External scholarships for graduate students

Below are some non-WSU scholarships. 

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships 

AmericanMuscle's Student Scholarship Program offers two $2500 scholarships for students pursuing an automotive-themed major (mechanical engineering, robotics, etc.) One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. 

Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Programs

DEED offers three types of funding for students to pursue energy-related careers: lineworker and technical education scholarships, student internships, and student research grants.

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation

As an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive women professionals, the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF) strives to motivate current and future students studying in automotive-related fields.

Applications are always accepted. Students who are interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities and are currently pursuing a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree should consider applying.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program

From its inception, the goal of this program has been to increase the number of STEM professionals in the U.S. workforce.

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is a three-year funding opportunity for students in or near the beginning stages of their overall graduate study and it is meant for students who plan to pursue research-based doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

The program provides awarded fellows with:

  • 36 months of full tuition and mandatory fee coverage at any accredited U.S. institution;
  • A $1,000 medical health insurance allowance per each year of the three-year program tenure;
  • And $102,000.00 in stipend payments over three years.

Students can start applying to the program as early as their undergraduate senior year and as late as the start of their third year of overall graduate study.

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART)Scholarship for Service Program

Opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion with a Department of Defense facility. The Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. 

 Visit the SMART program website for more information.

SMART Scholars receive:

  • Full tuition and educational fees
  • Generous cash stipend ranging from $30,000 - $46,000 per year (depending on degree level)
  • Paid summer internships, health insurance, and miscellaneous allowance
  • Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. offers scholarship award opportunities to students who are pursuing a material handling or supply chain career. The student should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader and persistence in the pursuit of education.

Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and must be used for costs relating to tuition, fees and books. One application allows students to compete for one of the multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation. Scholarships are one-year awards, and former recipients may re-apply each year if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

The Michigander Scholars Program

The Michigander Scholars Program is a prestigious scholarship program from the State of Michigan designed to give top students a fast track to high tech careers in semiconductors, EVs and mobility. Students selected for the program will have access to events, networking with partner companies, and up to $10,000 in scholarships if they are hired for internships or full time positions with partner companies.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.