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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Scholarships for Current and Future Students

Bepko Awards Ceremony Scholarships

There are $150,000 in scholarships available to current students in the School of Engineering and Technology. There are scholarships for every major we have and many do not have a GPA requirement. There are several scholarships available to students planning to study abroad in 2019. All of these scholarships are provided by donors. Students who receive an award are invited and highly encouraged to attend the ceremony which is held during the spring semester.
These scholarships have been added to the IUPUI Campus awards system. The due date for all of these scholarships is no later than January 11th, 2019. Here are instructions:

Step 1: Go to one.iu.edu and search for "scholarships", select the one shown below.

Step 2: Complete the "General Application".  Be sure to fill out the "Tell us more about yourself" section-- it is required for ALL Engineering and Technology scholarships and can help make your application stand out against the rest!

Step 3: See what recommended opportunities are available to you and apply to the ones you're eligible for! Good luck!

Some helpful tips and tricks to keep in mind when applying to scholarships:

  • ​Our scholarships have an earlier deadline than some of the other scholarships in the system. Find our Bepko Awards specific scholarships by searching for "Engineering and technology" so you don't miss the 1/11/19 deadline!
  • You can go back and update your application at anytime before the deadline, so do a rough draft now to see what scholarships are available to you.
  • Good recommendation letters take time and can improve your chances of being awarded a scholarship. Be sure to ask the person writing your letter if they will have it completed by the deadline. 

 

 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities Available

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 

Deadline: December 14, 2018

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace and every year they challenge students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. This years essay prompt is "Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind". The first place winner will be awarded $2,000 and the two runners up will get $500 each. For more information and to see if you qualify please visit: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

NEW! AfterCollege Engineering and Technology Student Scholarsip

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology, and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA requirement. To apply, click here

NEW! AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, click here

NEW! AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA. To apply, click here.

BadCredit.org's Wealth Wise Scholarship 

Deadline: December 31, 2018

The BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry with their STEM education. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved. For more requirements and information, click here

NEW! Edward J. Cox Memorial Transportation Scholarship

Deadline: February 4, 2019

On behalf of the Indiana Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Scholarship Committee, the Edward J. Cox Memorial scholarship is open for the 2019-2020 academic year. This scholarship is available for undergrad or graduate students who are enrolled in school full-time and have a goal of working with transportation engineering or planning. For more information and to apply, click here.  

The Lawyers of Distinction Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2019

The Lawyers of Distinction Scholarship was created to help college students have a chance to reach their dreams without having to worry about the financial burden of whether or not they will be able to afford school. Each year they will award one student with a $1000 scholarship. To be eligable for this award you must be a current college student (or admitted high school senior) not in your final year of school. You must write a 500-word essay answering the question, "What is one law that you think should be put in place that doesn’t currently exist?" and explain how it will benefit society. To apply and for more informatio, visit their website.

Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15, 2019

“Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique Scholarship Program” which has a $500 award and is designed for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students who are passionate about business and marketing. Our scholarship program should be of a particular interest to the students currently studying in the field of Marketing, Business or IT Communications.  For information and to apply, visit their website.

 

The All Year Cooling Academic Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2019

The All Year Cooling Academic Scholarship was created to help future leaders (also known as current students) with the high cost of education. High school seniors who have been accepted into a college/ university should apply as well as those who are currently enrolled in a college/ university. To enter for a chance to win and to read more information about the All Year Cooling $1000 scholarship sponsored by Tommy Smith, please visit http://www.allyearcoolinggiving.com.

The Elks National Foundation

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge.

Learn more about the scholarships and past winners here: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/

Find a local Elks Lodge near you here: http://www.elks.org/lodges/default.cfm

CICF Scholarship

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is committed to college success for students through the power of scholarships. Our Scholarship Program makes awards that are impactful and often renewable to increase students’ chances of academic and financial success.

Every year, the need for scholarships is greater than the available resources. Tuition continues to rise faster than wages and inflation, federal education aid is stagnant, and aid increasingly comes in the form of loans (that must be repaid) instead of grants. Too many students do not even begin college due to financial reasons, and those who do may be forced to drop out or take on the high burden of educational debt.

Who Can Apply?

  • Category I: Current High School Senior

  • Category II: Current College Student

  • Category III: Not Currently Enrolled in High School or College

The Foundation also holds scholarship funds administered by local schools, education foundations and/or other organizations. Please contact the appropriate organization and/or your guidance counselor for information on how to apply. These scholarships are listed in the Other Scholarship Opportunities section of this Guidebook.

What a Scholarship from CICF Will Fund

Each scholarship has varying award amounts and conditions. Award amounts may range from $1,000 to several thousand dollars. Awards depend on the size of the particular scholarship fund and the number of qualified applicants each year. Scholarship conditions require that awards be used for educational expenses at an accredited college, university, technical, vocational, or trade school. Awards can be used for the following:

  • Tuition

  • Required Fees

  • Room and board, in some cases

  • Books, in some cases.

Scholarship awards cannot be used for the following. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

  • Sports season tickets

  • Parking passes and/or tickets

  • Non school-related expenses

  • Late fees 

Questions?

Call CICF at 317.634.2423, e-mail scholarships@cicf.org.

Visit https://www.cicf.org/grantseekers/scholarships/ for more information on scholarships available!

Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship

Deadline: Every Wednesday

The Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship is moving to a weekly format. Every Wednesday, students can visit the Education-Portal.com Facebook page to answer our new scholarship question and submit the entry form for a chance to win one of 3 scholarship prizes! 

Visit the website to learn more about the scholarship and how to apply: http://education-portal.com/articles/Tuition_Scholarship.html

We want to give as many students as possible the opportunity to earn money to help pay for college, so please encourage your students to apply early and often!

P.E.O Scholarships for Women

Deadline: Check Link

P.E.O. is a Philanthropic Educational Organization that provides financial support for women to further their education. They also have an Educational Loan Fund, a Peace Scholarship for foreign students and a Continuing Education grant for women whose education has been interrupted

For requirements, deadlines, and more information, please visit http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies

The P.E.O. Philanthropy and Projects are offering various scholarships for women. Please access the information at: http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies

Contact: Phyllis Louder at 569-6771 for any questions!

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI is offering three scholarships to

students who have competed in First and will graduate from high schools (or home schooled) in

Indiana.

     1- $4000 annual scholarship for all four years (minimum high school GPA of 3.5 required)

     2- $1000 annual scholarship for all four years (minimum high school GPA of 3.0 required)

All applications should be sent to Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch via email at ttalbert@iupui.edu or mailed to Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI

799 W. Michigan Street ET 101

Indianapolis, IN 46202.

For questions, either email or call 317-274-8703

 

PAST SCHOLARSHIPS:

 

2018 Young Professionals Program

Deadline: July 31, 2018

The 2018 Young Professionals Program is available to students who have completed secondary education and are ready to work in their respective fields. Applicants must be US citizens and fluent in English. For more information please click here.

CardRates Financial Future Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2018

CardRates has recently launched a new scholarship program for students who intend to use their education and career to create innovations in the finance industry. To be eligable for this award the student must have a 3.5 minimum GPA, be a US resident, and must be enrolled (or about to enroll) in a university. For more information and to apply, please visit their website here

Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Women are still very much under-represented in STEM fields both in higher education and in industry. This scholarships goal is to help equip one female student overcome this gender gap by offering $1,000 toward her studies in science, technology, engineering, or math. Applicants must be female in a STEM field of study, attending a US or Canadian instituation, and must be over the age of 17. For more information and to apply, visit https://tacunasystems.com/zc/engineering-empowerment-scholarship

SHPE Indiana Professional Chapter Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: September 5, 2018

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact our world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. This scholarship program is partnered with Rolls-Royce to promote engineering education among Hispanics in the state of Indiana. To be considered for this scholarship you must be Hispanic of from Hispanic heritge, be a US Citizen, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and pursing an Engineering discipline. For more information and to see about applying, download this PDF