Engineering is a vast field that has many subfields that students can join. No matter from which subfield they are from, engineering professionals are always in high demand in the job market and their pay scale is also at a high level. If you are planning to join a course in engineering you may already be looking for financial aid to finance the high tuition costs of engineering courses. There are many engineering scholarship opportunities provided by different source. The sources of these scholarships include engineering institutes, industries and governments. To highlight the financial aid available to students I will mention some engineering scholarships in this article.
- American Society of Civil Engineers provides numerous scholarships to students who are planning to join a course in Civil engineering in any college in US.
- The National Society of Professional Engineers provides financial aid to students who are joining a course in field related to engineering and who have good academic background.
- The University of Maine Microelectronics Scholarship Consortium provides financial aid to students who show considerable potential in the field of microelectronics/semiconductor industry. The students are awarded scholarships of up to $1500 and if they are able maintain good GPA they are provided same amount in every year of study.
- The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) provides scholarships to students who are interested to join a course in structural and civil engineering. This scholarship program pays money directly to college in which student is enrolled.
- The Institute of Industrial Engineers provides numerous scholarships to students who are interested to join a course in an engineering field directly related to industry.
More information on above mentioned programs can be obtained from their websites. Apart from the programs mentioned above you can also search for hundreds of other engineering scholarship opportunities provided by different sources. There are hundreds of such programs run by different organizations. Most of the engineering scholarships will require you to have good academic background or experience of working in engineering related fields.
There are also many engineering scholarships for international students. Many governments provide aid to students from their own country to help get them engineering education in another country. There are also numerous institutes that provide scholarships or special discounts to international students joining an engineering course in their college. If you are from a developing country you should also check for visa processes you will have to go through before applying for a scholarship. Only apply for the scholarship if you are able to meet vise requirements of that country.