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.
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).
Description:Established to provide financial assistance for college study in disciplines related to the wall and ceiling industry to employees of firms that are members of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industries-International (AWCI) and their dependents. Eligibility:This program is open to employees of AWCI member companies and their dependents. Applicants must be pursuing or planning to pursue, as a full-time student, post-secondary education in the field of construction management, engineering, or architecture. They must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during their last two semesters of study. Students in graduate school, technical school, associate degree programs, and 4-year colleges and universities are all eligible.
Eligibility Requirements: A high school senior and a resident of Michigan. A citizen of the United States at the time of application. Have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) for the 10th and 11th grades. Attain a minimum composite test score of 26 on the American College Testing Program (ACT). Must be accepted at a Michigan ABET accredited college or university and enroll in an engineering program. Scholarship awards are contingent upon acceptance for admission and an intent to earn a degree in engineering and enter the practice of engineering after graduation. Submit a list of senior classes being taken.
ACI Foundation Fellowships range from $7,000 to $10,000, and are awarded to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students who are studying engineering, construction management, or other related fields of study in the area of concrete. Fellowship applicants must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member to be considered for these awards. Those students receiving Fellowships also receive paid travel and registration to two ACI Conventions, assignment to an industry mentor, and a summer internship, in some cases. Available Fellowships include the ACI Presidents’ Fellowship, two ACI Baker Student Fellowships, ACI Elmer Baker Student Fellowship, ACI Richard N. White Student Fellowship, ACI BASF Construction Chemicals Student Fellowship, ACI Cagley ACI Student Fellowship, and ACI Charles Pankow Foundation ACI Student Fellowship ACI Richard D. Stehly Memorial Fellowship, and a new Fellowship in honor of the Founders of the ACI Fellowship Program, who are Dan Baker of Baker Construction, Jim and Sharon Cagley and Cagley & Associates, and Tom Verti of Pankow representing the Charles Pankow Foundation.
SAE and The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations have established this technical education scholarship to honor the leadership of Donald D. Dawson. From his position as Vice President of Maintenance with Roadway Express, Mr. Dawson worked through SAE and TMC to merge the goals of truck equipment users and manufacturers.
This scholarship is intended to encourage the ideal of Mr. Dawson's respected technical competence in transport management.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
3.25 grade point average.
SAT I math 600 or above and critical reading 550 or above and/or an ACT composite score 27 or above.
Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.
Students transferring from accredited four-year colleges/universities must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
Students transferring from post-secondary technical/vocational schools must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average and meet all other requirements of the engineering program to which they apply.
Terms of Scholarship:
One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,500 per year.
Scholarship may be renewed at $1,500 a year for three additional years (total award $6,000).
Application Deadline: January 15
How to Apply:
Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.
Begin the application process online
Submit Application that includes an essay which demonstrates evidence of hands-on automotive experience or activity (e.g., rebuilding engines, working on cars/trucks, etc.).
Official high school/college transcript
Selection and Announcement of Recipient:
Recipient will be selected by the TMC Scholarship Committee and notified by the end of June.
All SAE Scholarship winners will be posted in July/August.
Payment of Scholarship Funds:
This scholarship will be paid into your account at your selected university in July/August.
It can be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses.
Terms for Renewal of Scholarship: May be renewed for $1,500 per year for three additional years.
Must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
Must continue enrollment in engineering.
Submit the renewal form by May 30.
This grant is awarded to a top ranking student enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering program at a Michigan college or university. The grant may be renewable for a second year with the approval of the MSPE Scholarship Trust. Renewal will be based on academic performance and approval of the Dean. Applicants must: Be a member of an MSPE Student Chapter, if available on campus, or a State member-at-large. Be a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Michigan. Be in an ABET accredited engineering program at a Michigan college or university. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Submit recommendations from at least two professors in the applicant's field of engineering study or appropriate math/science professor. Must specify academic and personal traits and extracurricular activities. Absence of these recommendations will disqualify the applicant. Demonstrate leadership and an interest in the engineering profession through involvement in school and/or outside activities.
This program is open to master's and doctoral degree candidates enrolled in an accredited graduate program. Institutional affiliation and citizenship restrictions may apply for some awards or facilities. Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of academic performance, research potential, career goals, recommendations, and compatibility of scientific interests and proposed research with the resources of the host facility. The fellowship ranges from one to twelve months; non-thesis research applicants are generally placed for eight to sixteen weeks in the summer or for a semester. Renewals are competitive and require an updated application. Renewals beyond two years for master's candidates and three years for doctoral degree candidates will receive special review. A fellowship award may include a stipend of at least $1300 per month, tuition assistance, and an allowance for travel. Sponsors may augment the award and provide additional allowances for fellowships at the facility or on campus.
This memorial scholarship is named for an industry leader who devoted more than 40 years to the fire protection industry. Passionate about the industry, Tom Waller was dedicated to the value of education, and was determined in his efforts to provide educational opportunities for young people. After his death in 2005, the American Fire Sprinkler Association decided that the best way to honor his memory would be to establish a scholarship in his name, and the scholarship is sponsored jointly by AFSA and the Center for Life Safety Education. The Waller Scholarship is funded through donations by individuals and companies.Award:One scholarship for $4,000 is awarded annually.Eligibility:Eligible applicants for the Thomas S. Waller Memorial Scholarship must be Juniors or Seniors and enrolled in the Fire Protection & Safety Technology program in the College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology at Oklahoma State University.
For students pursuing graduate studies in nuclear engineering with a focus in the field of human factors, instrumentation and controls. An applicant for this scholarship must be a full–time graduate student of a North American university engaged in Masters or Ph.D. research into technical aspects of human factors, instrumentation and/or controls. Students of all nationalities are eligible for the Robert E. Uhrig Graduate Scholarship.
The Robert E. Uhrig Graduate Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship given annually to one graduate student in nuclear engineering. The Scholarship focus is on the technical disciplines involved in Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human–Machine Interface Technologies in the context of nuclear power or other nuclear engineering specific applications.
The Mathematics and Science Teachers Scholarship Program was established as a pilot initiative by the Massachusetts Legislature for the purpose of providing financial assistance for coursework leading to the initial educator license in a Mathematics or Science field for teachers who are currently employed in Massachusetts public schools and teaching Mathematics or Science courses under either a preliminary license, waiver, or are teaching outside of their licensed field. This scholarship serves to address the Mathematics and Science teacher shortage and is also designed to help reduce financial barriers that teachers often face when pursuing degree programs or required courses of study.
Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for the Mathematics and Science Teachers Scholarship Program, an applicant must:
be employed, full or part-time, as an educator in a Massachusetts public school or school that provides publicly-funded special education and
be currently teaching Mathematics or Science (including Technology or Engineering) under a preliminary license, waiver, or outside their licensed area; and meet the following criteria:
be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts
be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
be enrolled in up to three higher education courses per academic semester in fulfillment of degree or program requirements in a state-approved educator preparation program for the initial license in the Mathematics or Science field and level of interest
sign an agreement to continue teaching Mathematics or Science (including Technology/Engineering) full time in a Massachusetts public school for a term of service after completion of courses or program (no longer teaching out-of-field) or repay funds as defined by the scholarship terms and conditions
be eligible under Title IV Regulations and not in default of a state or federal education loan or grant
annually file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Priority consideration will be given to applicants meeting the above criteria who are teaching full or part time in a high-need district. A high-need district is a district that has been identified for corrective action in which there are one or more schools identified for corrective action or restructuring or districts in which the percentage of low-income students is 40 percent or greater.
Preference will be given to applicants who are identified by superintendents or principals as highly talented educators, who have demonstrated a commitment to education and to instructional excellence.
For the purpose of this scholarship program, an eligible institution is defined as a public or private college or university in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that has an approved educator preparation program for the initial license in the Mathematics or Science field and level of interest.
The value of the scholarship for this program will vary, depending on the institution, and may be awarded to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and related expenses for up to three courses per academic semester, based on availability of funds.
Teachers in high-need districts are eligible to receive 100% of these costs and teachers employed in non-high-need districts are eligible to receive partial funding, 75% of these costs.
Objectives The AIST Globe-Trotters Member Chapter Scholarship award is intended to reward and attract talented and dedicated students and encourage them to pursue careers within the iron and steel industry. The AIST Globe-Trotters Member Chapter administers the scholarship.Awards – Each year, the Globe-Trotters will award up to 4 scholarships at $2,500 each for one year.Eligibility – To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be the child or grandchild of an active Globe-Trotters chapter member in good standing. The candidate for the scholarship must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Students enrolled in postgraduate schools will also be considered. The awards will be made without regard to financial need.
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