Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowship and scholarship announcements of interest to UA College of Engineering graduate students are listed below.

AWRA AWRA Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship
The American Water Resources Association, through this endowment honoring a champion for education in water resources, awards at least one $2,000 scholarship each to a full-time undergraduate and graduate student who are U.S. citizens and members of AWRA. Deadline is April 22, 2017.
US Department of Energy Department of Energy SCGSR Program
With the goal of preparing PhD candidates for careers important to the DOE Office of Science, this program provides monthly stipends up to $3,000 and travel expenses up to $2,000 for outstanding U.S. students who wish to spend three to 12 consecutive months conducting thesis research in collaboration with scientists at national laboratories. Deadline is May 16, 2017.
Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships
Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships provide funding for full-time master’s and PhD students pursuing degrees and conducting research in transportation-related disciplines. Stipend amounts vary and are capped at $1,700 a month for master’s students and $2,000 a month for PhD students. Deadline is April 14, 2017.
Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarships Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarships
Competitive EREF scholarships are available to eligible full-time master’s and doctoral students who have clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research. Deadline is May 3, 2017.
ExxonMobil ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Program
Through the Latinos on Fast Track program, ExxonMobil, in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, provides fellowships for U.S. sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher majoring in STEM fields. The fellowship consists of five one-hour virtual or in-person meetings with a mentor, participation in the online Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program, introduction to ExxonMobil careers, and a $1,000 educational grant. Deadline is April 11, 2017.
GPSC Travel Grants GPSC Travel Grants
Top UA College of Engineering graduate students who apply for but are not awarded travel grants from the Graduate and Professional Student Council may receive partial awards from the College. Several application rounds occur each year. The next deadline is March 1, 2017.
The American Society of Civil Engineers – in memory of Jack E. Leisch and his contributions to geometric design, traffic engineering and transportation planning – awards this member fellowship, up to $5,000, to a full-time master’s or doctoral student studying transportation or traffic engineering. Deadline is May 1, 2017.
NASA MURED Proposals

NASA MUREP Proposals

The NASA Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project, or MUREP, seeks independently conceived fellowship proposals from students pursuing graduate degrees in NASA-relevant STEM disciplines. Selected students perform research at their campuses during the academic year and at a designated NASA field center during an annual 10- to 15-week Center Based Research Experience, or CBRE. Funding is provided for a maximum of three years. 

NORAM NORAM Scholarships
One-year scholarships from the Norway-America Association support a year of graduate, post-doctoral, or professional research for U.S. citizens in Norway studying in areas of mutual interest. Awards range from $1,500 to $5,000, depending on the research and intended length of stay. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
NRC Research Associateship

NRC Research Associateships

The National Research Council (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine) administers numerous graduate entry level stipends beginning at $30,000 annually and stipends for recent PhD recipients ranging from $42,000 to $80,000, higher for senior research associates.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or GRFP, helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program provides awardees $34,000 annually for three years. During tenured years, NSF Fellows at the UA receive full tuition, paid mandatory fees, individual health insurance, and a yearly $500 travel grant.

Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Labs Master's Fellowships

These fellowships fully fund master’s of science degrees for exceptional bachelor’s-level minority candidates, who join multidisciplinary R&D teams as regular full-time Sandia employees.

SAEMS SAEMS Scholarships
The Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society awards scholarships to full-time UA undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and are pursuing careers in environmental fields. Awards – based on merit and need – range from $500 to $4,000 and may be used for tuition and fees, books and materials, research, travel and training. Deadline is March 26, 2017.
UA GPSC Grants and Subsidies

UA GPSC Grants and Subsidies

The UA Graduate and Professional Student Council offers several funding opportunities year round for graduate students, including travel grants ($750), research and project grants ($2,000) and childcare subsidies ($1,000), plus club and professional development funding, prescription subsidies, and more.
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UA Institute of the Environment

UA Institute of the Environment Travel Awards

These semiannual awards provide funding, up to $500, for graduate students to travel to meetings, workshops, conferences or symposia and present their research or to do fieldwork.

UA/NASA UA/NASA Space Grant Fellowships
This program supports six fellowships a year for full-time graduate students at the University of Arizona who are U.S. citizens, have at least a 3.2 GPA, and are interested in promoting space-related research. Fellowships include tuition and registration, an annual $16,000 stipend for one or two years plus a stipend for health insurance, and $750 per year for travel. Deadline is March 20, 2017.

Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant Positions

RA and TA positions are available through College departments. We encourage you contact the departments in which you are interested.


Additional Funding Sources

Visit the UA Graduate College for additional information on funding resources and financial aid.

All graduate students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be eligible for need-based grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs.