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NRC Research Associateship Programs

Competitive awards are available for scientists and engineers to conduct independent research in federal laboratories and affiliated instititutions. Awards include attractive stipends, health insurance, professional travel and relocation.

Scholarships From the Womens Transportation Seminar

These scholarships are intended to encourage women pursuing careers in transportation. Scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. The scholarships that are available include:

  • The Wanda J. Schafer Graduate Scholarship
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter WTS Undergraduate Scholarship
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter WTS Undergraduate Leadership
  • The President's Legacy Scholarship

Texas Space Grant Consortium Scholarship and Fellowship

These scholarships are intended to recognize high-quality students and encourage their consideration of graduate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields which will ultimately lead to careers in space related fields. The scholarships stress:

  • Excellence in academics.
  • Participation in space education projects.
  • Participation in research projects.
  • Exhibited leadership qualities.

TSGC encourages participation by members of underrepresented groups. 

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program is now being administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). It is expected that approximately 20 two-year undergraduate, and five three-year graduate scholarships will be awarded annually to students pursuing aeronautical engineering and related fields. Total allocated award amounts are up to $40,000 for undergraduates and up to $125,000 for graduates. These funds will go towards tuition and related costs, as well as to provide paid summer internship opportunities at NASA research center.

Competitive applicants interested in this amazing opportunity should begin completing application materials immediately. A completed application will consist of profile information, academic background (including transcripts), a resume, an essay for undergraduates, a proposal for graduates, letters of recommendations, and any test scores, such as SAT’s and GRE’s, when appropriate.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, award benefits, application instructions, and to apply online, visit, or contact with any questions regarding this program.

Scholarships From the National Society of Professional Engineers

The National Society of Professional Engineers is currently accepting applications for several scholarships, available to engineering undergrads and graduate students. The scholarships include:

  • NSPE Auxiliaries Legacy Scholarship - Awarded to a female student enrolled in an ABET/EAC accredited engineering program who is a rising junior or senior. Amount varies ($2000 and up). (The civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.)
  • Professional Engineers in Industry (PEI) Scholarship Applicants must be sponsored by a NSPE/PEI member. Students who are children, dependents or relatives of NSPE members are given preference in the scholarship selection process. Students must have completed a minimum of two semesters or three quarters of undergraduate engineering studies (or be enrolled in graduate study) in a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. $2500 for one year.
  • Paul H. Robbins, P.E., Honorary Scholarship - The Paul H. Robbins, P.E., Honorary Scholarship is awarded annually to a current engineering undergraduate student entering the junior year in an ABET-accredited engineering program and attending a college/university that participates in the NSPE Professional Engineers in Higher Education Sustaining University Program. $10,000.
  • William R. Kimel, PE Engineering Scholarship - The William R. Kimel, P.E., Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who is a resident of either Kansas or Missouri, enrolled as a junior in an ABET-accredited engineering program in a college or university in either Kansas or Missouri. Applicant must be: A permanent resident of Kansas or Missouri, an undergraduate in the junior year enrolled in an ABET-accredited engineering program at a college or university in either Kansas or Missouri. $2,500.
  • The Albert H. Miller, P.E., F.NSPE, Memorial Scholarship - Applicants for the Albert H. Miller Memorial Scholarship must be undergraduates entering the junior year at the University of Arkansas with a declared major of either civil or environmental engineering. $2,500.
  • The Steinman Fellowship - will be awarded to graduate from an ABET-accredited engineering program entering a graduate program in engineering: $10,000.
  • NSPE/PEC George B. Hightower, P.E. Fellowship - NSPE/PEC and the NSPE Educational Foundation have established the George B. Hightower, P.E., Memorial Fellowship Fund to annually honor an outstanding engineering graduate student. $3000 for one year.
  • Professional Engineers in Government (PEG) John Gregoritis, PE Management Study Fellowship - This is a scholarship for graduate students who are pursuing an MBA, a master's degree in engineering management, or a master's degree in public administration. It is available to any Engineer Intern or licensed Professional Engineer from any discipline. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens may apply if they are current NSPE members. $2500 for one year.

Texas Engineering Scholarship Program

Merit-based scholarships are available from the State of Texas for sophomores studying engineering. These scholarships were provided for through House Bill 2978 and passed by the 80th legislature. To be eligible for the scholarship the student must:

  • Have been in the top 20% of their high school graduating class.
  • Have had a 3.5/4.0 GPR on all high school math and science courses.
  • Enroll in an undergraduate engineering program.
  • Maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPR at the university in which they enroll.

Scholarships awarded in a given academic year do not represent an entitlement for future awards. Recipients of a scholarship in one year may compete for scholarships in subsequent years. 

Those wishing to apply for the Texas State Engineering Scholarship
Program must complete a short form requesting consideration from
Mrs. Holly Landers in:
The Office of the Dean of The College of Engineering, RBS 2002.

College Scholarships for Transfer and Current Students

The University of Texas at Tyler offers many scholarships designed to attract and retain outstanding degree seeking students. To be considered, students must be accepted for admission and submit an online scholarship application for the appropriate scholarship and semester. Please select the academic year above to view detailed scholarship information along with our online scholarship applications.

It is recommended that all scholarship applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awarding of academic scholarships is based primarily on predictors of academic success, such as high school class rank, standardized test scores and prior grades. Additional consideration will be given to leadership qualities socioeconomic background and status as a first generation college student.