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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Overview

The Whitacre College of Engineering offers a number of externally funded scholarships.

Once a student applies, he/she is matched to the scholarship for which he/she qualifies. The general scholarship application covers all scholarships — students do not apply for individual scholarships.

For further information, visit the college's scholarship web page.

 

Special Programs

Scholarships in Synchrophasor Device Engineering

The scholarship program was developed to introduce students to Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU or 'Synchrophasor') device applications for grid operations. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Texas Tech funds this year for the creation of a synchrophasor based curriculum through the Collaborative Industry-Academic Synchrophasor Engineering Program (CIASEP). The DOE-PMU scholarships will be used to enhance student understanding of grid stability and operation in a real-time environment. Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students to address critical workforce needs for energy management and energy efficiency. Our national energy policy promotes the workforce education of highly trained personnel which are critical for meeting future energy sector demands.

Scholarships in Semiconductor Device Engineering

The S−SDE program is designed to improve achievement and expedite student progress through the rigorous curriculum in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Recipients will become part of a mentoring program that will provide direction and support. Students will see and experience clear pathways to graduate school and employment in the fields related to semiconductor device engineering. Semiconductor devices include transistor based electronics, high-power devices, RF, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), and more. There is a critical need for highly trained people in the semiconductor device industry sector.

Scholarship candidates will be chosen based on a multi-faceted review system that will include: financial need, scholastic achievement, interest in semiconductor device engineering fields, and recommendations. Finalists will be interviewed by ECE faculty. Awardees will be expected to participate in mentoring activities that include a program specific 1-hour seminar. Recipients will be expected to take semiconductor related electives, apply for industrial internships, and remain in good standing throughout the award.