Scholarships for Graduate Students

Click on a scholarship’s title to find application deadlines, full eligibility criteria, and additional information provided on the scholarship’s website.

AACE International Competitive Scholarship

This award is based on your academic performance, extracurricular activities, and an essay. Applicants must:

  • Be full-time undergraduate and graduate students who will be enrolled in the next academic year (fall term) in a degree program related to cost management/ cost engineering
  • Be attending an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

Funded by the Society of Women Engineers. Applicants must:

  • Be full-time female students majoring in engineering
  • Be attending an ABET- or CSAB-accredited program or an ABET-approved school
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

APHA Get Ready Scholarship

This scholarship is open to currently enrolled U.S. college or university undergraduate students who will be continuing their studies at the undergraduate or graduate level in the upcoming year and currently enrolled U.S. college or university graduate students who will be continuing their studies at the graduate level in the upcoming year.

ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation 2012 Engineering College Scholarships

ASCO Numatics,is proud to offer our 2012 college engineering scholarship program aimed at rewarding exceptional undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering.

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship.

ASPIRE (A Scholarship for Service Partnership for Interdisciplinary Research and Education)

The ASPIRE award from the National Science Foundation will prepare its recipients with strong technical training and a security mindset that looks beyond just technology while approaching problems. As part of the Federal Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, it will nurture leadership, community service, and good citizenship in its scholars, producing a cadre of Scholarship for Service graduates ready for some of the most crucial challenges of our time.

The scholarship supports two- to three years of stipends, tuition and allowance for students in the general area of information assurance and cybersecurity. The Scholarships cover expenses normally incurred by full-time students in the institution, including tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking). Additionally, students awarded the scholarship will also be given academic year stipends of $20,000 per year for undergraduate students, $25,000 for master’s degree students, $30,000 per year for doctoral students, and many other benefits.

Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) Scholarship

The AGC Education and Research Foundation (AGCERF) is happy to invest in the future of the construction industry by awarding scholarships to deserving students in construction management and engineering programs across the country. In 2012, 111 scholarships were awarded through the generosity of our donor-supported funds. The scholarships for undergraduates are $2,500 per year and can be renewed for up to three years.

Brookhaven Women in Science -Renate W. Chasman Scholarship

The scholarship is for re-entry women who are pursuing formal education in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics after a break in their studies. Must be planning to be registered at least half-time in 2013-2014 (must be accepted for or currently enrolled in a degree-oriented program). Candidate has to be a resident of Long Island in New York State, i.e. Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn or Queens.

Citizens Bank Good Citizen Scholarship

What does being a good citizen mean to you? Have you demonstrated volunteerism, responsibility and leadership in your community? Do you plan to continue to make a difference during your college years and beyond? Tell us what you do and how much time you dedicate to helping others in your community and you could win one of 40 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships™.*

Common Knowledge Scholarship

CKSF Scholarship Facts

  • All U.S. high school, college, and graduate students are eligible (parents can compete, too)
  • Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general "common knowledge" to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies
  • Current and upcoming scholarship quizzes will appear in your account once you register
  • Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy
  • Results are always accessible from our homepage
  • Students with the highest scores at the end of each competition win
  • Award amounts range from $250 to $2,500
  • CKSF scholarship awards may be used at any post-secondary school in the U.S.

Concrete Industry Foundation


  • Must be citizens of the United States and permanent legal residents of the New York Metropolitan area
  • May be students in architecture or engineering-in programs that involve the study of concrete
  • Must have completed their sophomore year if they are undergraduates; Graduate students may apply in any year, but if they are entering their first year they must submit an official letter of acceptance from their school
  • Should demonstrate a career goal in one of the above study categories and express an interest in the concrete built environment
  • With ”hands-on” experience from full-time, part-time, or co-op work in design and/or construction are especially encouraged to apply

Federal Cyber Sch olarship

The NSF Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service (SFS) grant provides financial aid to students wishing to pursue advanced studies in the field of information assurance and security. The scholarship will cover full tuition and any other academic fees. In addition, it will also provide a stipend of $8,000 an academic year to undergraduates and $12,000 for graduates. In return, scholarship recipients are required to work for the federal government in an information security related job upon completion of their degree program. Applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate student two years from graduation from the point he or she starts receiving the scholarship
  • Be eligible for admission to a two-year Master's program at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Pursue a cyber security intensive program of study as approved by the executive director of the SFS program at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Attend school on a full-time basis while receiving the SFS scholarship
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 for BS students and 3.5 for MS students while in the program
  • Work for 2 years at a federal, state, or city agency upon graduation
  • Meet selection criteria for federal employment (final job placement might require security clearances)

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund

FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children--rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program. More than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Who is eligible?

  • Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses
  • Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors
  • Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time
  • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school
  • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary schoEnrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary schooCourse of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree
  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

Glass Association of North America Educational Foundation Scholarship

Open to: second- semester freshmen, sophomores, juniors, first- year seniors, and graduate students in the fields of business (grad students), architecture, construction management, and engineering. Applicants must

  • Be attending an accredited two- or four- year college or university (vocational students are not eligible)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5

Google Scholarship

The UNCF Program Services Department manages various scholarship programs. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process.

To apply for this scholarship, click on the links for the eligibility requirements, and go to the on-line application.

Hebrew Free Loan Society Scholarships

Available to Jewish men and women with significant financial need in the New York Metropolitan Area.

HotelsCheap Corporate Scholarship

HotelsCheap awards scholarships of $2,500 to college students in need, who demonstrate a commitment to improving themselves. We understand that financing your education can be difficult, as a result we would like to lend a hand.

To apply for the scholarship, the candidate must answer three questions to give our judges insight into each candidate. The applicants whose responses are the most-compelling, persuasive, and well-written as judged by our Headquarters executive team will be considered finalists.

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Rhio O'Connor was diagnosed with a deadly cancer (mesothelioma) and given a year to live. Instead of giving up he found his own path to health and outlived his prognosis by more than six years. To apply for this scholarship, you must write an essay about what you would do if you faced the same challenges that James "Rhio" O'Connor faced.

James Z. Naurison Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Be undergraduate and graduate students
  • Be residents of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties in Massachusetts and Enfield and Suffield, Connecticut

Jefferson Science Fellowship

Recognizing that knowledge of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) is essential to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, the Secretary of State began the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program at the U.S. Department of State, in 2003. Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible. Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow returns to his/her academic career, but remains available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proud to offer fellowships to students in their undergraduate and graduate careers. The Aeronautics Scholarship Program (ASP) offers our nation's research leaders of tomorrow exceptional funding:

Graduate Students can receive:

  • $35,000 stipend
  • $11,000 awarded each year, to be used for educational related expenses
  • $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center
  • 2 years of support, with an option for a 3rd year

The National Hydropower Association Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Program

Opening January 2013

The National Hydropower Association Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Hydropower Association, is open to current college sophomores or juniors who will be juniors or seniors beginning in the fall; or graduate students; with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. It is also open to students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational-technical school or program. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents. Applicants must be pursuing a program of study, approved by the National Hydropower Association, that is related to the hydropower industry. More information can be found at


The Sallie Mae Fund sponsors several scholarship programs and supports hundreds of college scholarships. All of our programs are based on financial need, as The Fund seeks to bridge the dollar gap when no one else can. With an estimated $3 billion in private scholarships awarded nationally each year, The Fund aims to send the message that money is available to those who make the effort to apply. Since 2001, The Sallie Mae Fund has awarded more than $15.5 million in scholarships to more than 6,350 students.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans was established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Applicants must be:

  • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country)
  • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline
  • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree
  • Not beyond their second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you support is requested.

View the full eligibility criteria; access the application.

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

Provides students with a stipend allowance, full tuition, book allowance, room and board and other normal educational expenses. The purpose of the program is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies. The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is open only to citizens of the United States, and students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. There is an employment obligation to the Department of Defense with this scholarship program.

RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarship

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is pleased to announce the Twenty-Third Annual I/ITSEC Graduate Student Scholarships. Renamed the RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarships, or Lewis Scholarships, awards are being offered at a Masters level in the amount $5,000, and at a Doctoral level in the amount of $10,000. The scholarships are being offered to stimulate student interest and university participation in preparing individuals for leadership in the Modeling & Simulation, Training and Education communities.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and successfully complete undergraduate studies. The applicant also must be enrolled or accepted for a full-time masters or doctoral program in any of the following disciplines:

  • Engineering (Modeling, Simulation and/or Training Related)
  • Operations Research/Systems Analysis/Mathematics
  • Distance Learning Methodologies
  • Human Factors (Psychology or Engineering)
  • Instructional Design and Training Methodology
  • Computer Science and/or Information Sciences

Vantage Scholarships

There are various scholarships available. Please visit the website for details

Water Solution Scholarship specializes in distributing water filtration systems and is driven by fostering the conversation on engineering solutions to the world's water problems. Starting this year they are offering a semi-annual essay based scholarship for students interested in helping them solve these issues. The scholarship awards $500 to the winner of the contest.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA)
  • Be U.S. citizens or visa-holding permanent residents
  • Be African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent
  • Be enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the following technical fields: Chemistry, Information Management, Computing & Software Systems, Material Science, Printing Management Science, Laser Optics, Physics, Material Science, Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, or Software)