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IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society Engineering Scholarship

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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 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.

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.

Deadline:  1 December 

Download the 2021 Engineering Scholarship Application

Please send all application materials to Robert Rassa at [email protected] and CC Judy Scharmann at [email protected].

Questions? Please contact:

Treasurer (2014-2021); BoG (2017-2019); BoG (2014-2016); AESS President (2008-2009); AUTOTESTCON Rep (2020-2022); AESS Short Course Instructor; Student Activities Co-Chair; NDIA Liaison; AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2022); IEEE Fellow

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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