Engineering and Transportation Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. Deadlines are subject to change without notice, and for questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.

Deadline varies or is not available:

American Council of Engineering Committees (ACEC) ProNet Scholarship - for undergraduate juniors, seniors or graduate students in architecture or engineering or a combination of both whose studies will be leading them into practice management

American Planning Association - variety of awards for undergraduate and graduate students in fields related to planning

American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section Scholarships - awards offered to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of civil engineering fields

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - variety of award sources for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in mechanical engineering or related fields

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Awards - various funding opportunities for women in the STEM disciplines (sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics)

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) - search engine for paid internships related to the environment

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants - funds for projects in research, conservation or exploration

NASA Ames Research Center Internships - various positions during various periods in different laboratories, for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)- scholarship, fellowship and internship opportunites for undergraduates and graduates in the sciences, math and engineering

Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarships - various awards for engineering students pursuing careers related to the automotive industry at the freshman, upperclassman undergraduate and graduate levels

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships - various awards for female students in all the fields of engineering, at the freshman and upperclassman undergraduate level and the graduate level

U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship - for undergraduate students interested in energy-related research positions at various labs across the country within the DOE; positions available for fall, spring and summer

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Internships - for undergraduate juniors, seniors and current master's or PhD students in transportation-related fields

Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship - for college seniors, recent graduates and career changers in the STEM disciplines; earn master's degree in education and teaching certification in Indiana for teaching placement in high-need urban or rural secondary school

August:

September:

International Water Conference Levendusky Memorial Scholarship - award of $7,000 for an undergraduate student in mechanical or chemical engineering, interested in pursuing a career in water technology

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program - for minority students pursuing a technical degree program; undergraduate and graduate students who are of African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent

October:

National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy
Graduate Fellowship Program
- research internships for rising or current graduate students in social sciences, health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, law, and public health

Sigma Xi Research Society - grants in aid of research (science and engineering); awards for astronomy and vision-related research

Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program (SPRING TERM DEADLINE) - for second, third and fourth year biomedical engineering students from U.S. institutions to study biomedical engineering abroad for one semester or an academic year; up to $7,500 scholarship for one semester/academic term or up to $10,000 scholarship for the academic year

November:

AESF Scholarship - for undergraduate and graduate students (national and international applicants) studying chemical engineering, material science or engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, environmental engineering or chemistry

American Concrete Institute - for undergraduate engineering students majoring in fields leading to a career related in concrete materials and engineering

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Foundation Disabled Veterans Scholarships for Spring Semester - awards of $2,500 each for active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during active-duty combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations; must be an undergraduate student studying electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education

Associated General Contractors of America Foundation Scholarships - for continuing undergraduate students and graduate students in accredited construction management or construction-related engineering programs

Ford Foundation Fellowships - (CONTACT OSSP IF INTERESTED) meant to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students; Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo and other Indigenous People of Alaska); African Americans; Mexican Americans or Chicanos(as); Native American Indians; Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian); and Puerto Ricans

Goldwater Scholarship (APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY) - for sophomores or juniors conducting research in science, math and engineering and plan to make research an integral part of their future careers

The National GEM Consortium Fellowship - engineering, natural and physical sciences; for master's and PhD-level work; African American, Native American Indian, and Hispanic students

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships - for graduating seniors and current graduate students pursuing PhD studies in the biological, physical or engineering sciences

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Fellowships - emphasizes recruitment of women and underrepresented minorities into doctoral degree programs within the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - funding for graduating college seniors or first-year graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in physical and life sciences, mathematics, engineering, and social sciences

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study - supports master's and doctoral students in environmental studies; students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences; up to $37,000 per year in support

Women's Transportation Seminar Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarships - scholarships for young women in undergraduate or graduate degree programs leading to a transportation-related field

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship - for students with pursuing or planning to pursue a PhD in aerospace engineering

December:

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Scholarship Program - scholarships for students in degree programs related to HVAC-R engineering and technology

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals - for young adults aged 18-24 looking to gain international experience in their fields (business, technical, vocational or agricultural students)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships - graduate fellowships in math, ocean, physical, biological and engineering sciences

January:

DAAD-RISE Summer Internship Program - summer research internships in Germany for undergraduates in the sciences and engineering

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship - for exceptional college seniors and first/second-year graduate students planning uninterrupted PhD study in physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences

Mass Media Science & Engineering Program (AAAS) - internships for undergraduate, graduate and post-grad students from the sciences, math and engineering to do internships at media outlets during the summer

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship - for undergraduate sophomores majoring in fields that related to oceanic and atmospheric science (e.g. math, engineering, computer science, teacher education)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship - for undergraduate upperclassmen pursuing homeland security related science, technology, engineering or mathematics-related majors, paid positions to research over the summer

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship - (NOT OFFERED IN 2012) for current, continuing undergraduate students in their second year of a four-year program or the third-year of a five-year program, majoring in a homeland security science, technology, engineering or mathematics (HS-STEM) field which is a STEM field with coursework and/or research relevant to a homeland security research area

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowships - for undergraduate sophomores pursuing environmental studies (can be from a variety of different fields); receive support for junior and senior years, as well as a summer internship with EPA between junior and senior year; up to $17,000 per year and $7,500 in internship support

Whitaker International Fellows Program in Bioengineering - for students who have already completed a bachelor's or master's degree, or are currently enrolled in a PhD program, to undertake a project abroad for one year in bio/biomedical engineering

February:

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Program - for undergraduate college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in naval engineering

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation General Mills Health Scholarship - for students preparing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time OR a current full-time student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition, or other health-related studies; minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities

Google Anita Borg Scholarship - for female graduating college seniors or current graduate students in computer engineering, computer science and other related technical fields

Hacia Scholarship Foundation -for Latino students that have an interest in the design, engineering and architecture fields within the construction industry *Application is not available on website. Click here to access application.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Scholarships & Fellowships - for current undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering students *

International Undergraduate Studentship Programme - unique opportunity to spend 8 weeks in the summer in Norwich, UK, on a research program at one of three labs; students receive free accommodations plus weekely stipend; students in first or final year of study NOT eligible

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program - for Jewish college and graduate students pursuing degrees in the "helping" professions, including various engineering fields

Microsoft Scholarships - undergraduate students with demonstrated interest in computer science and from other relevant fields, such as electrical engineering, math, or physics; students also complete an internship with the company; general, women's, minority and students with disabilities scholarships

NASA Graduate Student Reseachers Program - for rising or current graduate or doctoral students pursuing master's or PhD degrees in science, math, and/or engineering

NASA-UNCF Harriett Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship - for college seniors or current graduate students who are women, minorities or persons with disabilities who are pursuing master's and PhD degrees in the STEM disciplines

Scholarship Association for UIC - over 50 awards, for various majors; undergraduate and graduate students, ranging from $500-$5,000; for current, continuing, full-time UIC students only

Semiconductor Research Corporation GRC Master's Scholarship - for women and underrepresented minority groups (African American, Hispanic, Native American) pursuing graduate study in microelectronics

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Educational Foundation Scholarships - for incoming and current college students, as well as current graduate students in manufacturing-related majors; various awards

Udall Scholarship for Undergraduates - (APPLY THROUGH OSSP ONLY) for undergraduates in their penultimate year in college pursuing a curriculum and/or a career in science and/or engineering and the environment

UIC College of Engineering - scholarships available to UIC students in the engineering majors

University of Illinois FMC Graduate Fellowship - for outstanding graduate students, with preference to MBA and Master's of Engineering students; PhD students also eligible

University of Illinois Langelier Scholarship - for undergraduate students at ALL of the University of Illinois' campuses, majoring in civil engineering or whose primary field of study is sanitary-environmental engineering

University of Montana | Summer Undergraduate Research Program - 10-week summer program (end of May through beginning of August) for undergraduates interested in environmental health sciences, providing extraordinary opportunities to learn from experts about the philosophy and practice of conducting current biomedical research; limited to 6 students per summer

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Projects - funding to perform environmentally-based projects related to undergraduate and graduate students' majors

Vertical Flight Foundation Engineering Scholarship - for current undergraduate and graduate students in engineering with a career interest in the vertical flight industry

March:

American Chemical Society Minority Scholars Program - high school seniors and continuing undergraduate students intent on majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a chemically related field; African American, Hispanic and Native American students

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Enviornmental Studies Scholarship - two awards of $10,000 each to minority and women college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields of study; must have junior class standing in college with a declared major in environmental science or a related field, with a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident

Hispanic College Fund College and Career Institute Google Scholarship - for full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors and full-time graduate students in computer science or computer engineering programs; award of $10,000 and expenses-paid trip to Google HQ in California during summer

Hispanic College Fund College and Career Institute Scholarships for STEM Majors - for full-time undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic descent majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field; awards for U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a GPA of 3.0 or better

Illinois Department of Transportation Civil Engineering Scholarship Program - for Illinois residents attending a four-year university, in a program that is in engineering or specifically majoring in civil engineering; undergraduate and graduate students are eligible

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships - (STUDENTS AT ILLINOIS UNIVERSITIES ONLY) for junior and senior undergraduate students in engineering; must have a "B" average or better and demonstrate financial need

Los Alamos National Laboratories MBA-Technology Internships - for current MBA students interested in developing science and technology for the private sector from the work of the inventors in the goverment sector; undergraduate degree in science or engineering preferred but not required

Sigma Xi Research Society - grants in aid of research (science and engineering); awards for astronomy and vision-related research

Society of American Military Engineers-Lake Michigan Post Scholarship - for full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, or environmental or applied science with the ultimate goal of pursuing a career in construction, engineering, architecture, environmental science, or a physical science associated with these career fields

UIC Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarships - for UIC students only; female students pursuing degrees in sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Eisenhower Graduate Transportation Fellowship - for current or prospective master's or PhD students pursuing transportation-related degrees at the university of their choice

April:

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Foundation Disabled Veterans Scholarships for Fall Semester - awards of $2,500 each for active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during active-duty combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations; must be an undergraduate student studying electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education

Council on Library and Information Resources Zipf Fellowship - for students in the early stages of graduate study concentrating on technical aspects of information management

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) STEM Targeted Majors Scholarship Fund - a one-time educational grant of $2,500 and an opportunity to intern with a corporate NHCSL partner; must be at least a sophomore, a U.S. citizen, and of Hispanic descent

SOM Foundation Prize in Architecture, Design and Urban Design - for graduating undergraduate and graduate students of accredited U.S. schools of architecture, design and urban design

Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program (FALL/ACADEMIC YEAR DEADLINE) - for second, third and fourth year biomedical engineering students from U.S. institutions to study biomedical engineering abroad for one semester or an academic year; up to $7,500 scholarship for one semester/academic term or up to $10,000 scholarship for the academic year

May:

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation Scholarship - scholarships for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA; up to (30) scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college students; must be women or minority students, pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program), maintaining a GPA of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and be US citizens

June:

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships - range of scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students, all of which are based on financial need with a usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; for students with genuine interest in a career in the automotive industry 

BF Goodrich Collegiate Invention Competition - prizes for original inventions at the undergraduate and graduate levels; promotes exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology, and other creative endeavors; provides a window on the technologies from which society will benefit in the future

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation Grants - grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the Spirit of St. Louis) to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment

July:

Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship - for female undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of fields, ultimately interested in a career related to defense and national security