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Mechanical 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.

Betty Shanahan Scholarship

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. A one-time only graduate student scholarship to recognize SWE's Executive Director & CEO Betty Shanahan's outstanding accomplishment over 10 year's of service. SWE membership required. Amount: TBD A few main eligibility points: Only women are eligible. You must be planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year. You must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants). You must not be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.

Committee 5 - Track Scholarship

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. Undergraduate student enrolled full time in an accredited civil, mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering curriculum, having completed at least one year.

NAMEPA Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be African American, Latino or American Indian. 2. Must be majoring in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, and mechanical engineering (undergrad). 3. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 4. Must be transferring to a four-year university. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.namepa-e.org/scholarship.htm for more information and an application form.

Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Citizenship: Participants selected for support under the ONR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must be citizens of the United States. Security Clearance: Participants must be eligible for a Department of Defense security clearance of Secret. In most cases, participants will be permitted to do research pending completion of the security clearance. All appointments are contingent upon Fellows obtaining the appropriate level of security clearance. Education and Experience: Before appointment, participants must present evidence of having received the Ph.D., Sc.D., or other earned doctoral degree recognized in U.S. academic circles as equivalent to the Ph.D. within seven years of the date of application, or must present acceptable evidence of having completed all formal academic requirements for one of these degrees. Prior Fellowships: A person who has received a prior postdoctoral fellowship at a navy laboratory under any program may not be eligible to participate in the ONR Postdoctoral Program at the same laboratory. Equal Opportunity: In accordance with Federal statutes and regulations and Navy policies, no person on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin or disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the U.S. Navy.

Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship, The

Criteria: 1.) Must have completed one year studying architecture, landscape architecture, urban and/or land planning, interior design, environmental design, civil, electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering. 2.) Must be leading toward a college degree. 3.) Must be a resident of California or attending a California School. 4.) Must be enrolled in one of the qualifying majors for the next school term. 5.) Must have completed a minimum of 18 units in their major by the application due date. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://awa-la.org/ for more information and an application form.

Ford/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program

Scholarship Value: up to $5,000 Classifications: Undergraduate Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Eligible Schools: Selected HBCUs and majority institutions Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This program is designed to provide selected African American college students a unique educational opportunity through scholarships and networking opportunities with Ford Motor Company. In addition to the online application, each applicant must provide an official transcript, an essay detailing his/her personal and professional goals, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a resume. These materials are uploadable to the online application; applications must be submitted electronically on set due date. Students who have participated in the Ford Motor Companys PAS program are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Donor/Sponsor Name: Ford Motor Company Fund Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.mycareer.ford.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

General Scholarships

To qualify, you must be a woman and have COMPLETED at least your first year in architecture; landscape architecture; civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering as related to architecture; urban and land planning; interior design; environmental design or architectural rendering and illustration. You must be attending a California school or be a California resident attending an out-of-state school. You must be enrolled for the ensuing year. A maximum of ten students will be chosen as finalists. They MUST APPEAR, at their own expense, for a mandatory interview in Los Angeles.

Chapter 52 - Wichita Scholarship

Criteria: All applicants must be seeking an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate degree in manufacturing, mechanical, or industrial engineering, engineering technology, or industrial technology at an accredited public or private college or university in Kansas. Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale. When making the selection of recipients, the scholarship committee will give consideration to the following preferences: First preference will be given to scholarship applicants who are a child, grandchild, or relative of a current SME Wichita Chapter No. 52 member. Second preference will be given to scholarship applicants who reside within the state of Kansas. Third preference will be given to scholarship applicants who are planning to attend a college or university located in the state of Kansas

E.C. Fisher Scholarship

In 1926, Margaret Fisher established a scholarship with the United Advisory Scholarship Commission in 1926 in the name of her late husband, E.C.Fisher, a former member of the Saginaw Board of Education. Mr. Fisher received a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cornell University. To honor Mr. Fisher’s great interest in engineering, this scholarship will assist a graduating senior from any high school in the City of Saginaw pursuing a degree in engineering. Qualifications: ● Graduating senior from a Saginaw Public School ● Pursuing a degree in Engineering ● Must reside in the Saginaw Public School District ● Full-time enrollment Criteria: Scholastic record; financial need; overall involvement in community, school and work activities.

General Scholarships

1. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in either a four-year college or a two-year technical program. 2. Applicants must be graduates of public or private high schools. 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.

Toyota/UNCF Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $7,500Classifications: Undergraduate FreshmanMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Engineering, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, Education, Marketing, Communications, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Political Science, English, Business-Related, Architecture, History, Psychology, Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Business Sales , Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems, Construction EngineeringEligible Schools: Bethune-Cookman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Tuskegee University, Xavier UniversityEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:Toyota is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders within the automobile industry. Toyota has partnered with UNCF to provide scholarship opportunities to students at the targeted institutions. The selected recipients will receive a scholarship in the amount of $7,500. The additional majors include Biomedical Engineering, International Business, Manufacturing Engineering and Network Administration and Public Administration.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

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