National Science Foundation
Sustainable Engineering Scholars Program Scholarships
Are you interested in being an engineer who can make a difference in the world?
Our National Science Foundation sponsored (Engineers for Technical Humanitarian Opportunities for Service-Learning1) Sustainable Engineering Scholars Program aims to help you realize this dream, by providing you the commitment, knowledge, experience, and connections needed to help you engineer products, technologies, and services delivering more sustainable energy supply and requiring less energy and environmental impact.
Why have we established this program?
Looming fossil fuel energy and water shortages and climate change pose challenges to the future. This program has been established to prepare engineers for these challenges.
What is this program about?
The ETHOS Scholars Program emphasizes Sustainable Innovation Learning Communities. These communities will:
Who is eligible to apply for the Scholarships?
- 1. Engage students in faculty mentored sustainable engineering curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout all four years (or more if they co-op) of their education;
- 2. Provide experiential learning opportunities either through undergraduate research, co-operative education, industrial sponsored design projects; and/or through international ETHOS service-learning internships, all linking to sustainable engineering and innovation;
- 3. Provide a culminating sustainable innovation/entrepreneurship experience oriented toward developing a new product/service;
- 4. Provide strong academic support structure and academic intervention support necessary for retention through Calculus and early sciences, consistent with already quality academic support services;
- 5. Network students with industrial/governmental mentors, engineers and business people through a continuing seminar series focused upon sustainable engineering and innovation.
All minority and female students with U.S. Citizenship who have been accepted into the Mechanical or Civil Engineering program at UD and can demonstrate financial need (as evaluated through preparation of a FAFSA form) are invited to apply for the scholarships of $25,0002 (over four years).Complete the attached form and submit by APRIL 1, 2009 to apply.
How will the scholarship selections be made?
The scholarship selection process will be based upon three separate evaluations:
- 1. High school academic performance;
- 2. Financial need;
- 3. Strength of commitment in the program as assessed from the Statement of Interest.
Scholarships will be renewed each year provided students are succeeding academically in engineering at UD and remain committed to the ETHOS Sustainable Engineering Learning Community.