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Kenneth Knight Scholarship

Declaration of intent stipulations
As noted in the declaration of intent for the Kenneth W. Knight Scholarship, the scholarship fund is invested in perpetuity with the annual earnings used to make the scholarship awards.  The scholarships shall be given to full or part time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in the engineering curriculums of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  Recipients shall be chosen on the basis of academic standing, scholarly and professional activities and achievement.

College stipulations
Yearly earnings of the scholarship will be disbursed one-half to undergraduate students and one-half to graduate students. 

Undergraduate.  The purpose of the awards to undergraduate students is to accelerate the path and enhance the opportunity for a greater spectrum of scholarly activity of current students who have met requirements for advancement to upper division courses.  The students will have proven to be strong candidates for graduation in their respective programs.  A minimum  3.25 grade point average or above in all enrolled courses including repeated courses is required and the candidates must have demonstrated leadership within the College and demonstrated a commitment to their profession and the potential for significant contribution to the profession.

The award will be up to $5000 per year for up to ten scholarships depending on funding availability except in the first year in which there will be two scholarships.  Scholarships may be renewed for one time.

Department recommendations, forwarded through the departmental chair, will be presented to the College Scholarship Committee by March 15.  The College Scholarship Committee will make its recommendations to the Dean by March 30.

Graduate.  The purpose of the awards to graduate students is to aid in the recruitment of excellent candidates to the graduate programs in the College who have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research.  The awards may be used to augment assistantships awarded by departments. 

Two letters of recommendation from faculty will be required of applicants.  The letters are to address the students’ commitment to advancing their area of study. 

The award may be renewed one time.  Renewal will be reviewed at the end of the first academic year.  To be considered for renewal, the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 and will have a letter of support from their research advisor documenting satisfactory research progress.

The award will be up to $5000 per year for up to ten scholarships depending on funding availability except in the first year in which there will be two scholarships.  Scholarships may be renewed for one time.  The awards can be combined with a graduate stipend.

Departmental recommendations, forwarded through the departmental chair, will be presented to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarship Committee by March 15.  The Committee will make its recommendations to the Dean by March 30.