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Weidman Center Funding

The mission of the Weidman Center is to create and provide support for experiences that help refine your leadership skills and global competence, preparing you and your fellow engineering students for careers of influence in multi-national organizations.

Since experience is often the best teacher, Weidman funding is here to help you participate in a variety of deep-impact, real-world experiences designed to develop you as a leader. Receive funding to assemble a team and build a prototype for SIOY, work in a real research lab, engineer abroad, compete, do outreach all while being mentored by faculty. Discover funded opportunities through the links below:

  • We encourage you to find or design high-quality, largely student-led engineering experiences that develop problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills. Then, find a faculty to advise or mentor the experience. Funding for selected experiences is available through the Weidman Center. Group experiences need to appoint one student to represent the group and apply on their behalf.

    For more detail, check out the 2023-2024 WCSL Grant Instructions.

    Proposals for this grant are accepted on the schedule below:

    Application Opens

    Application Closes


    Duration of Grant

    August 1 September 15 October 15 9 Months (October 15- July 15)

    View Proposal Form

    View Report Form

    The BYU Rocketry Association took first place in a key category of the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition with the help of a WCSL Grant. Learn how teamwork and leadership culminated in the creation of the rocket Solitude. Read their story.

    Photo by BYU Rocketry


    The Weidman Center awards scholarships to all engineering majors who participate in engineering study abroad programs. These scholarships require no extra application process—all students who apply for and are accepted into a program will receive the scholarship associated with that program.

    Weidman study abroad scholarship amounts vary by program and are advertised at the Engineering International Fair and on the Weidman Study Abroad page once the programs open their applications—usually in September/October. Learn more about likely upcoming programs directed by engineering faculty now by using the button below.


    The Weidman Center offers $1000 in scholarships to engineering majors who intern abroad doing engineering work. To learn about the steps required, see the Internship Guide by clicking on the button below and then International Internships tab.

  • The Weidman Center funds the BE Together Research Mentorship Program. Research mentorships are on-campus research jobs for incoming freshmen to work alongside a faculty mentor in a laboratory setting. This program is an excellent way for you to gain experience in your prospective field and develop the leadership competencies of problem-solving, teamwork, and communication. Learn more about mentorship opportunities below.

  • The Student Innovator of the Year is a university wide competition sponsored by BYU Engineering’s Weidman Center for Global Leadership in partnership with the BYU Marriott School’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. Student teams can receive up to $400 in funding for materials to prototype/test their innovative idea.
    See Funding Guidelines at the link below.