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The Texas Society of Professional Engineers and Texas Engineering Foundation offer a number of scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are planning to pursue engineering degrees. These scholarships are offered by many of the 24 TSPE Chapters that have their own scholarship programs.

We also offer scholarships to junior or senior college engineering students as well as a graduate engineering scholarship.

High School Senior Engineering Scholarship

There are various levels of scholarships available to high school seniors entering ABET Accredited Engineering Programs given by TSPE Chapters throughout the state. 

  • Interested students will need to fill out the Scholarship Applicationand submit it to their local area Chapter Scholarship Coordinator.  Please contact the chapter scholarship coordinator before completing your application as there may be additional criteria, not listed on the application, required by the chapter. 
  • Use the School District to Chapter Reference finder to see which chapter coordinator you will contact.  If you are a private or homeschooled student, you will use the corresponding ISD in which you live to submit to that chapter.
  • SAT or ACT scores sent directly from those entities to TEF/TSPE will not be considered.  A copy of the SAT or ACT scores must be attached to the scholarship application. 
  • Scholarship Application and Instructions (PDF)

Please contact your local Scholarship Coordinator or Nancy Rierson at our office if you have any additional questions. 

Junior/Senior College Engineering Student Scholarship

Through our ATSPE Legacy Scholarship, the Texas Engineering Foundation awards a scholarship to a qualifying engineering student(s) in their junior or senior year of studies in an ABET accredited engineering program in Texas. 

Applications must be submitted to our office through the Dean of Engineering at your school, but we do accept more than one application per school.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and economic need.  

Additional eligibility requirements can be found on the ATSPE Legacy Scholarship Application.

For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Rierson.

Graduate Student Scholarship

Through our Jimmy H. Smith Graduate Student Scholarship, the Texas Engineering Foundation awards a $2,000 scholarship to a qualified graduate student in a Texas ABET accredited engineering program through the Dean of Engineering.  Each school can select one application to submit to TEF for consideration.  The scholarship application is sent to all Texas universities with an ABET accredited engineering program. Please check with the Dean of Engineering’s and/or the scholarship office for a copy of the application.

Eligibility and Application Requirements:

  • Scholarship nominees must be enrolled as full time students or have been admitted to a graduate engineering program at a Texas university.  Funds are released after the beginning of the fall term and upon receipt of enrollment verification from university officials.
  • Scholarship nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Only one (1) application submitted by the dean of each ABET-accredited college of engineering in Texas with an ABET-accredited program will be accepted.  Applications received directly from students will be returned unopened.
  • Applications must include official transcripts of all college level work.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to the student's academic accomplishments and promise as a contributor to the engineering profession must be included.
  • Applications should include information on the student’s E.I.T. or P.E. status or plans.
  • All applications must be submitted to the Texas Engineering Foundation by the dean of a Texas college of engineering by the February deadline.

For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Rierson.


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