Studying engineering is hard enough, you don’t have to worry about funding
Engineering students have plenty of chances to get funding for their degree, as scholarship opportunities abound
Are you looking to pursue engineering during you offline or online college program? Congratulations! But after the excitement of choosing a career path wanes off, you’ll probably be left wondering and worrying about how you will end up paying for your traditional or online degree.
Don’t despair, there are plenty of ways to pay for your offline or online college program and some of them don’t involve taking out a loan and engulfing yourself in debt for the next years of your adult life.
You see engineers are in pretty high-demand right now which translates into one very important thing – more scholarships for student engineers are also available. So if you too have enrolled with a traditional or online degree to study this field, let us tell you have a better chance than the average student at securing funding.
Don’t believe us? Keep reading below to find out more about scholarships that can help you pay for your engineering studies without having to take out a loan.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has a vast scholarship program meant to support engineering students pursuing a degree. A preference for students preparing for the HVAC&R professions is given here.
The Society offers plenty of scholarship programs which could earn you between $3,000 and $10,000 if your application proves to be a successful.
The annual application deadline for all funding opportunities is December 1.
Note that you have to be pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering at the moment of your application. Only applicants with a GPA of at least 3.0 will be considered.
There are two scholarships worth $10,000. The first one is the Willis H. Carrier – a grant dedicated to the Carrier Corporation’s founder who is widely known for his efforts to establish air conditioning as an industry. The other one is the Reuben Trane Scholarship which is actually a grant awarded over two consecutive years. So awardees will be granted $5,000 each year.
Other $5,000 and $3,000 scholarships are awarded over the course of one year. You can find the full list of grants and scholarships below:
Now if you scanned this scholarship list and decided it’s not for you, you should know there are other ways to find grants for engineering students.
You should talk to your target college about the available opportunities or check with check with civic/church or community-based organizations.
It’s important to note that you need to cast your web wide. Just performing a quick search online won’t do, nor limiting yourself to talking only the scholarship office at your university of choice.
Don’t be afraid to ask anyone you come across, if they aware of any scholarship opportunities that might be available for engineering students. You should get to know your high school guidance counselor if you are still in high school or the financial aid officer at your college. You can think it as a job search, as you’ll also be required to apply to every opportunity you find suitable.