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Mining 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.

The Heinlein Society

Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The other two scholarships may be awarded to either a male or female, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study.

Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

Purpose To provide an incentive to engineering undergraduate students enrolled in ABET accredited engineering programs to choose nondestructive testing and evaluation as their field of specialization. The Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship is a monetary award. Eligibility Undergraduate students enrolled in an engineering program of an ABET accredited university at the time the application is submitted for this scholarship. Each potential candidate for this award must show their anticipated graduation date to be later that the date the award funds are to be distributed. Each potential candidate must also show an active interest in the field of nondestructive testing and evaluation. Method of Selection The University Programs Committee selects up to three $3,000 scholarships each year, pending merit and number of submissions. Form of Award $3,000 in funding and Certificate in Walnut Frame Materials Submitted * Materials must now be submitted electronically. Completed application form – signed by the Administrative Officer (department head or chairman), or his/her designee, of the program in which candidate is enrolled. Outline of student’s program of study; Official school transcript showing all completed coursework; if educational institution will submit electronically then have them submit the transcript to ASNT using the webpage for submission of application; if educational institution does not submit transcripts electronically then mail transcript to ASNT HQ. Three letters of recommendation, signed by separate faculty members; and, Student’s original essay describing how he/she envisions the role of NDE/NDT in his/her studies and career. Award Timeline Announcements are made in the: August Issue of Materials Evaluation Application deadline: 15 December (ASNT office is closed Saturdays and Sundays) The University Programs Committee will provide its recommendation to the ASNT Board of Directors during ASNT’s Research Symposium Recipients will be notified following the Research Symposium Funds will be made available in: July Awards will be presented at ASNT’s Annual Conference Nomination Students applying for the Award must submit the following: Completed application form – signed by applicant & school official; DOWNLOAD: Engineering Undergraduate Application Form Outline of student’s program of study; Official school transcript showing all completed coursework; Three individual letters of recommendation, signed by three faculty members; and, Student’s original essay describing how he/she envisions the role of NDE/NDT in his/her career.

The Heinlein Society

Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The other two scholarships may be awarded to either a male or female, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study.

J.H. Fletcher & Co. Scholarship

The J.H. Fletcher & Co. Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students pursuing an undergraduate degree in mining or minerals engineering, with a desire to use their skills to apply technology to improve safety and productivity in underground mining. Students pursuing degrees in mechanical or electrical engineering may also be considered if they are minoring in Mining Engineering or show a strong desire for a career in the underground mining industry. Fletcher Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 2. Be an SME student member in good standing. 3. Attend a school that is ABET accredited and/or has an SME Student Chapter. 4. Demonstrate a desire for and a probability of success in a career in underground mining. Application Requirements: Fletcher Scholarship applications must be submitted online via SME’s Scholarship portal: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/smeapp. The online application requires the following information: 1. Demographic and contact information. 2. Short statement (one page) describing applicant’s interest in/passion for a career in underground mining. 3. Two references, one from university faculty and one from an appropriate industry professional. 4. Résumé detailing past education and work experience. 5. Copy of most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are OK 6. Anticipated expenses/income for the current academic year The J.H. Fletcher & Co. Scholarship is a renewable scholarship with total funding determined annually by the SME Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development

The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is open to undergraduate students from accredited universities across the United States. Students must be enrolled full-time for the academic term (January-May) in which the competition takes place. Projects may be undertaken individually or in a group of no more than 3 students under the supervision of an Advising Professor. If in a group, students must be enrolled at the same university and are encouraged to invite team members from other schools or departments within their institution. At least one student in the group must be pursuing a degree in Engineering (all areas), Architecture, Building and Construction Management, or Chemistry. The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is designed to promote innovative ideas that embody an entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for technically exceptional work that push boundaries and demonstrate the holistic application of sustainability principles.

MMSA/SMEF Presidential Scholarship

The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Foundation offer one significant scholarship (MMSA/SMEF Scholarship) on an annual basis to an outstanding student whose study program encompasses any aspect of the extractive minerals industry. The scholarship will be awarded to a student whose study program is directed toward: a. Mining or geological engineering. b. Metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, or chemical engineering as related to metal recovery. c. Mining or mineral exploration geology. d. Environmental science or engineering as related to mining activities. Applicant Qualifications: MMSA/SMEF Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Have completed at least three years of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. 2. Be an SME student member in good standing. 3. Attend a school that is ABET-accredited and/or has an SME student chapter. 4. Demonstrate a desire for and a probability of success in a career in the minerals industry. Application Requirements: MMSA/SMEF Scholarship applications must be submitted online through SME’s scholarship application portal (https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/smeapp). The online application requires the following information: 1. Demographic and contact information. 2. Short statement (one page) describing applicant’s interest in/passion for a career in the extractive minerals industry. 3. Two letters of reference, at least one of which must be from university faculty. 4. Résumé detailing past education and work experience. 5. Copy of most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are OK). 6. Anticipated expenses/income for the current academic year.

Outstanding Student Paper Contest

The contest is open to both undergraduate and graduate student entries. A first prize of $1,000 ($750 cash + $250 travel expenses), and a second prize of $500 ($250 cash + $250 travel expenses) will be awarded in each division. Both North American and international students are eligible for this contest; however, all applicants must be TMS student members. Students not currently holding memberships may enclose with their paper entry a completed membership application, with dues payment, to become eligible. Papers must not have been published prior to the deadline of May 1st. Only one paper contest entry per student is acceptable.

Arlyn Scales Award for Science and Technology

Inspired to support education and the future of science and technology in New York state, Arlyn Scales is offering two $1,000 scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors who will pursue a undergraduate degree in a four-year math, science, engineering or computer science program at a New York college or university.

Mining & Exploration Division Scholarship and Eugene P. Pfleider Scholarship

The Mining & Exploration (M&E) Division of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration annually awards scholarships to promising college students who have chosen as a career path the field of mining engineering. Applicants must be majoring in mining, geology or other field of specialization covered by the M&E Division’s technical unit committees (Environmental Control & Reclamation, Geochemistry, Geology, Geomechanics, Geophysics, Hydrology, Open Pit Mining, Operations Research, Solution Mining, Underground Mining and Underground Ventilation). The Eugene P. Pfleider Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Mining & Exploration Division and is awarded on an annual basis to students pursuing careers in mining engineering. Eligible students may submit one application in consideration for both of these scholarships. See the scholarship guidelines for more information. Applicant Qualifications: M&E/Pfleider Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. 2. Be an SME student member in good standing. 3. Attend a school that is ABET accredited and/or has an SME student chapter. 4. Demonstrate a desire for and a probability of success in a career in the mining/minerals industry. Application Requirements: M&E/Pfleider Scholarship applications must be submitted online via SME’s Scholarship portal: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/smeapp. The online application requires the following information: 1. Demographic and contact information. 2. Short statement (one page) describing applicant’s interest in/passion for a career in the mining/minerals industry. 3. Two references, one from university faculty and one from an appropriate industry professional. 4. Résumé detailing past education and work experience. 5. Copy of most recent transcript (unofficial transcripts are OK). 6. Anticipated expenses/income for the current academic year.

Light Metals Division Scholarship

Three $4,000 cash award scholarships are available to undergraduate students majoring in the study of nonferrous metallurgy. The recipients of the TMS/LMD Scholarships will be chosen by a specially appointed selection committee of the TMS Student Affairs Committee. The scholarship recipients will be known as LMD Scholars. A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to each recipient, preferably at the site of the TMS Annual Meeing during the Light Metals Division Luncheon. Additionally, the scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity of selecting uo tp $300 in LMD-sponsored conference proceedings or textbooks to be donated to the recipient's college or university in his/her name and up to $400 in books for the award recipient. Up to $600 for travel expenses to the TMS Annual Meeting to accept the award will be given to each recipient. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants in their junior or senior year, enrolled full time in a non-ferrous metallurgy program, and to individuals who have participated in a relevant industrial co-op program. 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.

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.

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