2016 National Scholarship Program

PURPOSE

The scholarship award is established by the National AAAEA and is presented to Undergraduate and Graduate students in the areas of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Science on the national level.

AMOUNT

Depending on the availability of funds, the scholarships will be awarded annually in a determined amount. The names of the winners will be announced by November 11, 2016 at the Annual AAAEA National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winners will receive a scholarship certificate and a check.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The NAAAEA scholarship is available only to student members of the AAAEA who are attending an accredited college or university. Students who will be graduating in Spring or Summer semesters of 2016 are not eligible.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The applicant must complete and submit the following materials:

  1. The Scholarship Application Form.
  2.  An official college transcript indicating course grades and cumulative grade point average. Telephone scan images will not be accepted.
  3. A letter of recommendation written by a faculty member (from the student's field of study). Letter shouldn’t exceed one page.
  4. A letter of recommendation from the local AAAEA chapter.
  5. An adequate description of the applicant's extracurricular activities. The description should highlight relevant work experience, participation in AAAEA National and/or Local Chapters, student/campus activities, involvement in community organizations or a combination of these.
  6. An essay addressing a current engineering event in the applicant's field of study that happened between 2015 and 2016. The applicant needs to demonstrate understanding of such topic and its relevance to his/her field of study. If the Scholarship Committee deems it necessary, a Fifteen (15) minute phone interview may be scheduled with the applicant.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Criteria

Topics in Engineering Essay

Undergraduate

15%

Graduate(M.S)

15%

Graduate(PhD)

15%

Course Grades (GPA)

40%

30%

20%

Extra-Curricular Activities Description

20%

25%

30%

Letter of Recommendation

10%

10%

10%

Application Quality and/or Interview

15%

15%

15%

Publications and/or presentations

5%

10%

TOTAL

100%

100%

100%

The “Application Quality” criterion will be an assessment of the applicant's submittal for neatness, organization, spelling and proper English language.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

All application materials are due to NAAAEA no later than 4:00 PM CST on June 30, 2016. Incomplete applications or late applications will automatically be discarded.

Applicants will be notified by email of the final decision.

SUBMISSION

E-mail all application materials in PDF Format to: scholarship@naaaea.org Include in the subject line: 2016 NAAAEA Scholarship Committee

OR

Mail all application materials to:
AAAEA
c/o 2016 NAAAEA Scholarship Committee
P. O. Box 1536
Chicago, IL 60690-1536

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