Scholarships that target students interested in engineering provide an excellent way to help pay for the rising costs of higher education. Since engineering scholarships are plentiful and come from a variety of sources, such as corporations, non-profits, foundations, institutions, and governmental bodies, future engineers have a host of opportunities available to them.
If your students want to become engineers, encourage them to explore an array of scholarships offered by colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and foundations, honor societies, companies, and government. They can also compete for prizes. But, caution them that the search can get complicated.
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. Application Deadline: May 1, 2011.
The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) is a competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participate in an SSP-affiliated fair with their science, engineering or math project, and are nominated to compete in the national competition.
Middle school students will be nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS at SSP-affiliated science fairs held in the 2010-2011 school year. Nominees will enter the competition by completing an online application where they will explain their science project and demonstrate their use of STEM principles – science, technology, engineering and math – in the development and presentation of their project.
The NACME Pre-Engineering Student Scholarship Program recognizes the nation’s highest achieving African-American, Latino, and American Indian high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career goal. Each winner receives a $1,500 scholarship.
Great Minds in STEM provides scholarships for students of Hispanic origin or involved with the Hispanic community who maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or high; focus their studies in science, technology, engineering or math; and demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000. Application deadline: April 30, 2010.
The AHETEMS Scholarship Program is designed to enhance and achieve the potential of Latino students pursuing degrees in engineering, math and science. Merit-based and need-based scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 – $5,000, to deserving Latino/a high school graduating seniors who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.