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).
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:
increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
To be eligible to apply for Hollings Scholarship, at the time of application (annually September through January) you must:
be a U.S. citizen;
be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university or university within the United States or U.S. territories;
earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on other identified scale) in all completed undergraduate courses each term and cumulative, as well as an overall GPA of 3.0 in your major field of study. The grade point average requirement applies prior to and at the time of application for a scholarship, for the period between application and award notification, and after award distribution; and
have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that support NOAA's programs and mission.
Related discipline areas of study may include: biological, social, and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Graduate Research STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $5,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be Student at NASA enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance.
The purpose of the VSGC Graduate STEM Rresearch Fellowship program is to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in the aerospace industry that support NASA’s mission. Awardees will be required to certify through their academic department that basic research support of at least $5,000 in matching funds is also being provided before funds are released. These Fellowships are intended to enhance basic graduate support such as graduate research assistanships, graduate teaching assistanships, and non-federal scholarships and fellowships.
Graduate Research Fellowships require that students participate in an active faculty-mentored research experience that aligns with the aerospace sector and meets NASA’s mission. Awards are made annually and are renewable for one year for students making satisfactory academic and research progress. This is a competitive fellowship program and awards are based on merit recognizing high academic achievement and promise.
Encouraging undergraduate students in STEM and aerospace-related fields of study to continue to the graduate level
Promote graduate aerospace-related research, while recognizing high academic achievement and promise
Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and students with disabilities in aerospace-related careers
Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at one of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions
May apply prior to entering or anytime during your graduate program
Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA’s mission
Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Please check the website for any changes in deadline of application.
Application Deadline: April 15 - Applications available on-line December 1Amount of Award: 1,000 to 10,000Application Requirements/Description:There are scholarships available for undergraduates, graduates and high school seniors who have been accepted into a full-time academic program. All winners must be enrolled in the study of marine science/engineering/technology. MTS's mission includes supporting marine education and ensuring that today's students chart a successful course toward lifelong professional fulfillment.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/food service/landscape/nursery/ranch or wildlife management, communications, economics, finance, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, power & equipment, conservation, plant or soil science, entomology, agricultural computer systems, agricultural public service or general agriculture with a career path in agriculture or agribusiness. Resident of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin required. Must exhibit strong leadership skills.AWARD: Three scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $2,500.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $5,000.00
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Field of study restrictions: Science, technology, engineering, math
Year restrictions: Already in college, in a STEM field
Residential restrictions: NY resident. Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident.
University restriction: Any accredited university (Note: EITHER a NY resident OR attending a NY college/university)
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
Other restrictions: Letters of recommendation and an essay required
Open to San Diego Community College students who are transferring to an accredited four-year university. Eligible students will declare a major in science, engineering, or mathematics. Students must submit a letter of acceptance from the four-year university to which they will be transferring at the time that they receive the scholarship. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in their community college work. Financial need will be strongly considered. Scholarships may be renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a positive academic record (at least a 2.50 GPA) and remains a major in a science, mathematics or engineering field. 2.50 GPA for renewal of scholarship
Available to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree, who are enrolled full time in a program accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) or a substantially equivalent program in countries outside of the U.S.A. and have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest. One-year $3,000 undergraduate engineering scholarship awarded annually. For a list of ABET-accredited or substantially equivalent programs, visit www.abet.org. Application package is available on the ASHRAE website at www.ashrae.org/students/. Information may also be available from your schools Dean of Engineering or ASHRAE student branch advisor. Requests and completed application should be submitted to: Lois Benedict Scholarship Administrator ASHRAE, Inc. 1791 Tullie Circle, NE Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 636-8400
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena Chapter – Scholarships of $500 each are presented to Southern California, graduating high school varsity football players, who demonstrate leadership on the field and in the classroom, and will pursue a college degree in STEM.
Basic Scholarship Requirements:
Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities
Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors
Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community
Online Application Must Include:
A 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic (tbd)
One peer letter of recommendation from a friend, classmate, lab partner, roommate, teammate, or fellow member of a campus or community organization
One faculty letter of recommendation from a faculty, teacher, mentor, advisor, counselor, principal, dean, or MEP Director
Official transcript with the seal of your college or high school
Self-photo (used for publication purposes only)
Application Submission Process:
Complete the online HENAAC Scholarship Application Form and upload your essay, resume, letters of recommendation and official transcript(s) and photo.
Documents must be uploaded no later than 11:59 PM PST on April 30. Paper copies will no longer be accepted.
An email will be automatically sent verifying receipt of your application. If you do not receive an automatic confirmation, please contact our office.
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.
Mr. & Mrs. George Kurty created this scholarship in honor of Mr. Kurty’s parents.Criteria:? Be a junior, senior, or graduate student in the fall enrolled at Ball State University, Purdue University, University of Evansville, Tri-State University, or Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology? Be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or any of their sub-disciplines? Demonstrate a GPA of 2.5 or higher? Demonstrate financial need through completion of the FAFSA
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