Mechanical engineering encompasses a dynamic field of knowledge with lifelong learning opportunities. Financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology is available through various scholarships listed on the ASME Scholarship website. Deadlines and other terms and conditions vary, so please review the website carefully before applying.
Funding Option: Paid
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.
The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world’s leading institutions. A listing of current US institutions can be found here. Washington and Lee students are eligible to apply to programs in the US (US citizens only) and Japan (students of all nationalities).
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, a major research center, offers opportunities for college and university undergraduate students to participate in the Laboratory’s ongoing research programs. In addition to such opportunities, the U.S. Department of Energy directly sponsors research participation at other DOE facilities. At Argonne, college/university students may obtain research experience through the Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program (SULI) or one of several other internship programs. Housing, transportation, and stipends are provided to participants.
The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC (originally known as “Manpower Development Corp.”). The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC–to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity–by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit this region.
The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It is awarded annually to juniors who demonstrate both some form of financial need (no matter how small) and a clear interest in continuing their studies at the graduate level. This scholarship is intended only for students who wish to pursue the MA or Ph.D., and therefore is not open to those who wish to apply to Law, Medical, or Business School.
This Berkeley Lab Program places students from 4 year institutions in paid internships in science and engineering. Students work with scientists and engineers on projects related to the Lab’s research program. Typically, BLUR participants are students at partnership schools or have an established relationship with Lab scientists and funding sources have been identified. Students initially interested in participating in Berkeley Lab should apply through DOE’s SULI program.
Each year, Bettis hires approximately 25 students for its summer intern program. Laboratory internships offer students a unique opportunity to participate in the important work done at Bettis and a chance to work with some of the finest technical people in the country.
The BMI Student Composer Awards is a competition for young composers of classical music. Founded in 1951, the competition has become one of the most coveted and prestigious awards for young composers in the Western Hemisphere. Co-sponsored by the BMI Foundation and by BMI, the awards are made on an annual basis for compositions submitted by students actively engaged in the study of music.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.