10 Scholarships for Engineering Students

In 2017, 191,336 degrees were awarded to students majoring in engineering, including STEM majors. According to Data USA, the median tuition costs for engineering majors at in-state public colleges is approximately $8,000, while the median tuition cost for these majors at out-of-state private colleges is approximately $42,000 per year. Regardless of what type of institution you attend to earn your engineering degree, there is no doubt that earning an engineering degree is expensive. Despite the fact that earning a degree in engineering is likely to lead you to a high-paying job down the line, it can often be difficult to see that far into the future when you are focused on figuring out exactly how you are going to fund your degree. 

So, if you are looking for scholarship opportunities to help fund your engineering degree, you have come to the right place! Below, we have highlighted 10 great scholarships that are currently being offered for engineering students of all disciplines. 

1. S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation Engineering Scholarship 

Average Amount Awarded: Varies

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Number Given Out: 3

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial scholarships for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Engineering and collegiate members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Applicants must be NSBE members, majoring in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.

2. American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship 

Average Amount Awarded: $3,125

Application Deadline: February 15

Number Awarded Last Year: 16

Award for naval engineering students or students in related disciplines in the final year of an undergraduate program or for one year of graduate study at an accredited institution. Must be a full-time student and a U.S. citizen. Award of $3,000 for undergraduates and $4,000 for graduate students.

3. Scholarship for Engineering Education for Minorities (MSEE)

Average Amount Awarded: $3,037

Application Deadline: Continuous 

Number Awarded Last Year: 212

MSEE is a service cancelable loan available to minority upper-class students majoring in an approved program by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at an eligible participating university in Georgia. Funds can be used toward educational costs. $5,250 per academic year to a maximum of nine (9) terms and $15,750. Participating universities include Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, and Mercer University.

4. TE Connectivity Excellence in Engineering Scholarship

Average Amount Awarded: $5,000

Application Deadline: February 15

Number Awarded Last Year: 20 

20 scholarships of $5000 for women pursuing ABET-accredited Baccalaureate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science in the United States and Mexico. Must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students who are from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM and/or those who demonstrate financial need.

5. The MTS Student Scholarship for Two-Year, Technical, Engineering and Community College Students

Average Amount Awarded: $3,000

Application Deadline: April 17

Number Awarded Last Year: 2

Scholarship open to MTS members enrolled in a two-year, technical, engineering, or community college in a marine-related field.

6. Minority Scholarship Awards for College Students 

Average Amount Awarded: $1,000

Application Deadline: N/A

Number Awarded Last Year: 8

Award for college undergraduates who are studying chemical engineering. Must be a member of a minority group that is underrepresented in chemical engineering. Must be an AICHE national student member at the time of application. Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to reapply.

7. Marjorie Roy Rothermel Scholarship 

Average Amount Awarded: $3,000

Application Deadline: March 3

Number Awarded Last Year: 1

The Marjorie Roy Rothermel Scholarship awards $3,000 (up to 2 awards), for a student working toward a Master's degree in Engineering. This scholarship was made possible by the ASME Auxiliary to honor Marjorie Roy Rothermel. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and be enrolled in a full-time mechanical engineering program.

8. CISE Undergraduate Scholarship 

Average Amount Awarded: $2,000

Application Deadline: February 1

Number Awarded Last Year: 1

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate industrial engineering student for the best application of corporate social responsibility, resilience, or sustainability principals aligned with classic industrial engineering techniques to a project for an enterprise. Interested candidates must complete an application form, as well as submit a complete description of the project, including the provision of a financial analysis using the triple-bottom-line definitions of sustainability, showing a positive cash flow or return on investment to the enterprise over the project life. Applicants should have at least a 3.4 GPA.

9. Ohio Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarships 

Average Amount Awarded: $2,500

Application Deadline: April 15

Number Awarded Last Year: 18

Merit-based, non-renewable, tuition-only scholarships awarded to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering.

10. Elisabeth M. and Winchell M. Parsons Scholarship 

Average Amount Awarded: $3,000

Application Deadline: March 3

Number Awarded Last Year: 1

$3,000 (up to 2 awards), for a student working toward a Ph.D./doctoral degree in engineering. This scholarship was made possible by the ASME Auxiliary to honor Elisabeth M. and Winchell M. Parsons. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and be enrolled in a full-time mechanical engineering program.

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