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The 61 Best Engineering Scholarships

Posted by Mary Ann Barge | Oct 11, 2015 4:45:00 PM

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Do you have the brains and passion to become an engineer, but you're worried about the cost of the education?

The following list of scholarships will show you that you have nothing to fear. Students of all backgrounds will find that there is an engineering scholarship out there for students like them that will help to make that seemingly unaffordable education slightly more palatable.

Read on to see what engineering scholarships you may be eligible for!

There are hundreds of engineering scholarships out there. Many are aimed at certain students – those interested in a particular school, of a certain ethnic background, or a specific gender. As you can see, students from all walks of life are interested in pursuing degrees and careers in engineering. Not only can a degree in engineering lead you into a high-paying job after graduation, but these degrees help place you and the country at the forefront of technological innovations.

Because of this, there are many engineering scholarships available, sponsored both by private organizations and the national government. The scholarships on this list are aimed at graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates. They are also aimed at US citizens or permanent residents, and are open to almost all students studying engineering in accredited programs, with the main restrictions being location and grade level. 

There are many other engineering scholarships available that are specifically targeted at underrepresented groups in this field, such as women, minorities, and international students – but they won’t be found on this list. We will create separate lists later for those specific categories.

In this article, I will cover many of the prominent engineering scholarships, as well as others that you may not have heard of before. You'll find them in the following categories:

  • General Engineering Scholarships
  • Mechanical Engineering Scholarships
  • Civil Engineering Scholarships
  • Aerospace Engineering Scholarships
  • Nuclear Engineering Scholarships

Keep in mind that this list is not comprehensive. There are hundreds of engineering and STEM scholarships out there. If you still don’t see one on this list that seems right for you, don’t despair. Try searching for what you're looking for – there is a good chance that it’s out there!

 

Engineering Scholarships for High School Students

High school is a great time to start working on getting financially prepared for college. While many of the scholarships listed below are only for students who have already started their degrees, a number of them are open to high school seniors who know they want to focus on engineering. The scholarships that are marked with an asterisk (*) are open for applications by high school students.

 

General Engineering Scholarships

These scholarships usually stipulate that you need to be in an engineering or related degree, but do not specify what field of engineering you need to be in to be eligible.

 

 

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Students must be nominated by faculty for this $10,000 award. Students must be majoring in engineering, natural or applied sciences, or math, and intend to do research or get an advanced degree after graduation. Students should be at least undergraduate sophomores who have done lab work and research, and have excellent grades. They should also show initiative, creativity, and excellent in their field of choice. You do NOT need to be planning on becoming an astronaut.

Students must be attending one of the following schools: Brown University, Clemson University, Florida Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College, Louisiana State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami University of Ohio, North Carolina State University, North Dakota State University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, Tufts University, University of Arizona, University of Central Florida, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Oklahoma, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, or Washington University in St. Louis.

 

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Scholarships

ASHRAE awards several scholarships to students studying engineering degrees that could lead to work in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, or refrigeration fields, at many grade levels. Students have to submit one application and they will be considered for the scholarships they are eligible for. To be eligible you should have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be in the top 30% of your class, and be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited engineering program. The application includes a cover letter, statement about your finances, essays, three letters of recommendation, and ASHRAE student membership.

 

ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship

Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to engineering students based on their potential for leadership and making a difference in the engineering and automation professions, particularly related to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.

Students must have completed their sophomore year in college and winners are not eligible for future scholarships.

The application deadline and procedure changes every year.

 

*BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship

This annual scholarship is provided by BMW. You must be a US resident, with a GPA of 3.75 or higher and have scores in the 90th percentile or above on both the Math and Critical Reading sections of the SAT or ACT. You must be pursuing an engineering or related science degree. One recipient each year will receive $1,500. The prize can be renewed for up to three additional years for a total of $6,000. The deadline is January 15th.

 

David Hermance Hybrid Technologies Scholarship

This scholarship is available to college sophomores who are pursuing an engineering or related degree, and who have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

The application deadline is February 15th.

 

*Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship

Current high school seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or above and have scores in or above the 90th percentile on the SAT or ACT are eligible for this scholarship. You should be planning to pursue a BA or AA in engineering or technology, and you should be a past or present student of a Ford Next Generation Learning Community, or a past or present student of an afterschool, weekend, summer or college or Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies program.

There’s no need to apply – if you’re eligible, you’ll by selected by your Ford Next Generation Learning Community. Recipients will be selected and notified by the end of June.

One $5,000 award is given every year.

 

*Edward D. Hendrickson Engineering Scholarship

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you should be a US resident with a GPA of at least 3.75 and SAT or ACT scores in the 90th percentile or above. You’ll also have to be pursuing an engineering or related science degree.

One student will be awarded $5,000 every year, and the awards are renewable for 3 more years for a total of $20,000.

Applications are due on January 15th.

 

*Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors as well as college students pursuing degrees in engineering. You should have a GPA of 3.5 or better, SAT math score of 600 or above and critical reading of 550 or above, or an ACT composite score of 27 or above. You’ll also need to be able to show financial need through a completed FAFSA form, and have a letter of recommendation.

Up to seven awards of $5,000 per year will be granted. You are eligible to win the award more than one year, but you will have to re-apply each time. The deadline is January 15th.

 

*Han P. Loewen Scholarship

The American Nuclear Society awards this $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior or college freshman or sophomore who is enrolled in a STEM degree. You will have to submit an essay about your leadership qualities and how you help others to meet their goals.

You will need to be a member of the ANS in order to be eligible for this award. The application deadline is Feburay 1st.

 

*The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship

Applicants should be US Residents with a GPA of at least 3.25 (high school) or 3.0 (students transferrinf from accredited 4-year universities) or 3.5 (students transferring from  technical/vocational schools) who are going to pursue degrees in engineering or a related science. You should also have an SAT math score of 600 or above and critical reading score of 550 or above, or a composite ACT score of 27 or above.

One award of $1,500 will be granted every year. The deadline is January 15th.

 

Professional Engineers in Industry Scholarship Application

Applicants for this award must be sponsored by a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and preference will be given to children, relatives, and dependents of NSPE members. You should have completed at least two semesters of an undergraduate engineering program before you apply.

 

*Fred M. Young Sr. Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is for students pursuing engineering degrees who have a GPA of 3.75 or better and at least 90th percentile scores on the SAT or ACT.

One scholarship of $1,000 per year. It is renewable for up to three years, for a total of $4,000.

Deadline is January 15th.

 

*Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are US residents who have a GPA of 3.75 or higher, and scores in at least the 90th percentile on either the SAT or ACT. They should be pursuing degrees in engineering or a related science.

Six scholarships will be given each year that are worth $1,000. The deadline is January 15th.

 

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Engineering/Geology Scholarship

College sophomores and juniors are eligible for this scholarship. You should be a US citizen and legal resident of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming. You’ll need to be pursuing a degree in engineering or a mining-related field, and have an interest in Western coal as a career path.

One award of $2,750 will be given to a student from each state listed (8 awards total). The award can be renewed for a second year. The application deadline is February 1st.

 

SAE Long Term Member Sponsored Scholarship

College juniors (who are engineering majors) who have been active supporters of SAE should apply for this award. Several $1,000 scholarships will be given every year. The application deadline is February 15th.

 

William R. Kimel, P.E., Engineering Scholarship

College juniors living and attending school in either Kansas or Missouri can apply for this scholarships. You should have a high GPA, internships and extracurricular activities, and honors or awards in engineering. You will have to submit an application form, resume, transcript, and two letters of recommendation, as well as an essay.

The award is $2,500 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

Paul H. Robbins, P.E., Honorary Scholarship

Rising college juniors majoring in engineering are eligible for this award. You will need to be a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, have a high GPA, internships and extracurricular involvement, honors and awards dating back to your senior year of high school, and be able to write a strong essay about what your engineering career goals are and how you arear going to achieve them.

You will need to submit an application, transcript, resume, and two recommendation letters from professors.

The deadline is March 1st. Awards are up to $10,000.

 

The Steinman Scholarship

The Steinman Scholarship is awarded to two rising juniors every year. You should have a high GPA, strong internships and extracurricular activities, and strong faculty recommendations.

You will have to submit a completed application form, a resume of your activities and work experience, at least one recommendation letter (more is better), a transcript, and a 500-word essay on the importance of ethics in engineering.

The awards are for $5,000 and the application deadline is March 1st.

 

Yanmar Scholarship

This scholarship is for college juniors who are getting an engineering degree and are taking courses related to the conservation of energy in transportation, agriculture, and construction, and power generation. They are particularly interested in research and study on internal combustion engines. Applicants will be judged on their academic performance, areas of study and research, awards, and leadership.

One award of $1,000 will be given each year and may be renewed for one year. The application deadline is February 15th.

 

*West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program

This program is intended to help West Virginian students pursue careers in engineering. You should have a GPA of at least 3.0 from high school or your first two semesters in college, be enrolled or planning to enroll in an engineering or related science program. And agree to work full-time in an engineering job in West Virginia for at least one year per number of years you receive the award. Instead of work, you can also begin an engineering or science community service program.

Students can win up to $3,000 per year.

 

*Proton OnSite Scholarship

This scholarship is meant to support the future leaders in science and technology. High school seniors are eligible to apply. Students will need to submit an application that includes a multi-page essay answering a question (this year’s was about renewable energy) that shows your ability to research a topic and collect data, and submit three letters of recommendation. You will also have to submit a 5 – 10 minute video telling what you hope to accomplish in the next 10 years in that will evolve science and technology in the United States.

The application deadline is in February; the exact date changes yearly. There will be at least one award given of $25,000, renewable throughout your undergraduate degree for a total of $100,000.

 

Mechanical Engineering Scholarships

These scholarships are specifically for students who are getting a degree in mechanical engineering.

 

 

*ASHRAE Scholarships for Mechanical Engineering

ASHRAE awards several scholarships to students studying engineering degrees that could lead to work in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, or refrigeration fields, at many grade levels. Students have to submit one application and they will be considered for the scholarships they are eligible for. To be eligible you should have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be in the top 30% of your class, and be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited engineering program. The application includes a cover letter, statement about your finances, essays, three letters of recommendation, and ASHRAE student membership.

The J. Richard Mehalick Scholarship is available for undergrad mechanical engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh. The award is $3,000 and the deadline is December 1st.

The David C. J. Peters Scholarship is available to a full-time mechanical engineering undergraduate student at one of the following universities: CSU Chico, CSU San Diego, CSU Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Cal Maritime, CSU Long Beach, Pennsylvania State University, North Carolina State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (aka Virginia Tech), Clemson University, University of Nebraska at Lincoln or Omaha, University of Nevada at Las Vegas or Reno, Oklahoma State University, and University of Texas at Austin.

The Minnesota, New Jersey, and Central New York ASHRAE Chapters each award $3,000 to an undergraduate mechanical engineering student within their geographical boundaries.

The award is $5,000 and the deadline is December 1st.

 

*Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence

Applicants should be high school seniors or above who have a GPA of at least 3.5 and SAT mqath schore of 600, critical reading score of 500 or above, or ACT composite scores of 27 or above. You should be pursuing a mechanical engineering or related science degree.

For the application you will need to include a completed FAFSA form and two letters of recommendation.

One award of $5,500 will be given every year. You are eligible to win the award multiple years, but you will need to reapply each year. The deadline is January 15th.

 

Ralph K. Hillquist Honorary SAE Scholarship

College juniors who are studying mechanical engineering or an automotive-related engineering discipline can apply for this scholarships. They particularly are interested in students who show interest in areas related to noise and vibration, such as statics, dynamics, vibration, and physics. The award will be based on academic performance and leadership activities, as well as any special honors in the field.

Every year an award of $1,000 will be given. The application deadline is February 15th.

 

*Lucy and Charles W. E. Clarke Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have been active on a FIRST FTC (tech challenge_ or FIRST FRC (robotics competition) team and are planning on enrolling in a mechanical engineering degree. Students will need to be nominated by an active ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) member. The application includes the nomination letter, a resume with your GPA and extra curricular activities, a transcript, evidence of financial need, and a letter of recommendation about your technical, creative, and leadership contributions to your FIRST team.

Multiple awards of $5,000 will be given each year. The deadline is March 15th.

 

Kenneth Andrew Roe Scholar

This $13,000 scholarship is available to mechanical engineering students in their junior or senior year of college. Applicants must be members of ASME, and will be judged on their grades, character, leadership, integrity, and potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession.

The deadline is March 1st.

 

ASME Foundation Scholar

This renewable scholarship is available to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are getting degrees in mechanical engineering and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. You will need a letter of recommendation from an ASME member, and you will need to maintain your GPA in order for the reward to be renewable.

The deadline is March 1st.

 

Garland Duncan Scholarship

Up to two $5,000 awards will be given to mechanical engineering juniors or seniors who demonstrate financial need. Winners will be selected based on leadership, academic ability, and potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering field.

The deadline is March 1st.

 

Willis F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior mechanical engineering undergrad who is a member of ASME and is also able to demonstrate an interest in the field of power generation. Up to three winners will be given $4,500 based on their academic achievements and potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession.

 

Melvin R. Green Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to two students in their junior or senior year based on financial need. You should also show leadership, academic achievement, potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering field. Applicants will need to be ASME members.

The award is for $4,000 and the application deadline is March 1st.

 

American Electric Power Scholarship

This scholarship is given to ASME members who are juniors or seniors in college. You should be abelt to show an interest in power engineering. Preference will be given to students who are studying in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia.

The award is for $4,000 and the application deadline is March 1st.

 

William and Marijane E. Adams, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a sophomore, junior, or senior student who is a member of ASME and can demonstrate financial need. You should be attending college in California, Hawaii or Nevada, and have a special interest in product design and development. You will need a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The award is for $3,000 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

ASME Power Division Scholarship

This scholarship is for a sophomore, junior or senior ASME member who is particularly interested in fuels, combustion, or the power industry.

Students will be judged based on financial need, academic ability, and the potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession.

The award is for $3,000 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

F.W. Beichley Scholarship

This scholarship is for a junior or senior ASME student.

Students will be judged based on leadership, integrity, character, financial need, academic ability, and the potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession.

The award is for $3,000 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

Stephen T. Kugle Scholarship

This scholarship is for a junior or senior ASME member who attends a public college in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas (except for the University of Texas at Arlingon), Utah or Wyoming. Students will need to have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a US citizen by birth.

The award is for $3,000 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

Allen J. Baldwin Scholarship, Berna Lou Cartwright Scholarship, Sylvia W. Farny Scholarship, Agnes Malakate Kezios Scholarship, Charles B. Scharp Scholarship

These scholarship are for a junior ASME student.

These scholarships can only be used to fund the final (senior) year of studies.

Up to ten awards total for $3,000 will be given and the deadline is March 1st.

 

John Rice Memorial Scholarship ASME Metropolitan Section

This scholarship is for a junior or senior ASME member who attends one of the following universities: City College/CUNY, College of Staten Island, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Manhattan College, NYC Technology College of City University, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, SUNY/Maritime College.

Students will be judged based on academic ability, leadership, integrity, character, and the potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession.

The award is for $3,000 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

John & Elsa Gracik Scholarship and ASME Foundation Hanlet Scholarship

Up to 11 awards of $2,500 will be given to students who are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors pursuing degrees in mechanical engineering and are members of ASME.

Students will be judged on academic ability, financial need, character, leadership, and potential contributions to the mechanical engineering profession.

The application deadline is March 1st.

 

Marcus N Bressler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for a junior or senior ASME member who is particularly interested in industries using or manufacturing pressure vessels and related components.

Students will be judged based on academic ability, and the potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession.

The award is for $2,500 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

Frank & Dorothy Miller Scholarship

This scholarship is for a sophomore, junior or senior ASME members.

Students will be judged based on character, integrity, leadership, academic ability, and the potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession.

Up to two awards for $2,000 will be given, and the deadline is March 1st.

 

Allen Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for a sophomore, junior or senior ASME member who is particularly interested in the oil and gas industry.

Students will be judged based on academic ability and the potential to contribute to the mechanical engineering profession. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled at Villanova University.

The award is for $2,000 and the deadline is March 1st.

 

Civil Engineering Scholarships

These scholarships are specifically for students interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering.

 

Arsham Amirikian Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students who are pursuing a career in the application of the art of welding in civil and structural engineering. You should be pursuing a 4-year BA in civil engineering or a welding-related degree to be eligible. You will also need to be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.

One award of $2,500 will be given annually up to 3 years, and it can be renewed if you maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.

The deadline is February 15th.

 

Charles Tiney Memorial ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship

College freshmen through seniors who are enrolled in a civil engineering or related program, and are also members of an ASCE Student Chapter, can apply for this award. You will have to turn in a completed application form, a personal statement about why the student should receive the award (including talking about financial need), a detailed financial plan, transcript, resume, and at least two letters of recommendation. The award amount varies annually.

The deadline is March 1st.

 

CI Construction Engineering Student Scholarship

Available to students who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, and are enrolled in a civil engineering program with a concentration in construction engineering or construction management. Students should be members of either the Construction Institute or ASCE National, and be in good standing.

You will need to submit transcripts as proof of good academic standing, as well as three reference letters either from professors or professional internships. You will be expected to write a statement about your professional goals after graduation, and also include a resume that highlights your professional, research, and leadership positions.

The award is renewable for two years (a total of three years). The amount varies based on the funds available and the student’s financial circumstances.

The deadline for applications is April 1st.

 

Eugene C. Figg, Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is available to college juniors or seniors who are enrolled in civil engineering degree programs and who are interested in bridge design and construction. You should be a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in good standing. You’ll have to complete an application, write a statement about your interest in bridge design, a financial statement about how you will use the award as well as an annual budget, official transcripts, a resume, and a minimum of two letters of recommendation.

The award amount varies but is usually around $3,000. The deadline to apply is February 10th.

 

John Lenard Civil Engineering Scholarship

A maximum of two awards per year will be given to sophomore, junior, or senior college students who are focusing their engineering degrees around water supply or environmental engineering.

You have to be majoring in civil engineering to be eligible, and also be a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. You will need to submit a completed application form, a personal statement detailing why you should receive the scholarship, including your financial need and plans for your education, an essay on how civil engineering can improve the environment, official transcripts, a resume, and at least two letters of recommendation.

The amount of the award depends on available funds but is usually around $2,000. This scholarship is NOT renewable, but you may apply for and win it more than once.

The deadline is February 10th.

 

Lawrence W. and Francis W. Cox Scholarship

College sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in a civil engineering program can apply for this scholarship. You should be a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and be in good standing.

You will have to submit a completed application form, along with a personal essay about why you want to become a civil engineer and how you have participated in the ASCE, a detailed annual budget, official transcripts, a resume, and a minimum of two sealed recommendation letters.

The award amount varies. Though it is not renewable, you are able to apply for and win the scholarship more than once. The deadline is February 10th.

 

Robert B. B. and Josephine N. Moorman Scholarship

Another scholarship open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are majoring in civil engineering, this award is given to one student annually and is not renewable.

You will need to complete an application form, a personal essay of 500 words about why you want to become a civil engineer and your long-term goals, a detailed annual budget, transcripts, a resume, and two recommendation letters.

The award is usually around $2,000. The application deadline is February 10th.

 

Samuel Fletcher Tapman ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a maximum of 12 students every year who are college sophomores, juniors, or seniors. You’ll need to be pursuing a degree in civil engineering, and be a member of your local ASCE student chapter in good standing.

To apply you will have to fill out an application form, write a personal statement about why you should get the award and your plans for your education, a brief financial statement about how you will finance your education if you get the award, an official transcript, a resume, and at least two letters of recommendation.

The awards are of $3,000. It’s not renewable but you can apply and win more than once.

The deadline for applications is February 10th.

 

Aerospace Engineering Scholarships

If aerospace engineering is your thing, read on!

 

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who are in at least their second semester at an engineering school who are interested in a career in aircraft engineering. You will have to complete an application form (including a personal statement about your academics and interest in rotorcraft or VTOL engineering), and also send a resume, transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation.

Several awards are given each year, ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. The application deadline is February 1st.

 

AIAA Scholarships

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics gives out several scholarships every year for college students who have completed at least one semester of college in aerospace engineering or a related science. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, be AIAA student members, and have to use the scholarship for academic expenses. Rewards are not renewable, but students may apply for and win these scholarships multiple times.

Students will be judged on their academic achievements, career goals (assessed in a 500 – 1000 word essay), three recommendation letters, and extracurricular activities. The deadline for these scholarships is January 31st.

  • Wernher von Braun Scholarship: $5,000
  • George and Vicki Muellner Scholarship for Aerospace Engineering: $5,000
  • David and Catherine Thompson Space Technology Scholarship: $5,000
  • Space Transportation Scholarship: $1,500
  • Liquid Propulsion Scholarship: $2,500
  • Leatrice Gregory Pendray Scholarship: $1,500
  • Digital Avionics Scholarship: $2,000

 

*Olin E. Teague Scholarship

The National Space Club offers this scholarship to encourage young people to pursue degrees in aerospace fields. High school seniors are eligible to apply. You will need to submit your high school transcript, at least one letter of recommendation, a statement about your academic plans that could lead to a career in aerospace sciences and technology, and a research paper at least 3 pages long.

The award is for $4,000 and the application deadline is October 30th.

 

Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship

This award is also given by the National Space Club to stimulate interest in space research. You will need to be majoring in engineering, submit an official transcript, at least two letters of recommendation, a statement of intent to work in aerospace sciences and technology, and write about your past research, leadership, and participation in space-related science and engineering.

The award is for $10,000 and the deadline is December 2nd.

 

Nuclear Engineering Scholarships

 

*American Nuclear Society Incoming Freshman Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors who are going to enroll full-time in a nuclear engineering program. Consideration will be given to high school academics, freshman courses that you have chosen, letters of recommendation, and a 500-word essay.

Four awards will be given of $1,000. The application deadline is April 1st.

 

The Kent Hamlin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for students pursing an associate degree (2 year degree) and who are interested in the nuclear power industry. You should show an interest in and commitment to a career in the industry.

 

NEED Scholarship Award for Community College and Trade School

If you are currently in community college but are hoping to transfer to a four year university to study nuclear engineering, this scholarship is for you.

Up to four awards will be given each year of $2,500. The application deadline is April 1st.

Two awards of $2,000 will be given. The application deadline is April 1st.

 

ANS Undergraduate Scholarships

If you have completed at least one year of a nuclear engineering degree, you are eligible for several undergraduate scholarships offered by the ANS. ANS gives out over 20 scholarships of $2,000. The application deadline is February 1st.

 

James R. Vogt Scholarships

This scholarship is for students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree and are interested in doing research in radioanalytical chemistry and its applications.

The application deadline is February 1st.

 

John and Muriel Landis Scholarship

The ANS awards up to nine scholarships every year for students who have higher than average financial need. You do not need to be a US citizen to be eligible for this award, but you should be planning on enrolling in a program in nuclear engineering in the USA.

This award may be won up to three times.

The application deadline is February 1st.

 

 

ASME Nuclear Engineering Division Scholarship

Up to three $5,000 awards are given every year by the AMSE to college juniors and seniors who show a particular interest in nuclear engineering, such as the design, analysis, testing, development, and operation of reactor systems and components, heat transport, nuclear fusion, radioactive waste, etc.

Students must be members of ASME and will be judged based on academic achievements, character, leadership, financial need, and potential contribution to the nuclear engineering field.

The deadline is March 1st.

 

What's Next?

Make sure that you stay on top of your high school GPA while taking rigorous classes to be considered for these kinds of scholarships.

You should also know how to get a high score on the SAT and ACT to be eligible for these engineering scholarships.

Also check out our list of full-ride scholarships for more ideas on how to fund your college education.

 

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Mary Ann holds a BA in Classics and Russian from the University of Notre Dame, and an MA from University College London. She has years of tutoring experience and is also passionate about travel and learning languages.



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