Give a Scholarship

Engineering scholarships serve to increase the quality and retention of students enrolled in the Cockrell School. Funding a scholarship allows corporations, organizations, and individuals to make a significant difference in the life of a future engineer and contribute to the profession overall.

Scholarships from Alumni and Individuals

Alumni and individuals are invited to fund scholarships to support students in the Cockrell School of Engineering through the annual giving program, or by creating an endowed scholarship or fellowship.

Corporate and Organizational Scholarships

The Engineering Scholarship Program routinely assists corporations and organizations interested in contributing scholarships to engineering undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships provide students an incentive to remain in engineering and maintain high academic achievement. Companies supporting the Engineering Scholarship Program benefit in many ways.

Benefits of providing scholarships

  • Early identification of exceptional engineering students;
  • Access to scholarship applicant information for use in recruiting and hiring;
  • Corporate recognition among students, faculty and administrators;
  • Introducing students to career opportunities in the industry;
  • Broad advertisment of the scholarship through direct email communication, student organization coverage and building postings throughout the Cockrell School; and 
  • Listing on the Engineering Scholarship Program Web site.

Scholarship Criteria
Companies can create scholarships to target specific groups of students to meet their recruiting needs. Any combination of the following criteria may be used to create a scholarship.

  • Academic achievements.
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Professional or student organization  membership.
  • Diversity programs such as Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program or the Women in Engineering Program.
  • Engineering discipline (Aerospace, Architectural, Biomedical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Petroleum).
  • Technical areas (i.e. environmental, nuclear).
  • Availability to intern during the summer.
  • Classification (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior).
  • Expressed interest in the company or industry.
  • Financial need.

Create a Scholarship
Please contact the Engineering Scholarship Program to tailor a process that assists our students financially and meets your recruiting needs. We're here to answer your questions, provide general guidelines and offer advice to maximize your scholarship support.

Contact Information

Phone: 512-475-6830
Office Location: EER 2.848

Mailing Address:
Engineering Scholarship Program
The University of Texas at Austin
2501 Speedway Stop C2108
Austin, Texas 78712-2108