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Women in Aerospace scholarship! Extended deadline: 6/22/2016

The Women in Aerospace Foundation is once again offering three scholarships to young accomplished women who are interested in pursuing a career in Aerospace or a related field. We believe your student body would greatly benefit from this opportunity, as your institution offers degrees in STEM. The following is a list of the qualifications and requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

 Minimum college grade point average (GPA) of not less than the equivalent of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories, working towards a bachelor’s degree, and plan to continue to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field
  • Entering senior year in the 2016-2017 academic year 
  • Must be female, of any citizenship or nationality

Application Requirements

 High school and college transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor, or a supervisor of summer or Co-op work experience, or a supervisor of research work. Recommendations from relatives will not be accepted.
  • 500-1000 word essay on why the applicant is interested in aerospace, what she wants to accomplish in her career, and why she deserves the scholarship
  • Completed scholarship letter (see below), agreeing to the payment rules

The application process is now open.  The new scholarship deadline is June 22, 2016.

Scholarship website link: http://www.womeninaerospacefoundation.org/foundation/

Application link: http://www.womeninaerospace.org/forms/foundation/scholarship_app.pdf

Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship ($4,000)

The Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path 2016-2017 Scholarship supports and promotes manufacturing as a career path by providing scholarship opportunities for manufacturing career-minded individuals.  These scholarships will be open to individuals who are pursuing a career in manufacturing.  Eligible applicants include those individuals who are currently graduating from high school, current college students or individuals with prior work experience who have decided to seek advanced education.

Fifteen $4,000 scholarships will be awarded per academic year.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must be accepted in an accredited college or trade school in the US and Canada to be awarded a scholarship, provide proof (college acceptance letter or class schedule) of their acceptance and provide a mailing address identifying the appropriate department where their scholarship check is to be mailed.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must complete the entire scholarship application process to be considered. (See application process)
  • Scholarship money can be used for college tuition for the program of study.  Tuition coverage may include any or all manufacturing related coursework and/or general education coursework mandated to complete a certificate or degree in the manufacturing curriculum only.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Application Deadline Date Award Notification Date Program Start
June 10, 2016 July 29, 2016 Fall Term
November 4, 2016 January 6, 2017 Winter/Spring Term

 

FOR MORE INFO AND/OR to APPLY please visit their website: http://www.ame.org/scholarship-program

 

$2,000 Arizona Floodplain Management Association Scholarship

 

ARIZONA FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION 2016-2017 SCHOLARSHIP The ARIZONA FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AFMA) through the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of a minimum of one (1) scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. This award will be for $2,000: $1,000/fall 2016 and $1,000/spring 2017.
• Applicant may be an undergraduate or a Master’s candidate (include thesis title if applicable) in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in water resources, including surface water hydrology and hydraulics, watershed management, agricultural engineering, geomorphology, or enrolled in a floodplain management accredited program approved by the AFMA Board of Directors.
• Undergraduates must be a minimum of a junior and within 60 credit hours of graduation. Must have a minimum of 6 credit hours in one of the fields of study above by the end of the two semesters for which the scholarship applied. These 6 hours may have been completed or completed during the scholarship period.

• Must be a full-time (12 hours or more for undergraduate or 6 hours or more for graduate) for the duration of the scholarship. Include anticipated semester and year of graduation.
• Must maintain a 3.0 semester and cum GPA for the duration of the scholarship.
• Applicants must be US citizen or permanent resident of US.
• Submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s professors in water resources field, student advisor or from water resources professionals in the community.
• Submit a two-page written statement including:
• explanation of why the applicant applied for a scholarship from AFMA;
• description of the applicant’s professional goals for the future and how this funding will help the applicant achieve those goals; and
• demonstration of past or on-going leadership in an area related to water resources, such as serving in a student professional society and/or including a list and description of any student awards received.
• Preference will be given to AFMA members. For additional information about AFMA visit their website at www.azfma.org.
• Financial need is not a factor; however, preference may be given to students who meet all above criteria and demonstrate need by incorporating economic circumstances into their written statement.

Scholarship_Application_ASU_S16

Deadline to submit application: March 25, 2016
Submit completed, signed and dated applications to:
Arizona Floodplain Management Association
c/o Lynn Thomas with Flood Control District of Maricopa County
2801 West Durango Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009-6399

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital 2016- 2017 Scholarships for health related careers. $500-$1K!

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary is again offering Scholarships For 2016 – 2017

The scholarships are available to Maricopa residents, who are pursing a health related career, intend to enroll, or are enrolled in an Arizona accredited college, university or technical school, and have a 3.0 GPA. These scholarship opportunities are available for Any Student including IASIS Employees, Volunteers & their Families

Applications are available at the Front Desk of Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, 1500 S. Mill Ave., Tempe  or you can request one to be e-mailed to you, Contact:  tslhaux.sc@gmail.com  

  1. Auxiliary scholarships will be awarded based upon a student’s scholastic achievement, health care volunteer activities, relevant work experience, school and community service and the student’s plan to pursue a health-related career.
  2. For full-time students, a $1,000 scholarships will be available and for part-time students, a $500 scholarships will be available. One-half of the funds for the fall semester and one half of funds for the spring semester will be applied toward tuition, fees, and/or books and will be sent to the Financial Aid office of the institution designated by the scholarship recipient.

 Applications must be completed in full and returned by March 04, 2016. For questions, contact: tslhaux.sc@gmail.com

$1K scholarship for minority students pursuing Computer Science or Information Technology.

SkillForge, a technical and business skills training provider to companies, institutions and individuals across North America, has announced the creation of a $1000 annual scholarship for minority students pursuing degrees in Computer Science or Information Technology.
SkillForge’s scholarship program aims to support the idea that careers in technology should be available to everyone. Although 70% of black and Hispanic teens recently surveyed expressed at least some enthusiasm for a career in the IT field, students who are economically or socially disadvantaged are severely under-represented in those graduating with Computer Science or other related degrees. And they are even further under-represented at major tech companies. “The very companies that sell the products that most of them carry around with them every day. We think that needs to change,” said Joel Wurffel, Principal at SkillForge. “With the creation of this scholarship, we hope to expand opportunities for those populations that are currently under-represented in this vital field.”

Students must meet several criteria in order to qualify for the scholarship as well as submit a written essay as to why they believe they are most qualified to receive the award. Full details can be found at the SkillForge Minority Scholarship Application site.
Applications must be received by April 15th.

Webucator Scholarships for Computer Science Students

Webucator’s Scholarships aim to support students who are studying Computer Science. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science. Leadership can be shown in a variety of ways – through education, innovation, communication, and more. As an example, a high school English teacher with a good understanding of computer programming can help her school make better use of technology in education. Our scholarships are not limited to students who plan to go into the field of computer science, but are open to all students who study computer science with the intention of using the knowledge gained to provide leadership in their chosen field.

Scholarship Details

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually. The award will be paid through the Financial Aid & Scholarships departments of the winner’s college or university. The scholarship recipient for the 2015-2016 academic year will be announced the week of June 15th, 2015.

Scholarship Criteria

Webucator Scholarships are open to students who meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Student is enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university in the United States.
  2. Student has completed at least one computer science class* with a grade of at least 3.4 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  3. Student has concrete plans to take at least one computer science class in the upcoming school year.
  4. Student has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  5. Student agrees that Webucator may announce his/her name and college on its website and social media.

* If it is unclear by the title of the class, students must explain how the class relates to computer science.

How to Apply

Applications must be received by March 31 annually. Applications must be sent by email to scholarships@webucator.com with the subject of Scholarship Application for [Student Name] and must include all of the following:

  1. Full name, email address, major, name and website of college or university, matriculation date, and graduation date.
  2. Resume.
  3. Copy of current academic transcript.
  4. Letter of referral from computer science professor (sent directly from professor by email to scholarships@webucator.com with subject of Letter of Referral for [Student Name]).
  5. A 250-350 word essay explaining how you plan to use computer science in your career.

For more information on how to apply please visit the Webucator website.

General James H. Doolittle Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas, deadline May 25, 2015

The General James H. Doolittle Scholarship is awarded to college juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in aerospace science, aeronautical engineering or a related field. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and have completed at least 52 hours of college course work by the end of the academic semester.

Application Deadline: May 25, 2015

To apply: Go to https://cftexas.academicworks.com/ and click on “Sign up” at the top right of the page to create your login and password.

Complete the General Application, then select the
DGS/Hilsewick/Shepherd/Sistrunk/Stanley/Dodge Scholarship Endowment Scholarship from the list and
answer the additional questions indicated.

For more information: Contact Abigail Hazlett at Communities Foundation of Texas at 214-750-4144 or email: ahazlett@cftexas.org.

ARIZONA FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION 2015-2016 SCHOLARSHIP, deadline 3/27/2015

The Arizona Floodplain Management Association (AFMA) is please to offer a scholarship for students enrolled in Arizona State University. This scholarship is established for the purpose of promoting the education of water resource professionals in order to help meet the goals of the AFMA. The purpose and objective of AFMA is to provide a means of local representation on a statewide basis regarding policies and activities dealing with floodplain management within the State of Arizona. This includes promoting the common interest in flood hazard mitigation, enhancing cooperation between the various related private, local, state and federal agencies, and encouraging and ensuring new and innovative approaches to managing the state’s floodplains.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  1. Student must major in one of the following areas of study:
  • Civil Engineering (with water resources emphasis),
  • Water Resources including surface water hydrology and hydraulics,
  • Watershed Management,
  • Agricultural Engineering,
  • Geomorphology, or
  • Enrolled in a floodplain management accredited program approved by the AFMA Board of Directors.
  1. Undergraduates must be a minimum 3rd year (junior) student and within 60 credit hours of graduation. Applicant must show a minimum of 6-credit hours in one of the fields of study listed by the end of the two semesters for which the scholarship applies. The 6-hours can either be passed in previous semesters or 3-hours signed up for in the semester for which the scholarship will first apply, and 3-hours in the following semester.
  2. Graduates: Must be enrolled in a master’s program in one of the fields listed above.
  3. The applicant must provide a two page written statement including the following:
  4. Explanation of why the applicant applied for a scholarship from AFMA.
  5. Description of the applicant’s professional goals for the future and how this scholarship will help the applicant achieve those goals.
  6. Demonstration of past or on-going leadership in an area related to water resources, such as serving in a student professional society and/or including a list and description of any student awards received.
  7. Applicant must submit at least two letters of recommendation from the applicant’s professors in the water resources field, student advisor, or from water resources professionals in the community.
  8. Applicant must maintain full-time student status.
  9. Applicant must maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average, and provide a copy of applicant’s university transcripts.
  10. Applicant must be a US citizen or a permanent resident of the US.
  11. Preference will be given to AFMA members and AFMA student members. Applicants are encouraged to visit the AFMA WEB site at www.azfma.org for more information about the AFMA.
  12. Preference may be given to students who meet all the above criteria and demonstrate a financial need by incorporating economic circumstances into their written statement. All information submitted in this regard will be treated as confidential.

 DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2015

For more information and/or to apply download this Arizona Floodplain Managers Association application.

The Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) 2015-16 HENAAC Scholarship, deadline April 30, 2015

The 2015-2016 HENAAC Scholarship Application is now open through 11:59 PM PST, April 30, 2015.

Basic Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities
  • Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.

Each Scholarship Recipient Will Receive:

  • A scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $10,000
  • Listing in the HENAAC Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine and press release
  • Transportation support to the HENAAC Conference, where Scholars are presented with their scholarship alongside the sponsor. The 2015 HENAAC Conference will be held in Pasadena, CA, from October 14-18, 2015.

Online Application Must Include:

  • Application
  • A 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic
  • Current resume
  • One peer letter of recommendation from a friend, classmate, lab partner, roommate, teammate, or fellow member of a campus or community organization
  • One faculty letter of recommendation from a faculty, teacher, mentor, advisor, counselor, principal, dean, or MEP Director
  • Official transcript with the seal of your college or high school
  • Self-photo (used for publication purposes only)

Application Submission Process:

  • Complete the online HENAAC Scholarship Application Form and upload your essay, resume, letters of recommendation, official transcript(s) and photo.
  • Documents must be uploaded by 11:59 PM PST on April 30. Paper copies will no longer be accepted.
  • An email will be automatically sent verifying receipt of your application. If you do not receive an automatic confirmation, please contact our office.

For more information and to access the guidelines and application please visit the HENAAC website. 

Contact

For additional information regarding the HENAAC Scholars Program, please contact
Dr. Gary Cruz at gcruz@greatmindsinstem.org

Innovation in Engineering scholarship, $1,000

The Crystal Group Innovation in Engineering Scholarship is awarded each year to one full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree with either major or minor in engineering. This scholarship opportunity is for a member of the military (including current military, reservists, ROTC cadets and veterans), a child of a military service-member, or a spouse of a military member. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student working toward a bachelor’s degree, either majoring or minoring in engineering program.
  • Are either a member military (including active, reservists, ROTC cadets and veterans), a child of a military veteran, or a military spouse.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed at least 60 semester hours to be eligible
  • Submit typed (double-spaced) essay answering one of the posed questions

For more information and/or to apply, please visit: http://www.crystalrugged.com/scholarships/engineering-scholarship/