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Electronics Student Grants and Scholarships

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    • Each year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) offers a variety of grants and scholarships to electrical and electronics students, primarily on the graduate level. Examples include the Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship ($24,000 to a first-year student) and the Motorola/IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society Graduate Fellowship for Research ($21,000). Other grants include the IEEE Electron Devices Society Graduate Student Fellowship and the IEEE Life Members' Fellowship in Electrical History.

    Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)

    • The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) offers more than 20 annual scholarships to students in electronics and electrical engineering who are seeking a career in the aviation industry. Amounts of the grants range from $1,000 to $30,000. AEA scholarships include the Honeywell Scholarship, the Jim Cook Honorary Scholarship, the Chuck Peacock Memorial Scholarship and the Duncan Aviation Scholarship. Application deadlines are February 15 each year.

    Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

    • The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) offers several scholarship programs to undergraduate students in electronics or related fields. The $5,000 AFCEA Cyber Studies Scholarship is awarded to electronic engineering students who hold a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The $5,000 Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an African American electronics student in his sophomore or junior year. The $2,000 AFCEA General John A. Wickham Scholarship is given to undergraduate electronics students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

    Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

    • The Society of Women Engineers offers several annual scholarships to female electrical engineering and electronics students each year. The $2,500 ITW Scholarship is available to junior electronics students with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The $1,000 IBM Corporation Scholarship is given to electrical engineering majors who have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Other SWE scholarships for electronics students include the $5,000 Northrop Grumman Foundation Scholarship and the $2,500 Rockwell Automation Scholarship.

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