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.
The Environmental Protection Agency has a collection of materials that can be used to teach environmental topics like conservation, human health, stewardship, waste & recycling, and water. The EPA also offers publications, awards and grants, workshops, conferences, student scholarships, community service projects, and a club for kids.
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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 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.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Columbia River Chapter Seventh Annual Scholarship Program awards scholarships to qualified American Indian high school or college students enrolled full-time who reside in Washington, Idaho or Oregon. Candidates must show proof of Tribal Affiliation. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2010. Amount: 2 scholarships for $1,000 and 1 for $500.
The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program was developed to demonstrate Xerox’s strong commitment to providing financial support and meaningful experiences for minorities. Scholarships are available to minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.