20 Engineering Fellowships for Master’s Students

Jan 24, 2024
Two engineers and one technician examining drawings together while standing outdoors, engineering a clean energy solar farm.
The Hanley Sustainability Institute (HSI) graduate fellowship program offers tuition remission and a stipend for its Master of Science in Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering.

If you’re a current or prospective master’s student looking to gain additional experience in the field of Engineering, look no further than these 20 Engineering fellowships! Whether you’re passionate about using sustainable engineering to help solve urgent problems with climate change, improving your science writing skills to publicize new research developments, furthering your understanding of clean energy technology, or pursuing clean energy engineering, there is a program on this list for you. Some fellowships also include conference travel expenses, networking, and mentorship and are open to international students.

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1. AAAS Entry Point Program

Entry Point!, a program within the AAAS Project on Science, Technology, and Disability, seeks to identify and develop the potential of undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. The initiative aims to enhance diversity within the professional scientific and engineering community. Entry Point! is dedicated to recruiting, evaluating, and recommending qualified candidates for 10-week summer internships with company and university research program partners.

2. AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows work as reporters, researchers, and production assistants within prominent mass media organizations nationwide during a 10-week summer program. Student scientists and their host journalists work to convey scientific news to the public in digestible and clear ways. 15-20 fellows are selected each summer and are provided with a weekly stipend of $450 in addition to travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites. Applicants must be enrolled in a university or have completed a natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, social sciences, or mathematics degree.

Interested in this fellowship? Read our interview AAAS Mass Media Fellow Vanessa Vieites to learn about her program experience and application tips.

3. AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

The AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships offer women opportunities to pursue graduate and first-professional degrees in engineering, architecture, computer and information sciences, and mathematics. These fields, where women have traditionally been underrepresented, have strong employment prospects and significant earnings potential. To further encourage cultural diversity and address the underrepresentation of women of color in promising professions, fellowships are also extended to business administration, law, and medicine, but exclusively for women of color. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

4. Accelerator Science Program to Increase Representation in Engineering (ASPIRE) Fellowship

ASPIRE fellows participate in the design, development, and construction of world-leading particle accelerators currently under construction at Fermilab. The Fellowship provides immersive learning experiences onsite at Fermilab to undergraduate and graduate engineering students historically and currently underrepresented in accelerator engineering professions, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous identities, and women. The program lasts 15-18 months and provides financial support while fellows are in residence. Eligible recipients should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.

5. Australia to USA Fellowship Program

The Association awards Fellowships for graduate-level studies (Masters, PhD, or postdoctoral) of up to $40,000 a year. These Fellowships support Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia conducting advanced research or study in engineering, business, science, technology, medicine, and sustainable development within the United States. To qualify, applicants need to secure their university affiliation and have a confirmed placement by the time the Fellowship is awarded. Applicants may already reside in the U.S. by the time of application.

6. GEM MS Engineering and Science Fellowship Program

The GEM Fellowships aim to boost underrepresented minority participation in graduate engineering and science programs while highlighting the value of graduate degrees in industry. GEM MS Engineering and Science Fellows receive a $4,000 living stipend per semester for up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year – 3 quarters), up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member, and full tuition and fees covered by a GEM University Member. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.

Interested in this fellowship? Read our interviews with GEM Fellows Richelle Thomas and Tracey Wellington to learn about their fellowship experience and application tips.

7. Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity

Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity provides fellowships to physical sciences and engineering students, with a strong focus on fostering diversity. These fellowships span up to six years and include a generous $20,000 annual stipend and full tuition coverage. Fellows can engage in research or teaching assistantships, complemented by one or two paid summer internships with a government agency. A dedicated mentor will be assigned for guidance. Individuals with previous government agency or laboratory experience can seek direct nomination from their mentors or supervisors for this Fellowship.

8. Hanley Sustainability Institute Graduate Fellowship Program

The Hanley Sustainability Institute (HSI) graduate fellowship program at the University of Dayton aims to attract sustainability-interested students to the Master of Science in Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering. This program offers six distinct sustainability opportunities, including a faculty-mentored research project with HSI program components. Successful candidates receive financial support, including tuition coverage and a stipend, guaranteed for the academic year and renewable pending satisfactory progress.

9. KAUST Fellowship

The KAUST Fellowship is a general scholarship program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). It encompasses full tuition coverage, a generous living stipend ranging from $20,000 to $30,000, housing, and additional benefits. KAUST Fellows can apply for several engineering-related disciplines, including chemical engineering, electrical and chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and bioengineering. While there is no strict GPA threshold, the average GPA of admitted students is 3.7 out of 4.0. Proficiency in English is a prerequisite, and KAUST actively encourages prospective graduate students from Saudi Arabia and across the globe to apply. Applications after the deadline may be accepted on a space-available basis.

10. KPCB Fellows Program

The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Fellows Program is a 3-month work-based program that aligns high-achieving U.S. students passionate about design, engineering, and product management with cutting-edge startup firms in Silicon Valley. Throughout the summer, Fellows gain valuable employment experiences within partner companies, enabling them to hone their technical proficiencies while being mentored by company engineering executives. Fellows are invited to exclusive events hosted by KPCB and portfolio companies, providing unique chances to connect with fellow engineering talents, engage with tech industry luminaries, and discover the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area.

11. KSEA-KUSCO Scholarships for Graduate Students in the U.S.

The Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association provides scholarships for Korean-American graduate students in the United States who exhibit outstanding academic performance, community service involvement, and leadership potential for closer collaboration between the U.S. and Korea. Eligible applicants should be of Korean heritage and enrolled in a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. university, with scholarships of $1,500 available to those majoring in science, engineering, or related fields.

12. Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students a chance to engage in practical research with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The program’s core mission is to bolster a diverse talent pool of future STEM professionals. Those chosen will undergo training under the guidance of program officials and scientists, focusing on specific research projects. Over 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend, and some may also qualify for housing and a travel allowance. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

13. NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), offers assistance for masters and doctoral studies in a wide range of disciplines related to oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all other science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines related to ocean and coastal areas. The program is particularly committed to supporting women and individuals from minority groups. Scholarships can provide substantial funding of up to $42,000 annually and additional support for collaborative projects and field studies throughout the master’s or Ph.D. program.

14. Out to Innovate Scholarship

The Out to Innovate Scholarships aim to support LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These scholarships are dedicated to fostering academic excellence and promoting the visibility of LGBTQ+ talent in STEM professions. The program celebrates individuals who contribute to an inclusive educational environment that amplifies the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ and supportive students while also encouraging students to openly embrace their identities in their careers and actively advocate for diversity within the STEM workforce.

15. Quad Fellowship Program

The Quad Fellowship program will sponsor 100 outstanding American, Japanese, Australian, and Indian master’s and doctoral STEM students to pursue studies in the United States. This Fellowship aims to cultivate a network of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) experts dedicated to advancing innovation and collaboration within their own nations and among the Quad countries. The Quad Fellowship offers a distinctive financial support package, cultural exchange, networking opportunities, and specialized programming. Each Quad Fellow will receive a one-time award of $50,000, with the option to apply for additional demonstrated needs-based funding of up to $25,000 to cover graduate-level study expenses.

16. Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

RISE offers summer research internships in Germany at companies and non-university research organizations with strong industry relations for Master’s and Ph.D. students from North America. The program welcomes students specializing in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or closely related disciplines. Participants benefit from a scholarship provided by DAAD, complemented by an additional stipend from their host company or institution to assist with living expenses. Funding is available for three months during the summer or fall, with German language requirements varying depending on the internship placement.

17. Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

The SMART Scholarship for Service Program offers science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) students the chance to receive a full scholarship for their undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees and employment at the U.S. Department of Defense after graduation. The benefits include full tuition coverage, a stipend ranging from $30,000 to $46,000, and additional perks. Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. college or university, while graduate applicants can either be enrolled or awaiting university admission notification.

18. Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program

The Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program supports exceptional graduate students in New England and California dedicated to enhancing environmental quality and showcasing leadership potential in their field of study. Awardees receive a one-year $15,000 cash grant, along with valuable networking and leadership assistance. These 20 annual awards are open to students pursuing diverse fields, including environmental policy, economics, public health, architecture, journalism, and sciences such as biology, chemistry, and engineering.

19. USA to Australia Fellowship Program

The Association offers annual Fellowships to U.S. scholars pursuing graduate (Masters, PhD, or Postdoctoral) studies in Australia, providing financial support of up to $40,000. These Fellowships are open to American individuals who intend to advance their research or studies in the fields of biophotonics, engineering, environmental and marine sciences, mathematics, medicine, sciences, sustainability, and technology. Applicants should independently secure university affiliation and confirm their placement by the time the Fellowship is granted. Eligibility criteria require applicants to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents engaged in graduate-level research or study, though they may already be in Australia at the time of application.

20. Winston Churchill Scholarship Program

The Churchill Scholarship Program empowers young Americans to pursue graduate study in science, mathematics, and engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge University. Offering 15 one-year scholarships annually, this program covers living expenses, tuition, and fees. Eligible candidates should hold U.S. citizenship, possess a bachelor’s degree (but not a doctorate), and secure a nomination from their undergraduate institution. The Churchill Foundation’s deadline is in November.

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