Prestigious Scholarships

Engineering and Applied Science

Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering & Applied Science

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Foundation Graduate Scholarship
The AGC Foundation awards 100 or more undergraduate and graduate scholarships each year to deserving students enrolled in ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction-related engineering programs. Scholarship candidates are evaluated for their academic success, their commitment to the industry through participation in campus professional organizations, summer or part-time work in the construction industry, and their goals for the future. The AGC Education and Research Foundation scholarship is a national scholarship open to students across the country.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Goldwater Scholarship program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields. The characteristics the Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include a strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering; and effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering; and potential for a significant future contribution to research in the student's chosen field. The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors. The purpose of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Junior award winners receive two years of aid, seniors receive one year. Candidates must be nominated by their college or university. Contact the Goldwater representative on your campus to begin the application process.

University sponsorship is needed.
Interested students must contact their school advisor early in the fall semester. 
Application deadline is in late January.
School Advisor: Matt Smylie

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Computational science is an interdisciplinary approach that uses algorithms, mathematics, and computers to analyze and solve scientific and engineering problems. The fellowship seeks to ensure an adequate supply of trained scientists and engineers to carry out the DOE’s mission in Computational Sciences.

University sponsorship/review is needed.
Application deadline is in January.
School Advisor: David Rooney

ACEC - American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
To promote the profession to the next generation, award outstanding engineering students, and help New York retain promising young talent, ACEC New York administers a statewide scholarship program. Since the program’s inception in 2002, the council has awarded $835,500 collectively to 301 high-achieving engineering students attending New York State colleges and universities. The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York) will award a number of scholarships to undergraduate students intending to become consulting engineers. At least 20 scholarships will provide a stipend of $2,500, as well as one scholarship of $5,000 and two scholarships of $10,000, which will be issued via check to be used during the student's final year of undergraduate study at one of the approved engineering schools in New York State.

Application deadline is in January.
School Advisor: David Rooney

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships
The Hertz Foundation Fellowship is focused on supporting innovative young leaders in the applied sciences and engineering fields and offers fellowship support lasting up to five years. Valued at over $250,000, Hertz Fellowships allow exceptional applied scientists and engineers the freedom to innovate. Hertz Fellows pursue their own ideas with financial independence, mentored by distinguished professors at the country’s best universities. Hertz Fellowships offer full tuition for up to five years, $34,00 per academic year stipend, additional stipend if coordinated with other major fellowships, $5,000 annual dependent childcare stipend, and more. Fields of interest are astrophysics, quantitative biology, biotech, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, physics, and statistics.

Application deadline is in October.
School Advisor: David Rooney

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award fellowships, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the 15 following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Physics. 

Application deadlines vary.
School Advisor: David Rooney

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
The Graduate Research Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. See the NSF website for the list of supported fields. NSF Graduate Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study. Eligibility is limited to those individuals who, at the time of application, have completed no more than 20 semester hours or equivalent of graduate study in the fields supported by the program. In most cases, an individual has two opportunities to apply – during their senior year of college and in the first year of graduate school. The Fellows receive three years of support, $34,000 annual stipend, and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution.

Application deadlines vary.
School Advisor: David Rooney

SMART Scholarship (Science, Math and Research for Transformation)
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service program was established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce with talented, innovative, and brilliant scientists, engineers. and researchers. For over a decade, SMART Scholars have been working within labs and agencies of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Additional DoD to support the warfighter and create an impact to secure our nation. SMART Scholars enter the program to pursue their education in some of the leading STEM fields currently in high demand by the United States government. The program offers scholarships for bachelor's, master's, and PhD students pursuing STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends, health insurance, and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from eight to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. The internships and work experience allow scholars the opportunity to learn from the greatest minds in STEM and defense. Not only do scholars pursue their passions in their respective field during their educational phase, but they begin a journey toward an empowering career to protect national security.

Application deadline is in December.
School Advisor: David Rooney

Microsoft Scholarships
Microsoft awards tuition and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study as we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions. We are especially committed to offering scholarships to those individuals from backgrounds that may have historically been underrepresented in the technical field. We prioritize scholarship applications that demonstrate exceptional leadership work in the promotion of diversity in STEM disciplines at their university.

Application deadlines vary.
School Advisor: David Rooney

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
The goal of the ACS Scholars program is to raise awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science and to assist students in acquiring the skills and credentials necessary for success in these areas. The program provides renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students (i.e., students who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian) who wish to pursue undergraduate degrees in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material science, toxicology, and environmental science.

Application deadline is March 1.
School Advisor: David Rooney