It’s no secret that 2020 has been a rough year for everyone. Rising college freshmen and current undergrads must adapt to the new normal of going to college online and paying for college might not look the same as it used to. For that reason, many of you may be relying on student aid, grants, and scholarships to cover college expenses. Here, we’ve compiled a list of eligible scholarships for you to apply for! The best part about scholarships is that you won’t have to pay them back. There’s no harm in applying for as many engineering scholarships as you can.
The New Jersey Post SAME Scholarship Fund, Inc, for the calendar year 2021 will award a minimum of one, one-time scholarship based on merit to a college or university undergraduate student studying Architecture, Engineering, or a related science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. The Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who will be entering their 2nd through last year of study at a Community College, four year College or University in the 2021-2022 academic year. Priority for Scholarship awards will be citizens of the U.S., residents of NJ, and/or matriculated in a university located in New Jersey. Scholarship applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or higher to apply
Deadline: March 11, 2021
The American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey (ACECNJ) awards up to six scholarships each year to students attending an accredited engineering program in New Jersey. Students must be entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master’s degree year, in the upcoming fall to qualify for the general scholarships, as well as be a US citizen.
Deadline: February 5, 2021
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) provides a huge list of engineering scholarships on their website for women in STEM-related majors/fields. SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a female/woman and are pursuing an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science globally. In 2020, SWE disbursed nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $1,000,000!
Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Upperclass applications are officially being accepted and freshman applicants may begin applying on March 1, 2021.
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals, with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or have extensively studied, one or more of the STEM fields. Includes admission to a master’s degree program at a well-established partner university teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education and extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom.
Stipend amount: $32,000
Not only do scholarships help you with college costs, but they would also look great on a resume! Apply for as many as you can’t and don’t give up! We wish you the best of luck!