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Chassis Plans' 2015 Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

The Chassis Plans’ Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was founded to assist future engineers in pursuing their degree in an effort to continue America’s leadership in innovation. As an engineering-centric company providing rugged computing solutions to industry and the military, they recognize that today’s engineering students will be the driving force for continued leadership in the future.

$1500 Non-Renewable Award

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  All applications, including an essay, must be postmarked by December 15, 2014.

Note: Past winners and applicants of this scholarship are eligible to re-apply in future years.

For additional information and to view the application, please visit the Chassis Plans 2015 Leadership in Engineering Scholarship website.

IEEE PES Scholarship Plus

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides multi-year scholarships and career experience opportunities to qualifying U.S. & Canadian electrical engineering undergraduate students. As long as the scholar continues to meet renewal standards, he or she will receive up to three years of funding — US$2,000 the first year, $2,000 the second year and $3,000 the third year — interspersed with up to two years of valuable, hands-on career experience.

IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Application - Deadline is 30 June 2014

More than 1,200 students from 199 Universities in the USA and 18 Universities in Canada created a user account to start the application process.  The deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2013.

For more information visit the IEEE PES Scholarship page.

The Association of Energy Engineers offers scholarships to students in energy-related fields

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) now has scholarships available for students obtaining their undergraduate or gradute degrees. Eligible students must be pursuing studies in energy-related engineering or energy-related management. During the last 5 years, 23 students in North Carolina have been awarded $500 scholarships. Limited scholarships of $1000 and $2000 are also available.

The Application Process All individual applicants must be nominated by their local AEE Chapters; individuals in areas where no AEE Chapter exist may apply directly following the guidelines and submit the application with supporting documentation before the mandatory deadline. The Foundation begins accepting applications on January 1st for the coming year. All scholarship forms must be sent electronically to the Scholarship Director (see email address on application form) by May 1st.

EPIC is Currently Accepting Undergraduate Research Assistantship Applications

EPIC plans to reward the innovative energy/power research of EPIC Associates with appointments of up to eight undergraduate research assistantships. The assistantships begin August 11, 2014, and end April 28, 2015.  Each appointment may be up to 20 hours a week.

Faculty who submit a winning research proposal/project will be awarded funding for at least one undergraduate research assistant.  The faculty will be in charge of selecting the student they wish to work on their project.

EPIC students may express their interest in the undergraduate research assistantships to one of the EPIC Associates.

Call for Siemens Energy Graduate Scholarship Application

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2014

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) in the Lee College of Engineering is now accepting applications for the Siemens Energy Graduate Scholarship (preference given to Ph.D. or advanced MSc students). The EPIC scholarship award is funded by Siemens Energy in an effort to attract and retain top graduate students currently enrolled in energy curricula or conducting graduate-level research on energy related projects. The Siemens scholarship is for up to $30,000 for the academic year 2014-2015.

The award is merit based and non-renewable. Additional preference will be given to computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have demonstrated leadership in the classroom, on campus, or through community service.

Requirements: Complete and sign application. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Write a one-page essay describing why you qualify for a scholarship (single-spaced, Arial, 12 pt. font). Proposals must be in Microsoft word or .pdf format. Subject line should include: Siemens Energy Graduate Scholar-NAME of APPLICANT. Write a draft letter of thanks to Siemens using a standard business letter format. Submit an up-to-date resume/CV. Complete application packet may be emailed to Joye Palmer

EPIC is currently accepting Graduate Research Assistantship Applications through Friday, March 7, 2014 

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) invites applications for Graduate Research Assistantships (preference given to Ph.D. or advanced MSc students) for the academic year 2014-15.

Applications are due by Friday, March 7, 2014.

Applicants must submit the full package of materials by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 7, 2014 to Joye Palmer, Business Service Specialist,, or mail to:

Joye Palmer
Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC)
EPIC 1226
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

No handwritten applications will be accepted!

Discipline: Assist EPIC Associate Faculty Member in the design, execution and evaluation of research projects. Tasks may include, but not limited to, literature reviews, surveys, focus groups, data integration, project development and analysis, handle confidential and sensitive data with integrity, learn and implement power/energy technology efficiently, prepare project related documents and materials, manage project deadlines, required to attend all EPIC seminars in spring and fall series, prepare a progress report or project report at the end of each semester.

Eligibility:Enrollment in the UNC Charlotte Graduate Program is required:, successful applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or a post-graduate GPA of at least 3.5., applicants will offer evidence of demonstrated leadership in the classroom, on campus, and in the community.

Requirements: A one-page essay describing why they qualify for the assistantship (required format is single-spaced, 12-point Arial font), a one-half to one-page summary of research interest related to power and energy, a current resume, an official (sealed) transcript from all universities attended.

Position Details: 20 hours per week, with at least five hours at a fixed, regular time in laboratory

Benefits: Successful applicants will receive an $18,000 EPIC power/energy research assistantship to work with an EPIC Associate Faculty Member on power/energy research endeavors. Multiple assistantships are available.

2014 NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship

Beginning January 2, 2014, the National Hydropower Association will be accepting applications for the 2014 NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship goes to a promising young person who demonstrates the academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of leaders in the hydropower industry.

Eligibility: Current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2014, or graduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must be students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational technical school or program.

Deadline: Applications accepted January 2, 2014 through February 15, 2014

Benefits: $2,500 scholarship to a promising young person who demonstrates the academic skills and commitment to help create the next generation of leaders in the hydropower industry.

DOE Scholars Program is accepting scholarships through January 12, 2014

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students are invited to apply for the DOE Scholars program.

Details of the program are below. Learn more and apply at the DOE Scholars website.

Disciplines: Engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education.

Locations: Various locations across the U.S.

Duration: Summer Term of 10 weeks (May - August); terms may be extended.

Deadline: Applications accepted October 14, 2013 through January 12, 2014.

Benefits: Stipends up to $650 per week depending on academic status. Travel to and from the appointment site will be paid when the distance is over 60 miles one-way.

Mickey Leland 2014 Energy Fellowship

Mickey Lelend Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF is accepting applications for a 10 week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in STEM majors.

Details of the program are below. Learn more and apply at the DOE Website.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only; 18 years of age; currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophmore year or higher); cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Duration: Summer Term of 10 weeks (June to August 2014)

Deadline: Applications accepted November 15, 2013 through January 10, 2014.

Benefits: Stipends up to $600 per week for undergraduate students, $750 for Master's students, $850 for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students, housing allowence, and approved travel costs.

Giles Dissertation-Year Fellowship

Funding is available to make another Giles Dissertation award for 2013/2014 and are therefore offering a second solicitation.

Award Amount of $20,000 fellowship plus $1,000 for travel, health insurance, and full tuition and fees (does not include tuition increments)

Call for nominations deadline of July 12, 2013. For more info click here.

Deadline of February 15 Announced for DEED Research Support

The American Public Power Association (APPA) awards student research grants/internships each year to university students as part of its Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Program.

APPA is the service organization for the nation’s community-owned electric utilities.  DEED is APPA’s research program that funds innovative, energy related research.  DEED student research grants/internships support students studying in energy-related disciplines, increase awareness of career opportunities in public power, and provide assistance to DEED member utility sponsors. Each year up APPA awards up to ten $4,000 grants and internships to students conducting research on an energy-related project. 

For more information about the application process please visit APPA’s DEED website, or contact the DEED program staff at 202‑467‑2942 or