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College Scholarship Opportunities

Periodically, news of college scholarships come across my desk and what is a librarian to do, but to share!

Thanks to the guidance department at Allegany High School.

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Engineering Scholarships

Website:  http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/EngScholars.aspx 

Registration Deadline:  ~March 31st

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland, has established a highly competitive scholarship competition for Maryland high school students pursuing a degree in engineering at an institution of higher learning.  The Northrop Grumman Scholars program will award $10,000 scholarship over the course of four years ($2,500 per year with ongoing eligibility requirements) to one graduating high school student in each Maryland County and Baltimore City.  Each scholarship winner will be invited to a celebration dinner at the close of the school year.  Please feel free to email commoutreach@ngc.com with questions.

The application may be obtained online at http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/EngScholars.aspx


NSBE (national) Scholarships

The National Society of black Engineers mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Website:  http://www.nsbe.org/programs/scholarships.aspx

Registration Deadlines:  various

The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500. For more details on the available scholarships and awards, please visit our Scholarship Vault!!   PLEASE NOTE: In order to be eligible for NSBE scholarships you MUST be an ACTIVE, PAID NSBE member.  NSBE does not discriminate; all eligible students can apply.


SWE (national) Scholarships

The Society of Women Engineers supports the advancement of women in engineering.

Website:  http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/scholarships#activePanels


Registration Deadline:  ~May 15th

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $575,000.  SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen.  Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for.  Applications will be available for the 2013-2014 academic year:  Collegiate Sophomores through Graduate Students Application:  December 1, 2012-February 15, 2013;  Collegiate Freshmen Application:  March 1, 2013 – May 15, 2013.  Note all deadlines are 5:00 p.m. central time.  There will be no exceptions to the deadlines.  Note!  SWE does not discriminate; men can apply too.


IEEE (national) Scholarships

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Websites:  http://www.ee-scholarship.org


Registration Deadline:  ~June 30th

IEEE offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for IEEE Student members. Submit a project or paper for consideration. IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship Program also offers scholarships to students.


 ASME (national) Scholarships

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines.

Websites:  http://www.asme.org/about-asme/scholarship-and-loans


Registration Deadline:  ~June 30th

Students can apply for scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Selection is based on academic performance, character, need and ASME participation.  Mechanical engineering encompasses a dynamic field of knowledge with lifelong learning opportunities. Financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students is available through the various scholarships listed below. Deadlines and other terms and conditions vary, so please review the list carefully before applying.  ASME undergraduate or graduate student members worldwide are eligible for academic scholarships, with total funding of $200,000+ a year typically made possible through the ASME Foundation.

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