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).
These scholarships are awarded to underrepresented women in their junior years majoring in engineering. The recipients must have demonstrated leadership ability. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.
Offered across the globe in Australia, China, Europe, India and South Africa, the ISLP programs provide delegates the opportunity to further career development, strengthen leadership skills and engage in a culturally enriching experience. In each ISLP delegation, scholars increase knowledge and preparation in a specific career field such as Anthropology & Archaeology, Communications & Journalism, Business, Diplomacy & International Relations, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing. Through a comparative curriculum, they gain a global understanding of how their career of interest is practiced in the host country and they are able to compare and contrast current methods and procedures in the United States.Golden Key and ISLP have partnered to offer four (4) $2,000(USD) scholarships exclusively for Golden Key members.
The purpose for this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals interested in pursuing a career in welding engineering.
The Edward J. Brady Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering (WE) or welding engineering technology (WET); however, priority will be given to welding engineering (WE) students. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements.
Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age.
Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma.
Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 overall grade point average.
Applicant must provide a letter of reference indicating previous hands-on welding experience.
Student may be enrolled full or part time.
Proof of financial need is required to qualify.
Applicant must submit all required application information.
Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and plan to attend an academic institution located within the United States.
Applicants may reapply; however, persons who have received this award may reapply and may be granted the award for a maximum of four years.
The award will be presented to individuals nationwide. Applicant does not have to be a member of the American Welding Society.
The AWS Foundation does not discriminate by age, race, color, national origin, disability, creed, or gender.
Applicant will be chosen by the Named Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of five (5) members, which have been selected by the National Educational Scholarship Committee.
Selection committee will determine award recipient in February of each year. Recipient will be announced at the National Awards Luncheon.
One $2,500 award will be given annually.
No awards will be paid to the recipient. All awards are for tuition and books only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation.
For over 30 years, the Georgia Engineering Foundation has sponsored a program that awards college scholarships to worthy Georgia students who are preparing for a career in engineering or engineering technology. Since 1985, over 600 students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. nAll scholarships are competitively awarded based on the student’s demonstrated competence in academics, interest in developing a career in engineering, financial need, and school and community involvement.
To be eligible, a student must be interested in a career in engineering and:
1) A U. S. Citizen;
2) A resident of Georgia; and
3) Enrolled in an engineering or engineering technology ABET-accredited program leading to a B.S., or graduate degree.
Criteria: 1. Must be of Mexican-American background. 2. Must be residing in the greater Los Angeles Area. 3. Must be pursuing a bachelors or associate degree in business, computer science, engineering, or a business-related major. 4. Must be a United States citizen. 5. Must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in the semester of award. 6. Must plan to enroll as a full-time student for the fall and spring semesters. 7. Must be an undergraduate student. 8. Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.hispanicfund.org/scholarships.php for more information and an application form.
To be eligible for a scholarship from the Desk and Derrick Educational Trust, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Complete at least two years or are currently enrolled in the second year of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.
Maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 grading system
Demonstrate need for financial assistance in pursuing a college degree
Be a citizen of the United States or Canada
Plan a career in the petroleum, energy or allied industry, or research and development of alternative fuels such as coal, electric, solar, wind hydroelectric, nuclear, and ethanol.
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.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in general agriculture; animal nutrition or science; farm and ranch management; poultry science; agricultural communications, journalism or public relations; management and finance; marketing and sales; or select area science and engineering. Must be a resident of a community in which a Tyson Foods processing facility is located. Scholarship recipients will be provided information regarding possible internship/part-time employment opportunities at Tyson Foods Inc.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
To benefit women in engineering.
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/
The Graduate Science and Engineering Scholarship was created by the Intermountain Section of the AWWA to encourage science education and training related to the field of water quality, supply, or treatment and to support an outstanding undergraduate student in that field.
Students are eligible to apply who are pursuing a water related science or engineering degree in the Intermountain West. Students who have been accepted into a program but have not yet begun coursework are eligible to apply. Applicants for this scholarship are considered without consideration of race, gender, color, or creed. Students are eligible to receive an AWWA scholarship once per degree program.
Send all materials required in the application for scholarship in one document in a pdf. format. Along with the attached application form, please send:
• A complete resume
• An essay regarding your academic interests and career goals and how they are relevant to water quality, supply, or treatment in the Intermountain West.
• Two letters of recommendation
Members of the Student Outreach and Scholarship Committee of the Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association will review all submitted application materials
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