International Engineering Program

61-67 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

iep@etal.uri.edu – 401.874.4283

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Scholarships & Fellowships

Students in the International Engineering Program benefit from a wide array of scholarship opportunities. Below are some of the most common scholarships awarded to IEP students.

Incoming Freshmen

The University offers a merit-based scholarships for outstanding incoming freshmen. These scholarships require strong GPAs and SAT scores. There is no separate application. For more information visit the Office of Admission.

State, National and International Awards

The University of Rhode Island Honors Program nominates students for many prestigious national and international awards such as Fulbright and Goldwater scholarships. More information on these opportunities is available at the Honors Program.

Demers Fellows

Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellowship winners.

Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows Program

Awarded to students enrolled at a Rhode Island college or university who wish to pursue foreign language study. Preference is given to applicants from the University of Rhode Island. IEP students have frequently won these fellowships. Students are encouraged to review the criteria and work with their advisor on an application. The program was established by Beatrice S. Demers, a professor of foreign languages at the University of Rhode Island for more than 30 years. Deadline January 31.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Summer Scholarship

The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by awarding over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens receiving a Pell Grant. The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program or internship is scheduled to begin. More information, including dates and timelines.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships and Awards

Offered by the German Academic Exchange Service to encourage global cooperation between Germany and other countries. The awards provide financial incentives for 4-10 months of study in Germany. Visit the program’s website for additional information.

 H. J. Klein Foundation Scholarship

 The objective of the H. J. Klein Foundation is to sponsor international exchange by granting scholarships to students for a stay abroad. Support is granted to students of all specialist fields who have shown proven commitment/ involvement in fostering international exchange. Support in temporary, scientifically qualified stays (for example: participation in scientific projects, study visits, summer schools). Program duration: 1 semester, max. 1 year. The application process is handled by SCHOTT AG and requires CV/Resume, letter of motivation, letters of recommendation/confirmation, estimate of probable costs, and personal statement. Application deadline: May 31. Visit the foundation’s website for more information.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships 

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2013, SWE disbursed over 200 new and renewed scholarships valued at $550,000. SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen. Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. See the organization’s website for a complete list of scholarships. Sophomores through Graduate Students Application: December – February. Freshmen Application: March – May.

AKA Women in Engineering Scholarship

The purpose of the Women in Engineering Scholarship offered by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Psi Omega Chapter, is to support and acknowledge young women pursuing education and careers in engineering or closely related fields. Scholarship awards will range from $250.00 to $1000.00. To be eligible applicants must be females enrolled at a two or four-year university in the state of Rhode Island, be majoring in engineering or a closely related field, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a strong record of community service. For more information contact scholarship@akathetapsiomega.orgCompleted application must be postmarked by March 15.

IEP Scholarships

Students who are enrolled in the IEP and who have declared both their majors (engineering and language) may apply for IEP Scholarships listed below. To be considered, students must submit an application via online form and submit a current professional resume. The application period will be open early April-June 1st, via online form. Awards will be granted in the following Fall. 

John M. Grandin Scholarship

Open to IEP students in all languages. Awarded based on academic achievement and commitment to the goals of the International Engineering Program. The endowed fund was created by IEP alumni, faculty and staff in honor of  IEP founder John M. Grandin.

Judith A. and Robert C. Ayotte Scholarship

Open to French IEP students.  Awarded in support of excellence in the French IEP.

Sharon Wallace Memorial Scholarship

Open to female German IEP students. Awarded based on need and merit, but also specifically seeks a German IEP woman who works at least part-time while attending URI. The award is funded by friends of German IEP student Sharon Wallace.

Shawn P. McBride Memorial Scholarship

Open to IEP students in all languages. Awarded based on academic achievement and specifically seeks an IEP student who has a broad range of interests and is an enthusiastic individual.

William F. and Pauline T. Silvia Scholarship

Open to Spanish IEP students who will study abroad during the following academic year. Awarded based on need and merit.

Wroe Family Scholarship

Open to Chinese IEP students who will study abroad during the following academic year. Award for study and internship in China. Awarded on a need basis. Financial need is determined by the University and requires the submission of a FAFSA annually.

Other Scholarships

Hasbro Scholarships

Open to International Engineering Program (IEP) and International Business Program (IBP) students planning to study in China or Taiwan this summer. The Hasbro Scholarship Application Form 2014 Summer must be submitted by April 1 at 4 PM to flagship@etal.uri.edu or in person to Erin Papa in the Texas Instruments House, 61 Upper College Road.

The Chinese Flagship Scholarship Program Scholarships

Awarded for study and internships in China. Students must be part of the Chinese Language Flagship Program. Visit the program’s website for additional information.

Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department Scholarships

Watch for annual announcements of the Barbara A. Woods Award, the Frank Woods Award, and the Dornberg Scholarship for Study Abroad. To apply contact Norbert Hedderich, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department and head of the German Section.

A full list of URI Privately Funded Scholarships is available here.

Research Grants

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Offers a summer internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students to work with research groups at institutions across Germany for 2-3 months. Visit the undergraduate program and graduate program websites for additional information.

RWTH Aachen Unversity’s Undergraduade Research Opportunities Program International

Offers a 10-week summer research program in Aachen, Germany for students from North American universities. In addition to research placements, the program offers 30 scholarships to students with outstanding academic achievement. The program is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens. Visit the program’s website for additional information.

 

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