Systems Engineering Scholarships
Be One of the Most In Demand in Engineering
Students pursuing Systems Engineering degrees are taking up one of the most lucrative fields in engineering. Systems Engineers are in consistent demand across a wide berth of industries from technology to heavy industry, manufacturing, communications and even the military. SEs are expert in managing, analyzing, designing and perfecting all types of systems that make business and industry run.
The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo, sponsors the following scholarships for students in systems engineering:
- Dr. John Zahorjan Student Scholarship Fund is awarded to a graduate level student studying Production Systems within in the department. $12,000 is up for grabs to students with outstanding academic records and an uncanny aptitude for the field.
- SEAS Senior Scholar Program is open to undergraduate students who are interested in extracurricular research in a one-on-one situation with a faculty member. Students with the most promise for exerting change in the field are selected as well as those with plans for graduate level coursework in systems engineering.
Tennessee Tech University (TTU) provides students pursuing Industrial and Systems Engineering degrees with the following scholarships:
- Steve and Mylah Endowed Engineering Scholarships are awarded based on financial need as well as academic ability and career potential.
- Richard K. Edwards Scholarship is given to a student demonstrating significant financial need and who is actively pursuing a four-year SE degree.
Texas A&M University Industrial and Systems Engineering department offers a number of scholarships for the academic elite among undergrads. A faculty committee makes selections based in a wide range of criteria.
Professional Organizations and Minority Scholarships
Technical societies and professional organizations make it part of their business to buoy up the careers of members as well as provide funding for student members. Only by encouraging and supporting the next generation of engineers will a field of study thrive.
Minorities, including women, will find a wealth of scholarship support for any branch of the engineering field. In recent years the push has been on to balance the field with underrepresented populations.
HENAAC, Inc. sponsors an impressive list of corporate funded scholarships. The organization is dedicated to promoting both professionally and financially, the education of Hispanic students in engineering degrees:
- Lockheed Martin scholarship requires systems engineering students to maintain GPAs of at least 3.2 and be at least in their sophomore year of the major.
- Northrop Grumman Corporation funds scholarships for any level undergraduate who demonstrates outstanding academic talent in the major.
The National Society of Black Engineers sponsors dozens of scholarships for African American students pursuing engineering degrees. There are awards for undergraduate and graduate students ranging from just a few hundred dollars to thousands. The major corporations responsible for funding many of the awards expect applicants to consider careers with their company after graduation.
The Society for Women Engineers (SWE) is just as instrumental in promoting the careers and educational goals of women as other minority organizations. Like African Americans and Hispanics, women have also been severely overlooked in the engineering field. The SWE sponsors dozens of scholarships, many funded by generous corporations also recruiting next-gen engineers. Scholarships are available to Industrial and Systems Engineering students from such companies as General Motors, Honeywell, and Rockwell Automation; and that's just the tip of the iceberg.