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Undergraduate Funding

WUSTL Funding

  • FUNDING FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    Summer Research Awards from the Office of Undergraduate Research.
    Office of Undergraduate Research at WUSTL (summer funding, etc.)

  • McKELVEY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARS
    Each year, select engineering freshman students are chosen as James M. McKelvey Undergraduate Research Scholars. Those selected receive an award to conduct research with any Washington University in St. Louis faculty member in engineering, medicine or the sciences. These Scholars also take advantage of special programming, including both cultural and academic activities. Applications are due by October 31.
    2013 Application

Federal Funding

  • ASTRONAUT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
    Deadline: March Originally created by the surviving astronauts of the Mercury Seven, the foundation was created to ensure that the U.S. would maintain leadership in science and technology. The Astronaut Scholarship provides financial support ($10,000) for promising students in engineering and physical sciences. NOTE: Students pursuing a practice in professional medicine are not considered.
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  • FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS
    The Ford programs offer predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral support for members of specific underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing or have completed a PhD or DSc in a research-based field of study. Deadline is November 19.
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  • NASA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECT
    NASA-USRP provides students with hands-on, real-life, career-related internships that challenge, inspire, and provide practical application that complements students' academic education.
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  • NSF RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU)
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…". Program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation

  • NSF GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
    NSF graduate fellowship offers three years of support for advanced study in engineering and the sciences. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applications open August of each year and closes November of each year.

  • SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP(SURF)
    Program for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students.
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  • SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND RESEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATION (SMART)
    Defense Scholarship Program The prevailing goal of the SMART program is to provide the United States with talented, trained American men and women who will lead state-of-the-art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national defense requirements. The SMART Program is highly competitive and confers high honors upon its recipients.
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  • NASA AERONAUTICS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program which is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is officially accepting applications for the 2010 Aeronautics Scholarship Program. It is expected that approximately 20 two-year undergraduate, and 5 two-year with an option of a third year graduate scholarships will be awarded annually to students pursuing aeronautical engineering and related fields such as Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics and Mathematics. Total allocated award amounts are up to $40,000 for undergraduates and up to $125,000 for graduates. These funds will go towards tuition and related costs, as well as to provide paid summer internship opportunities at a NASA research center.
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  • EPA GREATER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES (GRO) FELLOWSHIPS
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is December 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM and December 10, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov.
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  • US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FELLOWSHIPS
    These awards are intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the Department of Homeland Security's mission. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline April 30.
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  • DHS Scholarship Program
    • Undergraduate students
    • U.S. citizenship required
    • Funding available for fall 2010
    • Full tuition and monthly stipends
    • Includes 10-week summer internships at federal research facilities or DHS
    • Centers of Excellence
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  • The Washington Center
    • formed partnerships with a number of federal agencies in order to provide competitive government internship opportunities. Program components, job responsibilities, majors requested, geographic locations available, and scholarship/stipend amounts vary by agency. Students may be considered for positions that fall under the Competitive Government Programs by applying through The Washington Center’s D.C. General Programs or they may apply for only these opportunities.
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Outside Funding

  • BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    Applications are now open for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program! Are there students you know who are dedicated both inside and outside the classroom? Those who drive positive change in their communities? We want to celebrate these lives by helping make college dreams a reality. We encourage the following to apply: High school seniors and current undergraduates; Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university; Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline: February 28, 5:00 p.m. EST.
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  • OSI GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
    OSI awards grants, scholarships, and fellowships on a regular basis throughout the year. Applicants can determine their eligibility and view relevant initiatives and application guidelines.
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  • AMS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES SUMMER PROGRAMS
    Applicants should note that most application deadlines fall in February - March.
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  • IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY (PES) SCHOLARSHIP PLUS INITIATIVE
    A unique scholarship that offers top students both financial assistance and career experience opportunities with leading industry employers. Qualified U.S. undergrads will receive scholarship funds for up to 3 years as well as opportunities for internships and co-ops with the power and energy industry. PES Scholarship Plus Initiative has been a huge success in creating incentives for new students to study power engineering, and to integrate the industry and IEEE.
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Study Abroad Funding

  • TECHNION CENTER FOR STUDENT EXCHANGE & STUDY ABROAD
    Opportunity to for undergraduates to study in Israel at Israel Institute of Technology
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  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE OVERSEAS PROGRAMS, COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE, WUSTL
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  • RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS IN SCENCE AND ENGINEERING (RISE) A scholarship for undergraduate science and engineering students interested in 6-12 week summer research internships at German universities and research institutions. Knowledge of German is NOT required, and the grants are designed to cover living expenses (maximum of 650 euros per month) but not international airfare. Deadline: January 31, 2009
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Industrial Opportunities and Internships

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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