If you’re an undergraduate engineering student looking for a unique opportunity to learn about your discipline in a new way, look no further! These fellowships are either specifically for undergraduates studying engineering or can be used to fund undergraduate study in any discipline, including engineering. There are opportunities all over the world, ranging from hands-on experiences to scholarships. If one of these sounds like a great fit for you, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!
Fellows work for 10 weeks during the summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide. As part of their job, the student-scientists and their host-journalists strive to make science news easy for the public to understand. AAAS typically selects from 15-20 Mass Media Fellows each summer. Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $450 as well as travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites. Applicants must be enrolled as university students or have completed a degree in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply.
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need. There are multiple deadlines per year, so make sure to check out the website.
Boren Scholarships provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholarships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, with a focus on studying less commonly taught languages. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Max scholarship awards are $8K for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only), $10K for a semester and $20K for a full academic year. Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least 1 year after graduation.
Bush Fellows receive a flexible grant of up to $100,000 that can be used over 12 to 24 months to pursue the education and experiences they need to become more effective leaders in their community. Bush Fellows may use the grant to pursue a self-designed leadership development plan. Fellows may not direct grant funds to another person, organization or project. They may also use the grant to start or complete a degree-seeking program, anything from an undergraduate degree to a PhD. Applicants to the Bush Fellowship Program must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, at least 24 years old and must have lived for one continuous year immediately prior to the application deadline in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or one of the 23 Native nations that shares the same geographic area.
The Cambridge Commonwealth, European, & International Trust offers scholarships for undergraduate students who pay the University composition fee at the Overseas rate. Most of the Trust’s scholarships for undergraduate applicants are part-cost awards which pay only part of the cost of studying in Cambridge. For more information on the Trust and the scholarships it offers, please see their website.
Established by the Ministry of Education of P.R. China provides both full scholarships and partial scholarships to international students and scholars to study or research at universities in China. All undergraduate programs for international students are instructed in Chinese. Applicants with no command of Chinese are required to take the college preparatory courses for 1-2 years before pursuing major studies. The award provides full or partial tuition and a monthly stipend. Contact your country’s Chinese Embassy for application information and deadlines.
This program is a full-year, reciprocal work-study fellowship providing 75 Americans, age 18-24, with an understanding of everyday life, education, & professional training in Germany. It includes RT transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, & program-related travel costs in Germany: 2 months language training in Germany, 4 months of study at German university, and a 5-month internship in a German-speaking work environment. Also Accommodation in a German home/student residence, seminars, in-country support during program & health & accident insurance.
Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs of full-time students while attending a participating institution, including tuition and education and related fees. Additionally, Fellows receive stipends of up to $20,000 for undergraduate students and $32,000 for master’s and doctoral students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The Department of Education and Training in the Australian Government is inviting international and domestic tertiary education students to apply for scholarships that will provide financial support for study in regional Australia. Educational providers (tertiary institutions) will run their own processes for awarding scholarships for up to $15,000 to individuals students.
EDF Climate Corps seeks top graduate students studying business, engineering, sustainability, environmental management, public policy, or other relevant degrees, who are eligible to work in the United States. Over the course of 10-12 weeks, EDF Climate Corps fellows are embedded within leading organizations to identify customized energy management solutions. Fellows are paid $1,250/week and reimbursed for travel expenses to the May training and fall Energy Solutions Exchange (network) event.
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with “hands-on”/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education
FORT: LA developed the Fellowship in Residential Architecture to meet two central objectives regarding LA County’s residential architectural treasures: 1) Bring greater cohesion and accessibility to existing archival content, and; 2) Contribute new and compelling findings and content to the knowledge base. FORT Fellows will conduct research and field study in architecture, heritage/historic preservation, historic design, art history, region-specific urban planning, and other related programs of study. All applications will be considered regardless of educational attainment or field of expertise. Fellows are awarded up to $5,000.
The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program brings future leaders to the U.S. for a year of study at a U.S. institution to experience the U.S. educational system, share their culture, and explore U.S. culture and values. Participants leave the U.S. with tools to become leaders in their professions and communities. Fellows must be over 18 and be citizens of and currently residing in a Global UGRAD participating country. They must be enrolled as an undergraduate in good standing at any accredited university, have a solid command of written and spoken English, and be committed to returning to their home country after finishing the fellowship.
DAAD offers financial support for academic information visits to Germany which are organized by faculty members for groups of students. Group Study Visit grants are intended to encourage contact with academic institutions, groups and individuals in Germany, and offer insight into current issues in the academic, scientific, economic, political and cultural realms. All departments are eligible for this funding. Applications accepted November 1, February 1 and May 1.
The hackNY Fellows program is an intense program designed to introduce students to NYC’s startup ecosystem by pairing the best technical minds with great New York startups. Local startups are carefully selected for the program and have demonstrated evidence of a mentoring environment. hackNY is a unique and career altering experience that provides a stipend, free housing in Union Square, placement at a rising NYC startup, a pedagogical lecture series, and a network of like-minded technology enthusiasts.
The High North Fellowship program offers scholarships to students from Canada, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the US who attend an institution in Northern Norway as part of their higher education. The program is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each fellowship recipient receives a monthly stipend of approximately NOK 9 440, and a travel grant of the same amount. Institutions of higher education in Norway do not charge tuition from international students, and the stipend is intended to cover housing and living expenses. The program is mainly targeted at students at the master’s and bachelor’s level, but is also open to PhD students.
There are seven types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program for study in Japan: those for research students, teacher training students, undergraduate university students, Japanese studies students, college of technology students, special training students and Young Leader’s Program (YLP) students. Japanese language requirements apply. Scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by an Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country).
DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. A minimum of ten (10) fellowships, $22,000 for doctoral students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year. Only doctoral students and undergraduate students about to enter their final year of study/dissertation are eligible. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.
The JPSM junior fellow program is a cooperative venture of the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology. During the 10-week summer program, fellows participate in a seminar with an introduction to how large scale surveys are designed, collected, and analyzed. You also work as an intern in one of several Federal statistical agencies in Washington DC, such as the Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Fellows receive a $4,500-5,000 salary for the 10 week fellowship. Double rooms in dormitories at the George Washington University will be provided at no cost.
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. The Killam Fellowships Program offers a cash award of $10,000 US ($5,000 US per semester), along with an allowance of $500 to offset health insurance costs. The Foundation hosts all new Killam Fellows at an Orientation program in Ottawa each fall and again at a seminar in Washington D.C. each spring. In addition, all Fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed $800.
The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Fellows Program is a 3-month work-based program that pairs top U.S. students interested in design, engineering and product management with innovative startup companies in Silicon Valley. Over the course of a summer, Fellows are employed at our portfolio companies, where they can develop their technical skills and be mentored by an engineering executive within the company. Fellows are also invited to attend private events held by KPCB and by portfolio companies, where they can meet other talented engineering students, network with technology luminaries and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program exposes Maryland’s college students to careers in the state sector within Maryland’s integrative transportation system. Fellows of all majors are placed in full-time assignments in one of MDOT’s units and mentored by senior-level administrators. With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through seminars, trips, and networking, fellows research and create a proposal to solve a transportation challenge. Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,500 for their participation in the program which runs from late May until August.
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The goal of the MLEF program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in STEM majors, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some may be eligible to receive housing and a travel allowance.
Misk Fellowship is for Saudi citizens who gained their college acceptance from top universities globally. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the program seeks to transform Saudi Arabia by developing a powerful network of leaders who will work together to address Saudi’s greatest challenges and accelerate the country’s growth. Misk Fellowship recipients receive a fully-funded scholarship including monthly stipend, travel, accommodation, health insurance and tuition costs. In addition, they work with a dedicated team of advisors and mentors to prepare individual development plans that focus on your personal and professional development.
The Morehead-Cain is a four-year merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It promises 4 years of full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, books and a laptop and a four-year Summer Enrichment Program made up of diverse, customized experiences that begin the summer before freshman year. To be eligible, you must be a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on track to graduate high school in the spring, and unmarried and without children. Admission to UNC is a separate process from application for the Morehead-Cain.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the NSF. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Students must contact the individual REU sites for information and application materials. Two deadlines: end of August and May.
RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Professional offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and Ph.D. students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry. The program is open for students in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering or a closely related field. All participants receive a scholarship from DAAD and an additional stipend from their host company/institution to help cover living expenses. Funding is possible for a period of three months in summer or fall. German language requirements vary according to the internship placement.
The Rewriting the Code Fellowship Program is for women undergraduates studying computer science and engineering who are interested in gaining applied experience through potential internships or full-time jobs with leading tech companies. This year-long program is designed to complement a student’s academics and offers opportunities for coaching, educational programming, industry exploration, networking, and the potential for a summer internship or full-time job with one of Rewriting the Code’s partner organizations. Applicants must be females currently enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian university preparing for a career in tech.
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion at the U.S. Department of Defense. Includes full tuition and a stipend of $25K – $38K, and other benefits. Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a U.S. university or awaiting notification of admission.
The Structural Engineering Travel Fellowship is a $20,000 award that aims to foster an appreciation of the aesthetic potential in the structural design of buildings and bridges by enabling a gifted graduate to experience works of architecture and engineering first hand. The Foundation hopes that the Fellow will in turn influence the practice and teaching of structural engineering in the future. Applicants must be graduating with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in Civil or Architectural Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering from a U.S. school. U.S. citizenship is not required. Nominations due by December 9.
A joint program of German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7) and DAAD, this program offers students a full academic semester of study abroad at one of the UAS7 universities in Germany followed by a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany. Must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in one of these fields – engineering, science, life sciences, business, management, economics, architecture, art, design, journalism, social work. If selected, you will receive a full tuition waiver for both semesters and are also eligible for a DAAD Scholarship or a UAS7 Travel Scholarship.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates with at least 2 years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a 3-6 week academic and cultural summer program. Participants will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University and explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK. The fellowship covers RT airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is a fully funded, eight-week summer residential program that brings approximately 20 talented, motivated, and bright undergraduate students from across the U.S. and provides them with an immersive research experience. Fellows will participate in a robust graduate school preparation program including a GRE study course, excursions around the Bay Area, community-building activities, participation in a research poster symposium, and a strong mentorship component. SURF provides students with housing, a meal plan, a travel stipend, and a stipend upon completion of the program.
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school U.S. seniors with a GPA of at least 3.3/4. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution. Fellows should have outstanding academic records, leadership ability, and exceptional personal success skills.
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO for the academic year 2016-2017, under the co-sponsorship of UNESCO, seventy-five (75) fellowships for advanced studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Latin America, Europe and North America and Arab region. The fellowships, tenable at a selected number of Chinese universities, are for a duration of one year. These fellowships are in most cases to be conducted in English.
The Watson Institute, a unique higher education program for social entrepreneurs, offers five full-ride fellowships each semester that include full tuition and housing. The Enlight China Fellowship is for applicants from greater China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong; the Enlight Women’s Fellowship is for applicants working to increase access and quality of education for women and girls; the Luff Peace Fellowship is for applicants working to promote peace globally; the Lakota Fellowship is for Lakota youth applicants; and the Middle East Fellowship if for applicants from the Middle East or of Middle Eastern descent. Fellowships are available for beginning in both the fall and spring semesters.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. The fellow must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. Fellows will be compensated on an hourly basis in the fall, spring and summer.
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