Category Archives: Scholarship News

Private scholarship opportunities

Great Minds in STEM/HENAAC Scholars Program, $1,000 – $10,000

The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. HENAAC has multiple scholarship programs and their awards ranges from $1,000 – $10,000.

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
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community

 Each Scholarship Recipient Will Receive:

  • A scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $10,000
  • Listing and photo in the HENAAC Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine
  • Press release on the Great Minds in STEM website
  • Transportation support to the HENAAC Conference. Recipients MUST attend the upcoming HENAAC Conference to receive the scholarship. Scholarships will be presented at the conference alongside the sponsor. The 2014 HENAAC Conference will be held in New Orleans, from October 2-4, 2014.

 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)

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014. For more information and/or to apply, please visit:

Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship $5,000

The Shell Oil Company offers $5,000 annual scholarships through the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship program to under-represented students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific technical field of study at certain colleges. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses.

If the necessary criteria are met, a student’s scholarship may be renewed up to four years or until bachelor degree requirements are met, whichever occurs first. Scholarship recipients are notified during the summer following their application.  Renewal of the scholarship is contingent upon the student remaining qualified. Please refer to the Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship Renewal Section.

To qualify you must:

  • Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
  • Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year as of the Fall 2014 semester. If you are not a full-time student (i.e. not taking a full course load or will be taking on a co-op opportunity), you will not be eligible for a scholarship that semester.
  • You must be enrolled in one of the specified institutions.
  • Have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA (will not be rounded) on 4.0 scale, which must be maintained throughout your participation in the program.
  • Major in one of the following disciplines: geology, geophysics or physics; chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological, or geophysical engineering.
  • Be a member of at least one of the following under-represented minorities: Black (Not of Hispanic Origin), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native.
  • Pass all components of the Shell application & assessment process including completion of either a face-to-face or telephone interview. (only applies to sophomore, junior, senior or fifth year applicants)

All phases of the application process MUST be completed and received by April 14, 2014, to be considered for the scholarship award.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit:

Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship Program $10,000

The Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in a STEM field who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.


Students selected for the Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Pursuit of a degree in a STEM field
  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)
  • Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0)
  • Attendence at a Honeywell Partner School or Horatio Alger Collegiate Partner institution and be in sophomore standing
  • Be a United States citizen

Application Instructions

  • Submit a complete online application by May 1, 2014.
  • Collegiate Transcript All applicants must provide a copy of their transcript reflecting their latest cumulative GPA and credit hour totals.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) All applicants must provide a copy of their Federal Student Aid Report for the 2014-2015 academic year.

For more information and/or to apply to this scholarship, please visit:


Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship $1,500

The Chassis Plans’ Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was founded to assist future engineers in pursuing their degree in an effort to continue America’s leadership in innovation.  As an engineering-centric company providing rugged computing solutions to industry and the military, they recognize that today’s engineering students will be the driving force for continued leadership in the future.

The Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship is awarded each year to one full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or Master’s degree in engineering. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,500.


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

  • Enrolled full-time in an engineering program working toward a bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
  • Hold US citizenship.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must have completed the equivalent of two years of full-time college study by the time the scholarship is funded.
  • Submit typed (double-spaced) essay answering one of the posed questions.


All applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2014. Scholarship awards will be announced on August 15, 2014.  The funds will be disbursed after enrollment verification for the 2014/2015 school year.

For more information and/or to apply visit:

Breakthrough Technologies Scholarship $1,000

Critical Systems, Inc. provides products and services for companies developing micro and nano technologies used in semiconductor chips, solar panels, etc.  Critical Systems offers two scholarships per year to 3rd and 4th year undergrad students in the engineering, math, and/or science that are showing an interest in these technologies.   This year’s Spring Award application period has now opened!

This scholarship will be awarded to 3rd or 4th year engineering and science students pursuing a career that involves the use of micro and/or nano technologies (MEMS, Solar PV, Thin Film or the like).  There are currently 2 scholarships being awarded annually – one Spring Award, and one Fall Award. Each scholarship award is for $1000. The purpose is to help those students to meet the financial requirements as they pursue their degree, over and above any financial aid or other scholarships that they may receive.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Breakthrough Technologies Scholarship, students must meet and/or demonstrate the following:

  • Current Junior or Senior standing at an accredited United States university
  • Official transcripts that confirm a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 or higher.
  • Enrollment in your school’s college of engineering or material sciences (or equivalent), with at least 12 credit hours completed towards your major.
  • Completed at least 6 credit hours of classroom and/or lab work towards your minor/certificate/specialized area of study that utilizes micro and/or nano technologies.   These credit hours can be can be part of the overall 12 credit hour requirement.
  • Successful completion of the application form and written essays
  • Financial situation and/or monetary awards previous scholarships have no bearing on this scholarship award

Application Submission Periods:  Open periods to submit an application will be as follows:

  • Submission Period I (Spring Award):   March 15th, 2014 – April 30th, 2014**
  • Submission Period II (Fall Award):   September 15th, 2014 – October 31st, 2014

For more information and/or to apply visit:  

2014 Generation Google Scholarship and Computer Science Summer Institute

The program is open to all qualified current high school seniors, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of computer science. Students who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply. The program is open to all qualified current high school seniors, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of computer science. Students who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.

For both programs

Applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student at a 4-year BA/BS program in the US or Canada. International students are eligible to apply as long as they intend to be enrolled at a university in the US or Canada
  • Intend to be enrolled at a university in a computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or related area department for the 2014–2015 academic year
  • Be able to attend one of our three Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) sessions in Mountain View (7/6 – 7/26), Cambridge (7/6 – 7/26) or Seattle (7/27 – 8/16). As part of the Generation Google Scholarship, all recipients will be required to attend CSSI in the summer of 2014

For each program:

For the Computer Science Summer Institute, applicants must:

  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in and motivation for studying computer science

The program is open to all qualified current high school seniors, and is committed to addressing diversity in the field of computer science. Students who are members of a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry are encouraged to apply.

Generation Google Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology
  • Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Female, or a Person with a Disability)

IMPORTANT: please review this document where you will find essay questions, information on obtaining references for scholarships.

Application and reference deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014

For infomration and/or to apply, please visit:


American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) 2014-2015 Scholarships, $3-4K range

American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) offers scholarships to students in a broad range of studies, including:

  • naval architecture
  • marine engineering
  • ocean engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • civil engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • aeronautical engineering
  • electircal engineering
  • electronic engineering

Selection criteria is as follows:

  • Studen’ts academic record
  • Work History
  • Professional promise
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Recommendations

For the 2014-2015 academic year, ASNE will award approximately 20-25 undergraduate scholarships ($3,000 per year) and graduate scholarships ($4,000 per year). The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014. For more information and/or to apply visit: 

Arizona Community Foundation Scholarships now open!

The Arizona Community Foundation is now inviting Arizona high school seniors, current students, and graduate-level students to apply for college scholarship funding available for the 2014-2015 academic year. Completing just one application automatically matches students with every scholarship opportunity for which they qualify from among ACF’s 75 awards. As Arizona’s largest private provider of scholarship funding, ACF is proud to offer a multitude of award opportunities with this single online application available now. Apply early to be eligible for the most awards!

  • More than $1 million in scholarships are available for all fields of study.
  • Some awards are given based on merit or financial need, while others are awarded to students in a particular geographic region or with specific demographic characteristics.
  • Applicants are automatically matched with every scholarship opportunity for which they qualify.
  • Early applications are encouraged since application periods close as early as February, or as late as May.
  • High school seniors, current post-secondary students and graduate-level students attending schools across the nation are eligible.
  • With one application, students gain access to more than 75 scholarship opportunities.

Deadlines vary. For more information and/or to access the application visit: Arizona Community Foundation scholarship application portal. 



Arizona Floodplain Managment Association 2014-15 scholarship, Civil Engineering, $2,000.

The ARIZONA FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AFMA) is pleased to announce the availability of a minimum of one (1) scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. This award will be for $2,000: $1,000/fall 2014 and $1,000/spring 2015.

• 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 manage ment, 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 40 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.
• 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.

• Preference will be given to AFMA members.

For additional information about AFMA visit their website at Please look over the entire paper application to learn more about what is needed to apply. Application: AFMA_Scholarship_ASU_S14. Deadline to submit application: March 28, 2014

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, Engineering/Technology majors, $25,000 per year

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering:

Up to $25,000 per year to 100 first-time freshman or existing college students, renewable up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program.


Applicants to the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2014-15 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
  • Plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
  • Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of Scholarship Management Services, Scholarship America and their affiliates and subcontractors, and GM Foundation Directors, Officers, and staff and their relatives. Although GM employees are not eligible, relatives of General Motors employees are eligible.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

  • Academic achievement and financial need
  • Participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry
  • Please note special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel

The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in Engineering/Technology fields. For more information and/or to access the link to apply, please visit: