Engineering is one of the toughest academic majors to embark on and students who are enrolled in Engineering programs find that they have very little time for anything else. Students who need to take a part-time job on top of the demands of their studies are often at a disadvantage. However, engineering scholarships can make students' lives a little bit easier by providing them with extra funding. With scholarships, students can dedicated their college time to learning and making the most of their academic career.
The National Society of Engineers is one such organization that seeks to encourage young students that want to go into a career in engineering. High school senior can apply for the Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P. E. Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering. Male and female high seniors of any minority are eligible. Any student going into their junior year in an ABET accredited engineering program can apply for the Paul H. Robbins, P. E., Honorary Scholarship. Applicants to this scholarship are evaluated on their GPA, involvement in activities related to engineering and internships, a 500 word essay about how they are going to achieve their career goals and aspirations, and faculty recommendations. Over the junior and senior years, recipients will receive to disbursement of $5,000 each.
The John L. Imhoff Scholarship is available through the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). While the IIE has many other scholarships that are available to members only, this scholarship is available to any student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in an accredited IE program or a student who is working towards a Master's or Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering. Applicants should include an essay outlining their contributions to the field or their experience in industrial engineering. As well, they should have three references that reinforce their contributions. The recipient of this award will receive $1,000.
Engineering scholarships can be a huge advantage to engineering student who wish to excel in their academic years. They can also give them the time they need to develop relationships in the field of engineering and gain experience that will prove invaluable when they graduate and begin to look for work in their field.