The Chicago Engineers’ Foundation maintains a list of additional scholarships and resources for aspiring engineers. Please browse the listings below for a variety of potential funding options, and resources for students planning to pursue engineering careers.
To inquire about adding a new submission to this list, send a message to [email protected].
ACE Mentors and Scholarships
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.
American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society Scholarship Program rewards its members for their academics, services, and leadership excellence. To do so, scholarships are granted to qualified student members of ANS Student Sections who have demonstrated a high commitment to the standards set by the society’s constituents.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Scholarships are for undergraduate students. Applicants must be current ASCE Student Members. Visit the ASCE Scholarship page for more information.
American Society of Professional Engineers
Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects
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
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.
U.S. News & World Report maintains a list of STEM Scholarship opportunities. Click here to visit their website.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Straight North Scholarship
Straight North, an interrnet marketing agency in Chicago seeks to support students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Winning students receive $1,000 to be used towards their degree. In addition, $250 book scholarships go to the two runners-up. The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2018. Visit Straight North Scholarship for more information.
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
The foundation strongly believes that the future of structural engineering depends on today’s students. Without them and their vision, there is literally no future for our profession. The Structural Engineers Foundation is privileged to provide merit-based tuition scholarships to encourage undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in structural engineering programs. Applicants should contact the SEAOI Office with questions about the process.
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. Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
The Chicago Section of SWE offers scholarships to Chicago area students
WTS Scholarships for High School and College Students
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.
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)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://go.illinois.edu/
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.
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.
Illinois Institute of Technology
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
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.