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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship

The Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to female students entering their junior or senior year of college. The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for female students who demonstrate academic excellence and are pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, web design or other IT-related disciplines. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Buildium’s Build U Scholarship

Great companies are built on a shared set of values. Over time, those values may evolve and grow, but the underlying message stays the same: create a great product that customers love. As members of the tech community, we also believe that the best engineers, designers, and developers define themselves by the above values. Which is why we award one $2,500 scholarship each semester to a student who tells us about a company they admire that exemplifies any of the above core values.

Society of Women Engineers

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States.

NAWIC Founders' Schpolarship Foundation

The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. Construction is the only industry that encompasses almost every professional discipline. Literally every career sector is available to you: trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, business owner…the list is virtually endless. Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education. The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help. Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

Toyota/SAE Engineering Scholarship

The Toyota/SAE Engineering Scholarship was established by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America for University of Kentucky students with the mission of supporting and nurturing students' enthusiasm for science and technology education, building bridges between corporations, individuals and classrooms. SAE will award one $2,000 scholarship each year to a student enrolled in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.

Deadline March 15

Milliman Opportunity Scholarship

The scholarship assists undergraduate students from ethnic groups that are under-represented in the fields of actuarial science, data science, computer science, economics, programming, mathematics, statistics, data analytics, or finance.

Women in Aviation International

Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation International. In the past 20 years, WAI has disbursed more than $10 million to its members to help them reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship

Currently there are 80 scholarship openings each year and they are filled with returning students and new students. KYTC awards 10-20 scholarships to new students each year who are either attending or planning to attend the University of Kentucky (UK), Western Kentucky University (WKU), or University of Louisville J. B. Speed School of Engineering (UofL) to obtain a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). Students may also attend pre-engineering courses at Kentucky State University (KSU), Kentucky Community and Technical College System, or other Kentucky state colleges or universities, and then finish their Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at UK, WKU, or UofL.

Deadline is February 1.

National Society of Black Engineers

The association, established in 1975, provides numverous scholarships each year to qualified students majoring in engineering and science areas.

George M. Binder – KSPE Scholarship

The Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers is offering a $2,500, one-time scholarship to one college student that meets the eligibility requirements described within the application and below. We would greatly appreciate if you all could distribute this scholarship application out to those college engineering students that are eligible.

Applications are available each year in January with a March deadline.

Association of Dam Safety Scholarship

Scholarships have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level for the award year in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the field of computer science by encouraging women to excel in computing and technology and become active leaders and role models in the field.

Women Techmakers Scholars will each receive $10,000 USD  for the  academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership and impact on community. All scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2018 to connect with fellow scholars, network with Googlers and participate in a number of development workshops.

ARTBA Scholarships and Awards

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) was established in 1902 by Michigan public official Horatio Earle with this express purpose: to advocate for construction of a federally-led “Capital Connecting Government Highway” that he said would connect “every state capital with every other state capital, and every capital with the United States Capital—Washington.” Their site offers a list of various scholarships and awards, including soem specifiaclly for women.

Career One Stop

Career One Stop is an online source for career exploration, training and jobs. Their site offers a nation-wide scholarship search tool. Visit the site to access their list of over 600 Engineering specific awards. Affordability Center is site dediated to helping students avoid student loan debt. Their Affordability Center  includes links for Diversity Scholarships, scholarships for women, financial aid guides, and more.

Fastweb is an online resource to help students find college funding from 1.5 million scholarships nation-wide.



Mary-Michael McDonald
Scholarship Director/Student Records Office
University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
355-R  F. Paul Anderson Tower
Fax: 859-257-5727