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Engineering Scholars Program

The S-STEM Engineering Scholars Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and aims to increase educational and career opportunities for academically talented, financially disadvantaged students who are pursuing degrees in the engineering fields. The program will have a strong focus in preparing students to participate in undergraduate research and pursue graduate or doctoral degrees.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and faculty members throughout engineering disciplines will provide active mentoring and academic assistance for scholars to maximize their chance for academic success. Undergraduate research is considered a high impact practice that improves student retention and graduation.  Students are eligible to re-apply each year for three consecutive years.

*Please Note: Sophomore students are not required to have a research experience but must express interest in getting involved.

Benefits of becoming an Engineering Scholar include:

  • Participating students will be awarded $5,000 scholarship per academic year up to four years
  • Workshops that help students in preparation to enter high-tech fields or graduate programs
  • Extracurricular events for scholars and mentors to strengthen bonds with faculty and other students
  • Academic advising
  • Travel Support

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Everardo Barraza at