The SAE Foundation (SAE stands for the Society for Automotive Engineers) offers the Society for Automotive Engineers Scholarships to encourage more robust participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). To date, SAE’s STEM programs have reached over five million students around the world. In addition, over 30,000 STEM industry professionals are active volunteers for SAE. Over 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers work together in order to advance mobility knowledge and find viable solutions for the benefit of all humanity. These scholarships are a great opportunity for future engineers as they pursue their passion for engineering.
Who is eligible to apply for the Society for Automotive Engineers Scholarships?
Scholarships are available for every academic level, from the first year of college all the way through graduate school. Applicants should read through each scholarship to see whether or not they qualify. The scholarships are STEM centered, with a focus on engineering and related fields such as math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, and computer science.
These are all competitive scholarships that consider GPA, official transcripts, SAT and/or ACT scores, and percentile ranking of SAT/ACT scores. Some of the scholarships require letters of recommendation, so make sure you plan ahead.
All universities must be ABET, meaning certified by the Board for Engineering and Technology. To find out whether or not your university is accredited, refer to this ABET Accredited Program Search.
How much are the Society for Automotive Engineers Scholarships worth?
Since there are such a variety of scholarships, there are also a range of monetary awards. As long as students are in good academic standing, certain SAE Scholarships are renewable.
When is the deadline to apply for the SAE Scholarships?
The application deadline for all scholarships is March 15, 2021. All scholarship winners will be notified by July 2021.
Best of luck to all who apply!