The other good news is that engineering scholarships are often the most lucrative of all scholarships awarded to students. And as an added bonus, according to experts in the field, engineering stays relevant, even in the face of a fast-changing technological world.
"Most fields in engineering today will be still in use 40 years from now," Paul Donavin, an engineer, wrote to Money College in an email. "The engineer must stay current in his field. An example would be [that] a steam locomotive engineer could easily move to [working in] power plants. Basic engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and civil will always be in demand."
Here are some links to various engineering scholarships to get you started:
- Engineering Education Service Center is a fantastic resource for engineering scholarships. You can find information on the WWOAP Scholarship, ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships, and many more.
- CollegeScholarships.com is the go-to source for every scholarship search. Listed on this page are some of the best engineering scholarship options out there, including the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Scholarship Program, and Scholarships Offered by the American Society of Naval Engineers.
- Online Education Database has a great article on engineering scholarships. The list includes the Alwin B. Newton Scholarship Fund, ASRAE Memorial Scholarship, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation Scholarship.
Don't forget: just as careers in engineering are competitive, so are engineering scholarships. This means you certainly have to put your best foot forward in your applications.