Online Engineering Degree Scholarships (2021)

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General Engineering Scholarships

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program
  • Amount - $5,000
  • Deadline - February 5, 2021

Who should apply - All high school students who are US citizens entering their freshman year of college and planning to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The Society encourages applications from minorities, disabled students, and women.

About the donor - The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers various graduate undergraduate scholarships and fellowships with the support of its corporations, government agencies nationwide, and members. The AMS encourages studies in atmospheric and related sciences. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and submit a completed application form, an official high school transcript, and one letter of recommendation.

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
  • Amount - 50 scholarships, up to $15,000 each
  • Deadline - March 2021

Who should apply - Students pursuing a major in engineering, natural or applied sciences, or math, and who intend to do research or get an advanced degree after graduation are eligible to apply for the scholarship. They should also be U.S. citizens

About the donor - The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's mission is to aid the United States in maintaining its global leadership in technology and innovation. To that end, an applicant for the Astronaut Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States.

They must be enrolled in one of the participating universities in the scholarship program. The list of universities is present on the website. Scholarships are awarded to those who are in their junior and senior year of college studying technology, science, mathematics, or engineering with the intent of pursuing research or advancing their field upon completion of their final degree.

The ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program / NSPE (The National Society of Professional Engineers) Education Foundation
  • Amount - Two scholarships, $5,000 each
  • Deadline - March 1, 2021

Who should apply - Undergraduate students who are entering or continuing their junior year in a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program. Applicants must be US citizens.

About the donor - The NSPE Education Foundation - established in 1960, is committed to the future of the engineering profession. Its main aim is to support the ethical and educational needs of engineering teachers, students, and practicing professionals. Its mission is to increase the number of students pursuing a career in engineering. It awards the Steinman Scholarship to undergraduate students entering or continuing their junior year.

Application requirements include a completed application, a current resume, recommendations from two faculty members, an official transcript, and a 500-word essay on "The Importance of Ethics in the Practice of Engineering."

BMW / SAE Engineering Scholarship
  • Amount - $1,500 per year, can be renewed for three additional years (total award: $6,000)
  • Deadline - March 15, 2021

Who should apply - Applicants must be U.S. residents and pursuing an engineering or a related science degree

About the donor - This annual scholarship is provided by BMW in support of the SAE Foundation. This world-famous company designs and builds high-performance, luxury motorcycles, and cars. This company also develops and manufacturers high performance and high technology internal combustion engines.

To apply for this scholarship, a student must be enrolled in an engineering or related science program as well as be a U.S. citizen, with a GPA of 3.75 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Additionally, students must rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores. Students to this program should be pursuing an engineering or any other related science degree through a program that has been accredited by ABET. The amount for this scholarship will directly be paid in the University’s account in July or August.

Edward D. Hendrickson / SAE Engineering Scholarship
  • Amount - $5,000 per year, can be renewed for two additional years (total award: $15,000)
  • Deadline - March 15, 2021

Who should apply - Students who are U.S. residents and pursuing an engineering or a related science degree

About the donor - In 1913, Magnus Hendrickson initiated his truck manufacturing company. Hendrickson’s company and his family, both became known for their inputs to trucking innovation. Some innovations by Hendrickson are still being used. Magnus Hendrickson’s son Edward D. Hendrickson joined him in 1920 after completing high school. Edward was genuinely devoted to the truck industry and was active in SAE. At SAE, he published various papers on truck suspension systems and chaired local and national committees. This scholarship, established by Hendrickson International, honors the late Edward D. Hendrickson, an innovator in the commercial vehicle industry.

Applicants of this scholarship need to be residents of the U.S., have a minimum grade point average of 3.75, and rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship (SAE International)
  • Amount - Seven scholarships of $5,000 are awarded each year
  • Deadline - March 15, 2021

Who should apply - The Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship provides financial support to students who are pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET-accredited college or university. This is only available to U.S. citizens. High school applicants are required to have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and upperclassmen are required to have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

Additional documents include official high school transcripts and/or college transcripts, one letter of recommendation, a completed FAFSA form, and an essay outlining reasons for pursuing a career in engineering.

About the donor - Don Mozley is a well-known broadcast journalist. He worked in the field for 63 years, most notably for CBS Radio and KCBS/74 in San Francisco. Don had a passion for cars and he spent most of his career covering automotive history in his features, "California Driver" and "Don Mosley's Auto Test". To commemorate his love for cars, he started the Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship for engineering students.

The scholarship amount will be paid directly into the account of the selected university in July or August. This amount can also be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses.

SAE/Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship
  • Amount - $5,000
  • Deadline - March 15, 2021

Who should apply - High school students from an academy in the Ford NGL network or a Powered by Ford STEAM Academy. Applicants must be US citizens and must be pursuing a bachelor or associate degree in engineering or technology through an ABET-accredited program. Students planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States are also eligible to apply

About the donor - Established in 2007, this scholarship was developed by the Ford Motor Company Fund in collaboration with the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers for the future. Students for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest (The American Galvanizers Association)
  • Amount - Two scholarships, $2,500 each
  • Deadline - March 31, 2021

Who should apply - Applicants can be part-time or full-time, graduate or undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited university or college only in North America, during the 2021-2022 school year. This contest is not for high school students. Students can be of any age

About the donor - The American Galvanizers Association has an essay contest that has been developed for assisting future specifiers with their education cost. This essay contest is known as ‘Galvanize the Future: A Richard L. Brooks Memorial Scholarship essay contest.’ The essays should have a minimum of 1,000 and a maximum of 2,000 words. All essays should be in English. The scholarship amount will directly be paid to the concerned educational institution.

This scholarship is available to part-time or full-time, graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited university or college in North America. They can be enrolled in programs for structural engineering, civil engineering, material science, construction engineering, architecture, or any other related field.

The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program
  • Amount - $5,000 ($2,500 each year)
  • Deadline - March 31, 2021

Who should apply - Current undergraduate level students, high school graduates, and high school seniors who are citizens of the United States or permanent residents accepted to or enrolled in a full-time STEM program at an accredited university in the United States

About the donor - The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is a non-profit charity organization funded only through the generosity of its donors. All donations go directly toward scholarships. This Scholarship Program was established by Gladys’s daughter, Cheryl. Students enrolled in or pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math degree in the United States and assisted financially through this scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.75, along with 1290 SAT score or a 28 ACT score.

The Chicago Engineers' Foundation
  • Amount - $1,000 to $1,400
  • Deadline - Spring 2021

Who should apply - Graduating high school senior students living in or going to high school within the city of Chicago, and are accepted to engineering programs in accredited universities

About the donor - The CEF (Chicago Engineers’ Foundation) encourages students of Chicago to pursue engineering by recognizing their talents through career development opportunities and financial awards to achieve their engineering career goals. For acceptance, students need to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum SAT score of 990 or an ACT score of 21.

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Scholarships
  • Amount - $3,000 - $10,000
  • Deadline - December 1, 2021

Who should apply - Pre-engineering or undergraduate engineering students are welcome to apply. Also, students enrolled in a full-time educational institution, pursuing a bachelor of science in engineering, and studying courses that are considered essential for the HVAC/R profession can also apply. Applicants should also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more.

About the donor - ASHRAE awards several scholarships to students studying engineering degrees that could lead to a career in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, or refrigeration fields. To be eligible, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited engineering program.

Some of the scholarships offered here include Willis H. Carrier Scholarships (two scholarships, $10,000 each, one year); Reuben Trane Scholarships (two scholarships, $10,000 each, $5,000 per year for two years); Charles E. Henck Scholarship ($5,000, one year); and the Henry Adams Scholarship ($3,000, one year).

School-Specific & Regional Engineering Scholarships

First-Year Scholarships (St. Ambrose University)
  • Amount - There are several scholarships on offer such as the Trustee Scholarships ($25,000 per year); Presidential Scholarships ($23,000 per year), and Ambrose Advantage (Full tuition will be paid), among others
  • Deadline - January 2021

Who should apply - First-year students starting at St. Ambrose University in the academic year 2021-22

About the donor - This scholarship applies to all undergraduate courses at St. Ambrose University. The admissions office calculates the amount of the award by using unweighted high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Students can be enrolled in programs such as bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, and more.

Students are not needed to apply for any grants or scholarships. They automatically are eligible if they meet specific criteria. The scholarship will renew automatically each year (up to four years).

Last year, $36 million was awarded by St. Ambrose University in grants and scholarships to students of all income levels and abilities. Students can receive grants and scholarships based on their grades, religion, athletics, and/or intended major. These scholarships are also available if the family of the student does not have enough funds for college.

University of Rochester FIRST Robotics Scholarship
  • Amount - $8,000 to $15,000 per year
  • Deadline - January 5, 2021

Who should apply - Students who have participated on a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) team and are enrolling as first-year students at the University of Rochester

About the donor - The University of Rochester, in partnership with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), awards an unlimited number of scholarships to students who have participated on a FIRST team and are enrolling as first-year students at the University of Rochester. Students for this scholarship must have competed in a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge, be a senior in high school, and apply and be admitted to the University of Rochester as a full-time student.

1931E Scholarships (The University of Michigan)
  • Amount - Depends on the amount generated by the endowment fund. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the amount for in-state students was $11,000 and for out-of-state students, the award amounted to $24,000. Scholarships can be renewed for three additional years.
  • Deadline - Late January 2021

Who should apply - The scholarship is open to freshmen in the College of Engineering. They must have a maximum of 25 credits earned at the university, along with a GPA of 3.5 or above. The applicant must be a U.S citizen or a permanent resident.

About the donor - The class of 1931E scholarships awards 5 to 8 scholarships each year. The award is based on several criteria such as employment experience, community service, academic record, and school activities. It is selected by the ’31E scholarship committee. The committee consists of family members of 1931E classmates, university representatives, and alumni scholars.

Families, class members, friends, and former ’31E Scholars continue to contribute to this endowed scholarship fund. Since the inception of this program, over 200 scholars have received more than $5 million in scholarship funding.

The International Amigo Scholarship (The University of New Mexico)
  • Amount - $15,000 per year (graduate students: can be renewed for up to two years for master degree students and four years for doctoral degree students; undergraduate students: can be renewed for up to four years for freshman applicants and two years for transfer applicants)
  • Deadline - The fall semester priority deadline for undergraduate students is February 15, 2021, and the spring semester priority deadline is October 1, 2021; the fall semester priority deadline for graduate students is February 28, 2021, and the spring semester priority deadline is September 30, 2021.

Who should apply - This scholarship is for international students. The scholarship enables them to pay the in-state tuition rate and living expenses. All students will be considered for the scholarship upon admission to a University of New Mexico program. Students can be enrolled in programs such as MS in electrical engineering, an MS in chemical engineering, MS in mechanical engineering, and more

About the donor - The International Amigo Scholarship enables eligible international students to get access to a non-resident tuition waiver. This means the student will pay only the in-state tuition rate and living expenses. The Amigo Scholarship is an award specific to tuition and cannot be converted to a cash reward.

To be eligible for this scholarship, graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, while undergraduate students must have a GPA of 3.25 to 3.5. This scholarship is only for on-campus students, online programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund
  • Amount - $1,000 to $3,500 per year, renewable up to five years
  • Deadline - March 6, 2021

Who should apply - Graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in construction-related engineering, architecture, construction management, planning, surveying, or other courses of study leading to masters, bachelors, or associate degrees in the construction field

About the donor - Formed in 1952, The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) creates a forum for building professionals for connecting, learning, and growing. It offers a scholarship fund for young people in Connecticut wishing to pursue a higher education related to the building industry. Only Connecticut residents can apply for this scholarship.

Applications will only be accepted from Connecticut-resident students who will be studying construction industry-related subjects in college, e.g. architecture, construction-related engineering, construction management, planning, drafting, etc.

Alfred and Esther Eggerling (Midland University Scholarship)
  • Amount - Three scholarships, $1,500 each
  • Deadline - March 15, 2021

Who should apply - This scholarship is for high school seniors who are planning on attending Midland University or current Midland University students having financial need and the ability to succeed in college

About the donor - This scholarship (one of Lincoln Community Foundation's scholarships) was established by Alfred and Esther Eggerling in 1993. Natives of Seward County, the Eggerlings were modest people interested in gardening. Upon their deaths, they established this scholarship for benefiting students who wished to attend Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.

Application requirements include high school or college transcripts and the first page of your FAFSA Report.

The Alexander & Ethel Levens Mechanical Engineering Award (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Amount - $500 and $2,000
  • Deadline - Spring 2021 (contact UC Berkeley for deadlines)

Who should apply - Eligibility criteria require the applicant to be a lower division undergraduate, demonstrating exceptional performance in engineering graphics, or an upper-division undergraduate demonstrating excellent performance in mechanical design. A minimum GPA of 3.5 will be required

About the donor - Alexander Levens was a mechanical engineering faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for 26 years, well-known for making the topic of engineering graphics exciting for his students. He was one of the first faculty to use television in class. He constantly upgraded his course materials using his creativity and passion for the subject. He has received the Western Electric Award from the American Society of Engineering Education for his contributions to engineering education.

In 1986, Levens established this scholarship for students excelling in his field.

Kanders Churchill Scholarship (University of Cambridge)
  • Amount - This scholarship provides funds to US students for a year of Master’s study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College
  • Deadline - Early October 2021

Who should apply - Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or mathematics, wanting to apply for a Master's in Public Policy program at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.

About the donor - The Kanders Churchill Scholarship was created for addressing the growing divide between science and science policy. This scholarship was launched by The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States in 2017, for attendance at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. The program was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill.

Global Scholarship (Kent State University)
  • Amount - $4,000 per year for up to four years
  • Deadline - Rolling

Who should apply - Undergraduate international students who intend to attend Kent State University are eligible to receive this scholarship

About the donor - Established in January 2018, this global scholarship by Kent State seeks to attract quality international students to its campuses. The scholarship is available to all incoming international undergraduate degree-seeking students who have been admitted to Kent State. Current and graduate students and in-state resident students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Specialized Engineering Scholarships

ANS Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Amount - $2,000 to $2,500
  • Deadline - February 1, 2021

Who should apply - Juniors and senior students who have completed two or more years in a course of study leading to a degree in nuclear engineering, nuclear science, or a nuclear-related field

About the donor - The (ANS) American Nuclear Society is an organization that is committed to advance, foster, and promote the application and development of nuclear technologies and sciences for benefitting society. It offers various undergraduate scholarships. Some of them include the Operations and Power Division Scholarship, Angelo F. Bisesti Memorial Scholarship, Joseph R. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship, and Raymond DiSalvo Memorial Scholarship, among others.

B. Charles Tiney Memorial ASCE Student Chapter Scholarship
  • Amount - Tuition expenses
  • Deadline - February 10, 2021

Who should apply - Students who are members of an ASCE Student Chapter and who are enrolled in civil engineering or related program

About the donor - This scholarship was established by Mrs. Hazel M. Tiney in 1980 as a memorial to B. Charles Tiney. This memorial fund provides tuition assistance to deserving and needy college students who are studying in the field of civil engineering.

Application requirements include a completed application form, a statement by the applicant stating why he/she should receive the award specifying financial need, a detailed annual budget, an official transcript, a current resume, and a minimum of two letters of recommendation.

Petroleum Division Scholarship
  • Amount - $10,000
  • Deadline - February 18, 2021

Who should apply - Current ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) student members enrolled full-time at a community college, or university in a petroleum engineering or petroleum-related mechanical engineering baccalaureate program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0

About the donor - This was established in 2019 through contributions of the ASME Petroleum Division. The award winner will be selected based on scholastic ability, integrity, character, financial need, leadership, and potential contribution to the petroleum engineering profession.

Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence
  • Amount - $5,500 per year
  • Deadline - March 15, 2021

Who should apply - US resident students. Preference will be given to students of Kettering University

About the donor - The Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering Excellence was established by Dan and Vicky Hancock. The scholarship provides financial support to students pursuing a degree in the field of mechanical engineering. Dan was a graduate of Kettering University. He worked at General Motors, serving as the Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances. Currently serving as the SAE International President, Dan and Vicky believed strongly in helping others. Dan was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors an engineer can receive. Since Dan was a graduate of Kettering University, preference is given to students of the same university.

Eligibility requirements include a GPA of 3.5 for high school students and a 3.0 GPA for upperclassmen. Additional requirements include an official high school transcript or college transcripts, a completed FAFSA form, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, and an essay outlining career interest and financial need.

The American Nuclear Society Incoming Freshman Scholarship (American Nuclear Society)
  • Amount - Four scholarships, $1,000 per year
  • Deadline - April 1, 2021

Who should apply - The scholarship is open to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering

About the donor -The American Nuclear Society is committed to helping students in nuclear science and technology fields to build a better future through education. Every year, it’s Scholarship Program awards over $130,000 to help students realize their dreams.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship
  • Amount - $4,000
  • Deadline - October 2021

Who should apply - Graduating high school senior students at an accredited U.S. high school planning to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies in the aerospace field

About the donor - Founded in 1957, The National Space Club and Foundation is a non‐profit organization composed of representatives of government, industry, private individuals, and academia, who seek to promote the United States’ leadership in the fields of rocketry, space, astronautics, and related technologies.

This scholarship is offered by The National Space Club and Foundation in memory of Olin E. Teague, who supported the national space program and encouraged talented young people in pursuing careers in the aerospace field.

AREMA Scholarship (AREMA Educational Foundation)
  • Amount - Generally under $2,000. Depends on which scholarship the applicant qualifies for. It offers many scholarships such as the CSX Scholarship worth $1,000 and the Canadian National Railway Company Scholarship amounting to $1,000, among others.
  • Deadline - December 2021

Who should apply - Applicants to the scholarship must have an active interest in railway engineering, maintain a consistent GPA of 2.0, and be available for an interview by the AREMA scholarship committee. Students must have completed a minimum of one quarter or semester in an accredited engineering program

About the donor - The AREMA educational foundation provides scholarships to engineering students specializing in the railway industry. The foundation is offering several scholarships for the 2021 academic year. The application process is almost the same for all scholarships offered by the AREMA educational foundation. Although, there might be minor differences. Scholarship winners are determined by the scholarship review committee.

Airgas - Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship
  • Amount - $2,500
  • Deadline - Contact organization for the deadline.

Who should apply - Undergraduate students pursuing a minimum four-year bachelors degree in welding engineering or welding engineering technology. Priority will be given to welding engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career with an industrial gas or welding equipment distributor

About the donor - This scholarship is named in memory of Terry Jarvis, who died at the age of 39. He worked for Airgas South for 11 years. Airgas is an Air Liquide company and is the leading U.S. supplier of medical, industrial, and specialty gases. Terry was a well-respected associate dedicated to Airgas.

Engineering Scholarships For Women

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship
  • Amount - Varies (Depends upon the scholarship); for example, the Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship is worth $5,200, Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarship is for $5,100, the American Transmission Scholarship is for $1,125, and the Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship is worth $8,000.
  • Deadline - Sophomore though Graduate (February 15, 2021); Incoming Freshman (May 1, 2021)

Who should apply - Female students (incoming freshman through graduate student) preparing for careers in engineering technology, computer science, and engineering

About the donor - Society of Women Engineers has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry for more than six decades. Scholarships offered by the SWE are for supporting women, helping them pursue graduate or bachelor student programs.

In the past five years, SWE has awarded more than 1,150 scholarships equivalent to more than $3.6 Million. One scholarship worth noting is the Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship which is awarded only once every four years. This scholarship is worth $8,000 and can be renewed for up to five years.

The SAWF Scholarship Program
  • Amount - $1000 to $5,000
  • Deadline - March 12, 2021

Who should apply - Women already enrolled in or those who are planning to enroll in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or a graduate program that can be used for a career in the automotive industry

About the donor - The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional and personal advancement of women in the automotive industry. Since its inception in 2010, this forum has also awarded over $338,000 in scholarship funds to young women. This SAWF Scholarship Program was introduced in 2011 to provide financial assistance to women.

1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund
  • Amount - $1,000
  • Deadline - April 1, 2021

Who should apply - Women attending high school or a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States

About the donor - Awarded by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving and educating and connecting donors to community needs), the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship offers one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the United States.

The Faculty for the Future program (The Schlumberger Foundation)
  • Amount - Typically includes tuition and bench fees, accommodation costs, and a living allowance in addition to a budget for initial travel to the host country, visa charges as well as conference expenses. Grants can be up to $50,000 per year for PhD courses and a maximum of $40,000 for post-doc research programs.
  • Deadline - November 2021

Who should apply - Women from emerging and developing countries pursuing PhD or post-doctoral research in (STEM) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields at leading universities worldwide

About the donor - The Schlumberger Foundation,a nonprofit organization supporting science and technology education, launched the Faculty for the Future program in 2004. It awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging countries.

This program aims to accelerate gender equality in STEM education. It wants more women to pursue scientific careers. Candidates should have been admitted to, have applied to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. They should also prove their commitment to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies for contributing to the social, technological, and economic advancement of their home regions by strengthening the STEM research and teaching faculties.

International Fellowships / AAUW
  • Amount - Master’s or first professional degree applicants: $18,000; Doctoral degree applicants: $20,000; Postdoctoral degree applicants: $30,000
  • Deadline - November 15, 2021

Who should apply - These scholarships are available only for women in all fields of study. Applicants for this scholarship must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent

About the donor - The American Association of University Women offers International Fellowships for those wishing to pursue a master’s or a doctorate in the US. Priority is given to women who demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of women and girls.

This fellowship is not for online or distance-learning programs or for degrees that are heavily dependent on distance-learning components.

Selected Professions Fellowships / AAUW
  • Amount - $5,000 to $18,000
  • Deadline - December 1, 2021

Who should apply - Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine. Applicants for this scholarship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

About the donor - Being one of the largest scholarship programs for women in the world, the AAUW has awarded over $115 million in fellowships and grants to more than 13,000 scholars and organizations. These Selected Professions Fellowships were established in 1970 from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation. They initially focused on opening doors for women in male-dominated fields such as law and medicine. However, the focus then expanded over time to include science and technology as well.

The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
  • Amount - $12,500
  • Deadline - Contact organization for specifics

Who should apply - Women from other countries pursuing graduate study programs in the United States and Canada

About the donor - The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for a handful of women from other countries enrolled in graduate study in the United States and Canada. This award does not cover all academic or personal expenses. The scholarship is not limited to any specific field of study and the funds can be utilized by international engineering students as well. Residents of the United States of Canada are not eligible for this scholarship.

Other Demographic-Specific Engineering Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Amount - $500 to $5,000
  • Deadline - February 2021

Who should apply - Students of Hispanic heritage (High school seniors, or Undergraduate students, or Community college students transferring to 4-year universities, or Graduate Students). All graduate fields and majors will be accepted, but the emphasis will be placed on STEM majors

About the donor - The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was founded in 1975 to provide Latino families with the resources and knowledge that is needed for successfully completing higher education. It also provides support services and scholarships to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. High school students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for this scholarship, while undergraduate and graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

AMS Minority Scholarships
  • Amount - $6,000 for two years ($3,000 per year)
  • Deadline - February 12, 2021

Who should apply - Minority students (especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students) planning to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences

About the donor - The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers various graduate and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships with the support of its corporations, government agencies nationwide, and members. It encourages studies in atmospheric and related sciences. Applicants for this scholarship must have a 3.0 GPA, and submit a completed application form, an official high school transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.

The Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship
  • Amount - Scholarships are awarded on a 50 percent grant and 50 percent loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July
  • Deadline - March 2021

Who should apply - Students from select developing countries are awarded the scholarship, who have no other means of financing their studies

About the donor - The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for masters and postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries. Students from all fields of study can apply, though preference is given to master's students.

Applications will be accepted from nationals of the following countries: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Syria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The Foundation will not accept applications from students planning to attend universities in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Norway, and Ireland.

Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship / NSPE (The National Society of Professional Engineers) Education Foundation
  • Amount - $5,000 (two disbursements of $2,500 each)
  • Deadline - March 2021

Who should apply - High school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university

About the donor - This scholarship is funded by the NSPE Education Foundation. This foundation is committed to supporting the educational needs of engineering students. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be high school seniors who are members of an underrepresented ethnic minority in the field of engineering: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American. They should be US citizens and must be enrolled in an ABET-accredited program.

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders / United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)
  • Amount - $1,000 for four-year programs and $500 for two-year programs
  • Deadline - November 2021

Who should apply - Applicants who are already enrolled in or are accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students in a 4-year or 2-year accredited institution in the US. At least one parent of the applicant must be of Hispanic ancestry

About the donor - USHLI is a member of the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. To date, it has awarded over $1.3 million in internships and scholarships to students from disenfranchised groups. This scholarship has been established to recognize Hispanic students and assist them in pursuing education at accredited universities.

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund / Asian Pacific Fund
  • Amount - $5,000 five scholarships (total $20,000)
  • Deadline - Contact organization for specifics

Who should apply - Incoming freshmen students (who must be of the must be at least 50 percent Filipino heritage) enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year university or college majoring in engineering, computer science, mathematics, environmental or physical science

About the donor - Administered by the Asian Pacific Fund (whose mission is to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area). This scholarship is geared towards students who are of Filipino heritage enrolled at four-year universities or colleges.

Applicants must be residents of one of the Northern California counties: Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, Monterey, Merced, Napa, San Benito, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Solano, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Stanislaus or Yolo; or Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange or San Diego.