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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.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.

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 1, 2016

DAAD Rise Research Opportunities in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has program that place undergraduate students in research labs. These three-month opportunities provide living expenses.


NAE Student Day Business Plan Competition

The National Academy of Engineering is seeking proposals for its 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit Student Day Business Plan Competition.  The goal is to have 30 students, each representing countries in China, the U.K. and the U.S., present at the annual conference in Washington, D.C.


NASA's RASC-AL Competition

This "university-level, full mission architecture engineering design competition" is open to students and faculty.

(PROPOSALS DUE:  January 19, 2017)

Missile Defense Agency Jobs
The Missile Defense Agency's Career Development Program should open its application process on or about October 17, 2016.

2017 Lowenstern Fellowships

These six- to 12-week service or civic research projects come with a $7,000 stipend. Fellows can take part in projects in Latin America, Asia, Africa or Eastern Europe.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

2017 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

Students can intern in one of 30 labs around the U.S., working on projects ranging from medicine to radiobiology and naval surface warfare.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  November 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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.