What are some popular engineering scholarships?


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Some engineering scholarships available as of 2015 include the Allen and Loureena Weber Scholarship, Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship and Arthur S. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship. Many engineering professional societies, the federal government and private industries or businesses offer engineering scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students, notes GoCollege.com.

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The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education is federally funded program instituted by Congress in 1986. The program offers scholarships to exceptional students in the fields of engineering, math and science. Additionally, federal agencies may also offer scholarships and fellowships to engineering students including the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Agriculture, states GoCollege.com.

Major sources of engineering scholarships can include different engineering societies and professional associations such as the Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The ASCE is the sponsor for the Arthur S. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship; graduate students in civil engineering programs can apply for these scholarships. Similarly, the SAE awards the Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program who meet the GPA requirements. The SME offers the Allen and Loureena Weber Scholarship. The Society for Women Engineers also awards over 175 scholarships to women in the engineering or computer science fields as of 2015.

Some private industries also award scholarships through various programs for students in science, technology, engineering and math fields; these include the Gates Millennium Scholarship and Google Anita Borg Scholarship programs. There are different requirements for these scholarships; for example, to be awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship, students need to be nominated and also eligible for the Pell grant as of 2015.

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