Need- and Merit- Based and Industry-Sponsored Scholarships
The two most common scholarships awarded to continuing students are the College of Engineering Need and Merit Awards and the Industry-Sponsored Scholarships. Students in the College of Engineering with a 3.0, or higher cumulative GPA can apply for both of these awards. Applications are available in mid-May each year.
- College of Engineering Industry-Sponsored Scholarships
- College of Engineering Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships
Applications for these College of Engineering scholarships require a brief essay. For essay writing tips, visit Writing a Good Scholarship Essay.
Additional scholarship opportunities include:
- Alumnae-Alumni Scholarships for Undergraduates
- CEW Scholarship Programs
- Class of 1931E Scholarship
- Departmental Scholarships
- Emergency/Special Circumstances Assistance
- HENAAC Scholars Program
- Leinweber Software Scholarship
- Monroe-Brown Internship Program
- Rogel China Scholarship
- ROTC-STEM Scholarship
- The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program
- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
- Vulcans Scholarship
- Wang Chu Chien-Wen Summer Research Fund Awards
Alumnae-Alumni Scholarships for Undergraduates
Class of 1931E Scholarship
The application period for the 2019-2020 academic year is closed.
Scholars are selected by the ’31E Scholarship Committee. The Committee consists of Class of 1931E graduates, spouses and children, former Scholars, and University representatives. Scholarships are awarded based on academic record. Criteria used by the Committee are grade point average, community service, school activities, and employment experience. Relatives and descendants of 1931E members will be given priority.
The number and amount of Scholarships awarded in a year depend upon the amount of interest generated by the endowment fund. Awards are determined annually by the committee. In 2018, the award for in-state students was $11,000, and for out-of-state students $22,000. Currently, the fund supports 19 Scholars. Scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable, as long as the Scholar continues to be eligible.
Requirements for Initial Eligibility:
- Freshmen in the College of Engineering
- Maximum of 25 credits earned at the University
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5
- Must be U.S. Citizen of Permanent Resident
Application and Selection Process:
- Eligible students should download and complete the application form, which can be found by clicking on the link below.
- Please see the application form for complete requirements regarding initial eligibility and scholarship renewal.
- All applications are reviewed by the ’31E Scholarship Committee, which then selects 15-20 candidates for interviewing.
- Selected candidates will be interviewed in person, by the Committee, on campus; on Friday, March 22nd, 2019.
- Candidates will be notified over the summer of the Committee’s final decision (usually June).
- Application deadline is January 24th, 2019; (5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time).
College of Engineering Scholarships for Public Service Internship Program
One main goal of the Public Service Internship Program (PSIP) is to assist every student who wants to intern in DC to be able to do so, regardless of their financial status. There are three mechanisms available for College of Engineering students to obtain financial support:
- College of Engineering Scholarships: Awards in the amount of $5000 are available, recipients will be selected on a competitive basis.
- UM Scholarships: PSIP participates in Giving BlueDay every year to help raise funds to give out to current students. We also work with the Alumni Assoc. to connect alumni donors with PSIP to give scholarships to our students.
- Financial Aid: Most students who are eligible for financial aid during the school year are able to get financial assistance for PSIP summer housing. This financial aid does not affect the award you receive during the year and goes directly to cover the cost of housing at GWU.
College of Engineering Need- and Merit-Based Scholarships
The application period for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in May 2019.
The College of Engineering has nearly 300 scholarships that have been endowed over the years through the generosity of our alumni, private donors, and friends. These scholarships are available only to currently enrolled undergraduates in the College of Engineering. Students must reapply for these scholarships each year they wish to be considered. Although some of the scholarships are awarded based on financial need, most of them are based on a combination of need and merit, or merit alone. Merit is generally described as having a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
All of the scholarships in our College of Engineering endowments are part of the CoE need- and merit-based scholarship program and share a common application which you may submit electronically. The on line application opens in early May of each year. The application deadline is 5:00 pm, EST, June 1st, for the Fall/Winter terms of the following academic year (i.e. June 1, 2019 for Fall/Winter 2019-20). Applications are reviewed by the College of Engineering’s Scholarship Committee and all applicants will be notified by e-mail.
Once you have declared your major, you may find that you are eligible to apply for departmental scholarships. Please check with your academic advisor directly for information.
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Climate and Space Sciences Engineering
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering
- Industrial and Operations Engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Emergency/Special Circumstances Assistance
Each year the College of Engineering allocates some funding to assist current undergraduate students that experience financial difficulties as a result of emergency situations, or special circumstances. Students may experience financial difficulties as a result of changes in the family’s financial situation, unmet financial need in their financial aid package, or unforeseen expenses. Students that would like to discuss the possibility of receiving funding for special circumstances, should contact the Office of Student Affairs to schedule an appointment. Students can e-mail the office at email@example.com, or by phone at 734-647-7113.
HENAAC Scholars Program
The Purpose of HENAAC is to carry out its mission by bringing together the Hispanic community, academia, corporations, all levels of government, K-12 students, college students, parents, as well as professional associations, to create a positive change in the Hispanic community by increasing its active participation in our technological future. HENAAC encourages all engineering, applied science, computer science and math students to apply.
The application period for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in May 2019.
The following companies have all recently sponsored industrial scholarships through the College of Engineering: Air Products, Alcoa, AutoLiv, BASF, Bechtel, Boeing, BP, Caterpillar, Chevron, Cisco, DTE, Exxon Mobil, Ford, John Deere, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, J.P. Morgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, and Stryker.
All industry-sponsored scholarships share a single online application and are awarded through the Engineering Scholarship Office. You must submit only ONE application to be considered for all available scholarships listed in the previous paragraph. All students that wish to apply for an industry-sponsored scholarship must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident of the United States
- You must be enrolled full-time in the College of Engineering during the fall and winter semesters of the academic year for which you are applying to the scholarship
- You must declare your major prior to applying (For help with declaring, visit the Engineering Advising Center)
- You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- You will not be participating in a co-op during the time the scholarship is received.
There are two steps required to apply for industrial scholarship consideration:
- File the electronic application for the 2019-20 academic year. By clicking “Submit” at the end of the application, you are agreeing to grant the College of Engineering permission to use and share the following information with external scholarship committee members and/or the organization funding the scholarship for awarding and renewal purposes: unofficial transcripts, resume, local and permanent addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.
- Email the following two documents to the Engineering Scholarship Office at firstname.lastname@example.org before 5:00 pm, EST, June 3, 2019.
- A one-page personal statement reflecting your career interests and objectives. The statement may discuss your preparation for these career interests, including specific, relevant examples from past and future coursework, employment, internships, extracurricular activities, etc.
- A complete resume, listing full and part-time employment since high school graduation, educational history, and extracurricular activities.
Leinweber Software Scholarship Program
The application period for the Leinweber Scholarships for 2018-2019 is closed.
The Leinweber Software Scholarship Program provides financial awards to outstanding undergraduate students that are enrolled full time in Computer Science Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Data Science at the University of Michigan. These scholarship awards are for a minimum of $10,000 for the 2018-19 academic year, with the possibility of renewal.
To apply for the Leinweber Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Sophomore grade level, (2nd year student); and enrolled full time in the College of Engineering.
- Majoring in Computer Science Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Data Science.
- Michigan resident as determined by the University of Michigan’s, Office of the Registrar.
- Interest in working in the software industry after graduation, in the State of Michigan.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- U.S. citizen, or permanent resident.
Monroe-Brown Internhip Program
The Monroe-Brown Internship Program provides high quality internships with hourly wages, valuable networking opportunities and at least $5,500 in scholarship funding to all student participants. The program is open to incoming juniors, seniors and graduate students at Kalamazoo College, Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan and second-year students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Students attending Michigan State University and University of Michigan must have attended high school in the greater Kalamazoo area.
Rogel China Scholarship
The application period for the Rogel China Scholarship is open.
The Rogel China Scholarship is open to College of Engineering students participating on the UM-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute Fall study abroad program. The scholarship covers tuition, housing, airfare, and program excursions. Priority is given to students who have never traveled internationally and to students who have never traveled to, or lived in China. The application deadline is March 24, 2019.
The University of Michigan Army ROTC Department is offering ROTC STEM scholarships to qualified engineering students that complete their undergraduate degree in 2015 and 2016. The STEM scholarships are limited and a first come, first serve basis for all those who qualify.
In order to be eligible for the ROTC STEM Scholarship you must meet the following qualifications:
- Medically Qualified by DOD Medical Evaluation Review Board – ROTC will send you to an approved DOD physician for a full medically physical for free in your local area.
- Academically Qualified – must have a minimum 2.5 CGPA to be eligible for scholarship and maintain a 2.0 Cumulative GPA while taking at least 12 credits per semester.
- Successfully pass an Army Physical Fitness Test each semester and pass Army height/weight standards
Scholarship benefits include:
- Full tuition and fees or Room and Board (In-State and Out-State Available)
- $1200 per year for books
- $350-$500 monthly tax-free stipend
The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program
This program is intended for U.S. citizens to support the education and recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This program is used to recruit and to retain civilian scientists and engineers to work at DoD agencies and laboratories. Recipients are awarded full tuition, educational fees, and a stipend.
Study Abroad Scholarships
The College of Engineering has some funding designated specifically to assist Engineering students going on study abroad programs. Funding is limited and financial need, as determined via the FAFSA application and the Office of Financial Aid, is required for most of these awards. In addition, students should be attending a University of Michigan study abroad program. For additional information, students can contact the College of Engineering’s Scholarship Office at; email@example.com.
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Students with Disabilities
Between the University of Michigan, the Services for Students with Disabilities Office, (SSWD), and other agencies and affiliates; disabled students have several options for financial assistance. In many cases, funding is available in the form of federal loans, assistance from agencies, and some scholarships through the University. In other cases, students may receive scholarships through SSWD, such as the Adam Miller Fund, the Saul & Shirley Lederer Fund, and the Ridley Fund. In addition, you may check the list for scholarships or the list for internships for students with disabilities.
The Vulcan Scholarship application period for 2018-2019 is closed.
Vulcans, the University of Michigan Senior Engineering Honor Society, awards outstanding undergraduate Engineering students with the Vulcan Scholarship Award. This monetary scholarship, presented at the annual College of Engineering Scholarship Luncheon, recognizes students for their leadership activities within the College of Engineering and University of Michigan community, and for their future plans for involvement. Selection of recipients is based on overall scholarship, character, extra-curricular activities, and financial need.
The Wang Chu Chien-Wen Summer Research Fund Awards
The application period for Spring/Summer 2019 is closed. The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019.
Wang Chu Chien-Wen Summer Research Awards are open to international and domestic students of Sophomore or Junior standing (or Seniors who are graduating no earlier than April 2020). Domestic students must show financial need as determined via the FAFSA application and U-M’s Office of Financial Aid. The research period takes place during the summer months.
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