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2018 AESS Engineering Scholarship

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Announcing the 2018 AESS Engineering Scholarship!!!!

The AESS will open the receiving of applications on November 1, 2017, and close on March 1. 

Description:  This scholarship recognizes students pursuing studies in Electrical Engineering at the undergraduate level, and systems engineering at the graduate level.

Administration:  The IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society

Eligibility:  IEEE student members studying electrical/electronics engineering  at the undergraduate level or first professional degree, and systems engineering at the graduate level, from an accredited university, with no other scholarships and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 (7.5 in select countries) or above 
No relatives of current members of the IEEE Board of Directors, the Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society Governing Board, the IEEE-AES Scholarship Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, or may nominate or endorse candidates for this Scholarship.

Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations".

Selection/Basis for Judging:  Evaluations will be based on the application and stated financial need.  The application shall include an essay on why these fields of study are important and how the applicant could have impact in these fields. At least 3 letters of recommendation shall be provided, two of which shall be from current or former university professors who taught the applicant or know him or her personally. 

Prize Items:  $5,000 and a certificate for Graduate student; $5,000 and a certificate for the Undergraduate student. Funds will be paid to the school on behalf of the student.

Frequency:  Annually

Funds:  The Scholarships are fully funded by the IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society.

Nominee Solicitation:  Call for Nominations will be circulated via the Society website, the Society email Newsletter, at AES conferences, in the AES Magazine, via AES Chapters and Student Branches, within the University systems, and social media.

Scholarship Committee: The Scholarship Committee consists of a Chair and two additional Society Board of Governors members, appointed by the Vice-President, Education.

Schedule:  For the first year, the Call for Nominations will open on November 1, close on March 1, and will be awarded at a suitable AES-sponsored conference in that year.  For subsequent years, nominations open on September 1 of the previous year, close on March 1 of the award year, and will be awarded at a suitable AES-sponsored conference in that year.

Presentation:  The award will be presented at a suitable AES-sponsored conference. Travel funds for the winning students are not included in the Scholarship, in the event, the winning students are not in attendance at the conference, suitable recognition such as a student photograph will be provided during the award presentation.

Publicity: The Society will develop an Award brochure advertising the award.  This will be circulated at Society Conferences, IEEE Student Branches, IEEE Societies and Councils, University engineering department heads, University financial aid offices, posted on the Society website, posted in the Society Newsletter, and distributed via social media.

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Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."

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