Scholarships in Material Engineering

SPE Foundation Scholarship

Award: $7,500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must plan a career in the plastics industry. Financial need must be demonstrated. Three letters of recommendation, transcript, and essay are required. One award is reserved for two applicants from specific western Pennsylvania counties; one award is reserved for an applicant of Mexican heritage who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; one award is reserved for an applicant from California, Oregon, Washington, or Arizona.

Robert L. Peaslee-Detroit Brazing and Soldering Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a college junior or senior majoring in welding or materials joining.

Dorothy Lemke Howarth Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a woman, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Men's Auxiliary of the SWE (MASWE) Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Ivy Parker Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Olive Lynn Salembier Reentry Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a woman who has been out of the engineering job market for a minimum of two years. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution. Scholarship is to aid in obtaining the credentials necessary to re-enter the job market as an engineer.

TRW Scholarship

Award: $2,125, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

General Motors Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a woman, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate leadership with a position of responsibility in a student organization, and have a career interest in the automotive industry and/or manufacturing environment. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a woman and have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

SMD Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be enrolled full time and be a member of TMS. Preference is given to seniors enrolled full time in an engineering program related to the structure, property, and processing of materials.

Northrop Grumman Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be a female full-time student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Engineering. Focus on one of the following disciplines is required: civil and materials, electrical and computer, computer science, or mechanical engineering. Applicant must show evidence of above average academic performance (minimum GPA 3.0/4.0). Women of color (African American, Latina, Native American) are encouraged to apply. Application coversheet, biographical statement, current resume or CV (list your education and employment history), UIC transcript, proof of financial aid eligibility, proof of U.S. citizenship (copy of birth certificate or passport), and two letters of recommendation (include at least one from a UIC instructor) required.

B.K. Krenzer Memorial Reentry Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a woman who has been out of the job market as well as out of school for a minimum of two years. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be doing research related to particle science/technology. Graduate job opportunities also available.

Undergraduate Awards Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a member of a SAMPE student chapter.

Anthony C. Fortunski, PE, Memorial Grant

Award: $1,500, Deadline: First week of April

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a Michigan resident, be enrolled in an ABET-accredited Michigan college, be a member of MSPE, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate intent to enter the engineering field after graduation. Selection is based upon academic record, extracurricular activities, professor recommendations, and leadership and other personal traits. Preference is given to students at Lawrence Tech U majoring in manufacturing engineering.

Robert E. Folmsbee, PE, Memorial Grant

Award: $1,500, Deadline: First week of April

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a Michigan resident, be enrolled in an ABET-accredited Michigan college, be a member of MSPE, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate intent to enter the engineering field after graduation. Selection is based upon academic record, extracurricular activities, professor recommendations, and leadership and other personal traits.

B.J. Harrod Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved institution, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

New Jersey Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.5 GPA who is a resident of New Jersey. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Past Presidents Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a woman with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Meridith Thoms Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Recycling Research Foundation's National Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be pursuing a graduate level degree, be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The program is open to those seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole. The industry itself is both labor and mechanically intensive as scrap processors take old and new metals, paper, rubber, plastic, glass and more, and sort it into established grades which are highly sought after by manufacturers. The challenges of recycling on the scale of 200 billion pounds a year has given rise to new and innovative technologies as the recycling industry adapts to an ever changing marketplace of goods.