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Scholarships in Semiconductor Device Engineering

National Science Foundation and Texas Instruments
Sponsored Scholarships in STEM Program


The S-SDE program is designed to improve achievement and expedite student progress through the rigorous curriculum in electrical and 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 electrical and computer engineering 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.



Application Process


The scholarships will be highly competitive and provide generous support. Therefore, the performance of the awardees is expected to be commensurate. Recipients of the scholarships will be required to make good progress through their academic program. Although a scholarship is awarded for 2 semesters, the recipient will be evaluated after the first semester. Poor performance will result in the second semester award being rescinded. Awardees will take a 1-hour seminar class that will provide structure for mentorship and additional training. Faculty and student mentors will help awardees select appropriate coursework (ECE and other electives), projects, and internships.

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