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).
Scholarship Value: $6,000 Classifications: Open Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Science Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: CDM and its subsidiaries, CDM Federal Programs Corporation and CDM Constructors, Inc. in association with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) have established a scholarship/internship program for six students who have a 3.0 grade point average or above and who are majoring in a variety or engineering, science or construction disciplines, such as chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geotechnical, geology/hydrogeology, geography, GIS, mechanical, mining and structural or will be pursuing a masters degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: CDM Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.cdm.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.
Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in engineering, math/statistics, computer science/information technology, finance/accounting, economics/business, foreign languages, communications, political science/international studies. 2. Must be Asian American or Pacific Islander. 3. Must be an undergraduate student. 4. Must have a minimum 45 units completed before beginning internship. 5. Must have a minimum 2.95 GPA (cumulative OR major). 6. Must be a United States citizen without dual citizenship status. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.twc.edu/students/ for an application form.
NACME's Company-Affiliated Partners Scholarship (CAPS) program is designed as a complement to the NACME Scholars Program -- the centerpiece of our student support strategy. It is a direct response to inquiries from companies eager to support minority engineering undergraduates at institutions where NACME is currently not a partner.This program is a fee-based scholarship management service in which a corporation underwrites part of the annual tuition and fees of African American, Latino, or American Indian students admitted for engineering study at the baccalaureate level. The sponsoring company can stipulate how the resources shall be distributed and over what duration, subject to approval by NACME and the enrolling institution.The resulting “NACME-company Scholars” shall be so designated and publicized. Performance requirements, i.e., basic academic and financial data, will be reported annually to NACME, who in turn, will issue a report to the company donor on the progress of the Scholars in the context of national enrollment, retention, and graduation trends.CAPS is not a capacity-building program like the NACME Scholars Program. Since the company is investing in the institution of its choice, typically for reasons of geography and disciplinary specialization, NACME is simply facilitating the process on behalf of the company. While the institution’s capability to support student success may be unknown, NACME is prepared to help the recipient institution develop the mechanisms that contribute to success. NACME is organized to create efficiencies in program administration and fiscal management. Our data management system is a secured, transaction-oriented website that allows for efficient and useful monitoring, analysis, and feedback for the client while focusing on the individual student participants.NACME scholarship management service currently administers and supports: * Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. program, providing application review/selection and confirmation, award notification, disbursement of payments, and data management at over 30 institutions.
College of Engineering Engineering majors with a 2.0 minimum GPA, can be full or part-time students. Contact Department for further details.
Zero hour freshmen must be in upper 20% of high school graduating class. College transfers must have a 3.5 grade point average. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded and is renewable for three years if a 3.5 grade point average is maintained and a minimum of 30 hours completed each year.
Established through a grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas, this award is available to Olean area students and students whose family members are employed by or have retired from Dresser Rand in Olean . This is a $10,000 scholarship, with $2,500 awarded per year for four years. Preference will be given to applicants indicating their intention to pursue Bachelor Degrees or higher in nursing, engineering or business. Selection criteria shall include scholastic achievement, school and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential and financial need as determined by the Community Foundation’s scholarship committee.
A scholarship program supporting American Indian/Alaska Native students pursuing degrees in computer science and computer engineering.
Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in engineering or science. 2. Must have completed at least 24 units of upper division courses in either of the above. 3. Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA. 4. Must be a United States citizen. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.msc-conf.com/msc/scholarships.html for more information and an application.
NASA initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, also known as Space Grant, in 1989. Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. These institutions are working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts. The Space Grant national network includes over 850 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.The 52 consortia fund fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology, or STEM, as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development. Member colleges and universities also administer pre-college and public service education projects in their states.
Two $2,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate students majoring in materials science and engineering or physical metallurgy. The recipients of the TMS/SMD Scholarship will be chosen by a specially-appointed selection committee of the TMS Student Affairs Committee. The scholarship recipient will be known as an SMD Scholar. A $2,500 stipend will be awarded to the recipients at the site of the TMS Annual Meeting. Additionally, the scholarship recipient will be given up to $500 for travel expenses to the TMS Annual Meeting to accept his/her award. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants in their senior year, enrolled full time in an engineering program relating to the structure, property and processing of materials. 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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