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
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 Undergraduate student. Funds will be paid to the school on behalf of the student.
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 previous year, close on March 1 of award year, and will be awarded at a suitable AES-sponsored conference in that year.
Presentation: The award will be presented at an appropriate IEEE AESS Conference. Travel assistance for the recipient to attend an awards ceremony is not provided.
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.
Application: Engineering Scholarship Application 2018