. Any female student matriculating at a college or university, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to apply. Entering and current freshmen are especially encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold United States citizenship. Chosen field of study must be recognized by the National Science Foundation. Restrictions are subject to change. This scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, enrolled at a U.S. institution, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and studying in the life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences, or psychology. The award can be used for any aspect of education.

National Association of Home Builders Scholarship Foundation

Description:Financial assistance offered to students through the National Association of Home Builders. Eligibility:Open to students who are majoring in building sciences. Application and information only available through local Builders Association.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarships

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) is an endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students who enroll in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Selection Process DFBSST identifies students through the assistance of Engineering and Science Department deans and professors at pre-selected, predominantly Black colleges and universities. DFBSST requests the deans and faculty members to identify a specified number of students that they would like to be considered for scholarships, and to pass on DFBSST scholarship application forms to these students. Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for scholarships offered by DFBSST, all applicants must meet the following criteria: * African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.), * Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities listed below, and * Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Evaluation Criteria: Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1. Academic achievement (grades and SAT scores, especially science/math), 2. Personal essay describing career goals, current and past relevant extracurricular activities, etc., 3. Recommendations (teachers and guidance counselors), and 4. Financial need. Applicants are first ranked based on consideration of items 1, 2 and 3 above. If two (2) applicants are considered to be equal, the candidate with the greatest financial need is ranked higher. Award Determination: The amount of the scholarships awarded each student is determined by the DFBSST Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Scholarship awards are up to $2,000 per year. Support is renewed annually, for a maximum of four (4) years, as long as the students remains in good academic standing at the same institution, enrolled in a full-time, undergraduate science or engineering curriculum, and submits a renewal application. Obtaining a Scholarship Application Applications can be obtained by contacting the science or engineering department at one of the schools listed in the website.

Foth Production Solutions, LLC Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural engineering, mechanization, power and equipment, biochemistry, biological sciences, biotechnology, computer systems, environmental engineering and science, food packaging, food science and technology, pulp and paper technology, soil conservation or soil science. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must reside in Wisconsin, preferably in Brown, Calumet, Dane, Dodge, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto or Outagamie counties. Preference given to applicants who plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Engineering, Madison Area Technical College or Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

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