2018-2019 ASAP-METS SCHOLARSHIP

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for an ASAP-METS Scholarship. This Academic Success and Professional Development (ASAP) program, with a focus on (but NOT limited to) Motivated Engineering Transfer Students (METS), is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ASAP-METS scholarship is for $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 per semester) beginning Fall 2018. Scholarship amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon availability of funds.

Students who are awarded the ASAP-METS Scholarship will be required to participate in FSE 394, a two-credit hour Academic Success and Professional Development (ASAP) Program/Class which consists of seven 75 minute workshops per semester during the Fall 2018 -Spring 2019 academic year. In addition, there is a separate 75 minute required workshop on the Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System at the beginning of the semester for students new to the class. All ASAP-METS scholarship holders must enroll in FSE 394 each semester that they hold the scholarship.

Applicants must meet the following scholarship criteria/requirements to be considered:

  1. Enrolled in an ASU Engineering degree of 12 credits or more per semester in one of the following academic plans: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Materials, Mechanical, General Engineering, Software Engineering, or Engineering Management.
  2. Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Junior, Senior, or transferring into ASU as an upper division undergraduate for Fall2018.
  4. US Citizen, national, alien refugee, or aliens lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence per the NSF guidelines.
  5. Must demonstrate financial need, unmet financial need is required. A current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be on file with the ASU Financial Aid office.
  6. Applicants must have completed the following classes: Calculus 1-3, Differential Equations, Chemistry, Physics 1-2, Statics/Dynamics, and Introduction to Engineering  with and average GPA of at least 3.0 in these classes. Applicants will be considered if they have taken most of these classes, and satisfy the other requirements.
  7. All applicants must schedule a visit with the ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering METS Center (ECA228) prior to receiving an ASAP-METS scholarship award.

(This does not apply to out of state students.) To schedule a visit, please email: asap@asu.edu, with METS Center Visit_Last Name_First Name in the subject line.

Note: The above minimum requirements are required for an initial scholarship award as well as for subsequent scholarship renewals. While first consideration will be given to transfer students from the following partnering Arizona community colleges:

  • Central Arizona, Eastern Arizona, Mohave, Yavapai, Cochise
  • Mesa, Phoenix, Estrella Mountain, Glendale

The scholarship is open to other transfer students as well as non-transfer students. Additionally, this application applies for the Fall 2018 -Spring 2019 academic year only. Scholarship recipients will receive their awarded scholarship funds at the beginning of each semester (Fall/Spring semester).  Awards are made continuously, subject to funding availability, as application materials are reviewed. As such, please submit all items as soon as possible.

Application process &  materials to be submitted by the deadline ( 11:59pm on April 30, 2018):

  1. Please contact one of the members from the ASAP-METS team to apply:
  1. Completed ASAP-METS Scholarship materials.
  2.  A current, complete FAFSA must be on file.
  3. Submit your un-official transcripts (required) and a one-page resume (optional) in two seperate PDFs to asap@asu.edu. Please use the file names: last name_firstname_transcript/resume. Please use the email subject line: ASAP Supplemental materials_Last name, First name.  Submit by May 31st, 2018.
  4. Applicants must send contact information for two recommenders to asap@asu.edu. Provide via email the name, email and phone for two recommenders. Recommenders will be emailed directly to provide recommendation letters. Applicants are responsible for ensuring recommenders respond.

Note: At least one recommender must be a relevant math, science or engineering course instructor, preferably both. If needed, (but not recommended), one recommender could be an employer that knows the applicant well. Do not ask staff, relatives, friends, Girl or Boy Scout Leaders, or clergy to submit a recommendation for you! Continuing ASAP-METS (or METS) scholarship students do not need to submit new recommendations from year to year to be renewed.

FSE394 Class information: 

ALL students who are awarded the ASAP-METS Scholarship will be required to take the FSE 394 Academic Success &Professional Development – ASAP class. This is a two (2) credit hour career-steering project-based class. This class consists of seven 75 minute workshops per semester during the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year. In addition, there is a separate 75 minute workshop on the Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System at the beginning of the semester for students new to the class. All scholarship students must enroll in FSE 394 each semester that they hold the scholarship.

All meetings will be held in ECA228 – the MotivatedEngineering Transfer Student (METS) Center. We are flexible when you attend class. Please pick one of the four meeting times listed above. If a class is missed, it MUST be made up! Some classes are used to deliver the Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System for those new to the class, or as a refresher. Regular classes begin on 8/16. The syllabus will be posted on Blackboard. Program requires 10 hours of community service per semester, 5 of which must be for our program. Course topics will include: detailed time management, learning skills, ongoing technological revolution, global economy, career planning, professional development, goal setting, getting involved in research/projects, finding a mentor, proposals, papers, portfolios, graduate school, statement of purpose, internships, resumes, career fairs, internships, interviewing, financial planning. Speakers from academia and industry will be invited.

 If any part of the application materials are not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Please consult the ASAP-METS team for the application deadline and direct questions to the following four email addresses:

  1. asap@asu.edu; 2. aar@asu.edu (Dr. A.A. Rodriguez); 3. ndas6@asu.edu (Nirangkush Das) 4. papradha@asu.edu (Pragyan Pradhan