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Scholarships

Some students are awarded scholarships upon admission to the School of Engineering. These students must maintain a cumulative and semester grade point average of 3.4, maintain 15 hours per semester and follow the suggested engineering curriculum in order to have the scholarships renewed each year.

Most engineering scholarships are merit-based. However, some funds have restrictions as to department, level, state residency, specific career interests, or financial need. A limited amount of money is available for international students. Also, to encourage engineering students to study abroad, students can apply for scholarship monies set aside to help with study abroad expenses.

Scholarship applications are available online. Any questions about engineering scholarships can be directed to the Scholarship Coordinator. Students needing other financial assistance should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Deadlines

All scholarship applications and renewals for continuing students are typically due mid-March.

Some scholarships awarded through the School of Engineering are automatically renewed provided students meet minimum requirements. Automatically renewed means students do not need to fill out a new application every year, but rather must submit the scholarship renewal form to the Dean's office.

Freshman Scholarship Renewals

Those who receive scholarships as entering freshmen may be offered renewals for four years provided the following criteria are met:

  • Must maintain a 3.4 cumulative and semester grade point average or higher
  • Must continue enrollment in the School of Engineering in an engineering curriculum within an engineering department
  • Must continue to make progress (15 credit hours per semester) toward an engineering degree and follow the department's curriculum guidelines

Transfer Scholarship Renewals

Transfer scholarships are awarded each year as funding permits. Those who receive scholarships as entering transfer students from U.S. colleges and universities may be offered renewals for four semesters provided that the following criteria are met:

  • Must maintain a 3.4 cumulative and semester grade point average or higher
  • Must continue enrollment in the School of Engineering in an engineering curriculum within an engineering department
  • Must continue to make progress (15 credit hours per semester) toward an engineering degree and follow the department's curriculum guidelines

Diversity Program Scholarship renewals

Diversity Programs scholarships may be renewed for up to four years provided the following criteria are met:

  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and semester grade point average or higher
  • Must continue enrollment in the School of Engineering in an engineering curriculum within an engineering department
  • Must continue to make progress (15 credit hours per semester) toward an engineering degree and follow the department's curriculum guidelines

Non-renewable scholarships

Most School of Engineering scholarships awarded to upperclass students are not automatically renewable. A new application is required each year for:

  • Bowman Scholarship
  • David Scholarship
  • Engineering Ambassador Scholarship
  • Johnson Research Assistantship
  • Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Zinn Scholarship

Freshmen Scholarship Extension

Students who received renewable scholarships from the School of Engineering as freshmen and who will not complete their education within four years may apply for additional scholarship funds for a fifth academic year. Students must complete and return the Freshman Scholarship Extension Application.

Scholarship amount:

Determined by the Scholarship Committee

Application Deadline:

Typically mid-March

Deferment of Scholarships

Current scholarship recipients may request a deferment of a scholarship for many reasons. The following are just a few examples:

  • Mission trips
  • Illness (family or personal)
  • Extension of internship opportunities

Scholarship recipients may request a deferment by completing a Deferment of Scholarship Application and returning it to the Dean's Office, 1 Eaton Hall.

The Scholarship Committee will review applications and make final decisions. Students will be notified by e-mail or regular mail.


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