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Here you can find scholarships of varied scope and financial coverage. PSU students can find additional information regarding scholarships and financial aid on the Portland State University financial aid site. PSU Graduate Students can find funding information on the Office of Graduate Studies page.
Posted: Thurs. 8/28/14
One winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used toward eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board during the 2015 calendar year. The winner will be invited to visit a local Kelly Services branch and will be presented with a check payable to his or her current institution. The winner will also receive a commemorative plaque. The winner will be announced and a news release will be distributed to national media, local media in the winner’s hometown, and the winner’s university paper.
Candidates must be full-time students at the time of application submittal, pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or Canada during the calendar year, and be accepted into the School of Engineering. Scholarships will not be awarded to 1st Year undergraduate students, or those 4th Year undergraduate students who will be graduating on or before June of the award year. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (or 3.5 on a 4.5 scale, and so forth). For more information, refer to the information and application forms found in the Scholarship Info box on the right hand side of this page.
Demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in engineering, as well as outstanding academic performance. Essays will also be judged based on depth of knowledge and awareness of the issue and/or challenge addressed, as well as creativity, composition and originality.
Eligible entries will first be judged by the Kelly Engineering Resources Review Committee. The Top 10 finalists from the first level of review will then be judged by the Executive Review Committee, where a final winner will be selected.
Entries must be received by Kelly no later than October 15, 2014.
Mail Application Material to:
Kelly Engineering Scholarship Program Administrator
Kelly Services, Inc.
999 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084
Posted: Tues. 8/11/14
The program is generously funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with an aim to boost the number of future leaders and decision-makers who have the scientific base needed to effectively study and promote sustainable food systems. The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program is implemented by the Purdue University Center for Global Food Security. This program supports exceptional U.S. graduate students conducting research on topics related to USAID’s global hunger and food security initiative—Feed the Future. All topics that relate to food security and are linked to the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are eligible. Applicants must focus their food security related graduate research in a single, developing country context and collaborate with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC), or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. Two application cycles are held annually, in the Spring and Fall semesters.
Grants for 6-month long international research stays have a maximum value of USD 15,000. Grants for 1-year long international research stays have a maximum value of USD 20,000. Grants for 2-year long international research stays have a maximum value of USD 40,000. Students are expected to stay in the host country for the majority of the time (85%) with some time available for short-term absences. Year long research grants may be split into two, 6- month long stays over a period of no more than 18 months. Grant funds are not intended to cover all costs of the proposed research, and applicants are expected to leverage additional funding in support of their graduate work. Additional state-side support upon completion of field research can also be requested for a period of up to 4 months.
Applicants must be a US Citizen and must be enrolled in an accredited US graduate program.
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/borlaugfellows/
Posted: Fri. 5/9/14
Each year since 1982 the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has awarded a scholarship to a civil engineering, geomatics or geotechnical student at Portland State University. The scholarships were established to recognize and financially assist students who are interested in pursuing a career in the broad field of Public Works.
A total of $3000 will be made available to the selected scholarship recipient. Half of the award will be disbursed at the beginning of the Fall Term and the other half at the beginning of Winter Term.
The scholarship recipient will be invited to be recognized at the Oregon Chapter APWA Fall Conference scheduled to be held at Pendleton, Oregon, October 14-17, 2014. Registration fees, conference meals, and room accommodations will be provided for scholarship winners by the Chapter. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference.
Full-time civil engineering, geomatics and geotechnical students who have achieved junior standing at the beginning of the academic year of the award will be considered for the scholarship. Students who receive the award during their junior year will again be eligible to apply for the award during their senior year, assuming they maintain eligibility for the scholarship. Course work must be taken at the school where the scholarship is awarded. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Application materials are due to the CEE office no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, 5/16/14.
Instructions and the application can be downloaded here: 2014 APWA Scholarship Application
Posted: Thurs. 5/1/14
The OCAPA scholarship program offers scholarships to university students who intend to pursue a career in the construction materials industry. Scholarships will be awarded to junior, senior, or fifth year students enrolled at an Oregon university or college encompassing disciplines related to the constructions materials industry. Areas of study may include, but are not limited to, construction materials, engineering, geology, architecture, land use planning, biology, environmental law and fish & wildlife studies.
The program represents a tangible demonstration of OCAPA’s commitment to higher education which we regard as an investment in the future of our state and the construction materials industry. In the future we look forward to expanding the extent and reach of this exciting and worthwhile program.
To apply for an OCAPA Scholarship, please complete an application packet. The application must include these three items:
1. The completed application, found here: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102715361319-234/ScholarshipApp_OCAPA2014.pdf
2. On a separate sheet of paper, a 300 to 500-word statement of his/her career plan and how it relates to the construction materials industry.
3. A letter of recommendation from a professor, employer or other relevant acquaintance is suggested, but not required.
Posted: Thurs. 4/10/14
This year, PNCWA is sponsoring 3 or 4 scholarships of $1,200 to $1,500 each depending on the number and merit of applications received. Scholarships are for 2-year, 4-year, and master’s level students, and as in past years, one scholarship will be dedicated to PNCWA members and their families.
Applications are due on May 31, 2014.
For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.pncwa.org/scholarships
Posted: Wed. 4/2/14
The L’Oréal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in the STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations. More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.
The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post‐doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
Application deadline is May 19.
For more information or to apply, visit: https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm
Posted: Mon. 3/31/14
The Civil Engineering’s Center for Water and the Environment at the University of New Mexico is seeking highly qualified candidates for several new M.S. or Ph.D. research assistantships starting Fall 2014. A broad range of research topics in water resources engineering and environmental engineering are being addressed, including: (1) watershed management, considering drought, climate change, hydrologic processes, and nutrient processing, (2) the effects of uncertainty in environmental decision making, (3) potable water reuse and brackish groundwater treatment with membrane technologies, (4) micropollutant and nutrient removal with biofilm-based wastewater treatment technologies, (5) impacts of uranium mining using in-situ leaching on groundwater resources, and (6) methods to minimize the impact of hydrofracturing on high-quality groundwater resources.
The assistantships will be funded by a National Science Foundation grant from the CREST (Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology) program, which is focused on expanding the presence of historically underrepresented students in science and engineering disciplines. Students must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents to be funded under this program. Students from groups underrepresented in engineering are particularly encouraged to apply. Students whom have completed a M.S. degree in hydrology, water resources, and environmental or chemical engineering are desirable. The research assistantships come with a generous stipend, full tuition, and health insurance. Admission requirements and procedures are available at http://apply.unm.edu. Interested students should contact Dr. Kerry Howe at email@example.com for more information. Preference will be given to applications that are complete by April 20, 2014.
Posted Mon. 3/31/14
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member colleges and universities an opportunity to apply for scholarship awards that will support their academic study in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and STEM education and recognize their achievements in these fields. The OSGC Scholarship Program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging careers in STEM and STEM education and developing a diverse and capable next-generation workforce. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups in the STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Awards are open to a broad range of STEM disciplines. In addition to the traditional aerospace-related fields of engineering and mathematics, diverse fields of study including but not limited to earth sciences, chemistry, biology, food science, and computer science are also eligible. Applicants will need to demonstrate how their field of study relates to the NASA Vision and the activities of the various Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operations, Science, and Space Technology. The following scholarships are available for the 2014-15 Academic Year*:
*Contingent on NASA funding Go to http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships for more information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, NASA Vision and Mission Directorate details, online application links, and to download the 2014-15 Scholarship Program Guide. Questions regarding OSGC Scholarship opportunities, application procedures, or eligibility may be directed to the OSGC staff by phone at 541.737.2414 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.
Posted Mon. 3/31/14
The Structural Engineers Association of Oregon Scholarship Foundation (SEAOSF) will be awarding multiple scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. SEAOSF has approved two or more scholarships of at least $3,000, one $3,500 Don Kramer Memorial Scholarship and one $3,500 Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship. The Don Kramer Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in memory of Don’s excellent engineering skills, relation!building efforts with the construction industry, and service to SEAO. The Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in memory of Sue’s invaluable contributions to the structural engineering profession, particularly her dedication to teaching and mentoring other engineers and service to various professional societies. In addition to the monetary award, the Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary seminar or monthly meeting sponsored by SEAO. This merit-based and need-based scholarship has been established to recognize and financially assist students interested in structures. The qualified candidate is an established local resident pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in structures.
Applications are due to the CEE office no later than April 25, 2014. Application and instructions: SEAOSF Scholarhsip Application
DCI Engineers and HDG Design Group in Spokane are partnering to sponsor a European Travel Scholarship for Summer of 2014. The scholarship is open to students in their 3rd, 4th year or graduate level of study at an accredited architectural, structural engineering or interior design school in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. One student will be selected from a 30-60 minute video they submit to DCI and HDG. The winner of the travel scholarship will travel to four European cities and will contribute daily photos and journal to our DCI Blog. This is an exciting and unique marketing program. The goals of this contest are:
Scholarship covers airfare from originating city to Rome, returning to the US from Paris. Travel between cities and all hotel accommodations ($6000 value). Meals and all other expenses are the sole responsibility of winner. Once chosen, the winner must proide all required documentation listed above. For complete list of contest rules and an entry form, visit: www.dci-engineers.com To enter: create a 30-60 second video illustrating why you’re the perfect candidate to receive this scholarship. Include entry form and video, submit by April 15, 2014. Be creative in your execution. Show your passion, personality, and portfolio. Email entry to email@example.com. Winner will be selected by May 15, 2014.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply, and a list of participating laboratories, are available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)- Salem, OR Chapter 198 announces their 2014 scholarships in the amount of $1000. Qualifications:
To Apply: Applications with official transcripts must be turned in no later than April 1, 2014. Download the application form here: sceonline.org. Finalists will be notified by May 1, 2014. For more information, contact Kay Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2014/2015 school year. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2014/2015 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2015 will be eligible for the 2014 scholarship. Minimum Requirements Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor. Selection Criteria
Announcement of successful candidates will be made in July 2014. Additional information is included in the application form. Applications are due March 31st, 2014.
The National Park Transportation Scholars Program gives transportation specialists a unique opportunity for career development and public service. The Scholars Program places transportation professionals, as well as master’s and doctoral candidates in the fields of transportation, engineering, and planning, in National Parks across the country to assist Park Service staff in developing transportation solutions that preserve valuable resources and enhance the visitor experience. Assignments begin in late June and last 12 months. Each scholar will receive a stipend of $50,000 for the 12-month assignment. Park projects involve transportation planning and analysis, coordination with local communities, environmental and traffic studies, and other transportation-related tasks. Qualifications: U.S. Citizens with substantial knowledge and expertise in transportation planning or a related area are eligible to apply to become a National Park Transportation Scholar. The program is open to graduate students and transportation professionals who are 1-3 years post graduation. 2014 Scholar Assignments: (Detailed descriptions provided at www.enotrans.org) Natchez Trace Parkway – 12 months Devils Tower National Monument – 12 months Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area – 12 months To Apply: Applicants are required to submit packets consisting of:
Completed application packets must be received by 5:00 EST on February 28, 2014. For more information, please visit: www.enotrans.org
The U.S.Department of Energy has awarded a $1 million grant to the Hydro Research Foundation. Research awards will begin as early as June 2014 and will continue for 1-2 years. These awards may include a living stipend, a tuition allowance, an allowance for university provided health insurance, attendance for the student and their advisor at the annual Research Roundtable and a $2000 honorarium and to the researcher’s advisor. Preference will be given to Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students. Areas of interest include:
The program is funded by the Department of Energy and is managed by The Hydro Research Foundation. The Hydro Research Foundations intends to award 8-10 fellowships funded by the Department of Energy and industry partners. The awards will be funded beginning June 2014. Eligibility
Once an applicant has been selected for the program, proof of acceptance into a graduate program and official transcripts will be required in order to receive funding. Applicants must also sign and return the Agreement forms that indicate acceptance of terms for the program.
Throughout the research, researcher must remain full-time students at a U.S. University. During the course of the Research Awards Program, the student must demonstrate progress towards finishing their degree and remain in good standing with their University. Each Fellow is committed to conducting independent research projects in conjunction with the thesis/dissertation required for their graduate degree.
Each selected researcher will be required to participate at the annual Hydro Research Roundtable Conference over the next two-to-three years. The next conference is in Nashville, TN July 20-25th, 2014. The Hydro Research Foundation will cover travel expenses to the round table.
Students will be required to commit the research time as outlined in the proposal to the program and provide quarterly updates on research progress and maintain satisfactory academic performance. The quarterly reports will be verified and signed by the Researcher’s research advisor. The Foundation expects that research will be complete and published within one year.
Each Fellow may have the opportunity to work with an industry partner as an intern. Depending on the research and location of the University, there are different opportunities available. This is to be worked out with the student and academic advisor prior to final award of the Research Award. These internships may result in employment for the Fellow. Internship opportunities that may be available to Fellows are with Knight Piésold Consulting, US Army Corps of Engineers, Hydroelectric Design Center, US Bureau of Reclamation, Chelan County PUD, and Weir American Hydro. All application materials must be received by March 5, 2014. For more information, please visit: www.hydrofoundation.org
Students in relevant degree programs, including PNWS members and their families are encouraged to apply for the 2014 AWWA Scholarships. Relevant fields of study include engineering, water resources, water or environmental technology, public administration, and environmental health. Students must be engaged in community college work, the second year or above of undergraduate work, or graduate work leading to a degree in a relevant field. Selection criteria include:
For more information, please visit pnws-awwa.org. Scholarship application can be downloaded here [link]. Awards are made in the late spring prior to the Section Annual Conference. Funds are distributed to the financial aid office of the student’s educational institution in early summer for use during the subsequent academic year. If you have questions, please contact Dave Leland at email@example.com.
Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students meeting certain criteria. Awarded scholars will complete a 10-week internship at a NASA Center or NASA Headquarters. Requirements:
Application deadline: March 1, 2014 For more information or to apply, visit: https://intern.nasa.gov
Ph.D. program applicants are sought for Fall of 2014 at Tennessee Tech College of Engineering. Up to 15 fully funded fellowships are available. Fellowship funding is for at least three years in the following research areas: Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
More information: http://www.tntech.edu/graduatestudies/home/
Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Eligibility Requirements:
Stipends and Allowances:
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships are sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies. Application Deadline Dates:
Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://nationalacademies.org/ford .
Anchor QEA, a nationwide environmental science and engineering consulting firm, is now accepting applications for our 2013 scholarships. As a leader in our field, Anchor QEA is committed to supporting students pursuing careers in aquatic-based remediation, waterfront development, natural resources, environmental planning, engineering, habitat restoration, and contaminated sediment management – our areas of expertise. Over the past 13 years, our firm has awarded more than $90,000 to 101 students at 45 different universities. Candidates for the scholarship are graduate students majoring in fields with an aquatic or waterfront emphasis, including the following:
Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and are based on many factors, including need, academic focus and achievement, activities and community service, and related work experience. Applications are due November 18, 2013. Additional information and application forms are available at www.anchorqea.com .
The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.
Option 1 – Five Year Hertz
Option 2 – Five-Year Coordinated
Other Fellowship Period – Up to Three Years
Application Deadline is November 1, 2013. Apply online at www.hertzfoundation.org
WTS is an international organization of over 5,000 transportation professionals who are committed to career and industry excellence. While WTS has both male and female members, our primary mission is advancing women in transportation. To encourage women who are pursuing careers in transportation, WTS Portland Chapter and WTS International offer scholarships. Eligibility Requirements
The Portland Chapter’s high school, undergraduate, and graduate awards valued between $1,000 and $5,700 will be presented at the Winter Event in December. Winners are often eligible for WTS International scholarships of $10,000 at the graduate level and $5,000 at the undergraduate level. The 2013 WTS Portland Chapter scholarship application and information are available on our website (link). Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to be considered.
This $2,000 scholarship is offered by the Oregon Section of ITE and the Bill Kloos Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to students pursuing degrees in transportation engineering or other related fields. It is named after William C. Kloos, who was the Signals and Street Light Manager at the City of Portland for 25 years. Bill was a talented leader, innovative problem solver and mentor to many throughout his career. One of Bill’s unique talents was public speaking and presenting technical information to a wide range of audiences. This scholarship was developed in order to promote the innovative thinking and communication skills of the future transportation professionals. Eligibility Requirements
Selection Criteria Candidates will be evaluated based on a scholarship “Application” in the form of an essay, presentation/poster, Powerpoint presentation, or video that focuses on transportation/traffic engineering. Format of Application shall be at the discretion of candidate. The intent of the scholarship application is to encourage students to think outside the box and showcase their communications skills. Therefore, the format and content of the “Application” is up to the applicant. The following criteria will be used in judging the applications:
Applications (essay/poster/presentation/video) will be judged via electronic media or in person. The topic and type of presentation shall be determined by the applicant. Winner will be invited to present at the William C. Kloos Traffic Bowl on November 21, 2013. Application Instructions To apply for the Oregon ITE Scholarship, the student candidate must submit the following no later than November 8, 2013:
Application forms and further information are available at www.oregonite.org
About Skanska (www.usa.skanska.com) A leading construction firm, Skanska has been a fixture in Oregon since 1972. Locally, Skanska is known for safety, quality work and for being one of the leading business voices for progressive green standards. Builders of PSU’s Academic & Student Recreation Center, Skanska works on large and small projects throughout Oregon. Skanska Scholarship Package Includes: Scholarship | $3,000 Summer internship | Summer 2014
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The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 – $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (link). There are four annual review cycles.
Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.
Scholarship Selection Criteria for 2013-14 Coral Sales Company of Portland, Oregon is pleased to offer two scholarships for the 2013-14 school year of $1,000.00 each to outstanding individuals, one male and one female, pursuing Civil Engineering studies studies in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE Department) at PSU. The criteria for these scholarships are as follows:
To apply, contact ceedept-at-cecs.pdx.edu for the application form. Applications are due to the CEE Department no later than 5 pm on October 7th.
Through its Industry Advancement Fund offers scholarships to worthy civil engineering (geo-structural) students. The Fund will provide a number of $3,000 grants-in-aid to students completing their senior year in 2015 and going on to graduate study and students currently enrolled in graduate study: full-time and part-time. Contact the CEE Department for the application, at ceedept-at-cecs.pdx.edu. Applications must be filed no later than February 10, 2014. Successful applicants will be invited to the ADSC Annual Meeting in 2015, as our guests to receive their scholarship and be introduced to our membership.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that is in a field within NSF’s mission and leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree. Find complete details here.