Kenneth Knight Scholarship

Declaration of intent

The Kenneth W. Knight Scholarship fund is invested in perpetuity with annual earnings used to make the scholarship awards. Scholarships shall be given to graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in the engineering curriculum of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Recipients shall be chosen on the basis of academic standing, scholarly and professional activities and achievement.

Award distribution

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

Undergraduate awards

The purpose of the award 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.  Candidates must have demonstrated leadership within the College, 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 10 scholarships depending on funding availability. Scholarships may be renewed for one time.

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

Graduate awards

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.

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 10 scholarships depending on funding availability.  The awards may be combined with a graduate stipend.

Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty will be required of applicants. The letters are to address the students’ commitment to advancing their area of study. Departmental recommendations, forwarded through the department 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.