A grant differs from a loan in one basic way: it’s free money given to you because you fall into a certain category, have earned it through work, or someone wants to support you in your work. A grant is most often awarded based on financial need and other factors. Grants are based on need, merit, field/work specific, athletics, housing, minority based, educational, or goal-based. There are tons of grants out there you can look at to use to pay off your loan. […]
StudentAid.ed.gov: This website will answer all of your questions about federal student aid. It is common advice to first check out all federal options available to you before looking at private options. Definitely, you want to obtain as much scholarship and grant money as you can, because this money isn’t loan money- you don’t have to pay it back! Federal loans can also help out with interest, through subsidized loans and rates. […]
For many students today, borrowing and acquiring debt are assumed parts of going to college. Instead of automatically applying for loans, students should investigate all other options of funding their education. Grants are an excellent way of paying for college because they are considered need-based gifts and usually do not require repayment, unlike student loans. In addition to private sources, like clubs and specific schools, the US government also issues grants. […]
College, one of the most important moves you can make in your life. It can also be one of the most expensive moves if you’re not careful. So, how do people usually pay for college? The most common methods include loans and grants. However, loans and grants are not the only options for aspiring students. Today, I’ll detail some methods to ensure you graduate college without taking on debt. Many have done this before and if you’re wise, you can do it too. […]
When looking to pay for astronomical tuition costs, you should not stop at federal grant programs. Obviously, the federal Pell and FSEOG should be part of your financial aid plans, especially if you have a significant financial need, but there are a bevy of other grant opportunities available. Remember, tuition isn’t your only concern. The cost of room and board, textbooks, and even transportation are on the rise. […]
As a recent engineering graduate myself and with a sister who took engineering I appreciate how hard it can be for women in engineering and the benefits to society of having a larger gender split of engineering graduates. My sister is a strong believer in the benefits of having women in engineering and she also puts a lot of effort encouraging other women to take engineering. She put together an impressive resource with all the grants she could find that would help her attend college and offered to share it here for other women considering engineering….
|AWIS Predoctoral Awards
|Sponsored By: Association for Women in Science
Sponsor Type: Non-Profit Organization/Agency/Association
|Carnegie Mellon University Executive Women's Forum Fellowship
|Sponsored By: Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute
Sponsor Type: College/University
|Society of Women Engineers Graduate Scholarships
|Sponsored By: Society of Women Engineers
Sponsor Type: Non-Profit Organization/Agency/Association
|Graduate Women's Scholarship Program
|The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.
|The SWE Scholarship Program
|The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In fiscal year 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $577,000.
|The HORIZONS Scholarship was established in 1988 to encourage women to study science, technology, engineering, and math, plus other fields that support national security. The anniversary celebration began at the HORIZONS Luncheon at the 2012 National Conference.
|SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarship
|he SAE Women Engineers Committee established this scholarship to encourage young women graduating from high school to enter the field of engineering. They are committed to increasing the diversity of SAE membership, especially by promoting the participation and leadership of women.
|UC College of Engineering Doctoral Scholarships for Women
|These scholarships were established by the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury in 2007 to encourage women students to pursue doctoral degree study in any PhD subject of a department within the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury.
|Women in Engineering Scholarship
All conditions must be met
Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa, or an International student
Female studying Australian Year 12 or IB in 2012
Commencing any engineering undergraduate single or double degree included in the degrees offered by the Faculty of Engineering at a Monash campus in Australia
|ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship
|ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. ANS will give a maximum of four Incoming Freshman Scholarships annually. Each award is $1000.
|College of Engineering Scholarships
|Scholarships from the College of Engineering are available for incoming freshmen with no additional application. Additional scholarships may be available from the department offering the degree program to which a student has been admitted. See the departmental website for contact information.
|Women in EMS Scholarships
|These scholarships are made possible with the generous contributions and funding from current faculty and staff members here at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Students and alumni also support these scholarships. The scholarships are available for both incoming freshman and continuing students interested in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Some scholarships listed here require special applications. They are noted on this page. Otherwise, please follow the application procedure as outlined at the UW-Platteville Financial Aid Scholarship web page.
|Women in Engineering Scholarship
|Lillian Moeller Gilbreth Memorial Scholarship
|This scholarship is for women who are college juniors or seniors studying engineering. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full-time at an ABET-accredited institution. This scholarship is renewable one time, but only for undergraduate-level study.
|Stony Brook University Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
|The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program seeks to increase the number of women in science, math and engineering fields through outreach, recruitment and retention efforts. Combining the vast resources of a major university with the close bonds of a small community, the WISE College Program enables undergraduate women to work closely with peers and faculty to form friendships and to achieve a solid background in their field.
|Scholarship Opportunities for Women
|There are numerous scholarships available for women through the organizations listed below. We hope these resources are helpful as you pursue various funding opportunities in order to further your engineering career.
|Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Educational Awards
|Unknown may apply. For the undergraduate scholarship, applicants must be in their second or third year of college and expect to major in science or a related field. For the graduate scholarship, students must have been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. in a life or physical science or engineering program. Selection is based on academic achievement, the importance of the research question addressed, quality of the research, reference letters and the applicants' potential for future contributions to science and related fields.
|IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize
|Scholarships Canadian IEEE student branch counsellors can nominate an exceptional student registered in Electrical, Electronics, or Computer Engineering or a Technology programme, for their final year of undergraduate studies, for a IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship - $506,454 in 200 scholarships awarded since 1985
|Susan E. Stutz-Mcdonald - SESM Scholarship Foundation
|The Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to female students studying environmental engineering at various universities.
|ALPHA OMEGA EPSILON NATIONAL FOUNDATION
|The A.O.E. National Foundation promotes academic excellence by
awarding scholarships in varying amounts to women who promote
engineering and technical science by exemplifying high standards in:
Academic Achievement and Scholastic Aptitude
|CEMF Undergraduate Scholarships
|The Foundation offers five $5,000 annual scholarships to Canadian women in engineering in either their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of study in an accredited program in Canada. One such scholarship is offered to students in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and BC Regions.
The Pell Grant is a highly sought-after form of financial aid for one simple reason: it doesn't need to be repaid. The Pell Grant can be seen as a form of scholarship that pays off a portion of the tuition. A misconception about financial aid is that most aid comes in the form of loans that need to be repaid. While many financial aid programs are interest-bearing loans, there are also a wide variety of gift-grants available as well. […]
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