Non-WSU scholarship opportunities

Below are some non-WSU scholarships. 

  • AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships

    4 scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year

    We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.

    Deadlines: October 15 for spring semester scholarship and June 15 for fall semester scholarship

    Visit AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships for more information.

  • American Public Power Association / Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Programs

    For students interested in a career in energy, you can apply for scholarships, student research grants and internships (10 - $4,000 awards), educational scholarships (10 - $2,000 awards), and money for a technical design project (1 - $5,000 award).

    Annual deadlines of Feb. 15 and Oct. 15

    Visit their website for more information.

  • Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation

    As an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive women professionals, the Automotive Women's Aliiance 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.

    Visit their website for more information.

  • 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.

    Deadline for a 2018 award is December 7 by 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

  • 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.

    SMART Scholars receive:
    •       Full tuition and educational fees
    •       Generous cash stipend ranging from $25,000 - $38,000 per year
    •       Paid summer internships, health insurance, and miscellaneous allowance
    •       Employment with Department of Defense facilities after graduation

    Basic eligibility requirements are as follows:
    o       a U.S. or Canadian citizen at time of application (some exceptions apply),
    o       18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2018,
    o       able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
    o       willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
    o       a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
    o       pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on their site

    Deadline:  December 1, 2019

    For more information visit their website.

  • Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

    The Material Handling Education Foundation, Incis an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to promote the study of material handling, logistics and supply chains by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. 
    The Foundation will offer scholarship award opportunities to students who are committed to studying material handling, supply chain and logistics for the 2017/2018 academic term. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and are made up of funds from the Foundation and the Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship Program. One application allows students to compete for multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation.
    Eligible Programs:

    • Industrial, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electrical and Civil Engineering
    • Engineering Technology & Management
    • Industrial Distribution
    • Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration with an emphasis in production management, industrial distribution, supply chain or logistics
    • Supply Chain Management

    Scholarship eligibility and criteria include:
    Post-secondary students enrolled in a qualified school and eligible program in the United States or Canada.  For the 2017/2018 academic term, students must be:

    • Junior
    • Senior
    • Masters Degree candidate
    • PhD candidate

    Instructions to apply for scholarships:

    1. Complete the online application.  One application allows students to compete for one of the many available scholarships.
    2. Three letters of recommendation.  Suggestions include:
      • Primary faculty contact
      • A full-time faculty member at the current or previous school
      • A supervisor from an internship, co-op, employer, etc.
      • Other person who may be able to attest to your performance in school or at work
    3. Official transcripts of all academic work completed beyond high school.  Official transcripts must be sent to the Foundation directly from the Registrar's office or equivalent office at the school.  Official transcripts can be sent two ways:
      • Preferred - Via e-mail from the school with a secure download link sent to
      • Via regular postal mail directly from the school to Donna Varner at MHEFI, 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217.

    * Letters of Recommendation must be sent to the Foundation directly from the author.  Please note . . . We cannot accept Letters of Recommendation directly from the students since the letters cannot be authenticated.  The authors should e-mail the letters to Donna Varner at

    ** International students studying in the United States and Canada should ask the Registrar's office, to send copies of international transcripts on file along with the Official Transcripts.  We prefer to not accept international transcripts directly from the student since they cannot be authenticated. 


  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website

    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.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program¹, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
    • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
    • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities 

    1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.


    • Predoctoral--$24,000 per year for three years 
    • Dissertation--$25,000 for one year 
    • Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year 

    Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

    Application Deadline Dates:

    • Predoctoral: December 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
    • Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 
    • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 

    Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 8, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)