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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities

There are a number of graduate fellowships that are awarded each year such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. You will find information for those programs as it is posted on the relevant websites.

Juniors planning on attending graduate school should not wait until their senior year to investigate these programs, as there are things you can be doing as a junior to make your application as a senior more likely to be successful.

Aftercollege.com lists job openings for graduates by disciplines. See http://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/rice-university/ for the listings. You are required to register with aftercollege.com, but there is no charge for registration. Note: job postings on this site have not been vetted by the School of Engineering.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

To encourage graduating seniors in engineering to apply for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), the Office of the Dean of Engineering is offering professional services to assist with all aspects of proposal writing through a series of special workshops and one-on-one consultations with proposal-writing professionals.

COMPETITION ALERT: Appirio Data Science
Appirio data science and the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership are hosting competitions for students. Cash prizes and the chance to work on real-world problems await.


Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate in the exciting 2016 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Engineering Design Competition. Selected teams will receive a $6,000 stipend to assist in their participation and to defray costs of attending the RASC-AL Forum, held in Cocoa Beach, Florida in June 2016.  


Houston Action Research Teams
Available between September 7 - December 11, paying $10/hour for their work, undergraduates interested in working on research projects are encouraged to apply.

Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation. The organization places emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Opportunities and placements include paid summer internships, portable scholarships and research experiences.

NASA fellowships and other opportunities
NASA offers several internships, fellowships and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Technical Degree Sponsorship Program
Sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, the Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) is open to juniors and seniors majoring in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. The sponsorship allows students to earn money while in school and attend Officer Training upon graduation.

American Public Power Association Scholarships

The American Public Power Association issues multiple scholarships, internships and research grants for full-time students intersted in energy careers. Funding ranges from $2,000 - $4,000


2015 CSI Executive Search STEM Scholarship

$1000 is available to promising undergraduate and masters students pursuing degrees in science, technology engineering or math disciplines.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JULY 15, 2015 (for Fall 2015 semester) and DECEMBER 16, 2015 (for Spring 2016 semester)