Graduate Fellowships

Engineering Graduate Fellowships are highly competitive programs that build and  enhance your professional skills and defray tuition costs. 

Apply for An Assistantship

Fellowships provide scholarships for highly qualified graduate students.  Presidential Fellows receive full tuition remission and an upaid internship of up to 25 hours per week with a faculty member, providing mentorship in their learning and strengthen their professional and leadership skills.  They also enjoy department activities, leadership and professional development opportunities.

Fellowships are offered in two engineering M.S. programs:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Each of the fellowships seeks to enrich students’ professional qualifications and help advance their career goals through valuable hands-on experience.  An interview is required (in-person or Skype), as are demonstrated leadership, academic, and communication skills.  

Students working with professor in a classroomGraduate Fellowships are available in two types:

Presidential Fellowships: This fellowship provides full tuition remission (excluding fees), and an unpaid internship of up to 25 hours per week with a faculty member.  An in-person interview is required, as are exceptional leadership, academic, and communication skills.  Presidential Fellows must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester to be eligible.  

Dean’s Fellowships: This fellowship provides exceptional students a merit scholarship toward the cost of their academic program.  The scholarship is distributed over the entire length of the student’s program.  Students receiving this fellowship may be enrolled part-time or full-time, and enjoy department activities, leadership and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply for a Graduate Fellowship

Graduate fellowships are available for spring and for fall.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but before April 15 for fall.  Students who are admitted to one of our engineering master’s degrees are eligible to apply.