The Engineers Week Scholarship is offered to full-time students, enrolled in an engineering or engineering technology program, at WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) to help finance tuition, thereby promoting the engineering profession.
The program is administered through the Engineers Week Scholarship Committee. This committee consists of at least one faculty member and two Engineers Week Dinner Steering Committee members. The Engineers Week Scholarship Committee reviews applications, selects finalists, and makes recommendations to the Steering Committee. The final selection and the award of the scholarship(s) is done by the Engineers Week Dinner Steering Committee.
Applications must be submitted to the Advising Office of the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences by MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 by Noon. Scholarships will be awarded at the 2017 Engineers Week Dinner on Feb. 21, 2017, at the Fetzer Center. Each scholarship recipient will be presented a commemorative certificate at the event. The scholarship amount is defined by the Engineers Week Dinner Steering Committee and is deposited in the recipient's student account.
Candidates must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for the scholarship:
1. Current enrollment as a full-time student (minimum 12 semester hours) and successful completion of at least 26 total semester hours (i.e., sophomore status).
2. Enrollment in a four-year engineering or engineering technology degree program at WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS).
3. Graduate from a U. S. high school.
4. Agree to attend the Engineers Week Dinner to receive the scholarship.
Selection of the scholarship recipient will be based on the following criteria:
1. A completed application and resume.
2. A college transcript through Fall Semester 2016, including accumulative credits and GPA.
3. A one-page summary of your personal, scholastic and career goals.
4. Two letters of recommendation; one from a faculty member, and one from a non-faculty member. Letters should be a maximum of one page.
(Hint: Employers or former employers would make an appropriate choice as a second reference).
The finalists and the scholarship recipient will be selected based on the requested information, specifically: demonstrated responsibility and leadership characteristics, grade point average, participation in professional/student societies, participation in community and school activities, and other special qualifications.
The number of scholarships and amount of each scholarship is decided by the EWD Steering Committee. This scholarship award is only done in the current semester, no other commitment is for the current year only. Past scholarship recipients are allowed to apply.