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Women In Engineering Programs College of Engineering UIC

The Women in Engineering Summer Program (WIESP), sponsored by Knowles Corporation, is a free, 4-week, non-residential  program that offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about engineering through hands-on projects and  field trips. Participants will also have an opportunity to work with world-renowned professors, meet COE students, make new friends, and earn a stipend upon successful completion of the program! WIESP is the only engineering summer program for high school students in Chicago we encourage students who have an affinity for math and/or science to apply! You must also satisfy the following requirements:

  • 11th or 12th grade 
  • Overall grade point average of 3.2 or higher
  • Grades of As and Bs in math and science classes


Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to push the software industry forward.

We strongly encourage underrepresented groups to pursue STEM fields of study. Because we greatly value a broad range of perspectives and contributions, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students. Microsoft is also looking for Professional Engineers of all trades who demonstrate a passion for Technology and the leadership.


Through Engineering Experience at MIT (E2@MIT), high school seniors from across the country who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering participate in a one-week residential science and engineering enrichment program In 2016, the E2@MIT program will be held July 24 to July 31.All educational, food and boarding costs are generously covered by our funders. Students only pay for transportation to and from MIT.Students take one intensive project-based course. In 2015, courses include:

For more information on our programs, please visit

STEM Scholarships

Please click on this link to find the  BEST Scholarships to reel students into STEM fields, this online search will turn up hundreds of sources. Below is what students with the right qualifications can compete for; some are open to all STEM students, while many target members of underrepresented groups. Requirements vary, so college-bound seniors can apply for many but some are only for students already in college and other will include Graduate qualifications.

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Summer Engineering Camps

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (G.A.M.E.S.)

GAMES is an annual week long camp, designed to give academically talented high school girls an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contact with women in these technical fields. GAMES is open to academically talented girls who will enter 9th-12th grade in the Fall after camp. We present an advanced curriculum, use world-class instructional facilities, and provide a pre-college experience at one of the best engineering schools in the nation. Enrollment in the program is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience. GAMES has a selective admissions process based on academic performance, a written essay, and a teacher recommendation. Applications can be found on the GAMES website.

Contact: Women in Engineering, GAMES Camp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 206 Engineering Hall, MC-272, 1308 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801 (217-244-3517)
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National Society of Black Engineers
Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

JOIN THE FUN IN LEARNING!  The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curricula supplied by various educational companies and cooperate sponsors.   This FREE three-week program is open to students who are current 3rd through 5th grade or current 6th through 8th graders (6th-8th offered in selected locations). The program is held at a local elementary schools or middle schools, and includes 100 students in each grade level, for a total of 300 students served per program.

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - TARGET

Program for sophomores and juniors in high school with demonstrated interest in science and engineering based careers. Full day experience combining a work assignment and electronics rocketry project design. Students are paid for their hours spent on the work assignment. Weekly stipend covers classroom hours.

Contact: Ms. Dianne M. Engram, Manager, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (630-840-4633)

Illinois Institute of Technology

Other Resources


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

To help support promising future aerospace professionals, the AIAA Foundation annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs related to aerospace. Our goal is to help attract top science and engineering students to aerospace fields ... to provide high-visibility recognition of these students and their work ... to furnish financial assistance to aerospace students ... and to assure the availability of the talented professionals the aerospace industry will need in the years ahead.

The AIAA Foundation's undergraduate scholarship program offers scholarships to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year, and recipients can apply to renew their scholarship annually until they graduate.

Through its annual graduate scholarship program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences.
Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship applications may be submitted online (applications are accepted from October through January).

Basic Criteria for Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships:
• Must be an AIAA Member
• Must be a full-time student
• 3.3 Grade Point Average (or equivalent)
• Must be studying a topic related to an AIAA Technical Committee 

American Nuclear Society

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) plays an important role in helping students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology (NS&T). Among the programs available is the long list of ANS Scholarships for those looking for funding opportunities.

More than 20 scholarships named after pioneers and leaders in NS&T and other general scholarships are awarded each year to students with outstanding academic credentials. Special scholarships are available to students who have significant economic needs in order to pursue degrees in NS&T. In addition to the scholarships for students entering their sophomore year and higher in college, ANS also provides scholarships to incoming freshmen.

American Society of Civil Engineers

Scholarships are for undergraduate students, provided they have at least one semester or quarter of study in the next academic year. Applicants must be current ASCE Student Members in good standing.

American Society of Professional Engineers

Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects

This scholarship award has been established by the AAAEA-IL Scholarship Committee. The award is presented to an Undergraduate or Graduate, Engineer, Architect or Computer Science student who is also a student member of AAAEA-IL. The main objective is to promote Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science as worthy professions and to foster stronger ties to the AAAEA-IL and to the Arab American Community. Depending on the availability of funds, scholarships in the amount of $1,000, $1,300, $1,600, or $2,000 is presented in October 2014 at the Semi-Annual Meeting. The recipient is recognized by presentation of a certificate at the semi-annual meeting of AAAEA-IL and is required to accept the award in person.

Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers

The Technical Groups provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending UIC, Northwestern and IIT. The scholarship applications are available in the Fall Semester and the scholarships are awarded at the President-Elect / Student Scholarship Dinner each April. 

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

IEEE offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for IEEE Student members. Submit a project or paper for consideration and have the opportunity to win and gain peer recognition for your effort.

Institute of Transportation Engineers 

Scholarships and Paper Competition for College Students

National Society of Black Engineers

The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (Foundation)

SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Merit and need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 will be awarded based on specific eligibility criteria listed in the application.

Society of Women Engineers

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, SWE disbursed over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $700,000. Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Chicago Regional Scholarships

The SWE Chicago Regional Section scholarship is granted to a female first-year, reentry or transfer student accepted into an engineering program at an accredited university for the following fall semester. An essay entitled "Why I Want to Become an Engineer" and supporting documentation is required. Applications are due in April and attendance at the local award banquet in June is expected.

WTS Scholarships for High School and College Students

Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Boasting more than 6,500 members--both women and men--WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry.  The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. The WTS Greater Chicago Chapter awards numerous scholarships each year to high school seniors, junior college, undergraduate and graduate students.

WTS also has a Transportation YOU chapter. Transportation YOU is a national program that offers hands-on, interactive mentorship in the transportation field to young girls, ages 13-18, by introducing them to a variety of transportation careers through different programs, events, and outreach activities. Each year, we typically host 3 to 4 hands-on learning events in downtown Chicago, go into schools and give career talks or teach a specific topic, and coordinate 1 to 2 field trips to teach a class about a specific mode or transportation field. 

SEF Scholarship Awards

The Structural Engineers Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. These merit-based awards of $2000 each are awarded in up to four categories.

  • Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship 
  • Graduate Engineering Scholarship 
  • Max Zar Scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled in an engineering program in Illinois
  • Rubinos-Mesia Scholarship, awards to an engineering student of Hispanic descent 

Applicants should contact the SEAOI office with questions about the process.

I Want to Be An Engineer - Additional Resources

Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering (ChiS&E) Program
Focusing on K-12 and especially K-3 STEM education for city schools