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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.

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).

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.

JPMorgan Chase/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, Marketing, Computer Science/MIS, Computer Science, Operations Management Scholarship Detail: The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and JPMorgan Chase have partnered to provide rising juniors enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs valuable work experiences with JPMorgan Chase as well as financial support during the following academic year. Successful completion of the internship makes one eligible to receive a need-based scholarship up to $10,000. Internship sites may be in JPMorgan Chase locations in New York and Chicago. In addition to completing the online application, students must provide an official transcript, resume and faculty recommendation. Donor/Sponsor Name: JPMorgan Chase Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.jpmorganchase.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

William Zeitler Scholarship

This gift is made in recognition of William Zeitler’s outstanding service in support of NACME’s mission. Mr. Zeitler represented IBM on NACME’s Board of Directors for six years. Two students are selected in their sophomore year. The recipients are awarded $5,000 each for up to four years. The minimum grade point average required is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

American Plastics Council/Plastics Recycling Div.

One $5,000 award will be made annually in the name of the corporation cited as the Recycler of the Year by the Plastics Recycling Division of SPE at their annual Recycling Conference. Criteria: 1. Applicants must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry. 2. Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include but is not limited to plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and business administration. 3. An applicant must be in good academic standing with his or her college. 4. Financial need of applicant will be considered.

Hazen and Sawyer Scholarship

Purpose: Established to benefit students seeking a master’s degree in the water science field. Specific Eligibility/Support: • Pursuing master’s degree • Judging criteria includes potential to provide leadership in applied research and consulting in the drinking water field • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000 • Hazen and Sawyer will provide travel assistance to the AWWA conference where the award is presented

Simpson Strong-Tie® Structural Engineering & Construction Scholarship

The Simpson Strong-Tie® Structural Engineering & Construction Scholarship is available to master and doctorate degree students performing research on resilient construction materials or techniques, subject to the requirements listed below. Award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee and their decision is final. REQUIREMENTS: 1. Before the start of the proposed period of study (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency. 2. At the time of acceptance of the scholarship (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must be accepted for graduate study at a college or university in an engineering, construction, architecture, or materials science program in the area of resilient construction materials or techniques. 3. The proposed faculty member who will direct the applicant’s graduate study during the year in which the scholarship is applied for and awarded must complete and return an appraisal of the student’s capabilities as part of the application process. This faculty advisor must take responsibility for guiding the student’s research program and must ensure the student meets the requirements of the scholarship by preparing and presenting a poster at the FLASH Annual Conference during the year the scholarship is awarded. 4. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the entire application package has been received by FLASH prior to the application deadline. The application package must include: a. A fully-completed application form. The applicant must respond to all questions onthe application form. Do not attach additional sheets. Responses must be typewritten. b. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records. c. A statement of appraisal and agreement to direct the applicant’s graduate research program from the proposed faculty advisor.

Thomas S. Waller Memorial Scholarship

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.

Sustaining Fellows Award

NACME Sustaining Fellows Awards provide up to $20,000 scholarship payable over four years. Undergraduate engineering students from underrepresented minority population groups may apply during their freshman year after completing one semester. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

NCR Foundation Corporate Scholarship/Internship

The program will provide scholarship support and internship opportunities for students attending a four-year, accredited, degree granting Historically Black College/University (HBCU) pursuing a degree in engineering or information technology with preference being given to students attending Atlanta, GA HBCU(s). ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM GPA 3.0 COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES HBCUs ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Sophomore MAJORS Engineering, Information Technology

SPE Star Scholarship and Fellowship

The Star scholarships and fellowships support those pursuing degrees related to the oil and gas industry until completion of the degree for which awarded, up to a maximum of four years. SPE dedicates more than USD 1 million to be awarded by our 16 regions. Eligibility: Must be a student enrolled, or soon to be enrolled, in curriculum related to the petroleum industry Must be an SPE member, if eligible Must be enrolled the year following the application year Comply with sanction policy Complete the electronic submission process Only applications submitted via the link provided will be accepted. Applications received in any other format will not be eligible. To Apply: Submit the online application form by noon CDT (UTC-5) on 15 April. You must submit at least one recommendation and documentation for entry exams (if applicable).

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