Scholarships

All scholarship searches should begin with the GMU main scholarship page and then the GMU fellowships page for support for graduate studies.

The list of scholarships provided below is far from exhaustive, but it is a starting point.  Some sites include links to other sources of scholarship, for example the Society of Women Engineers lists other sources, including for men.  Creative searches on-line, especially through professional societies, can lead students to sources not included in centralized lists of scholarships, and often to little-known scholarship opportunities that receive few applications.  Student membership in the funding societies is frequently required, but is often either free to students or steeply discounted.  Local good-works organizations also sometimes offer scholarships to students whose permanent residence is within their community, or to sons and daughters of people in particular professions.  Imagination in searches is key for success.

Many, but not all, scholarships for study in the United States require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.  Foreign students are advised to search for support from their home country.  In addition, they should search out organizations formed in the U.S. by people from their country of origin to promote business and scholarship.  These are often local, rather than national, groups.

For undergraduate study:

For undergraduate or graduate study:

  • Wire Reinforcement Institute
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) invites applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents 18 to 24 years of age for its yearlong fellowship to study and work in Germany.
  • The U.S. Department of Defense SMART scholarships, managed by the American Society for Engineering Education: http://smart.asee.org/
  • The Society of Women Engineers
  • HENACC awards support to engineers and scientists of Hispanic origin or who are involved in and promote the Hispanic community.  Applications are due April 30.
  • The Deep Foundations Institute for students studying geotechnical engineering.
  • The Hampton Roads Sanitation District Environmental Scholarship supports full-time graduate students studying civil or environmental engineering (among other specializations).  Applicants must be from a hometown in the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.  Completed applications are due on March 1.  See more information on the award here and instructions for submission here.
  • A no-cost, searchable listing is provided at http://college-scholarships.findthebest.com/#guide.
  • Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) NOVA is accepting applications for its STEM Scholarship program.  Applications are due February 28, 2015.  Application information may be found here.
  • Each year, the Virginia Peninsula Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) awards scholarships to deserving engineering and architecture students throughout the state of Virginia.  Completed applications may be mailed, faxed, or emailed  by Wednesday, 1 April 2015.  To request an application packet, contact Christy Gardner at: christy.gardner.4@us.af.mil.

For graduate study, and postdoctoral & senior research opportunities: