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Scholarships & Fellowships

Scholarships
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Undergraduate Scholarships
The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering seeks to provide financial support to students that will supplement university scholarships, promotes participation in college-wide programs, and encourages development of leadership capabilities, global competence, and innovation skills. Other scholarships and financial aid may be found on other BYU office websites and from external resources.
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    College of Engineering Scholarships
    Description: Nearly 30 generous donors have dedicated funds to supporting students in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering. According to the wishes of these donors, the dean of the college has appointed a special committee to review applications and disperse funding for each of these scholarships. To simplify the application process, students need only complete one form to apply for each of these scholarships at once. Have questions? Contact us.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Undergraduate
    • Enrolled in 14+ credits both Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 semesters
    • Has officially declared a major in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
    • Has received 7 or fewer semesters of scholarships, excluding Spring and Summer terms
    • Has earned fewer than 160 total credit hours at the end of the Winter 2019 semester (does not include AP, IB, or foreign language challenge exam credits)
    • Has not received a Monson Presidential Scholarship, Heritage Scholarship, or National Merit Scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year
    • Has not received a full tuition, two-semester University Scholarship award from BYU for the 2019-2020 school year
    • Some scholarships have additional criteria or guidelines specified by the donors (e.g., female students, enrolled in a specific major, preference given to international students, etc.)

    Deadline: March 1st, 2019

    Application: Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering Scholarships Application

    · Armin J. Hill Scholarship
    · Blaine Clyde Endowed Scholarship
    · Boeing
    · Brian and Hallie Fielding Endowed Scholarship
    · Dale T. Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    · Dominion Questar
    · Dr. Gerald S. & Jane S. Meiling Endowed Scholarship
    · Freeport-Mc-Mo-Ran Scholarship
    · Geoffrey J. & Sydney L. Germane Endowed Scholarship
    · Glen L. & Sylvia D. Bellows Endowed Scholarship
    · Henrietta Clyde Endowed Scholarship
    · Howard Hausknecht Endowed Scholarship
    · Howard S. Bennion Memorial Scholarship
    · Huang and Madeline Chao Family Engineering Endowed Scholarship
    · James and Annette Ingersoll Family Endowed Scholarship
    · Jeffrey M. and Jane Nobbs Endowed Scholarship
    · Jonathan and Tara Oliver Inspiring Learning Endowed Fund in Engineering
    · Karl E. & Laurie H. Seil Endowed Scholarship
    · Keith & Kriss Woodley Endowed Scholarship
    · Kent E. Kohkonen Endowed Scholarship
    · Maurice R. Tanner and Hazel H. Tanner/ Ashland Oil Inc. Endowment
    · Neil and Velma Stewart Inspiring Learning Endowed Fund
    · Nephi Christensen Endowed Scholarship
    · Paul G. Van Wagenen Endowed Scholarship
    · Paullin Endowed Scholarship
    · Raymond & DeLona Zinn Endowed Scholarship
    · Richard V. Harris Foundation Endowed Scholarship
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    BYU Kennedy Center Global Opportunities Scholarship
    Description: This need-based “scholarship of last resorts” targets students interested in participating in an academic program abroad. Instead of applying directly, students are recommended by a study abroad director or other faculty member, and then the Global Opportunities Scholarship Committee reaches out to potential recipients for further review. Amounts range from $0-$5,000. Sixty-six (66) awards were given in 2017 and seventy-two (72) in 2018. Have questions? Visit the Global Opportunity Initiative website or contact Corey Leonard at cory_leonard@byu.edu or (801) 422-2980.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Enrolled in a BYU academic program abroad
    • Recommended by the relevant study abroad director or another faculty member
    • Exhibit financial need
    • Recipients typically have a job, have reached out to family and friends, have taken out student loans, and applied to many other scholarships and financial aid programs
    Deadline: Varies.

    Application: Students do not apply for this scholarship, but may discuss with their study abroad director about potentially being recommended for it. Faculty members may recommend potential recipients here.
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    Choose2Give Scholarship
    Description: A half tuition scholarship awarded to a student for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. Funds were donated by current BYU students.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Pursuing a degree in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
    • On good academic standing
    • Junior or Senior in their program
    • Full-time student in Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
    • Preference for students who do not have any other scholarships
    Deadline: May 6, 2019. Must be turned into Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering Student Services, 246 EB. Digital copies may be sent to engineering_advisement@byu.edu

    Application: Choose to Give Scholarship Application

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    Freshman Mentorships for Women
    Description: Faculty members offer to mentor the top new freshman female students in a laboratory setting. Stipends are provided to students, supporting time spent in the laboratory. Offer letters are mailed to each potential recipient, who then makes arrangements with her program.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Incoming freshman at BYU
    • Female
    • Enrolled in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
    Deadline: N/A

    Application: Application is immediately considered upon application to Brigham Young University. No additional application is required.
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    International Study Program (ISP) Discounts
    Description: The ISP office offers financial assistance, in the form of program discounts, to undergraduate students participating in its programs (e.g. study abroads). Discount amounts vary depending on financial need, GPA, year in school, major, length and type of program, and other pertinent factors. Amounts typically range from $0-$1,000. Have questions? Contact ISP Student Services (101 HRCB) at isp@byu.edu or (801) 422-3686.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Currently enrolled undergraduate BYU students
    • 3.0+ cumulative GPA
    • Completed FAFSA on file with the University (deadlines may apply - see application for more information)
    Deadline: Varies.

    Application: An application is provided after starting an application for a specific ISP program. Applying to a specific ISP program requires logging in with a BYU netID and password.
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    Sallie Mae Bank Scholarships
    Description: Twenty-two (22) $5,000 scholarships. Have questions? Contact Claire Scott at scholarshipsSMB@salliemae.com or (801) 320-3775

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • US Citizen
    • Legal resident of the State of Utah
    • Living in Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, or Weber County
    • Attend an accredited institution located in any of the forementioned counties OR attending an online accredited institution
    • 3.25 GPA or better out of a 4.0 maximum (or WGU pass equivalent)
    • Enrolled full-time (12 credits or more per semester) for both Fall and Winter semesters
    • Enrolled in one of the following undergraduate programs: Nursing Associate, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Teaching, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Software, electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Technology), Technology (Information Systems, Network Management, or Technology Management), transfer program in Pre-Engineering
    • According to the Entrant's most recent FAFSA, have a total gross income of not more than what is specified for the county in which the student resides, as follows: $61,440 (Davis County), $63,760 (Salt Lake County), $63,760 (Tooele County), $59,760 (Utah County), $61,440 (Weber County)
    Deadline: Mailed and postmarked on or before April 5, 2019.

    Application: Sallie Mae Bank Scholarship Application
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    SME Education Foundation Scholarships
    Description: SME Education Foundation’s scholarships offer students a powerful reason to choose a manufacturing focused education. The generosity of their many individual donors and corporate partners have enabled SME to award scholarships that support thousands of new students to manufacturing every year. Scholarships are awarded annually and range from $1,000-$6,000 and can be used for education fees related to attaining a technical or engineering education. Students with at least one parent or grandparent who is a member of SME may be eligible for larger scholarships.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Graduating high school senior, current undergraduate student, or graduate student
    • Will be attending accredited colleges or universities in the United States or Canada in Fall 2019
    • One of the following:


      • United States and territories citizenship
      • Canada citizenship
      • Permanent residency status in the U.S. or Canda (i.e. green card)
      • U.S. or Canadian student visa
    • 2.0+ Cumulative GPA (most recipients have a 3.0+)
    • Pursuing a degree in a technical or engineering field
    Deadline: February 1, 2019

    Application: SME Education Foundation Scholarship Application Applicants will be directed to register for an application account before starting the application.
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    Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship
    Description: The Great Basin Post of the Society of American Military Engineers invites freshmen and sophomores pursuing an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering degree or NAAB (National Architectural Accreditation Board) architecture degree at a Utah university to apply for a Lt. Col. G. Roger Sunada $1,800 scholarship. Award of two scholarships is anticipated, with a presentation in mid-February of 2019. Have questions? Contact Evan Gabrielsen, SAME Great Basin Post, Scholarship Chair at evan.gabrielsen@aecom.com or (801) 904-4070.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Enrolled in any university in Utah
    • Freshman or Sophomore
    Deadline: January 4, 2019

    Application: Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Scholarship Application
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    Utah Engineers Council Scholarship
    Description: Each year the Utah Engineers Council awards a $1,500 scholarship to one BYU engineer.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Current Junior (Senior in Fall 2019)
    • BYU student enrolled in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
    Deadline: 5pm on January 11, 2019 at the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering Dean’s Office (240 EB).

    Application: Utah Engineers Council Scholarship Application
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    Weidman Center Global Student Scholar Scholarship
    Description: Six half-tuition scholarships to students who demonstrate a commitment to developing global or leadership agility. These scholarships are renewable, but must be reapplied for each year. Finalists will be contacted for an interview after the application deadline.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Current BYU undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
    • Enrolled in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
    • Full time student (12+ credit hours per semester) in Fall 2019 and Winter 2020
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
    • Has completed or is currently enrolled in ENG T 231 Foundations of Global Leadership
    Deadline: March 1, 2019

    Application: Weidman Center Global Student Scholar Application
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    Wright Engineers Scholarship
    Description: $2,000 scholarship split across Fall 2018 and Winter 2019.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Senior or graduate student
    • Enrolled in the civil engineering program, with a structural emphasis
    • 3.0+ cumulative GPA
    • Preference given to those with financial need
    Deadline: 5pm on March 30, 2018 at Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering Student Services, 246 EB.

    Application: Wright Engineers Scholarship Application (Immediately downloads a .docx file)

Apply for a Fellowship!

Want to go to graduate school, but aren't sure how to finance it? Listen to Taylor Webb, a BYU electrical engineering graduate, talk about his experience applying for and earning prestigious fellowships to help sponsor his PhD work at Stanford University.

Graduate Fellowships

Undergraduate students with strong academic records and an interest in MS or PhD degrees typically apply during their senior year for prestigious national fellowships that provide $100,000 or more in financial support for further schooling in graduate school. Fellowships provide support for graduate school and are different from scholarships that support undergraduate education. Winning a prestigious national fellowship is one of the highest marks of distinction that a BYU student can achieve, and paves the way to a wide range of opportunities as a leader in the field of science and technology.

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Here are things that students can do at various levels in the program to follow a trajectory that leads to success in applying for and obtaining a graduate fellowship:

FreshmanConsider becoming involved in the BYU Honors Program as a way to gain enriching experiences that will prepare you to apply for fellowships and succeed in graduate school.
SophomoreStrong academic performance is essential. Cumulative GPAs in the range of 3.5 to 3.8 or higher are required to be competitive for most fellowships.
JuniorBecome involved in undergraduate research in one of the research groups in your department. This helps immensely in two important ways: research experience is invaluable in preparing the research plan that is required for most fellowship applications, and it helps you build a relationship with a faculty mentor who can help you with your application. Students can learn about undergraduate research experiences by talking with professors or by contacting the department fellowship coordinator.
SeniorApplication deadlines for many fellowships are in November. In the summer before the Fall semester of your senior year, obtain detailed application and deadline information for fellowships that you can apply for (see below for a list). With the help of a faculty mentor, prepare applications for any of the fellowships you are interested in. Once you have prepared one application, applying for additional fellowships is much easier.
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Fellowships to Apply For

Fellowships that engineering and technology students at BYU apply for include:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship awards over one thousand fellowships to outstanding students pursuing research-based master's or doctoral degrees in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, and Social Sciences. The fellowship provides three years of financial support, including an annual $30,000 stipend and $10,500 education allowance.

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship provides funding for students to earn a doctoral degree in science or engineering in order to increase the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers. Fellowships provide funds to cover full tuition, required fees, a stipend of $31,000 for the first year, and minimum insurance coverage.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

The goal of NSTRF is to provide the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and technologists to improve America's technological competitiveness. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research while building the skills necessary to become future technological leaders. Selected candidates will perform graduate student research both on their respective campuses and at NASA Centers and, in the future, also at nonprofit U.S. Research and Development (R&D) laboratories.

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) provides ambitious graduate students interested in a career in nuclear security with a full-time, salaried fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Fellows learn about a range of nuclear technology applications while helping shape nuclear and nonproliferation policy and decision making. The fellowship provides a $52,000/year salary, $4,000 hiring incentive, tuition reimbursement, health care benefits, and paid vacation/holidays.

Other Fellowships

There are 20-30 others that are also available, including other science and technology targeted fellowships, as well as general fellowships such as Marshall, Rhodes, and Fullbright. Some fellowships are extremely competitive and only award 10-15 per year, whereas others like the NSF GRFP are still competitive yet as many as 20% of students who apply can receive funding. The BYU National Scholarships, Fellowships, and Programs office has a comprehensive list of fellowships targeted to engineering disciplines as well as students in any major.

For More Information

Contact Your Department Fellowship Expert:
Chemical EngineeringJohn Harbjohn_harb@byu.edu
Civil EngineeringMichael Scottmichael.scott@byu.edu
Electrical and Computer EngineeringKarl Warnickwarnick@ee.byu.edu
Mechanical EngineeringDavid Fullwooddfullwood@byu.edu
School of TechnologyRichard Helpsrichard_helps@byu.edu