Mechanical Engineering Scholarships

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What Mechanical Engineering Scholarships Can I Apply to?

Many mechanical engineering scholarships are for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers several scholarships. You must be a member of ASME to apply. Their scholarships range from $1,000 to $13,000 awards.

A mechanical engineer designs and builds tools, engines, thermal sensors and other machines. Their skills are useful in many career paths. For instance mechanical engineers can work in the auto industry, medicine, robotics, heating and cooling.

Besides your major, it is likely there will be other criteria to meet. Eligibility varies between each mechanical engineering scholarship. Applicants should also have a strong academic record and show financial need.

Most applicants must also show a plan to earn a degree at an ABET accredited college. You can expect to supply this info along with references and transcripts. There are many scholarships for STEM majors. Women and minority students can apply to specific scholarships.  

The Society of Women Engineers empowers women within the engineering industry. For example, Barbara W. and Thomas Benko Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship. One female engineering student will receive the award. Applicants must be enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Why Consider Applying for Scholarships?

A mechanical engineering scholarship may be useful if your goal is to earn a four year degree. Scholarships will help students cover the cost of college. Tuition, fees, supplies, and room and board can be paid for. Scholarships also do not need to be paid back like a loan. Overall scholarships can offset your future college debt.

According to Data USA, a degree in mechanical engineering costs an average of $7,486 per year. That’s if you pursue your degree in state and at a public school. Also, the cost is higher on average of $39,012, if you choose an out of state college.

Once you graduate, there are a range of possible career paths. There will be a 4% increase in mechanical engineering through 2028 in the United States. Mechanical engineering jobs require a bachelor’s degree and earn about $87,370 per year.

List of Mechanical Engineering Scholarships

Here are mechanical engineering scholarships that you can apply to. We have 153 awards worth $782K.

Exxon Mobil Engineering Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers is a member agency whose mission is to empower women within the engineering industry. One way they do this is through scholarship programs. There are 8 Exxon Mobil Engineering Scholarships of $2,500 each for freshman studying CE, ChE, EE, PetE, or mechanical engineering who have at least a 3.5 GPA.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01

The Premier Equipment CNC Scholarship

Premier was established in 1988 as the leading used Mazak machine-tool distributor in the Southeast and has emerged as the largest used CNC machine seller in the world. This award is available to mechanical engineering students (or any student interested in pursuing a career in CNC machining or CNC programming).

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students who reside within the NACE Central Area. Students must be pursuing a science or engineering discipline.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: January 01

United Technologies Corporate Scholarship

United Technologies is global technology company founded by inventors and committed to tackling some of society’s biggest challenges. Their businesses, which include Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace are aerospace industry leaders. United Technologies will be awarding (2) $5,000 scholarships.

Total: $10000

Awards: 2

Deadline: January 04

SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and international students who have a minimum of one parent or grandparent who has been an SME member in good standing for the last two years (includes step-mothers and step-fathers). The applicant must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student who has completed no more than 30 college credit hours and have a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Total: $100000

Awards: 4

Deadline: February 01

Bayer Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers offers scholarships. The scholarships are in the amount of $1,000 each. They go to five women, who are US citizens, sophomores, juniors or seniors planning to study an ABET-accredited program in engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year.

Total: $5000

Awards: 5

Deadline: February 15

The Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who have a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing a master’s degree in chemical or environmental engineering; an emphasis in water and/or wastewater treatment is preferred. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $6500

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15

Alice May Anderson Scholarship Fund

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, bachelors, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Total: $1200

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15

Willis F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship

International and U.S. students who will be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students in the upcoming academic year and are enrolled in a mechanical engineering or related program are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in advancing the field of power generation.

Total: $13500

Awards: 3

Deadline: February 18

Berna Lou Cartwright Scholarship

U.S. students who will begin their final year (i.e., fourth or fifth year) of undergraduate study in the fall are eligible for this award. Students must be studying mechanical engineering. ASME Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible ASME Student Members. There are up to two recipients of $3,000 each.

Total: $6000

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 18

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